Funding sought for 9/11 memorial park

A proposal that West Bridgewater spend $60,000 to create a memorial park honoring the victims of the Sept. 11, 2011, terrorist attacks is among the items set to come before a special Town Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Middle/Senior High School.

The town currently has a small memorial to 9/11 victims, which includes a steel beam taken from the World Trade Center, outside the fire station on West Center Street.

If the funding is approved, the steel beam would be moved to a vacant grassy knoll just east of the station and serve as the centerpiece of a small park that would also include a brick walkway and landscaping, according to assistant town administrator Mallory Aronstein.


The project would be funded with $21,245 from the town’s Community Preservation Act revenues, and $38,755 from its open space reserve fund.

In some of its other business, the meeting will decide whether to spend $12,207 in CPA funds to restore eight bronze historic plaques, seven currently at War Memorial Park and an eighth that is now in front of town hall and would be moved to the park; and consider modifying the qualifications for membership on the Agricultural Commission.

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