MINT HILL – The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners awarded a $276,465 contract on Feb. 14 to Creative Naturescapes Inc. to construct the fountain plaza in the circle in front of town hall.
The accepted bid was the lowest among the four bids received and was $100,000 lower than the second lowest bid.
Plans also call for a flag plaza near town hall that will have poles for town, state and national flags. Town officials envision the plaza as a place for mass gatherings.
The fountain inside the circle will hold 18 inches of water, and there will be a seat wall around the fountain. Water spouts will funnel streams of water to the center of the fountain. A pump system will keep the water clean and algae free.
The bowl is strong enough to place a 15- to 20-foot Christmas tree on a stand inside the fountain during the holiday season. The fountain and flag plaza will be lighted.
Construction is expected to start immediately. The project is expected to be completed by the end of May.