Debbie Oviatt of Cleveland asked Cleveland Town Councilmen to pay for headstone damage she said Cleveland Cemetery workers created.
Oviatt, who regularly visits the cemetery, said she spoke with a caretaker who said cemetery lawnmowers were causing the damage.
вЂњThis has been an ongoing issue for several years now,вЂќ Oviatt said. вЂњI wish they would get it fixed or at least find a better way to do the job so more markers are not ruined.вЂќ
Oviatt said she contacted an attorney to about taking legal action to resolve the issue. Oviatt said the unnamed attorney assured her she could file a lawsuit if needed.
Councilmen said legal action wasnвЂ™t necessary, but questioned the TownвЂ™s ability to pay for repairs or new headstones.
Councilman Beth Mecham said, вЂњIf we give her money to fix the problem, other people will want us to put out more money to fix all of the headstones.вЂќ
Councilmen agreed to walk through the cemetery on Nov. 19 to assess the damage and try to figure out how to resolve OviattвЂ™s complaint.