HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – After the passing of former Huntsville City Councilwoman Sandra Moon, city leaders are proposing a way to memorialize her in the city she served for more than a decade.
Moon was a champion for the Huntsville-Madison County Library while she served, and they want that legacy to live on.
“She always made sure there was money there for books, money for operations. She was a great friend to the library,” said Mayor Tommy Battle. “I think she realized the literary needs of our community reflected the education level of our community.”
Since her passing on April 9th, County Commissioner Phil Riddick and Mayor Tommy Battle have presented the idea of making sure Moon will forever be remembered for her love of the city and its books.
“We have to come to final conclusions on who’s going to put up how much money and how that all fits together. That`s why we have to say it’s a preliminary thing but there’s nothing more fitting than naming a library after Sandra Moon,” said Battle.
Battle says if the $8 million project goes forward the cost for the new library would be split between the county, the city and the community. It would possibly be located where Grissom High School now stands.
A long time friend to Moon, Battle says he believes the City of Huntsville is better off because of her years of dedicated service.
“She was always stalwart for not only South Huntsville but the whole city. She would stand up for what is right and was one of those public servants you always thought of as bigger than life.”
A memorial service for Moon will be held Saturday, April 20th at 12:30 p.m. at the St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Huntsville.