Dadeville mayor announces cemetery expansion

Gabrielle Jansen / The Outlook

Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith, right, updated the city council about plans for the city cemetery, including space for cremation.

Dadeville Mayor Wayne Smith said at Tuesday’s city council meeting the city is preparing new ground for cemetery areas and is interested in making space for cremations.

“The process of cremation is getting more popular so we’re talking about getting this new ground plotted out and platted out to either allow or ask to save for a combination for cremation,” Smith said.

Smith appointed five people to a committee to talk to other cemetery supervisors and do surveys.

“We’re going to get a survey to personally conduct and lay out where somebody would want to pay for a whole plot,” Smith said. “We’re just going to put three (spots out) for cremation.”

In other actions, the Dadeville City Council:

• Unanimously approved the back-to-school sales tax holiday July 19-21.

• Unanimously approved recreation center rentals.

• Was reminded April 19 is a city employee holiday for Good Friday.

• Heard from resident Linda Pritchard about a burned nuisance property on Hatcher Street. Pritchard said she did not like seeing it from her porch every day. Smith told her to file a report with the police first.

• Heard from resident Mickey Forbus about adding a road patch at the corner of East South Street and 49th Street.