The Dickson City Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday night that restricts use of pauper’s grave plots to people who have lived in Dickson County at some point in their lives. Public Works Director Jeff Lewis told the council that the city has reserved several plots in both the East Dickson and Union cemeteries to be provided at no cost to indigent persons and families who cannot afford a grave. But Lewis said there were no restrictions other than ability to pay on who could use the graves. He said the issue came to light recently when a person who died in Tipton County was buried in one of the reserved spaces in Union Cemetery. While it turned out that deceased person had formerly lived in Dickson County, officials became aware of the need for a written policy with a residency requirement for the pauper’s graves. The resolution presented Monday night only requires that the deceased person had lived in Dickson County at some point in his or her life. Councilman Scott England asked if the restriction should be strengthened with some kind of minimum time of residency requirement. Lewis said it would be difficult to adhere to a specific time frame standard, giving as an example a resident who moves out of the county to live 10-20 years in a nursing home or assisted living facility, then wants to return to Dickson to be buried. The reserved pauper’s graves are located in the Sanders addition of East Dickson Cemetery and Hayes addition of Union Cemetery.