The Huber Heights city council has still not reached a decision on a location for the proposed veterans memorial. FILE PHOTO

Huber council still can’t agree on location for veterans memorial

Talks on where to put a veterans memorial in Huber Heights continued on Tuesday with no decision reached.

Huber Heights City Council members disagree on where to place the potential memorial and voted down a proposal last week because of that.

All council members who spoke at a work session on Tuesday were in favor of building a memorial in the city, but the best location for the memorial continues to delay legislation on the issue.

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The Huber Heights Military and Veterans Commission recommended Thomas Cloud Park, at 4707 Brandt Pike, to the city council at a previous work session. After the council voted down the legislation, the commission met again. Its recommendation is still Thomas Cloud Park.

The commission started research on the project in February. The commission looked into placing the memorial at seven parks. The commission then asked 65 veterans where they would like to see the memorial out of four different parks. Those asked “unanimously” said Thomas Cloud Park, according to commission members.

Councilman Richard Shaw said he would not move to reconsider legislation on the veterans memorial until city council asked the commission to re-analyze their thinking. Shaw suggested giving the commission a city map and asking members to pick any location in the city, whether it was city property or not.

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“If 60 days, 90 days later, they come back with (Thomas Cloud) Park, I will go on record I will support that,” Shaw said.

At the Huber Heights council meeting last week, Councilman Seth Morgan said he was opposed to Thomas Cloud Park because it was on the southern tip of the city. Morgan was also opposed because he felt the commission didn’t look at enough locations for the memorial.

On Tuesday he said he wanted to move the legislation along, but did agree with Shaw.

Council will discuss the memorial and a potential location at its next meeting on Aug. 26.

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