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Metropolis Council talk about plans to recreate sections of Maplewood Cemetery

KINGWOOD — A dialogue about plots and urns in Maplewood Cemetery was the primary merchandise of debate on the Tuesday night Kingwood Metropolis Council agenda.

On Could 21, 2022, accountant Vickie Hammond took on the job of organizing and doing analysis on the cemetery. Hammond labored to recreate sections of the cemetery so the knowledge may very well be put on-line and made obtainable to the general public on the Metropolis of Kingwood’s web site.

At the moment, she mentioned there can be 12 sections for plots, plus two rows of cremations.

Hammond mentioned data that might be positioned on the web site would come with the part title, lot quantity, the primary and final title of the individual buried within the plot, whether or not she or he is a veteran, the deed holders first and final title, and the date of start and dying. She mentioned there will even be an area standing line itemizing if a plot is offered or reserved.

Hammond mentioned there are additionally situations the place two individuals had been buried in the identical grave. She mentioned in some situations this can be a little one buried on high of an grownup, or two kids buried collectively. Hammond mentioned a few of the burials came about earlier than the cemetery was integrated in 1870, so there’s restricted details about the graves. She mentioned in some situations she labored with members of the family to attempt to discover names of a few of the deceased.

The cemetery at the moment has a piece for urns and one for plots. That might quickly change.

Through the Tuesday assembly, Councilman Invoice Robertson mentioned people who purchased common heaps might put two cremation urns on rather a lot and have one gravestone between the 2 urns, however stones must be in keeping with different markers within the row.

“Nevertheless,” he mentioned. “We’ll should have our lawyer take a look at this.” No additional motion was taken.

In line with town web site, the entire sections have now been posted, however the work just isn’t full.
Anybody with questions, corrections and/or related data or paperwork can name 304-329-1225. The cemetery is at 208 East Excessive St. and the hours of operation is from dawn to sundown every day.

In different enterprise, council members are contemplating eradicating two objects from their personnel coverage. One would take away town elections from the vacation checklist. The second, would enable a supervisor to droop an worker with out first notifying the board.

Council accepted the one bid they acquired for a pump truck they had been promoting. Bates Auto Savage submitted a bid of $8,625 for the truck.

The Dec. 26 assembly of the Kingwood Metropolis Council has been canceled.