Big donation to assist Thorndale cemetery
THORNDALE—City council members in Thorndale okayed a major cemetery fence project last week after a Georgetown man pledged a substantial donation.
The council opened bids on a three-part project to extend recently installed ornate fence 24 feet on north and south sides, install archways across the cemetery’s two entrance gates and install an ornamental fence around the remaining part of the cemetery.
Each part was bid separately. Two bids were received, with the low bids totaling $25,350.
Council members discussed only completing parts of the project at this time.
However, according to City Secretary Denise Melde, George Taylor informed the council if it would accept the low bid and complete all three parts of the project, he would donate $5,400.
The council accepted Taylor’s offer.
“Mr. Taylor told the council he had some dear friends buried in the cemetery and wants to assist with the project in their memory,” Melde said.
In other business, the council okayed sharing costs associated with installing handrails and a ramp at the early voting location at a Thorndale school.