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Old Town Cape hoping to replace riverfront mural

Updated: May. 17, 2021 at 5:32 PM CDT
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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Old Town Cape asked the city council to help pay for a $80,000 mural project at Monday’s meeting.

The group wants to replace the current mural that is facing the Mississippi River.

They said it would take about $15,000 to remove the old mural and $60,000 to paint the new one using a paint that is more resistant to fading.

Old Town Cape has about $13,000 to start the project.

Council discussed funding about $50,000 of the project with money from the Casino account.

They have asked staff to write up a proposal that could be discussed at the next council meeting.

Several questions were raised about the mural, including how it would fit into the proposed Riverfront Marina Project and if the Casino funds could be used for the project.

If the council approves, the project would be finished by the end of summer.

Also, during council the city budget for next year had its first reading.

The fiscal year budget calls for a raise for city employees and a 1.2 percent increase on city water and sewer services, meaning a $100 monthly would go up $1.20 for next year.

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