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What happened in 2009 and 2010? It appears that the cemeteries are only being minimally maintained?

Answer

With the recession, interest rates on all kinds of investments have fallen below 1%, which then reduces the dollars available to the DPW for maintenance of the cemeteries.  The DPW generally does not spend all interest earnings in one year and instead keep some in reserves to provide for down economic cycles, but this recession has been so profound and long lasting, by the beginning of FY11, the reserves had been used up so that current spending is only the level of current earnings, which is less than $10,000. 

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