Archive for Thursday, March 17, 2005

City to hear update on memorial

March 17, 2005, 12:00 a.m.

Updated: March 17, 2005, 7:55 a.m.

Lansing City Council will hear firsthand on Thursday about plans for Lansing's Memorial for Veterans.

Mike Howell, senior vice commander of Lansing Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12003 and the guiding force behind the memorial, will update council members on his plans. Howell is scheduled to give a presentation during the council's meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. today in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 800 First Terrace.

The memorial will be in the shape of the Pentagon, topped by flags of the United States, state of Kansas and city of Lansing. On its five corners will be flags from the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard.

The VFW is embarking on a drive to raise funds to get the monument built and ready for a dedication on Nov. 11 - Veterans Day.

Howell is asking the city to designate a suitable location for the memorial. Among the sites under consideration are the grounds at City Hall, an area near the Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1 fire station at Kansas Highway 7 and Kansas Avenue, and the new Towne Center development south of West Mary Street along K-7.

Here's the agenda for the meeting:

Consent calendar

¢ Consider minutes from the Feb. 24 special meeting and March 3 regular meeting.

New business

¢ Hear a presentation on the Lansing veterans memorial

¢ Consider a request to purchase a truck for the Community Development Department's inspections staff. The staff recommends accepting the low bid from Danny Zeck Ford-Lincoln-Mercury for a 2005 Ford Extra Cab Ranger on a four-year municipal lease at $5,525 per year.


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