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Cemetery Rules & Terms for Burial

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Happenings - Your Tax Dollars at Work (2011 Updates in italics)

Since the passage of the additional cemetery tax of 0.6 mills for a 5-year period commencing in 2006, a lot has been happening at the cemetery. Some of it is visible; some of it is more behind the scenes. 2011 is the last year that we will receive funds from the 0.6 mills levy.

Some of the more visible projects are

  • Digging of the pond and finish grading around the pond - we needed the dirt to fill in low spots
  • Construction of a new pole barn storage building
  • Removal of the existing garage/storage building
  • Installation of fencing across the front of the cemetery property using recycled steel (April 2010-made possible through a grant from the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District and matching township funds)
  • Installation of fencing along the north & south sides of the cemetery property using recycled steel (April 2011-made possible through a grant from the Ottawa Sandusky Seneca Solid Waste District and matching township funds)
  • Purchase and planting of 110 arborvitae across the back (west) boundary of the cemetery. Planted 2 red maples at the west boundary behind the pond.
  • Poured concrete bases for the Veterans & Firefighters Memorial.
  • Pouring pervious concrete (April 2010) as a base for memorial bricks and a proposed veterans and firefighters memorial
  • Planting over 20 Norway Spruce; Removing Cedar trees as needed

The not-so-visible projects include

  • Installing drainage tile
  • Installing electricity to the pole barn and running an electrical line to the flagpole and proposed memorial site
  • Expanding the water line and adding additional faucets

Our guys are working diligently to maintain and improve our cemetery. Many thanks to them for their efforts. Thanks to the trustees for their vision, foresight, and leadership in pursuing improvements . And finally, thanks to you, our citizens for your encouragement and support.

 

Allen Township Cemetery Veterans Memorial

Information & Order Form: View Engraved Brick Order Form

View Bench Order Form

History of Allen Township Cemetery

  • Cemetery was established in the early 1900's by the St. John's Lutheran Church, Williston
  • The Allen Township Trustees took over the cemetery in 1947.
  • The citizens of Allen Township passed a 0.5 mil levy in 1968 to expand the cemetery.
  • This levy was for 5 years and added $5,600 per year in revenue. ($28,000)
  • This money was used for additional land and building infrastructure upgrades.
  • The expansion included section 5 and 6 and added over 1,200 burial graves to the cemetery.
  • In February 2003, the trustees purchased an additional 5.5 acres for $22,392 using cemetery fund monies.
  • As of June 1, 2005 there are 274 burial graves remaining to be sold in Sections 5 and 6.

Cemetery Expansion Cost

  • In order to improve the newly acquired 5.5 acres, the following estimates have been received.
  • Road improvement to stone/asphalt, both the old/new road surfaces: $39,500 in 2005 dollars.
  • Drainage for all the new sections: $22,000.
  • 40' x 60' steel/brick cemetery equipment storage building in southwest corner of new section: $25,000 - $40,000.
  • 1/3 acre pond: $12,000 - $18,000
  • Memorial for military veterans, firefighters and police: $15,000 - $40,000 depending on donations for the memorial.
  • Electrical service for building and wells: $12,000 - $18,000.
  • Landscaping for 5.5 acre perimeter: $20,000.
  • New well with pump & yard hydrants: $4,000.