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City to buy bird sculptures for Highway 52

18 pieces will cost a total of $32,400

12:25 PM, Sep. 13, 2013
Finance Committee member Keene Winters and others look at metal birds Tuesday that will line the center of Highway 52 near Business Highway 51 on the west side of Wausau.
Finance Committee member Keene Winters and others look at metal birds Tuesday that will line the center of Highway 52 near Business Highway 51 on the west side of Wausau.
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Editor's note: Incorrect information in this story was corrected Sept. 13.

The city will buy 18 metal bird sculptures at $1,800 each - $32,400 total - to place in the center of a section of Highway 52 Parkway/Stewart Avenue to help beautify the corridor once it is redone.

Most of the money will come from Wausau's tax increment district 6, a section of the west side where property taxes from new developments are set aside for improvements. Some of the funding also will come from the city's capital budget, said Finance Director MaryAnne Groat. ...

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