Webster County OKs plans to refurbish courthouse clock tower

The Webster County board has approved a plan to restore the county courthouse clock tower.

The Messenger reports that the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the estimated $5.3 million restoration project plans, which also includes roof repairs. A public hearing on the plans is set for Jan. 7 at the courthouse in Fort Dodge. Project Engineer Paul Jacobson says the clock tower project will strategically replace the clock tower’s aged, and in places, deteriorating copper exterior. The finished tower will also be lit at night.

Officials hope to have the project completed by Dec. 18, 2020.