Here’s the lowdown on a Town Meeting article I only recently learned about. At the April meeting, the DPW will ask for voters’ approval to pave the stone dust roads in the Rural Cemetery. The Metrowest Daily News has more:
Article 15 on the Town Meeting warrant asks that the DPW be allowed to use $100,000 from the funds it receives from the sale of burial lots to perform the work, which will also include the posting of avenue signs to honor local veterans.
Selectmen and advisory committee members have refrained from opining on the article either way, saying they’d like to hear some public reaction first.
“We’re trying to rejuvenate the old section of the cemetery,” Superintendent Karen Galligan said yesterday, noting that the stone dust pathways between the rows of graves often become rutted from tires and spill onto the grass.
Read the full story here.
Galligan told the MWDN one of the main reasons for wanting to lay down pavement is that the stone dust paths cannot be plowed in the winter, making it difficult or impossible for loved ones to visit graves at certain times.
What do you think? Do you like the “quaintness” the stone dust paths lend, or would you be in favor of paving them over? Share your thoughts in the comments below.