Nice to see at least one windmill preserved


What a welcoming sight on State Highway 20 as one approaches Oak Harbor from the north and sees the restored windmill at the Auld Holland Inn.

Thank you for repairing the damaged windmill blade and restoring the mill to its former glory.

Rather than tearing it down, I am pleased that you thought it was important enough to invest time and money to keep it looking so nice.

The Oak Harbor City Council could learn a valuable lesson from this action taken by the private business sector in how to maintain a structure.

Having “salvaged as much as possible” from the city’s mill so that it can be added to the oak tree remnants for “future” projects is not a good option.

The city council has now removed the oak tree and the windmill. What will be next? The PVC pipe-like sculpture just doesn’t seem to portray the same kind of message for Oak Harbor.

What message is the city council attempting to project? It is time to get your priorities in order.

John Rouw

Oak Harbor

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