C.S. Council Approves Land Purchase for Cemetery

By: Amanda O'Neal
By: Amanda O'Neal

Plans for a new College Station city cemetery moved forward at a Thursday night city council meeting.

The cemetery will include a section called the Aggie Field of Honor.
The council approved the purchase of 0.948 acres of land for the cemetery which will be located off of 2818 and University Drive.

The city will pay the owners of the land, Samuel Sharp and John Clark, $45,000.

Planners hope to have design and construction done for phase one of the cemetery by April 2008.

Plots in the Aggie Field of Honor section could cost around $950 more than a regular plot. The cemetery committee also told the council that they would like to add a Texas A&M University representative to the committee.

The council also appointed 25 people to serve on the city's comprehensive plan advisory committee. The committee will have 19 voting members and 6 alternates. It's made up of residents from each section of town, students, and a council member. The group will work with city staff and the council to develop the city's comprehensive plan and long term goals.


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