Regina’s German community is hoping city council votes on restoring and reinstalling a glockenspiel that was given to the city in 1985.
The musical instrument, which is 30 feet high, was taken down when City Square Plaza was built in 2010.
There have been reports the glockenspiel has been thrown in some garbage where it has laid for years, but mayor Michael Fougere says that isn’t the case.
“Well, it was reported it was sitting in the garbage,” says Fougere. “It was not. It was sitting in a a fenced off area. It (the frame) was meant to be outside. So we’ll have to restore that part, yes as it’s been outside for a number of years, weathered. The bells, which are really critical, have been stored away wrapped individually and they are in very good shape.”
City council has approved a motion to add the full cost of the restoration and re-installation at a cost of about 500-thousand dollars.
The future of the glockenspiel will be discussed Mondaywhen city council gets together for its monthly meeting.