Meeting will examine policy for cemetery

The District of Summerland is planning a public discussion on the operation and maintenance of Canyon View Cemetery.

The District of Summerland is planning a public discussion on the operation and maintenance of Canyon View Cemetery.

A public drop-in session is set for July 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the Council Chambers at Municipal Hall.

The purpose of this session is to allow the public and stakeholders to view possible improvement options and to submit other ideas they may have on how they would like to see the cemetery operated and maintained. An exit survey will be available for additional input. People can also email information to works@summerland.ca.

The meeting is in response to the removal of personal memorial items from the cemetery in a recent cleanup.

Council has since met with staff and has directed them to amend the existing bylaw, to draft a policy and procedure for the operation and maintenance of the cemetery, and to create an informational pamphlet that can be handed out to the public. Council also advised that they want public and stakeholder input in the preparation of these documents.

 

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