The Huber Heights veterans memorial will be built in Thomas Cloud park.
After several weeks of discussion, Huber Heights City Council voted to approve the original legislation for the memorial, which states it will be built in Thomas Cloud park, at 4707 Brandt Pike. The legislation originally was proposed at the Aug. 13 council meeting.
Huber Heights council members all voiced support for the memorial, but disagreed on the best location for it.
The Huber Heights veterans memorial would pay respects to veterans of all wars and conflicts. In addition to being a place for reflection, the memorial will also have an educational aspect.
Councilman Seth Morgan proposed an amendment at the city council’s Monday meeting that called for a 60-day review of the location by the Military and Veterans Commission and then a review by the city manager. The amendment failed.
Morgan said he didn’t want to pick the location, but thought it was a mistake to look at limited set of sites.
Al Griggs, chairman of the Huber Heights Military and Veterans Commission, said that if there was time for reconsideration, the committee would choose Thomas Cloud park again.
Commission members have said that they picked Thomas Cloud park because it is a popular park and it is accessible to many.
Councilman Richard Shaw said he was in support of the memorial but wanted 60 to 90 days for review of the location, which he said he’d like to see in the city council work session.
“If this council moves forward with a vote tonight, it is simply disregarding my voice, my ward and that request (for a location review),” Shaw said.
Councilman Glenn Otto also wanted further discussion on a location.
Shaw and Otto voted “no” on the legislation.
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