Robinson Plaza set for rededication this Saturday |

Robinson Plaza set for rededication this Saturday

Nevada City will rededicate Robinson Plaza at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with a flag-raising, speeches and possibly live music, Mayor Sally Harris said Wednesday.

Retired City Manager Beryl Robinson, whom the plaza was named after in its original dedication in 1999, and former mayor and project architect Conley Weaver will be among the speakers, Harris said.

Robinson also donated the new flagpole that will be on display at the public space on Union Street near Broad Street downtown. Police Chief Lou Trovato is planning to play his trumpet during flag-raising ceremonies, while City Manager Gene Albaugh is hoping to line up live music for the ceremony, which is expected to last around 45 minutes.

A recent renovation of the plaza, which included financial and in-kind donations, is the reason for the rededication, Harris said.

In the past few weeks, the plaza has been repaved, wired for sound, and had two public bathrooms installed, although the plumbing has yet to be completed. There also are plans to clean up planters at the site and do some landscaping.

To contact Staff Writer Pat Butler, e-mail or call 477-4239.

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