Cemetery mapping approved by council
City effort depends on $50,000 grant
Last updated 9/19/2023 at 9:08am
RITZVILLE – The City Council unanimously agreed to map Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, pending approval of a $50,000 grant offered by the state Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation.
If approved by the state, the grant will cover most of the estimated cost of $52,775 for mapping services provided by contractor ViaVista Mapping.
City Clerk/Treasurer Julie Flyckt also noted that a portion of the city’s utility tax revenues might be used to supplement grant funds, if needed.
“Several people want to see the cemetery kiosk updated,” Councilwoman Michelle Plumb said. “We ne...