Page 18 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 29, 2022 UNEMPLOYMENT | FROM PAGE 11 For Advertising with Results, call The Advocate Newspapers at 617-387-2200 or Info@advocatenews.net avy eniiooravvy S iorn or avvyavy y io iori by Jim Miller How to Sell Unwanted Burial Plots Dear Savvy Senior, How do I go about selling unwanted burial plots in my hometown cemetery? When my parents died about 25 years ago my husband (at the time) and I bought two plots near them in the same cemetery. But we’ve gotten divorced since then and have both moved out of state. Besides that, I would like to be cremated instead of buried. Looking to Sell Dear Looking, Life changes such as relocating, family disputes and divorce, along with the growing popularity of cremation in the U.S., is causing more and more people to sell previously purchased burial plots they don’t intend to use any longer. But, depending on where you live and the location of the cemetery, selling a plot can be diffi cult. And, if you do sell it, you’ll probably get less than what you initially paid for it. Here’s are a few tips to get you started. Contact the cemetery: Your fi rst step in selling your unwanted burial plots is to contact the cemetery and fi nd out if they would be interested in buying them back, or if you’re allowed to sell them yourself to another person or family. And if so, what paperwork will you need to complete the sale and is there a transfer fee? Some states require sellers to off er the plot back to the cemetery before selling it to others. Selling options: If you fi nd that it’s OK to sell your plots yourself, many people choose to use a broker. There are a number of companies, like PlotBrokers.com and GraveSolutions.com, that will list your plots for sale and handle the transaction for a fee and possibly a commission. If you go this route, you’ll sign paperwork giving the broker permission to work on your behalf. Listings can last up to three years or until the plots sell. Alternatively, or simultaneously, you can also list them yourself on sites like The Cemetery Exchange, GraveSales.com along with eBay and Craigslist, and handle the transaction yourself. In the ad, be sure to post pictures, describe the area where the cemetery is located and give the plot locations. What to ask: Appropriate pricing is key to selling your plots. It’s recommended that you fi nd out what the cemetery is selling their plots for today and ask at least 20 percent less. If you’re pricing too close to what the cemetery charges, there’s no incentive for potential buyers. Beware of scammers: If you choose to sell your plots yourself, it’s not unusual for scam artist to reach out and try to get your personal fi nancial information. Phone calls tend to be more genuine than emails and text messages. Donate them: If you don’t have any luck selling your plots, and if money isn’t an issue, you can donate them to charity such as a religious congregation, a local veteran’s group or an organization that aids the homeless. To get a tax deduction, you’ll need an appraisal, which a cemetery or broker may supply for a fee. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. and unemployed) remained unchanged at 66.0 percent. The labor force was up 12,900 from the June 2021 estimate of 3,760,400, as 98,600 more residents were employed, and 85,800 fewer residents were unemployed. The unemployment rate is based on a monthly sample of households. The job estimates are derived from a monthly sample survey of employers. As a result, the two statistics might exhibit diff erent monthly trends. Notes: The labor force is the sum of the numbers of employed residents and those unemployed, that is residents not working but actively seeking work in the last four weeks. Estimates might not add up to the total labor force due to rounding. For further information on - LEGAL NOTICE - PERMITS, INSPECTIONS & PLANNING SERVICES 215 Pleasant Street, 3nd City of Malden, Massachusetts Floor Malden, Massachusetts 02148 (781) 397-7000 ext. 2044 MALDEN PLANNING BOARD and MALDEN CITY COUNCIL ORDINANCE COMMITTEE PUBLIC HEARING The Malden Planning Board and Malden City Council Ordinance Committee will jointly hold a public hearing in the Herbert L. Jackson Council Chamber, Malden City Hall, 215 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA at 7:00 P.M. on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, in accordance with Title 12, Chapter 32, Section 050 of the Code of the City of Malden, regarding petitions for zoning amendments, as proposed in City Council Papers ##286/2022, 315/2022, 316/2022, 317/2022, 318/2022 and 319/2022, to further amend the following sections of Title 12, Chapter 12, of the Code of the City of Malden, as follows: 1. To amend Use Regulations for Marijuana Establishments as follows: A. To change the special permit granting authority (Sections 12.12.010.A, 12.12.190, 12.12.190.B, 12.12.190.G, 12.12.190.G.4, 12.12.190.H and 12.28.010.E) (CCP 286/2022). B. For use of new buildings, to clarify the relief required for noncompliance with buffer zones, dimensional controls and parking requirements (Section 12.12.190.A); and for use of existing buildings, to clarify the relief required for violations of dimen sional controls and parking requirements, and to change the relief required for non compliance with buffer zones (Section 12.12.190.B) (CCP 315/2022). NOTE: The public hearing on August 16, 2022 re: CCP 315/2022 is contingent on the date of action and outcome of the pending reconsideration by the City Council of its referral of CCP 315/2022 to Planning Board for public hearing. C. To delete the principal use requirement (Section 12.12.190.E) (CCP 316/2022). D. To amend the required condition re: Security Plans (Section 12.12.190.H.2) (CCP 317/2022). E. To amend the required condition re: issuance of building permit and occupancy permit (Section 12.12.190.H.9) (CCP 318/2022). 2. For use of new and existing buildings for the following uses allowed by special permit, to amend the Use Regulations to clarify and update language to reflect current protocol and administration and render consistent with current interpretation re: relief required for noncompliance with dimensional controls and parking requirements (CCP 319/2022): A. Residential Uses, Except for All Structures More than Six Stories (Sections 12.12.010 .A1 and 12.12.010.A.2) B. Institutional, Business, Industrial and Other Uses (Sections 12.12.010.B.1 and 12.12.010.B.2) C. Property with a Preferably Preserved Building (Sections 12.12.010.C.1 and 12.12.010.C.2) D. Fast-food Service Restaurants (Sections 12.12.060.A and 12.12.060.B). E. Restaurants (Sections 12.12.070.A and 12.12.070.B). F. Drive-thrus (Sections 12.12.150.A and 12.12.150.B). G. Gasoline Filling & Service Stations (Sections 12.12.160.A and 12.12.160.B). The full texts of the proposed zoning amendments (City Council Papers ##286/2022, 315/2022, 316/2022, 317/2022, 318/2022 and 319/2022) are available for public review on the City of Malden website at https://cityofmalden.legistar.com/Legislation.aspx and with the City Planner, Inspectional Services, 3rd floor, and the City Clerk, 2nd Floor, 215 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA. By: Kenneth Antonucci, Clerk Malden Planning Board By: Peg Crowe, Chair Malden City Council Ordinance Committee July 29, August 5, 2022 seasonal adjustment methodology, please refer to the BLS website: https://www.bls.gov. The preliminary July 2022 and revised June 2022 unemployment rate, labor force and job estimates for Massachusetts will be released on Friday, August 19, 2022. See the 2022 Media Advisory annual schedule for a complete list of release dates. Detailed labor market information is available at www.mass.gov/lmi.

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