Conflict II in Oakland Cemetery Dispute

3-9-06 - More than a month ago, First News told you of the struggle between the city of Oakland and its Cemetery Association. Back in January the Oakland Cemetery Association tried to impose a statute that would force owners of gravesites to keep the sites clean and free of certain decorations.

The city repealed the decision, and this week in another town meeting the city agreed to remove the four members of the association, but three of the four are not going quietly. An attorney representing the three former members sent the city of Oakland and agenda for a meeting at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday.

No one knows exactly what the association plans to accomplish in the meeting, but First News has learned that they are threatening legal action for being removed from the board. The city was unaware of this meeting and had not been approached by anyone in reference to the meeting. While no issues may be voted on at Thursday nights meeting, residents and lot owners of the cemetery will be present. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday night at 6:00 p.m.

Stay with First News and for the latest on the meeting. We will have an update on First News at 10.