Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Bells will be ringing soon in downtown Georgetown.
The equipment needed to fix the Clock Tower is en route from Cincinnati, Ohio, and is expected to arrive today.
Dave Verdin, vice president of the Verdin Co., said once the electrical work is completed, the company will dispatch an installation representative to complete the repairs.
Installation should take two days, Verdin said.
Along with the hands, which are the most visible part, a new movement will be installed.
The clock stopped working after being struck by lightning on May 3, 2007. Time was frozen on 4:27 until the hands were removed during repairs to the tower in early 2011.
Georgetown County Council Chairman Johnny Morant said the county is looking forward to the repair work finally being finished.
“We are certainly pleased that the clock has been completed and will be installed,” Morant said. “We think it will enhance the downtown area of the City of Georgetown.”
Morant said it was the county’s understanding that there were structural repairs that needed to be completed on the building before the clock could be fixed.
By Chris Sokoloski