Restoration and preservation of Demopolis’s Historic Riverfront Water Tower

Restoration and preservation of Demopolis’s Historic Riverfront Water Tower

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Pamela Clink started this petition to Demopolis City Council and

Demopolis is known for it’s beautiful historic sites such as Bluff Hall, Rooster Hall, Gainswood and it’s beautiful waterfront accented by a water tower boasting the name of our little town. While most of these sites have been well-preserved throughout the years by the Historic Society and the State of Alabama, one part has been left to the local Water Board, along with it’s fate.

The water tower has not been functional for many years, but it has become a “beacon for our Riverfront” as stated by Marengo County Historical Society (MCHS) facebook page. The tower is known by many when asking directions for where to sit for the best view of Demopolis’s Christmas on The River fireworks show and night parade, and it is part of the horizon view when floating down the Tombigbee River that so many love to photograph on their outings. The tower just isn’t a piece of metal left to rot and rust over the years, it’s a part of this town that symbolizes our love and connection to the landscape, a part of what draws us to spend our free time at the Riverfront with our family, a common piece of every photograph taken to remember the peace and serenity we feel while we are there. The water tower symbolizes a sense of place for it’s people.

Demopolis Historic Preservation Commission (DHPC) wants to keep this water tower in it’s place and renovate it into something even more special to our town, a meeting place; a place where those getting married at the civic center can have their beautiful wedding photos taken; a place where we could take our children on a sunny afternoon for a picnic lunch; a place to enhance our already spectacular scene at COTR; a useful place. However, the Demopolis Water Board has decided that it would be a problem and has voted to have it demolished. The City Council voted October 15, 2020 to accept the tower and allow 18 months for the DHPC to secure funding for the project. Just days later, three of the water board members voted instead to move forward with demolition. We need your help to persuade these members to change their minds, to allow the town the opportunity to make use of such a special place. There is a City Council meeting November 5, 2020 at 5:15pm where we would like to present this list of signatures in support of SAVING OUR WATER TOWER! Please take just a moment of your time to sign our petition so that our new mayor may see just how important it is to us that we keep this symbol of our town!

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