The Newtown Board of Selectmen has received an update from the Newtown Permanent Memorial Commission. Kyle Lyddy told the Board that they are still in the information gathering stage. They communicate with the 26 families monthly to keep them informed of the process. Emergency service groups, parents of children enrolled at Sandy Hook School on 12-14 as well as school staff have been sent a survey.
The Commission has created subcommittees to discuss location, family outreach and communication.
First Selectman Pat Llodra told Lyddy that the Selectmen would not put a deadline on the group because this is meant to be a long and deliberative process. The Selectmen encouraged the Commission to speak again with Columbine, 9/11, Virginia Tech and other groups again about what worked for them and what regrets they may have.
"Sacred Soil" from the school site is being held for the Commission.