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Benton Harbor to hold special meeting regarding cemeteries


Benton Harbor has a problem with its cemeteries. People are noticing the grounds are not well-kept.

Back in May FOX28 told you about Mayor James Hightower's plan to fix that. He wants to sell the cemeteries to a company that is more familiar with cemetery management.

"It's about providing the best level of service that we possibly can at a reasonable cost and this way we feel citizens will be better served," Hightower told us.

That proposal could be discussed Wednesday morning at a special meeting. It'll be held at the Crystal Springs Cemetery Conference Room located at 1655 E. Napier Avenue. The meeting starts at 9 o'clock.

In May, Demarious McKinney, the supervisor of the Crystal Springs cemetery told FOX28's Adam Shear he wasn't thrilled with the mayor's proposal. He thinks his job will be in jeopardy. The mayor told us that all current employees have a good shot of keeping their jobs.

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