OPINION

LET'S REPAINT DR. PHILLIPS' WATER TOWER

May 5, 2020

Most residents of Dr. Phillips agree: the water tower needs a revamp. When taking into consideration the number of years since the tower last felt the brush of wet paint, an opportunity for great improvement abounds. Towns such as Casselberry found this opportunity a boon not only for their town spirit but also a way to increase property values. The tower in Dr. Phillips certainly does not suffer the same level of decrepit aging as Casselberry's did. However, a simple glance comparison of the two leaves no room for doubt that improvement is necessary now. Why don't our leaders see the need to improve a potentially beautiful work of art but instead spend most of their efforts on worthless aerial crosswalks such as the one by Colonial Drive and I-4?

With only a small portion of tax dollars, or even funds from generous coffers of the Dr. Phillips Foundation, this task can be easily brought to fruition. Imagine the Dr. Phillips water tower with the beautiful logo painted on with pride! For many years, the brick wall which now exists bordering the Sand Lake Hills subdivision failed to be built for several reasons, including the lack of a homeowners association. Finally, the task underwent completion after enough residents complained. Today, the wall can be credited not only with greater privacy for residents but also raising property values in the area. With impending development constantly on the fringes of our community, a project such as this could bolster our community's standing in Central Florida and make Dr. Phillips an even more pleasant place to live. Our water tower should be a place of pride and honor - and this project will accomplish that in a wonderful way by preserving a centerpiece of our community, especially in these difficult times.

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