Cemetery’s future mulled

first_imgPALMDALE – City officials will resume discussion this week on what to do with the Palmdale Cemetery, a pioneer legacy that has fallen on hard times. At its 7 p.m. Wednesday meeting, the council will consider a resolution stating the city’s intent to declare the 120-year-old cemetery abandoned, with no more interments allowed, a first step toward the city stepping in and cleaning up the property. “We do need to restore some dignity to it,” Councilman Tom Lackey said. “The way it is now is disgusting and an embarrassment to the community.” Lackey said he would like to see some limited city involvement, mainly aimed at cleaning and securing the property. Lackey said he doesn’t favor a large municipal investment. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Councilman Steve Knight questioned whether the city government should be involved at all. City staff members estimate that it would cost about $220,000 to clean up and secure the site. Annual maintenance costs would total about $30,000. [email protected] (661) 267-5743 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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