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Construction begins on downtown Rotary clock

April 2, 2019

Lake Havasu City maintenance officials on Monday started preparing what will be the site of a clock, donated by the London Bridge Rotary Club, in the city’s downtown district.

Planning for the project began more than six months ago, according to London Bridge Rotary Club President Don Klostermeier. The clock cost more than $25,000, paid for by the club itself. Although city workers are preparing the clock’s base structure this week, the clock itself won’t be installed at the location until late May, Klostermeier said.

“There are Rotary clocks all over the world,” Klostermeier said in a Monday interview. “We decided to bring one to Havasu. We’ve talked to Mayor Sheehy, (City Maintenance Supervisor) Mark Clark, the City Manager … we had to make sure the city even wanted it before we bought it.”

According to Klostermeier, city officials analyzed prospective locations for such a project, and returned to Rotary Club members with three options: The clock could be erected at Wheeler Park, Rotary Park or at Pima Wash, in the heart of Downtown Havasu. Klostermeier hopes the structure will prove an entertaining landmark for Havasu locals and visitors from throughout the country. “I think it’s going to be a great monument when it goes up, and a great addition to the city,” Klostermeier said.