Sugarcreek pricing security cameras for clock

Photo by Beverly Keller, The Budget. Village officials are considering installing security cameras near The World's Largest Cuckoo Clock following an incident that left one of its polka dancer figurines without an arm.

*This story first appeared in The Budget’s June 6, 2018, Local Edition.

By Beverly Keller
The Budget

Members of Sugarcreek Council learned Mayor Clayton Weller met with Schneider Computer Technologies concerning a need for cameras at the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock and other areas in downtown recently.

The need arose after the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock was damaged when two juvenile boys jumped the fence in front of the clock and began to play on the structure while throwing rocks at it as their parents looked on.

“They are going to give us a price on some options, one camera on the clock and at least one more looking at the parking lot at the Brick Wall Sculpture,” Mayor Weller stated. “They will get plugged in at the Sugarcreek Police Station as they have some room on their screen to add some feeds.”

In other action, council:

LEARNED the Sugarcreek McDonalds is not being torn down. It is being remodeled inside and out. The outdoor playground structure must be torn down per corporate guidelines. Paintings by Tom Miller inside and outside the structure will be carefully removed and, if not incorporated into an all-weather enclosure at the location, will be given to the Village of Sugarcreek per a pre-existing agreement put into place when Guy Cecchini purchased the location from Vicki Lewis.

APPROVED the purchase of four valves for the water department at a cost of $5,034.32.

SET a meeting of the Lands, Buildings and Sidewalks Committee, chaired by Lloyd Crilow, for Monday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the sealed bid received for village-owned property on Belden Parkway. The bid was in the amount of $28,100 per acre for the 3.5- acre tract.