Moroni City raises rates for grave digging fees

 

James Tilson

Staff writer

4-20-2017

 

MORONI — The price to have a gravesite dug in Moroni City Cemetery is going up.

At the Moroni City Council meeting on April 10, Councilman Thayne Atkinson brought up the review of the cemetery burial fees by saying, “We’re going in the hole when we’re digging holes.”

Atkinson explained that the city is only charging $175 for digging a burial site when the cost of doing so is $350. Atkinson added that $350 doesn’t even cover all of the costs, the true cost is closer to $400.

Mayor Luke Freeman asked, “Would $500 cover all the costs?”  Atkinson agreed that it would.

The council approved raising the burial excavation fee to $500.