Fitch: Town Clock repairs to begin next Friday
Will Georgetown’s Town Clock be repaired before Labor Day?
That is a real possibility.
Jim Fitch, director of the Rice Museum, told the Georgetown Times this afternoon the long-awaited repairs on the clock are expected to begin next Friday, Aug. 31. The work is expected to take two days to complete.
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.
The county received insurance money from the lightning strike in September of 2007.
Finance director Scott Proctor said some of that money was used to reimburse the Rice Museum for repairs.
The building is owned by the county, but officials say it is up to museum, to get the repairs done.
By Chris Sokoloski
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