The Winona City Council on Monday will be asked to approve a plan to save the historic Masonic Temple theater drops.
The proposal from a private company calls for removing the drops from their rigging and encapsulating them. This would allow the stage in the theater to continue to be used without the threat of damaging the drops.
The plan would cost just under $40,000 and a unit in which to store the drops would cost another $2,500.
Also on the agenda is approval of the second of three projects to reconstruct Franklin Street. Last year the section between Second Street and Broadway was completed. This year the plan is to complete the section between Broadway and Howard Streets.
The cost is estimated at just over one million dollars. $744,000 would come from the state with the city bearing the rest.
The regular meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
A pre-council meeting at 5:15 p.m. will include an update on the plan to make improvements to the Highway 61-Gilmore Avenue intersection.
Both meetings are open to the public at City Hall.....