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Council to Keep Whale Tail Sculpture on 250 Bypass

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

A whale tail sculpture drivers can see on the Route 250 Bypass will be staying put - at least for now. Charlottesville City Council decided to continue footing the bill for the sculpture at its meeting Monday night.

The sculpture is located near the intersection of Route 250 and Meadowbrook Heights Road. The city has been leasing it from a Charlottesville artist for $150 a month – but that lease is set to expire on July 1.

Monday night, City Council decided to leave it there - but for no more than six months.

"What they decided to do is extend the existing maintenance lease for a maximum of six months and we'll work with the artist over the next couple days to get those details ironed out and then that location would go back into the art in place show, one of the multiple locations around the city,” said Brian Daly, director of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation.

The city says they're looking into how they'll move the sculpture. They're looking into possibly moving it to another location, and in the next few months you may see a difference sculpture in that same spot.

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