We recently told you about some pending rate increases at a Defiance cemetery. Well now, it seems that a group of Defiance residents plan to place that issue on the ballot.
Earlier this month, Defiance council passed an ordinance that would have significantly raised the rates at Riverside Cemetery, doubling those rates for some Defiance residents, and increasing them even greater for non-residents.
According to the Crescent News, two former city councilmen and a former city police officer in Defiance are now trying to get the issue on the November ballot and leave the decision up to the voters.
They plan to circulate petitions to submit to the county’s board of elections before the 4pm, August 6th deadline for filing for the November ballot. They need to get 521 signatures to do it.
If you would like to help, call 419–784-5171 or 419–784-4712, or 419–784-3475.
Those behind the movement call the rate increases… quote: excessive.