Cemetery surveyor

TREMONT — Southwest Harbor surveyor Tom Benson has been hired to lay out burial plots in a section of the Hillcrest Cemetery.

Town Manager Dana Reed told selectmen Monday that the survey was needed in order to sell gravesites in the cemetery.

Benson estimated the cost at between $2,000 and $3,000. Reed said he recently had a request for a plot in the Head of the Harbor Cemetery, where a survey also is needed.

Reed said he has been researching laws regarding cemeteries and would like to update the town’s cemetery ordinance. In particular, he said, there have been issues regarding the placement of memorial tributes.

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