The Lake County Visitors Bureau and the Madison Community Improvement Corporation (MCIC) have teamed to save the historic Madison Village (OH) water tower. Rather than dirt and shovels, on October 15, 2018 at 10:00 am, the community is invited to grab a paint brush to commemorate the beginning of the Grand River Valley / Madison Water Tower Restoration Project. The collaboration behind saving this 90 year-old structure is county wide. In addition to MCIC and the Lake County Visitors Bureau, the result of this preservation project has been made possible through the generous support of Lake County Commissioners’ Jerry Cirino, John Hamercheck, and Dan Troy, Madison Village Council and Mayor Britton, Madison Village Merchants, and through numerous private and corporate donations.
“This joint effort began in July 2017 when Dwayne and I met for the first time,” said Scott H. Dockus, Executive Director Lake County Visitors Bureau. “Instantly we both knew this iconic symbol of Remarkable Lake County, OH needed to be saved and set forth actions to save it,” Dockus said. “Through joint fundraising campaigns spearheaded by MCIC and together with the Lake County Visitors Bureau, we raised over $30,000 for phase one of the project,” said Dwayne Bailey, Madison(OH) Village Administrator. “The restoration will be completed in three stages; repair of the tower and a white base coat will be completed fall 2018, in spring 2019 branding art will be applied to the bowl, as well as landscaping to create a welcome area on the 528/I90 exit,” added Bailey.
Located in Remarkable Lake County, OH and the heart of Ohio’s Grand River Valley Region, the water tower will be the destination symbol of the Grand River Valley Region. In addition to the water tower restoration and welcome area, a new Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn are being added to the 528/I90 exit which are also scheduled for a spring 2019 opening.
Remarkable Lake County, OH is a brand of the Lake County Visitors Bureau. An organization dedicated to developing and promoting tourism experiences within Ohio’s Lake County.