As mayor of Lisbon, I would like to draw your attention to the village cemetery renewal levy on the ballot in the upcoming election.
In my mind, the cemetery is one of the village treasures of which we should all be very proud.
The cemetery is beautifully maintained and operated very effectively and efficiently. This renewal levy generates the majority of the funds for the day-to-day operation of the cemetery.
The other sources of revenue are the sale of burial sites and opening and closing costs, and other services related to burials (the number of burials varies from year to year). In themselves these services do not begin to cover the operational costs of the cemetery.
The cemetery levy is a 3-mill renewal levy and will not result in any new taxes. It is essential to the operation of the cemetery.
As mayor, I know that the citizens of Lisbon will join me in voting yes on Tuesday, Nov. 6, for the 3-mill cemetery renewal levy.
Mayor Daniel T. Bing