BOUNTIFUL—The city cemetery has a new section that will provide over 2,000 burial plots. City council gave preliminary and final approval for Bountiful City Cemetery Plat Q last week.
Located on the far west side of the cemetery, construction of roads for the new plat began in 2015. A sprinkling system was installed and grass planted last year, and the area is now ready for use as needed for future burials.
Plat Q contains 283 full size lots, with each lot containing eight individual 4- by-8 foot burial plots and 21 partial lots. Those partial lots contain between one and seven plots, depending on roadways and other interferences. In total, the new plat has 2,336 burial plots.
The inventory of available plots has been shrinking in recent years. Coupled with the purchase last year of a new site east of 200 West (separate story in our Aug. 17 issue), the Bountiful City Cemetery is now positioned to offer burial plots for many years to come.