YORKTON - Things will soon look quite different in City Centre Park in Yorkton.
The digital clock, which had long been noted as giving the incorret time, although that was addressed in the fall of 2021, and the sun dial it sits over are on the move.
“It’s being taken out and transplanted at the brick mill,” explained Mayor Mitch Hippsley.
As part of the move the clock will be fixed to tell an accurate time.
In place of the clock the Yorkton Tribal Council will be funding installation of a metal poled, lighted teepee.
The idea for the teepee was initially to be installed over the stage area, noted Hippsley.
“A few user groups were a little concerned about performers on the stage,” he said.
So the idea of moving the clock was considered, with a number of locations considered before settling on the mill site.
The city will spend up to $10,000 on the move, and it is expected to be completed by the end of August.
The teepee, which will have a price tag of $180 to $230,000 is anticipated to be in place by Sept. 30, with YTC covering the costs.