[Shaw Media file photo]
[The C in the Campana sign is still intact in this photo.]
Give me a C for Campana
The name of the Campana building is featured in elegant blue script at the top of the landmark structure’s tower.
But anyone who has driven past the building recently will have noticed that the top half of the C is now missing.
Building owner Frank Mares said he had not been able to locate the piece of lettering that obviously had fallen off the tower.
Meanwhile, aldermen are preparing for their Oct. 30 special meeting to discuss the controversial apartment plan one more time ahead of their Nov. 6 vote.
Watch the language
The mayor is more than a little disappointed with the crude language some people have been using at recent city meetings.
Incidents include an obscene catcall shouted from the audience by an opponent of the Campana project, a developer who blurted out a description of the state of his own downtown redevelopment project in the worst possible terms, and even an alderman who uttered a comparatively mild oath.
Schielke noted ruefully that some Batavia High School students had been assigned to watch the televised meetings, and that the foul language became the talk of the hallways.
“That’s not an image of this group that we want to take on,” Schielke said to the council, adding that bad language is “undignified and irresponsible.”