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Examiner: Putnam Leg. Moves Forward on Veterans’ Cemetery


7/1/2011 - The Putnam County Legislature voted 7-1 to agree to take on the perpetual care, operations and maintenance of a proposed veterans’ cemetery in Southeast – should it be built – at a special full meeting at the Historic Courthouse in Carmel Wednesday night. Legislators, though, expressed concerns over financial and environmental issues and added wording to the resolution to ensure the project wouldn’t move forward without them having a second shot at it with more time to research the plan. …

The cemetery is proposed for a 100-acre parcel – which would be donated by Tenth Jam Development – located along John Simpson Road. The construction of the cemetery, expected to cost $5 million dollars, would be paid for with state and federal funding while the legislature would take on the perpetual cost of care and maintenance for the site but would receive $700 for each burial, officials say. (READ MORE)

Publication date: 
Friday, July 1, 2011 - 00:00