The following is from Mansfield resident Nancy Wall.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
During the strategic planning sessions recently, led by consultant John Mullin, it was agreed that something, actually many things, need to be done to bring new life and energy into our downtown area. He saw great potential for the downtown and referred to the Route 106 and North Main Street intersection, as the Gateway to downtown Mansfield. When I think of a gateway, I think of a large granite archway with meaningful words carved across the top or fierce growling lion heads on either side, or perhaps columns adorned with flowers and pineapples. But, alas, there is nothing that announces with pride and confidence that this is Mansfield, a town that has something to offer and is worth a visit. The proposed mural depicting the history of …
Will now be on the agenda for this year's Town Meeting.
Town residents who show up at the spring Town Meeting will have the opportunity to decide the fate of the expansive mural project tentatively planned for the upper south wall of the Route 106 underpass. The artist, MHS graduate Ian Gaudreau, was selected last spring after a search that began in December of last year. Mural committee member Scott Brigante told selectmen Wednesday a six-month information gathering effort within the community yielded more than 500 responses that delivered feedback both positive and negative on the draft mural design that has been on display on the Keep Mansfield Beautiful web site and various places around town. He received a conditional go-ahead from four members of the board, but not from chief critic and …