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Is the fountain louder?

Mark Brooky • Jul 21, 2015 at 2:36 PM

“We moved to the downtown area about six years ago,” she wrote. “We understand that along with the wonderful location come lots of activities and events. We used to be able to close our slider door and shut out 90 percent of the sounds from various activities. This year, we close our slider and still hear the nightly Musical Fountain loud and clear in every room of our home. It doesn’t seem to matter if it is windy or calm, it is always loud. Why is the volume set so high?”


City officials say it’s just an acoustical illusion.

“Operators suggest that the sound may be more clear, and the music selection improved, but the volume is no louder than previous years,” City Manager Pat McGinnis said.

Also, Mary of Grand Haven asked about a cement structure at Grand Haven's Central Park with "G.H. Bird Club 1917" etched into it. That is a mystery, as we concluded in a Mailbag question and answer about it in April 2013. You can read that here.

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