(ATLANTIC) The Cass County Board of Supervisors approved a new burial policy for indigent persons, now called the Cass County Disposition Policy, at their meeting this morning.
A maximum of $2,000 will be paid by Cass County for the burial of the deceased and a maximum of $1,500 for a cremation, which includes the mandatory Medical Examiner certification fee.
In addition to this amount the County will pay the reasonable and customary cemetery expenses not to exceed $550, or for burial of cremation remains, $200.
The Cass County Board of Supervisors has the complete and sole discretion to decide upon reimbursement of these costs. The applicant will also have to sign an agreement to repay Cass County from any resources or benefits that belong to or are due to the deceased person.
The Cass County Disposition Policy will go into effect January 1st.