Morris announced in mid-October that an arrangement was being worked out with the Eagles lodge at 1075 N. Dixie Highway. He said the new location would be better because it would be on private property and have security lights and cameras. Morris said he hoped agreement would be for 100 years.
The marker has been a source of controversy since August when the city of Franklin removed it from the corner of South Dixie Highway and Hamilton-Middletown Road. City officials said the monument was removed because it was within the right of way of Dixie Highway.
After it was determined that Franklin Twp. owned the marker, the city of Franklin returned it to the township after it was repaired due to damage to the marker’s plaque by the city crew during the move.
The removal prompted public outcry and residents were insisting that it be placed back to its original location or at least allow residents to vote on the matter.
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