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Let’s not turn the clock into a controversy

— While many of us would have let the idea die on the vine, Fisher refused to drop the project even though he could’ve made more money attending more closely to his multi-faceted construction business at 4684 Wetzel Road. Since 1970, Fisher Companies have servicing and developers, railroad facilities and municipal and private customers.

Last month, Fisher told YNN that the clock campaign “makes a statement for the village. It’s something that residents and people who work and live here can look at and say ‘We did that.’ And they can look at the bricks later that are engraved here, and it’s going to be here forever.”

Man of vision

Here’s another reason I know Jack Fisher is a man of vision. His business slogan is “whatever it takes.”

Whatever he decides to do gets done.

That’s why I urged the Liverpool Is The Place Committee to donate $50 to the clock campaign. The committee and other $50 donors will be recognized with engraved bricks placed at the base of the clock tower.

After all, we’re all in this together.

Other area businesses including Nichols Supermarket, The Retreat and Dr. Mike Romano have contributed hundreds of dollars to make the clock a reality.

If you’d like to donate, email liverpoolclockcampaign@gmail.com, or call Bridgette Plessas at 652-3773.

Skeptics swarm

But many Liverpudlians are nothing if not skeptical. Visionaries make them nervous.

Take for instance school Superintendent Nick Johns or Liverpool Public Library Director Jean Armour Polly. Because they’re willing and able to take a fresh look at the future and actually suggest changes, they both suffer the slings and arrows of community critics.

Now it’s Fisher’s turn.

Sure, it’s a bumpy road to progress, but Jack Fisher knows a thing or two about how to smooth the grade.

The Liverpool Clock Campaign? He’ll get it done, whatever it takes.

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