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COUNCIL TO DISCUSS PROPOSED RATE INCREASES FOR OPENING AND CLOSINGS OF GRAVES AT CITY CEMETERY

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The Crossville City Council will consider adjusting fees for opening and closing of graves at the city cemetery in their work session Tuesday, April 6, 2021.

The proposal comes because of increased operation costs. The last time grave lot rates changed was in 1997 and opening and closing rates was in 2014.

The recommended cost rate changes are as follows:

GRAVE OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS

REGULAR

(Monday – Friday) – Current rate is $650, proposed new rate would be $900

(Saturday mornings) – Current rate is $750, proposed new rate would be $1,000

(Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays) – Current rate is $850, proposed new rate would be $1,100

CREMAINS

(Monday – Friday) – Current rate is $150, proposed new rate would be $250

(Saturday morning) – Current rate is $200, proposed new rate would be $350

(Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays) – Current rate is $300, proposed would be $450

BABY

(Monday – Friday) – Current rate is $350, proposed new rate would be $450

(Saturday morning) – Current rate is $450, proposed new rate would be $550

(Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays) – Current $550, proposed $650

DIS-INTERNMENT

(Monday – Friday) – Current rate is $1,300, proposed new rate would be $1,800

(Saturday morning) – Current rate is $1,500, proposed new rate would be $2,000

(Saturday afternoon, Sundays and holidays) – Current $1,700, proposed $2,200

GRAVE LOTS FOR CITY RESIDENTS

Regular – Current rate is $300, proposed new rate would be $450

Hollow Section – Current rate is $100, proposed new rate would be $250

Child (hillside) – Current $150, proposed $300

Cremains – Current $75, proposed $225

GRAVE LOTS FOR NON-CITY RESIDENTS

Regular – Current rate is $400, proposed new rate would be $650

Hollow Section – Current rate is $125, proposed new rate would be $375

Child (hillside) – Current $200, proposed $450

Cremains – Current $100, proposed $350

These proposed rate increases would have to be agreed at the work session on April 6, 2021 to be placed on the regular meeting agenda for April 13, 2021 to be voted in favor of before going into effect.


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