Here’s a link to the Article as it will appear on the Ballot:
What it means: Apparently, some pine trees at the Pine Grove Cemetery are dying, and as large branches fall, gravestones and nearby houses are being damaged. It has been determined that some of the trees need to be removed, and the area restored. There is a Trust Fund put aside for such purposes and this Article seeks to allow the removal of $50,000 from the principle of the fund to contract for the work.
Those in favor say: This is a safety issue, and the work needs to be done. The stumps will be ground down to not disturb the graves.
Those against say: It doesn’t seem right to take pine trees out of the Pine Grove Cemetery. We are not supposed to remove principle from a trust fund (to which the answer was given that The Office of Charitable Trust Funds approved the amendment.).
Fiscal Impact: No tax impact.