The Cemetery Commission is composed of three to five members who are appointed by the Unified Manager with the approval of the Selectboard for three-year terms. The commissioners are responsible for the care and management of the town’s burial grounds, establishing fees, determining rules and regulations for the use of the cemetery and overseeing the income from the cemetery trust expendable fund with assistance from the town administration. The Town cemeteries are an integral part of both the history and the ongoing life of Essex Town and its residents.
The Essex Cemetery Commission will provide guidance for a well-maintained setting for the interment and commemoration of the deceased and for the comfort and inspiration of the bereaved and the public. The Commission will strive to accommodate the desires of families and individuals within the Town's and Cemetery's rules adopted for the operation of Mountain View Cemetery. The Commission wishes to provide compassionate and efficient service in a manner that respects human dignity.