Columbus Officials Moving Ahead with Digital Grave Site Directory

grave-site(AP) — Officials in Columbus are moving ahead with an effort to ease the search for grave sites at a city-owned cemetery.

The city’s cemetery board on Wednesday unanimously supported buying a digital directory that stores burial plot information.

Board members had hoped officials overseeing two Catholic cemeteries would join in a cost-sharing plan, but that effort fell through.

The board recommends the city spend up to $30,000 to buy a digital directory and place it in a kiosk at Columbus Cemetery. If that effort is a success, the board could propose another one at Roselawn Cemetery.

The money would come from local sales tax revenue.

The Columbus City Council will need to approve the project before it moves forward.