Town allocates money to finish Korean War Veterans Memorial

The board agreed to finish the Korean War Veterans Memorial at its July meeting. The town allocated up to $70,000 from the Tourism Fund for the project. PHOTO BY MICHELE DOTSON

The board agreed to finish the Korean War Veterans Memorial at its July meeting. The town allocated up to $70,000 from the Tourism Fund for the project. PHOTO BY MICHELE DOTSON

The Mint Hill Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the allocation of up to $70,000 from the Tourism Fund Balance to meet the almost $52,000 shortfall facing the Korean War Veterans Memorial at the Town of Mint Hill Board of Commissioners meeting last Thursday.

Town Manager Brian Welch explained that the deficit came at no fault of the committee, led by Don Putnam and Bill Reid.  Some of the work and materials that had been promised as donation did not, because of the economy, become fully realized.

Welch expressed his gratitude for their efforts.   Continue reading

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