Claremore Daily Progress

Government

October 31, 2012

County creates Cemetery Board

Group will oversee operations at 25 sites

(Continued)

CLAREMORE —

The county does not allow for the reservation of grave plots with the exclusion of a spouse. Those graves must be marked with a double head stone, according to Commissioner Dan DeLozier.
DeLozier questioned the creation of the board and looked to insure that rules for the board would be made according to statute.
Smith said that the statute completely lays out the creation and operation, but the commissioners would have final authority.
The board will be collective governing over all cemeteries owned by the county.
Helm questioned the existing agreements he has with local municipalities for maintenance.
The board would have authority to incorporate those groups as well.
“I would like for us to institute this and I think it would be a living document in a way. Rules could be added or subtracted,” Thacker said.
The board will consist of six members, two from each district. For more information about the board contact the Rogers County Commissioners office at (918) 341-0585.

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