An article has been published by the Metropolitan Planning Council about cemetery districts:
Written by Sean Wiley, M.P.P. candidate, University of Chicago Harris School, it somehow missed the at least the Nunda Township Cemetery Districts. ( I guess that’s because it is not listed on the State Comptroller’s web site. I had trouble with the link. If you do and want more information, start here and type in “cemetery.”)
The author suggests consolidating “into other cemetery districts or governing bodies to become a more efficient public good.”
A bill passed by State Rep. Jack Franks, widely-touted, but of little consequence would allow the two cemetery districts in McHenry County to be absorbed by their parent township governments.
There were a couple of sentences that I found of interest, but from the viewpoint of my suggestion of helping pay for Lakewood’s RedTail Golf Course operating and desired deferred capital expenses:
The main cost savings from consolidation comes from the sharing of capital assets and labor costs.
Maintaining the grounds is the main task of a cemetery district, and it requires expensive machinery.
Districts will pay less money when they share those assets.
The Lakewood golf course, probably has the needed machinery already, except for maybe a back hoe.