Welcome to Fallon Nevada
The Taylor Street fountain
This fountain has no access and can only be seen while driving by.
these two fountains pose the following question.
- Did the American taxpayer get their monies worth when the city spent close to a quarter million dollars on fountains that you really can't get close enough to enjoy?
- If it was grant money, is it not still taxpayer dollars and why did the public not have any input as to how the money was to be spent or who got the contracts to build it?
- If it's designed to entice new business, does it give the false impression that Fallon has water to spare?
- With the city having trouble maintaining the parks that it has, how much money will go into maintaining these fountains?
- Could the money have been spent more wisely elsewhere, such as Laura Mills Park or Oaks Park which are in dire need of repair and upkeep?
The city of Fallon should really focus on maintaining what it already has. In an effort to save money the city cut back on its work staff. Local charities attempted to assist the city in making improvements to the local parks to no avail. In one instance several thousand dollars was invested in reseeding the lawn in the Laura Mills Park. Only to find out later that Park maintenance had failed to keep the lawn watered and allowed it to die once again. This begs the question; with an already strained work staff will the city be able to maintain these fountains or will the city parks suffer further neglect due to the additional workload? And with the additional expense of maintaining these waterfalls, will the city make further cutbacks on the city's usable parks?