CHANGES COMING TO
TOWN CEMETERY OPERATIONS
The St. Germain cemetery came into being approximately 55 years ago with the creation of a volunteer based Cemetery Association and the transfer of property ownership from the Town to that Association. Since then the cemetery operations have been handled exclusively by those volunteers in compliance with State mandates and with little assistance from the Town. That is about to change.
Directors of the Cemetery Association recently voted unanimously to disband effective May 1, 2020 and transfer ownership of its land, its assets and all of its records to the Town. State statutes provide guidance for such a change and the town board is currently taking steps to enable the transition to happen in an orderly fashion.
Property tax payers need not be concerned with this additional responsibility for the Town as the cemetery has historically functioned with financial independence. The town board intends for that to continue.
More details on this will be provided as preparation for the transfer continues.