North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey has postponed Thursday's consideration of allowing public monument to the 170 South Carolinians who signed the Ordinance of Secession.

City Hall received numerous phone calls today from residents who wanted to express their opinion on allowing the monument on city property at Riverfront Park.

The calls mean a public input session will be held May 13.

The state Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to erect the monument in a set-up to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. After Patriots Point officials shot down the idea last month, Summey offered a site at the park until it could be moved to the H.L. Hunley submarine museum once it opens. Summey called secession a part of the state's history, no matter what side of the war's arguments someone follows.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans' proposal calls for a memorial about 12-foot-tall made of blue Georgia granite. It would depict the secession document and two relevant scenes, while listing the names of its signers. SCV members are backing the monument as a means of commemorating the 150th anniversary of the secession convention which was held in Columbia and Charleston, Dec. 17 and Dec. 20, 1860.

Read more in tomorrow's Post and Courier.