Select board member Michael Zullas said the position is needed because of the increased number of calls to the police department for mental health issues.
Zullas said the added deaths from COVID-19 are quickly using up the cemetery’s remaining spaces.
He said if the cemetery needs more columbarium space, the board can address it in the future.
The select board approved spending $210,000 to pay the salary and benefits for the position for two years, starting July 1. The money will come from the pool Norfolk County is distributing to communities.
The board also approved spending $27,000 in COVID relief money to buy a columbarium for Milton Cemetery capable of storing 48 urns.