Sons of Confederate Veterans seek permit for flagpole, memorial

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Dyer County Board of Zoning Appeals plans to consider issuing a permit Tuesday, Oct. 28, authorizing a Confederate monument.

The called meeting is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. in the conference room of the Dyer County Building and Zoning Office, 1910 Pioneer Road.

The County Commission voted Oct. 13 to allow historic sites and monuments in forestry, agricultural and residential (FAR) zones as a permitted use on appeal.

Two days later, the Sons of Confederate Veterans filed the first request for a permit. The SCV has already started work on the Parks Cemetery Ridge Memorial Plaza. An 80-foot-tall flagpole and a 20-by-30-foot Confederate battle flag were erected last summer.

The application states that the memorial plaza will include development of a circular memorial plaza consisting of the 80-foot flagpole, a granite marker and a sitting area with appropriate landscaping and lighting.

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