You’re final resting place is supposed to be somewhere tranquil and peaceful. For some it’s a welcome relief to finally get away from it all.
But not necessarily if your cemetery plot happens to be in Las Vegas.
The classic Hatfield-McCoy feud has reemerged as residents and developers bitterly jaw about the plans for 9,000 new burial plots and 4,000 above-ground tombs at Buffalo Drive and Springs Road in Las Vegas.
Real estate developer William Gayler and Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak met with irate NIMBY residents yesterday to discuss the matter. Both sides refused to budge.
Neighbors voiced fears of the cemetery will hurt their property values; Gayler said that wasn’t his problem; and Sisolak chimed in saying there’s little he can do because a cemetery is allowed by the commercial zone for the 20 acres.
A judge today plans to review the dispute today and decide who is right. But ‘dem could be mere fighting words as Gayler said the cemetery will be built even if the judge rules against him. To bypass the ruling, Gayler simply has to get approval from those who own 51 percent of the lot (Gayler owns 25 percent) or persuade the court-appointed receiver to give the go-ahead.
For those waiting to rest there, though, they hope the issue soon becomes dead and buried.