HISTORICAL SIGN — Clinton High School graduates, Michael Schneider, a Clinton Historical Society intern, and Kurt Krumme, a local business owner, are pictured with the Ginkgo Biloba sign. (Photo courtesy of Jesse Weiner)

Two local boys done good

Published Sep 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

At the August meeting of the Clinton Village Board, two Clinton High School graduates, Michael Schneider, a Clinton Historical Society intern, and Kurt Krumme, a local business owner, expressed their concerns about the absence of a historical marker commemorating the Ginkgo Biloba tree which used to be in the Dollar General parking lot.

Following the removal of the tree two years ago, a historical marker stood on the patch of grass where the tree had grown. The sign was removed and stored at the Clinton Historical Society when the grass was paved over for parking.

The two graduates made a fervent request to the board for the sign to be replaced somewhere near where the tree once stood to remind people about its one hundred and seventy year history in the village.

The board determined that the historical marker representing the original tree would be installed somewhere close to where the tree once stood.

On the afternoon of Aug. 20, Krumme, Schneider and a few friends met with Robert Rockwell from the Department of Public Works to decide on a new location for the old sign.

As planned, the sign was reinstated on Chenango Avenue on Aug. 23.