By burying 75-100 people per year in the city of Nicholasville-run Maple Grove Cemetery, in about a year and a half the cemetery will be completly full, city commissioner Andy Williams said.
“That Richmond Avenue area is filling up quick,” Williams said during Monday’s city commission meeting.
This was the primary reason the city commission approved to raise the rates for opening and closing graves in the cemetery during Monday’s meeting.
As of Aug. 1, charges for opening and closing the graves for the burial of city and Jessamine County residents before 3 p.m. will be $800, up from $600. The cost of burying a loved one after 3 p.m. will jump to $1,000, up from $700.
Burials on city-recognized holidays — New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Indepenence Day, Labor Day, election day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas — will jump from $850 to $1,000, according to ordinance 807-2011.