The Newtown Board of Selectman has voted to increase the number of people who will sit on a 12/14 memorial commission. At their meeting on Monday, the Board decided to have a commission of 9 members rather than 7 that would come up with recommendations for a permanent memorial to those who were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary.
According to minutes of the Monday meeting, the Board of Selectmen has received 33 applications. The Board will interview candidates and will likely appoint members at their next meeting.
The Commission would have to recommend the scope, scale and funding of a project after presentations from interested parties.