At a special town hall meeting on June 11, 2012, the Rio Linda Grange and Rio Linda Visions Task Force hosted a workshop to gather ideas on the restoration of the Rio Linda Archway.
There were many ideas suggested by the attendees.
Overall, the community wants to maintain the current look while refurbishing the Archway to allow this icon to better represent Rio Linda and the community. The pillars need to be repaired and painted and the Arch itself needs to be inspected for rust or damage and then repainted.
One idea was to restore the American Flag on the top of the cupola but there were concerns about keeping the flag in good condition and the expense of replacing it when it became weathered.
Another idea was to have a metal flag which would last much longer and not require as much maintenance. There was also a suggestion to add globes or balls to the top of each of the four pole and perhaps have lights directed at the flag.
The public did feel that the Archway is a symbol of Rio Linda and should not be overtly changed.[/fusion_builder_column][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”]
Mike Grandinetti has been working with the Dept. of Transportation and Supervisor Roberta MacGlashan’s office to arrange for the community to do the necessary work and painting. Electricians, contractors, cement workers and painters are all needed. Also, anyone with expertise in metal structures.
If you or someone you know would like to help in the Arch restoration, please contact Mike Grandinetti at 832-8232.
Donations for the restoration are gladly being accepted.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]