The council also agreed to provide handicap access to the park by using leftover grant funds.
The statue is being funded by Ringgold Telephone Co. and the Patrick Cleburne Society.
During its Monday night work session, the council discussed concerns over the collection of donations at the intersection of Ga. 41 and Ga. 151 near CVS Pharmacy.
Mayor Joe Barger said some citizens have expressed concern over children in the roadway.
The council voted that an adult must be present when children are collecting donations and that they must stay behind curbs.
“We’re wanting to do whatever we can do to keep people safe,” Barger said.
In other business at Ringgold City Council’s Monday night meeting: