TRURO – A Truro town councillor wants a vandalized statue to be fixed immediately.
Coun. Raymond Tynes asked town council on Monday when the Vera Clyke statue at the corner of Ford and Robie streets will be repaired. It has been missing its head and hands since mid-January.
Clyke was a former resident of Ford Street and organist at Zion Baptist Church for more than 70 years.
“It’s been an ongoing concern. (The statue) is covered but it still harbours bitterness when people drive by and see a … partial statue. How long before a decision will be
made?” on fixing it, Tynes asked.
Truro Mayor Bill Mills said it’s the “full intention” of the town to have the statue repaired or replaced.
“Whichever comes in at a better price,” said Mills.
Coun. Tom Chisholm, who is on the town’s tree committee, said, “ a couple pieces have to be reconstructed” and the committee wants it to be done for summer.
“It’s being taken seriously,” said Chisholm.
Tynes said he’d like to see an updated report on the statue during next month’s town council meeting. He said it wouldn’t look good for the town if the statue is not fixed by summer when more people are “coming home” and travelling through this area.