Lumberland’s dreaming dove

DAVID HULSE
Posted 6/19/19

GLEN SPEY, NY —  “They don’t really do it justice,” Lumberland Supervisor Jenny Mellan said of the photos of the town’s Woodstock Anniversary Dove, which she showed …

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Lumberland’s dreaming dove

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GLEN SPEY, NY —  “They don’t really do it justice,” Lumberland Supervisor Jenny Mellan said of the photos of the town’s Woodstock Anniversary Dove, which she showed constituents at the town board’s June 12 meeting.

She was right. The real thing, created by Port Jervis artist Todd Anderson, is sited about 200 feet behind the town hall, between the senior center parking lot and Circle Park, with one side facing each way.

The seniors-facing side (photo inset) features a ‘60s-style graphic, with the word “dreams.”

But viewed from the Circle Park side, the dreams of the dove come to life as a figure blows dandelion seeds, which then form bubbles of various shapes, most with images of animals, flowers, birds, or people inside.

Mellan thanked Shafer Brothers Construction for creating the concrete base for the sculpture, Barry Blaut of the Springhouse Garage in Barryville for applying the clear-coat seal, and Gary and Linda Hazen for the design and planting of the flowers surrounding the dove.

On the business side of board’s meeting, the board accepted the resignation of supervisors’ clerk Ashley Donohue; responded to the Upper Delaware Council’s invitation to participate in a one-day, valley-wide river environs cleanup by inviting UDC to take part in the town’s existing annual one-day cleanup and announced its June 5 decision to extend a moratorium on the issuance of permits for solar farms and power projects.

The board additionally agreed to participate in the Sullivan County sign program; approved a $650 contract for the Broome Street Band’s participation in the town’s July 4 parade; appointed Michelle Myslinski to the Cemetery Committee; approved a resolution in support of a proposed $500-million upgrade of Route 17; and approved a free, July 15 rabies clinic at the town hall picnic pavilion. Finally, board members agreed to advertise for an additional town constable and to accept and open new bids for the roofing project planned on the school bus garage on July 3.

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