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Plainfield Charter Township
6161 Belmont Ave, NE
Belmont, MI  49306-9609

Phone: 616-364-8466
Fax: 616-364-6537

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

       Township
Cemeteries & Columbarium
  Township Cemeteries

Plainfield Charter Township maintains two cemeteries for the benefit of our residents.  Both locations are open to the public daily from dawn to dusk.

Township Map

Plainfield Cemetery and Columbarium is located at:
6205 Packer Drive NE
Belmont, MI  49306

Plainfield Cemetery Map .pdf
REGIS Interactive Cemetery Map

Oakwood Cemetery is located at:
3985 Cannonsburg Road NE
Belmont, MI  49306

Columbarium Rules & Regulations

Cemetery Forms

Cemetery Rates and Charges:
(Excerpt from the Township Rates and Charges)

Cemetery Ordinance
(Chapter 32 of the Township Code of Ordinances)

Contact Information:

Contact Stephanie McMillen:
 / Phone: 616-726-8884:

  • Purchase a grave
  • Transfer ownership of a grave
  • Schedule a burial
  • Inquire about burial records
  • General inquiries

Contact the Buildings & Grounds Department:
 / Phone: 616-363-9399:

  • Maintenance of the cemeteries
  • Grounds preparation for a burial
  • Foundation orders and placement *
  • General inquiries

* For the placement of monuments, foundations will be poured within 60 days from the date of the order, weather permitting, during the months of April through October. Foundation orders received from November through March will be constructed on a first come first served basis during the months of April and May, weather permitting. Plainfield Charter Township reserves the right to refuse permission to erect any cemetery memorial/marker not in keeping with the rules and regulations of the Cemetery.


A Historical Tour of the Plainfield Cemetery (YouTube Video)
Tour guide Charles Weldon visits the graves of  Plainfield Township's historical personages.

The third Wednesday in August of each year is designated as “cemetery day” by state statute and is set aside as a day upon which people in the township may devote a portion of their time to the improvement of the cemeteries. The Township Board will direct the manner of making such improvements.

The thirtieth day of September in each year is also set apart and designated as a “Memory Day”. A Memory Day is to be used for the purpose of improving and beautifying the cemeteries and the graves located in the cemeteries so that the residents can show a loving and tender remembrance for the dead.

Cemetery Advisory Committee
The Cemetery Advisory Committee currently meets on the second Monday of each month at 11:00 A.M. at the Plainfield Charter Township hall located at 6161 Belmont Avenue. These meetings are conducted in accordance with the Michigan Open Meetings Act and are open the public.

The Cemetery Advisory Committee, consisting of up to seven (7) citizen members, who are residents of Plainfield Township, and two members of the Township Board, is an advisory committee and will meet at least quarterly. The Cemetery Advisory Committee will consider the funding, operation, equipment and maintenance needs of the Township cemeteries, and make recommendations regarding long term planning for the Township cemeteries. The Committee’s purpose is to keep the Township Board apprised of the condition and functioning of Township cemetery facilities, equipment, and operations by visiting the cemeteries, consulting with building and grounds staff, and receiving input from citizens and users of the cemeteries..

Cemetery Advisory Committee Members:
Steven Ayres
Brenda Carson
Arthur Spalding
Kurt Stiansen
Ron Walker
Fran Roberts
Eileen Schmuker
Ruth Ann Karnes    Board Representative



Cemetery Advisory Committee Meeting Minutes

  2012 2013 2014
January   14 13 
February 13 4 10
March 12 11 10
April 9 8 No Mtg
May 14 13 12
June 11 10 9
July 9 17 14
August 13 No Mtg 11
September 10 9 15
October 8 14 13
November 12 18 10
December 3 No Mtg  
 

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