Benson has prices for selling lots.
20 x 20 lot where you could bury 8 cement vaults $2,000. of which
$1600. goes to perpetual care and $400. goes to cemetery account. Half
lot is $1,000., quarter lot is $500. All prices went into effect
7/1/2005. Because our cemeteries are costing so much to take care of,
we are now charging to place a stone and to bury someone. That fee is
$50. each. It helps.
Our town votes a figure, $5,000. this next year, to take care of 4 cemeteries.
We have three great ladies that do a great job. Our newest cemetery
is on a hill and quite hard to do. Then we have a boy that goes out
and does our 2 older cemeteries. Try to spend $500. on the old
We have one fellow that digs the graves with a backhoe. People have
to hire him and pay him directly. Can dig own holes for urns.
Any money we spend over the $5,000. is taken out of the perpetual care
so the cemetery has a zero balance. We did have vandalism and have
money to fix those stones. (donationa and restitution from one boy who
Hope this helps.
Jan Ladd, Benson Clerk
Quoting Annette Cappy <[log in to unmask]>:
> Brattleboro is in the process of establishing a Cemetery Committee to
> do basically what most towns' cemetery commissioners do. We currently
> have no policies or procedures whatsoever surrounding any aspect of
> cemetery affairs. If any of you have any guidelines or policies
> pertaining to your cemeteries that you would be willing to share, I'd
> greatly appreciate your help. It makes more sense to maybe incorporate
> some of your ideas into our plan than to try to re-invent the wheel!
> Thanks in advance for any help. You can send any info directly to me.
> Annette Cappy
> [log in to unmask]
> fax 802-2572312
> Brattleboro Town Clerk
> 230 Main St., Suite 108
> Brattleboro VT 05301