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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 18, 2018

Supervisors approve Freedom Rock placement at courthouse

By Nicole Major, Ledger staff writer | Aug 24, 2017

The Jefferson County Board of Supervisors approved the placement of a Freedom Rock on the Jefferson County Courthouse lawn. The agenda item was also on the previous meeting’s agenda. However, supervisor Dee Sandquist was not present during that meeting.

“It was a unanimous decision that it would be placed in the southwest sector of the courthouse,” said supervisor Dick Reed. “We are now in the process of tuckpointing the southside of the building in September. Then we will do the sidewalk on the southside and put a stake in the ground where the Freedom Rock will go.”

Although the motion was approved, the supervisors agreed that the rock wouldn’t be placed for a few years, because the artist Ray “Bubba” Sorensen II would not be available until then.

“We’ve got the motion in the archive,” Reed said, explaining that if there is a new board by the time the rock is ready to be placed, it might have a “different vision.”

“They have permission to do that,” Reed said.

Reed said that since the press coverage on the Freedom Rock project, that more donors had stepped up to help.

“I know the Freedom Rock [committee] appreciates it,” he said.

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