Lewiston Running Out of Room in Cemetaries, ‘Buys Back’ Burial Plots!
Not sure why they're running out of room, but Lewiston, Idaho is facing a significant problem. But, they've got an idea if officials will approve it.
According to KTVB Channel 7 TV, there's only 300 burial plots left in town at the Normal Hill Cemetary. That may sound like a lot, but not really when you consider there's nearly 20,000 people who've been laid to rest there.
So, city officials say they've come up with a plan that would allow them to buy back or reclaim lots from owners at a discounted price. They're working with the Idaho Association of Cities on the legislation.
It would also stipulate if the lot's been empty for 50 years or more, the city can try to reclaim it. No word on how the efforts are going, but officials say soon they will have a serious space problem.