The Milford Township Board of Trustees has approved two requests in regards to the two municipal cemeteries operated by the township.
The board’s action came Wednesday, Jan. 19.
The board approved the allocation of $6,000 for a fence project at the Milford Memorial Cemetery after a presentation was given by the Milford Cemetery Committee.
In its presentation, the committee cited a similar project conducted in Boyne, Mich. at the Maple Lawn Cemetery which involved the installation of a chain link fence and gates at cemetery access points. That project was completed in three phases while being funded by the city of Boyne and donations.
The committee also recommended the issuance of contracts for tree trimming in two blocks at Oak Grove Cemetery due to large limbs falling and damaging hydrants and headstones last year.
The Oak Grove Cemetery is listed on the Michigan State Register of Historic Sites and has been in use since it was first opened in May of 1845. It’s the final resting place of veterans of the War of 1812 and the Civil War, and is located on Garden Road near Mont Eagle Street within Milford Village.
Milford Memorial is located nearby, east of the Milford Civic Center on Wixom Road, just east of the village limits.
Last year, the board approved the platting of 17 additional graves at Oak Grove, as well as a new three-year contract with Brien’s Services, Inc. for landscape maintenance for a cost of $19,811 per year.