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Costs rising for plot in Marble Falls City Cemetery; snack vendor pulls out of Johnson Park

MARBLE FALLS — Seems everything is going up these days — even the cost of a final resting place.

City officials want to raise the price of being buried in Marble Falls City Cemetery by $200.

Meanwhile, city officials also learned during a Sept. 6 Parks and Recreation Commission meeting that a snack-and-drink vendor is pulling out of Johnson Park because sales were low.

As for the city-operated cemetery, board members proposed raising the one-time fee for a plot from $400 to $600.

“I think (the increase) is reasonable,” Commissioner Kendra Lewis said.

The fee hike is needed to help the city raise more revenue, said Robert Moss, the director of the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.

The City Council, which has final approval, could consider the increase during its Sept. 20 meeting, he added.