- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) - The Clear Lake City Council has voted to not take action in regards to a location for a proposed veterans memorial after considering a neutral task force report.

The Globe Gazette (https://bit.ly/1JqZQ9y ) reports the council was split 4-4 at a public meeting on Monday between two locations. Task force facilitator Dave Parks says the council may have to consider other city-owned sites, private properties and other locations for the memorial.

No public comment in regards to the memorial was allowed at the meeting.

“In the end, we couldn’t arrive at a consensus,” Parks said.

The task force worked for almost seven months gathering feedback from residents as it moved a mock version of the monument to various locations throughout Clear Lake.

Even though no location has been chosen, Mayor Nelson Crabb says the council is still in favor of creating a memorial.

“This council has always been open and supportive in the belief that there should be a veterans memorial in this city,” he said.

The memorial is expected to include three 5-foot-high tribute walls with the names of Clear Lake and Ventura war veterans who served in World War I and II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean and Gulf wars.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/

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