Caleb Nelson from troop 281 approached Price City Council members in November to request support for his proposed Eagle Scout project.
The project aims to improve the cemetery and its accessibility to visitors. Nelson explained that at the time, chains often blocked off entrances to the cemetery, thus making it not ADA accessible. Therefore, many with disabilities that use wheelchairs are not able to access the cemetery.
Nelson stated that he noticed the problem when he witnessed multiple people in wheelchairs trying to go under or around chains with no success. He said that each person who wishes to visit the cemetery should have the option to do so, regardless of any disabilities.
The scout proposed that posts replace chains at cemetery entrances. Nelson suggested that posts would stop traffic from entering the cemetery while making the entrance ADA accessible.
Since the council approved the project last month, Nelson has already competed the improvements to the cemetery. On Wednesday, the scout brought photos to the council to show the new entrance and to thank them for their support.
“I just want to thank you guys for all of your support and for the community support,” Nelson said. “The project went well.”
He also took time to thank council member Wayne Clausing and Sutherlands for their generous donations to the project.