FOLSOM (CBS13) — Some people in Folsom are fighting back against plans to expand services at a cemetery.
“I want to be able to sit on my front porch and not have to see a puff of smoke and going, ‘Oh, they’re doing it right now,’” said homeowner Denise Shuker.READ MORE: 44 Structures Now Destroyed As Dixie Fire Grows To 240,795 Acres
Lakeside Memorial Lawn has submitted plans to the city to open a crematorium.
According to the application, there is a growing need for cremation services in Folsom as only one place in the city is offering the service.READ MORE: Search Continues For Woman Missing Following Boating Accident
But, people who live nearby don’t want a crematorium so close to their homes.
“I don’t think it’s a smart idea,” said Folsom homeowner Dean Handy. “I think there’s plenty of places in way out there forever that could be used for a crematorium.”MORE NEWS: Forward Progress Stopped In 5 Fires That Threatened Structures In Calaveras County
The project is undergoing environmental review. The city council would have to approve it before it can open.