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Janet Ladd <[log in to unmask]>
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Vermont Municipal Government Discussion Network <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 3 Apr 2007 15:37:29 -0400
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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  
did damage)
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