Madison Township will seek a renewal at this Tuesday’s general election for its cemetery levy to continue maintaining and operating these sites.
According to Madison Township Trustee David Dorn, the 1-mill, five-year renewal will help to keep the current two active cemeteries in working order. Additionally, the renewal will continue the upkeep on three inactive cemeteries in the township.
“It is a renewal, it’s just a continuing of what we already have,” Dorn said during an interview on Friday. “It goes toward the maintenance of all of our cemeteries. We have two active cemeteries; one in Madison Mills and one down at Pancoastburg/Waterloo. We also have three little inactive ones. The levy goes to help pay for the mowing, tree removals, driveway maintenance, or anything like that. It helps to take care of the maintenance because cemeteries need to be maintained forever.”
Dorn said that they have always had great support for the various levies they need for the township. He is expecting a similar outcome this year for the general election, but still encouraged residents to get out and vote this Tuesday.
“We always have good support and we would like to continue that and continue taking care of the cemeteries,” Dorn said. “It is always important to get out and vote, so you are represented in how you feel, but with this issue it is important that our local cemeteries are maintained. It additionally supports us as trustees so we can continue to do what needs to be done.”
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