This statue of George Merrick is new. The ladies of the local garden club donated it to the city this past year. The artist was carefully selected and three ladies visited him in Mississippi at least two times to OK the progress of the statue. They thought the rolled up blue prints were just fine. Unfortunately when driving on the south side one might not think of blue prints. I have been sent pictures of other statues with the same problem. The city commission is considering how to remove the blue prints.