Residents who wanted to talk about Bellevue Cemetery flagged down Danville City Commissioners after a special meeting Monday. They are concerned that the city might let private contractors run the cemeteries, and said that Bellevue is not being maintained.
Commissioners held an informal meeting with them because, by law, it couldn't be discussed during the special meeting. Only items on the agenda of a special meeting can be discussed during that meeting.
Tillie Sowders said she didn't understand why the cemetery office was moved to Second Street. The city has leased a garage there for $1,000 month to house public works and the cemetery office.
Sowders, whose parents are buried in the cemetery, said that someone from out of town would have a hard time finding the office, and that she thinks that there ought to be staff at the cemetery. She walks in Bellevue every morning with a friend.