by Marianne Christy
The Town of Inlet Board voted unanimously in favor of a proposal by Inlet’s Leonard Mick Roberts American Legion Post #1402 to redevelop the war/veteran’s memorial in front of Inlet Town Hall.
The vote was taken during the Board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, February 9th.
Legion Commander Jerry Dupuis presented the preliminary design concept drawn by local architect Jeanne Whyte, whose service was retained by the Post.
Dupuis explained that the costs associated with the project would be borne principally by Post #1402, with grant assistance sought through Nick Rose of CAP-21.
The Post will commission building plans from the architect and will select the general contractor to execute the work.
Dupuis assured the Town Board that the veterans of Post #1402 were fully committed to the project, and that the Board would be kept informed of all aspects of the re-development as it progresses.
After considerable deliberation, Dupuis said, the Board was unanimous in its decision to support the redevelopment, and also offered to assist by providing “in kind” services.
Preliminary concept plans are currently on display at the Inlet Information Office and welcome for viewing and pubic comment.
Once the final concept is completed it will be presented to the Town Board and the date of a public hearing will be scheduled.
Dupuis said their hope is to break ground in late spring, with completion dependent upon receipt of sufficient funding from public and private sources.
Anyone interested in contributing to the re-development of the memorial may send their tax-deductible donation to: Inlet American Legion Post #1402, P.O. Box 116, Inlet, NY 13360.