Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Expansion at Rural Hill Cemetery is now complete

The expansion of Rural Hill Cemetery, a feature in Northville since 1948 when the city was a village, has been complete and the newest section is now open.
The expansion includes a veteran's section of the cemetery marked by four large trees that surround a tall pole with a large American flag to symbolize the sacrifice the veterans made for their country.

The City of Northville completed the phase II expansion in late summer and plots located in the southern-most section are available. Rural Hill Cemetery is located on the south side of West Seven Mile Road, east of S. Rogers.
The new section features space for 541 cemetery plots and a wide circular road flanked by towering trees. Rural Hill Cemetery is well-known for the natural beauty of the site, with rolling hills, a pond, and a multitude of trees in varying sizes and species.
Northville City Council members approved a contract in March for $120,034 with Premier Group, of Detroit, which had the lowest cost of seven companies bidding on the expansion. Work included grading the area, installing an asphalt road and curbs, and adding topsoil and grass.
Although five mature trees had to be removed during the regrading process, they are being replaced by new trees either in the cemetery or elsewhere in the city for zero tree loss.