Cemetery improvements slated
Published 10:14 pm Tuesday, December 11, 2018
Cedar Hill Cemetery will receive improvements and routine maintenance after $125,000 was appropriated during the Dec. 5 City Council meeting.
The City Council approved the appropriation unanimously with the consent agenda. Cemetery Superintendent Sheril Davenport said there are a variety of repairs planned.
“Basically, we are trying to do some pothole repairs, and the roads need work,” she said. “We are going to do some repairs to a mausoleum, and there needs to be tree removal and things that need to be pruned.”
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Other maintenance and repairs include brick wall repairs and clearing of all vegetation from the fence.
The historic cemetery regularly requires maintenance because of its age, and it allows visitors to continue appreciating the historic cemetery.
“It’s pretty standard. There is a need to repair often, and the trees are damaged because of age and the weather,” Davenport said. “It’s taken a toll on the cemetery over the years.”
“There is always something, like a tree going down or a pothole that needs rocks put in it just to keep the cemetery going.”
Funds are being appropriated from the Cemetery Fund Unappropriated Fund Balance to the Cemetery Fund.