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M&CC meet stakeholders on state of the cemetery

After several concerns were raised about the current state of the country’s largest burial space, the Georgetown Mayor and City Council has moved to engage the public and key stakeholders in consultations on the cemetery’s restoration process.

At a public forum held on Tuesday, Deputy Mayor Robert Williams in the company of other council officials said that the issue of the cemetery requires a process of ownership -making it very clear that the council can not do this alone.

But the concerns of citizens did not go unheard as many of them who offered their suggestions and ideas were also very frank in pointing out to the council that they need to do much more.

And adding their voices, representatives of the Lyken and Sandy’s funeral homes said while the cemetery remains an eyesore, pointed out that the council’s fee for a tomb spot has massively increased from $4000 to as much as $17,000 per spot.

The council said while it has lost prospective investors to undertake the rehabilitation of the cemetery in the past, they are hoping that local investors can come forward.

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