Letters to the Editor
One of the most if not the most difficult times in ones life is when we loose a loved one.
When all is said and done we trust that those who look after such matters to be compassionate and caring at our time of need. This is not true with one particular cemetery here in the city. We expect that all matters pertaining to a loved ones burial will be kindly and thoughtfully carried out. One of the issues that most are not familiar with is perpetual care. The publicly owned cemeteries put approximately 40 percent into the fund and their books are open for all to see. A privately owned cemetary can put whatever they like which could be as low as .01 percent and they do not have to show their books to the public. If that privately owned cemetery decided to “pull the pin” tomorrow, the tax payer will be left on the hook for the expenses to maintain the cemetery. This subject is controversial for sure but its one we all need to pay attention to.
Ask questions. Be informed. You have that right.