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The City of Vancouver has owned and operated the Mountain View Cemetery since 1887. In December, 1985, the Vancouver City Council approved the closure of the Mountain View Cemetery for all burials effective April 1, 1986, except to provide burial services to those plots sold and leased on a pre-need basis and for the burial of indigents. This story, told through city council minutes and press releases, describes the efforts to save and revive the cemetery.

Mountain View Cemetery – Proposes RFP to review continued operating and leasing of cemetery

June 22, 1995

Mountain View Cemetery Proposal – Analysis of 3 Proposals Received

May 16, 1996

Mountain View Cemetery Consultant – Decision to retain city ownership and issue RFP for implementation

June 27, 1996

Cemetery Consultant Mountain View Cemetery – RFP for consultant

November 15, 1996

Mountain View Cemetery Consultant – recommendation to hire consultant

February 27, 1997

Mountain View Cemetery Study – report with recommendations is issued

May 25, 1998

Mountain View Cemetery Holds Open House – to discuss master plan including landscaping, management and security.

July 5, 1999