PPG Industries, in marking its 65 years of operation in the Lake Area, is donating $75,000 to Lake Charles for the purchase and installation of an ornamental clock on the lakefront. (American Press)
Last Modified: Thursday, August 02, 2012 7:16 PMPPG Industries, in marking its 65 years of operation in the Lake Area, is donating $75,000 to Lake Charles for the purchase and installation of an ornamental clock on the lakefront.
The City Council agreed Wednesday to accept the gift.
Mayor Randy Roach said local consultants are looking for a site to put the clock.
The chemical company will provide $25,000 “up-front, and the city will advance the remainder of the funds,” Roach told the council.
He said PPG would pay the remaining $50,000 to the city in two installments.
“The reason PPG is doing this is part of the company’s celebration. They want to install the clock by October,” Roach said.
In other business, the city is showing it’s in the Christmas spirit by seeking bids for the purchase of pole banners and lighted stars.
Lori Marinovich said about 100 lighting poles along the Ryan Street streetscape would be decorated.
Currently, the city has two tractor-trailers filled with holiday lights.
Marinovich said efforts are also being made to decorate Lakeshore Drive from Veterans Memorial Park to Clarence Street.
“Right now there aren’t enough electrical outlets, but construction crews are coordinating efforts to install the outlets in that area.”