Covington's downtown Square is a landmark.
The Statue of Liberty is a landmark.
Vulcan in Birmingham, Alabama is a landmark.
The Louvre' in France is a landmark.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is a landmark.
The Cliffs of Dover in England is a landmark.
Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is a landmark
Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England is a landmark.
The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is a landmark.
The Pyramids in Giza, Egypt are landmarks.
Now, you see all these landmarks have some degree of permanence, strength and longevity — most being at least a hundred and some hundreds of years old.
I want you to look at these landmarks and tell me if you really think any of them could actually be improved by the construction of a stupid wooden gazebo which may last 40 or 50 years. Only an idiot would pick one and say, "Yes, this one."
According to the dictionary, a landmark is “a structure (as a building) of unusual historical and usually aesthetic interest; especially one that is officially designated and set aside for preservation."
Now, based upon these factual tidbits, do you see anywhere that describes a potential enhancement of our recognizable landmark here on the Covington Square by the addition of a stupid GAZEBO, designed by Covington’s Planning and Zoning Director Randy Vinson?
Oh, and PS; the voting public … They hate it. Just thought you should know that also.
Samuel M. Hay, III