Some replacement parts being made locally

The 116-year-old clock in the Marion County Courthouse in Palmyra will be receiving some new parts in an effort to get the time piece running again. Teya Stice, county coordinator, provided the update to the county commissioners during their Oct. 30 meeting at the courthouse in Palmyra.

Stice advised that thus far new bushings have been ordered for the main shaft. Neil O'Brien, the county's maintenance director at the courthouses in Palmyra and Hannibal, will also be installing a new time adjustment screw.

“The further he goes in the more he may see that's wrong,” said Stice, adding that some of the clock's new parts are being manufactured locally.

In other business:

• Closeout documents related to the new Wenneker Bridge project were approved.

The county will be requesting $206,757 in “soft-match” credit reimbursement from the state.

The span, located near the small town of Nelsonville on County Road 104, not far from the Lewis and Shelby County lines, was dedicated on Oct. 2.

• Sale of the following tax delinquent properties in Hannibal was approved: A parcel of land behind 1212 Paris Ave. to Erin Mycle for $300; an empty lot on Summer Street to Carl Yohn for $400.


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