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Mausoleum to be built in Mayville Cemetery

MAYVILLE — A mausoleum has been approved for the Mayville Cemetery.

During a recent meeting of the Mayville Village Board, officials approved a resolution for Rick and Sandy Newell to construct a mausoleum on 12 grave spaces in the north addition, identified as Lot 71. According to the resolution, that section is completely empty and located in the last row so that it will not block the view of any existing or future headstones located in that section.

In a letter to the Village Board, the Newells wrote that everything will be done by code.

“Blueprints and construction drawings will be done by a licensed engineer and construction completed by experienced professionals,” they wrote. “All construction will be done during the driest time of the summer and extreme care taken to avoid any disturbance of anything other than Lot 71.”

During the board meeting, Rick Newell said the mausoleum will be near some woods.

Mayor Ken Shearer said the village had give its approval because there is no cemetery board.

The Mayville Cemetery is located on East Chautauqua Street.

The resolution was unanimously approved.

The Village Board also approved a resolution that will allow an additional cremation burial on a specific lot. The guidelines state that the maximum number of burials per space is no greater than one full burial and one cremation or two cremations per single space. With the resolution’s passage, three burials will be permitted on the specific lot.

The resolution notes that there are other lots that have three burials on it.

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