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File #: 18-05    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Agendas Status: Passed
File created: 12/20/2018 In control: Board of Aldermen
On agenda: 1/8/2019 Final action: 1/8/2019
Title: Presentation and Funding Request by the Orange County Veterans Memorial Committee PURPOSE: The purpose for this agenda item is to receive a presentation from the Veterans Memorial Committee and to consider their funding request of $25,000 in support of the Orange County Veterans Memorial.
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Resolution for Veterans Memorial, 2. Attachment B - Additional Supporting Documents
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Presentation and Funding Request by the Orange County Veterans Memorial Committee
PURPOSE: The purpose for this agenda item is to receive a presentation from the Veterans Memorial Committee and to consider their funding request of $25,000 in support of the Orange County Veterans Memorial.
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DEPARTMENT: Town Manager's Office

CONTACT INFORMATION: Rebecca Buzzard, Project Manager, rbuzzard@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7438 and Anne-Marie Vanaman, Management Assistant, amvanaman@townofcarrboro.org, 919-918-7321

INFORMATION: In 2009, Jim Merritt, a WWII veteran and former Chapel Hill Town Councilman, approached the Town of Chapel Hill Council with a petition to create a memorial for all U.S. veterans. The petition was accepted by the Town of Chapel Hill. A committee of local citizens and representatives of veteran's groups formed to consider plans, site locations and funding.http://chapelhill.granicus.com/MinutesViewer.php?view_id=21&clip_id=609&doc_id=895c2dc7-5b2c-102d-8895-6a929f682891

In November 2010, the Chapel Hill Town Council unanimously received a petition for a Veterans Memorial. This petition by the Veterans Memorial Committee included siting the memorial within the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery.
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On April 22, 2013, the Town of Chapel Hill unanimously adopted a resolution to approve a Concept Plan, which included the location of the memorial within the Chapel Hill Memorial Cemetery on Legion Road, Chapel Hill. http://chapelhill.granicus.com/MinutesViewer.php?view_id=21&clip_id=1814&doc_id=4cb66bc0-fd9b-1030-bce9-7f882e4cf4e2

However, in 2015 Orange County Commissioners Barry Jacobs and Renee Price, as well as Orange County staff, began meeting with the committee. During these meetings, the option of locating the memorial on Orange County-owned sites in southern Orange County was discussed and soon became the preferred option.

On May 5, 20...

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