Saturday, July 28, 2012
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The city of Conyers has opened more than 600 new cemetery plots in Eastview Cemetery. The city also plans to make some improvements to the entrance and signage at the cemetery. This photo shows signage at the side entrance to the cemetery. Staff Photo: Sue Ann Kuhn-Smith
CONYERS -- The City Council has approved a new ordinance setting rules and regulations governing Eastview Cemetery after more than 600 new grave spaces were plotted.
The council voted unanimously earlier this month to establish a contract for the sale of burial rights in the new section of the cemetery on East View Road.
Under the ordinance, the city will charge a fee for the burial sites and for opening and closing a standard grave. The cost for each site will be $1,000 and the cost for opening and closing each standard grave will be $700.
The city's Planning and Inspections Department will sell the plots; grave opening and closing will be done by a contractor.
Conyers Chief Operating Officer David Spann said the new section of cemetery was laid out on property owned by the city that had never been plotted. Another section of property adjacent to the cemetery was bequeathed to the city some years ago, Spann said, which could be used for further expansion. However, that land would require some development work, he said.
In addition to the new grave sites, Spann said the city plans to make some upgrades to the cemetery front entrance and signage.