There's been yet another delay in a decision whether to allow a funeral home to open a crematorium in one Eastern Carolina town.
Farmville commissioners Tuesday night voted 4-to-1 to put off a decision on changing their funeral home ordinance.
Farmville Funeral Home asked back in March for the approval to build a crematorium at it's downtown site. But some residents who live near the funeral home on East Church Street addressed concerns about the potential health risks that may stem from chemicals and smoke being released from the operation.
Mayor Etsil Sinclair Mason says with a six-month delay they hope not only to compare other similar ordinances with theirs, but also to conduct educational sessions with the School of Government at Chapel Hill which will help craft possible changes.
The mayor says at the end of that six months, they will have another public hearing if they decide to amend the current ordinance.
Members of the Farmville community will have a say in a meeting Tuesday regarding a possible crematorium being built on a nearby funeral home's property.
The issue whether or not The Farmville Funeral Home will build a crematorium on its property has been ongoing since March.
Farmville Funeral Home is surrounded by several businesses, restaurants and homes.
Some residents who live near the funeral home on East Church Street are concerned about the potential health risks that may stem from chemicals and smoke being released from the crematorium.
The issue had once went before the Farmville Town Planning Board who voted against the proposed crematorium. Now, Farmville Board of Commissioners will meet to discuss and listen to community opinion about the subject.
The public hearing will be 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Farmville Town Hall Courtroom.
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