From Bob Sours, President, Curator/Docent Fair Oaks Historical Society
I keep looking at the "FOUNDERS MEMORIAL". It is so well done, and a joy to see, but one MUST be within the bounds of the memorial itself to get the benefit of what it is and meant to be. MEANING, it doesn't stand out from any direction. From one side it's parked cars, from another is weeds, and from the third side traffic coming around the corner is a safety hazard - so no view is made.
The curve next to the "Town House” needs to be ELIMINATED, and a safe walkway to the monument needs to be there. Traffic can still get around both ways from the NW side. It just would take a car a little longer (maybe two minutes) - but the benefit might be that it would deter people using that corner around the triangle as a cut through. No curve, no traffic. Easy path into the memorial. A win/win.
Just my thoughts. I'm sure greater minds could find the solution. The project could be called "A SAFER PASSAGE - HOMAGE TO OUR FOUNDERS".