Walking tour of Wheelock Cemeteries. This meeting is purely an inspection and review of cemeteries. No decisions are to be made during the meeting. The public is invited to help a new Cemetery Task Force develop plans, priorities and a budget to bring all our Town cemeteries back into a reasonable state of maintenance and keep up this necessary care going forward. According to statute, the voters at Town Meeting 2020 abolished the volunteer Cemetery Commission due to inability to get people to serve. The voters gave responsibility for all the Town cemeteries to the Selectboard. We’ve done the research, and it is not legal for the Town to simply put up a sign and convert a Town cemetery to a “burial ground” and give up on its maintenance.
The Selectboard wants to include cemetery care in the 2021 budget.
VEHICLES: High clearance, 4W or AWD, or ATV will definitely be needed to access some of the sites. Due to Covid-19, people other than close household members will need to drive in separate vehicles.