6. Cemeteries

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                                                                        Cemeteries

Swansea has two municipally owned cemeteries – ‘Mount Hope Cemetery’ on Hortonville and Milford Roads in the village center and ‘Vinnicum Woods Cemetery’ on Vinnicum Road in the western section of Swansea.

The Vinnicum Woods Cemetery was opened in 2007. Lots are available for purchase in Vinnicum Cemetery by individuals who have been residents in Swansea for five or more years. Regulations for this Cemetery were adopted by the Swansea Board of Selectmen on August 7, 2007.

Administration of lot purchases, lot openings and cemetery deeds is handled by the Town Clerk’s Office, 81 Main Street, tel 508-678-9389.

The Highway Department is in charge of the physical grounds which includes the following:

      ·    Conduct internments at both Municipal Cemeteries
      ·    Install Footings and Foundations for Monuments
      ·    Install Veterans Markers
      ·    Cut and Trim Grass
      ·    Apply Fertilizer
      ·    Plant new Trees
      ·    Prune existing Trees
      ·    Maintain Entrance Plantings
      ·    Maintain Irrigation and Water Systems
      ·    Collect Leaves
      ·    Collect Trash

The Highway Department provides some maintenance for nineteen (19) ‘outside’ cemeteries as the time and workload allows.