Webster, I just want to clear up a few things concerning the money in the Court of Honor trust.
That money was collected from the people who bought bricks to put in the Court of Honor, when these brick were bought it was told that the profit from the brick would be used for any maintenance and repairs that would be needed in the Court of Honor.
That does not include the Civil War Monument.
There are people trying to say that since a 3-foot walkway was put in to connect the two it is now part of the Court of Honor, and any maintenance or repairs should be taken out of the Court of Honor trust. Right now you have enough money in that trust to take care of the Court of Honor for about 20 years if not longer, but if you start to use that on the Civil War monument or any monument not part of the Court of Honor that could be gone in 5-8 years, if not less.
That Civil War Monument has been part of the town for over 100 years, and to now say the town has no responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance when there was a special account set up in early 2000"s just to make sure the Monument was cleaned and the statues were able to be maintained with a protective coating to keep them from turning green, but now that account is not funded with enough money to do that anymore. And when I went to get money at the Town Meeting, it was always passed over for more information. As a former member of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument Committee I thought the public should be aware of this.
- Wednesday, 04 July 2012
- Posted in Categories: : Your Letters