Suquamish Tribe awards grant to Kitsap 9/11 memorial project

The Kitsap 9/11 Memorial Committee had its preliminary memorial design approved unanimously by the Bremerton City Council earlier this month and also received a grant from the Suquamish Tribe to go toward the memorial project costs.

The Suquamish Tribe awarded the committee $2,500 for the memorial, according to a Feb. 3 dated letter from the tribe.

Dave Fergus, committee member and architect leading the design efforts, said the committee received “mostly positive” comments from feedback received from the community during the public comment period that began at the end of 2011 and concluded mid-January.

The memorial is estimated to cost about $359,000, said Fergus, adding that the committee is in discussions with material suppliers and vendors. He added last week that the design should be finalized in the next six to seven weeks.

The memorial committee’s executive committee continues to develop a business plan. The committee’s goal is to have the memorial complete by Sept. 11, 2012.

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