There are three Cemetery Commissioners elected by the town. The role of Cemetery Commissioner is an unpaid position. Generally, the Cemetery Commissioners are called upon to oversee the town’s cemeteries. This includes responding to requests for burial plots and burials; working with the town clerk to ensure plot deeds are correct; ensuring cemeteries are maintained; identifying and overseeing expansion and restoration of cemeteries; responding to public inquiries about cemeteries and/or burials; work closely with the Selectboard to ensure the budget for cemeteries is adequate and apply for additional grant funding; working with landowners whose property contains or abuts a cemetery.
Cemetery commissioners hold meetings to conduct business according to Vermont’s Open Meeting Law and posts agendas and minutes on the Halifax website.