Clock ticks merrily along its way

The clock is OK.

John Freed, who restored the World War II Veteran’s Memorial clock said recently residents should not be concerned if they noticed the clock does not always light up at night during the summer months.

Freed said he installed a thermostat which will turn the light out if temperatures get too warm inside the Main Street monument.

“People have noticed that the lights may be off in the evening, and that’s by design,” Freed said.

“In these few weeks of real hot weather, when it may still be over 80 degrees at dusk, the lights will be turned off to not make it any hotter then necessary,” Freed said.

After recently making his first trip back to the clock to take a look and see if it required any maintenance, Freed reports the clock is in great shape and running, well, like a clock. Freed said the regular maintenance is just part of his overall plan for the clock. “There’s not too much I can tell you about maintenance, so (a story) might be very boring. I’m just inspecting it once a year to keep a eye on its overall condition and hopefully prevent something small from growing into something big from neglect,” he said.

Freed said he plans to provide a written report to the village each year regarding the condition of the clock including technical information for potential future maintainers.

 

 

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