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Last chance to comment on proposed cemetery rules

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by Katy McElroy

Austin is in the process of updating its rules regarding cemeteries, and they are almost ready. The Parks and Recreation Department created its first draft after reviewing current rules and policies regarding cemeteries along with recommendations from the 2015 Cemetery Rules Project Report. This draft was then reviewed internally and by the city Law Department. After this, the department held two stakeholder meetings for community feedback, which was incorporated into the current draft. Now it’s time for the public review period: The final draft of the proposed rules was posted by the Office of the City Clerk yesterday, and the review period will continue through Friday, Jan. 12. Following the review period, the rules will be sent to the cemetery administrator for adoption. You can view the proposed rules here, and send comments to D’Anne Williams at Danne.Williams@austintexas.gov.

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