Roswell city council reconsiders taking over neglected cemetery

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – The fate of a neglected cemetery in Roswell is now in question once again. The city council was considering taking over the 11 acre burial portion of Memory Lawn Memorial Park. Residents have been complaining about the conditions, saying it has become dilapidated. The owner has said he simply doesn’t have the money to keep it up, resulting in the grass dying and weeds sprouting up. While a city council committee voted unanimously to move forward the purchase of the property, the measure failed during a full city council meeting on a vote of 6 to 4. Some…