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03/06/2012 03Biii Presentation RE: Restore Colonel Weisenburger StatueSAVE THE COIEOWIEIL!. it a THE -C-01ONEL OUR GOAL From the beginning, our goal has been to RESTORE, REPAIR or REPLACE this aging, patriotic memorial. Through our research, we have found that the memorial may be unable to be 03vM UM1605 it is moved inside to a climate- controlled environment to prevent further natural deterioration. With your approval of these goalo, we will be able, to continue our research and find the best option to proceed. 1�1 . ' 1 TI11 V HAPPY 11.0_th_P I RTH_DAY! Next month we intend to come before you with a detailed resolution outlining our findings and plans. We have the preliminary support of the Arts Commission and Historic Preservation Commission as well as other community clubs, groups and organizations. We will be looking to the Arts Commission for guidance and advice during this process. It is our hope to expedite the progress of this project in order to plan for a project kick -off and celebration on July 4th, the 110th anniversary of the original placement. THE_5I_G_QUE5T10N.. $M We have had enormous support from family, friends and the community, from Moxee and Terrace Heights to Nachos, Selah and Union Gap. Community response has been so strong that we have raised almost $3000.00 toward the effort. Nearly all of these funds have been received $5, $10, and $20 at a time. Through fund - raising ideas and events, we expect to raise all necessary funds ourselves and NOT ask the City of Yakima for any direct monetary contribution. We want to include the community and invite them to share the pride of this project. We welcome anyone to contribute, monetarily or otherwise. Our current non - profit partner is the Yakima Valley Museum. Anyone interested in making a donation toward this effort can contact them - attention Save the Colonel. THANK YOU In closing, we would like to thank for your time and ask you to go on record in support of this project. We believe in the duty of preserving Yakima's first and most monumental piece ;« of public art, a gift to the community, from the community. We know that you can see the value of this project and the a importance of transforming the oldest public memorial in downtown Yakima from a touchstone to a community treasure. We welcome any questions from the council. Mike Isaacs & Jan Lowell 509 - 452 -2768 . � mijm10813 @gmaii.com Wz_ ._. d_ _