Caryville mulls cemetery pricing

CARYVILLE – The cost of cemetery plots was the top discussion when the Caryville Town Council met in regular session on June 8. Chairman Larry Palmer brought the topic to the council in an attempt to possibly bring the cost to citizens down from $300 for residents and $400 for non-residents. Councilman Henry Chambers was immediately against the idea saying, “No, we are not dropping the prices, this is a business. If we drop the prices, then non-residents will hear about it and we wonÂ’t have any more room for our residents.” Discussion ensued and a vote was taken to drop the price for residents down to $200 per plot but still keep the same price of $400 for non-residents in a 3-1 vote with Chambers being the only no vote. 

The council approved a measure to allow Town Clerk Kent Taylor to open an account that will be named the Caryville Fire Fund. An initial $1,100 will be placed in the account to get it started and monthly deposits of $100 will be made out of the general fund. 

Kent was tasked by the council with ordering flags to place on Highway 90 in time for Veterans Day, as way for the town to honor the military. 

Caryville Town Council will meet again in regular session at 6 p.m. on July 13.