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Schuylkill Haven town clock soon to be unveiled

Schuylkill Haven’s new town clock soon will be unveiled. Following a longtime push by borough community residents and organizations, a renewed effort to replace the town’s former broken clock was initiated in 2018.

With the help of a $6,000 donation from the North Ward Social Club and a commitment by the borough to pay for the balance with the idea to continue looking for other donations, a new clock was ordered in 2021. It arrived near the beginning of this year.

Borough resident Ruth Tucci asked about the new clock at the March 16 borough council meeting, inquiring as to when it would be installed. Borough Administrator Jessica Seiders says the clock has been installed and covered, waiting for an official unveiling and dedication, which is slated to happen on April 23 at 10 a.m. The event will be open to the public and include council.

Tucci asked if there will be a plaque under the clock and if cracks around the foundation would be taken care of. Council members agreed to look into both suggestions.

Along with the purchase of the clock, the borough has agreed to purchase a $630 per year annual maintenance fee to prevent future breakdowns.

In other business, an electronics recycling event will likely happen this spring in the borough, and it will likely be open to residents outside of the borough as well. Seiders says council agreed the program is valuable and is working on a potential date, most likely in May. There will be a fee for accepted electronics, which will soon be determined.

A borough Walk, Wine, and Wander event will happen on June 16 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Source: Berkshire mont

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