By Amanda Rogers
Mansfield Funeral Home got unanimous city council approval Monday night to add a crematorium and 15 more parking spaces. The funeral home, 1556 Heritage Parkway, currently outsources its cremations, said owner Christie Moore.
John Raggett, vice president of American Crematory Equipment Company, assured the council that the crematorium was “cleaner than a fast-food restaurant, smokeless and odorless.”
“No waste is put into sewer system,” Moore said. “No impact on plumbing or water supply of surrounding properties.”
Mayor David Cook asked Raggett if the crematorium came with a warranty. Raggett responded that the equipment could be accessed remotely and had a lifetime warranty.
Council member Terry Moore asked if the equipment had to be approved by the TCEQ. Raggett said the approval would be sought after the council approved the build.
Construction on the crematorium will take about four months, Christie Moore said.
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