Randall considering creating service memorial

The Randall Town Board is considering creating a public memorial to people who have performed exceptional community service during their lives.

Chairman Bob Stoll brought up the idea for discussion at a recent Town Board meeting.

“It would be nice if we had something like plaques or bricks, something we could use when someone passes,” Stoll said.

Stoll said he would favor something that was consistent and fair so everyone is recognized equally.

The concept seemed to draw support from the rest of the board.

“We should do something,” said Supervisor Lauren Fox. “We’ve lost a lot of good people through the years. They should be recognized some way.”

Stoll suggested placing the memorial at Randale Park, 92nd Street and Highway P (388th Avenue). If placed there, something around the flag pole might be good, said Supervisor Mark Halvey.

Plan Commission member Ken Mangold suggested placing the memorial at Town Hall in Bassett, in part because it might be less susceptible to being vandalized there but also because of greater visibility.

“This is where everyone comes,” Mangold said of Town Hall.

The board did not settle on an approach for the memorial, but will discuss it further at future meetings. They invited the public to contribute ideas for the memorial.


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