The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission is moving on to the next phases of planning now that a land deed has been signed and filed.
According to minutes of their meeting earlier this month, the group is starting to talk about what needs to be included in a request for proposals. First Selectman Pat Llodra brought three templates with her to the meeting for members to look at. She suggested that outlining what the memorial is about is important because it will give designers background on what the Commission is looking for.
Some money donated to Newtown after 12-14 was specifically earmarked for a memorial. In order to pay for the balance of the project, there are some options. The Commission discussed having it be either town funded or donor funded, with a third possibility of partnering with the town while also raising donations.
The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial Commission will next meet on June 8th.