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January Board Meeting Minutes, January 27, 2022

President: Rusty Firestone, PRESENT

Vice-President: Thomas Barefoot, PRESENT

Secretary: Kyra Mangold-Ostovich, PRESENT

Treasurer: Michael Perovich, PRESENT

Grounds Superintendent: Corey Potts, PRESENT

Board Member: David Hruska, PRESENT

Board Member: Tom Imhoff, PRESENT

Board Member: Rick Brennan, NOT PRESENT

Board Member: Kevin Ondo, NOT PRESENT

Board Member: Vince Rodgers, PRESENT

Board Member: Ellis Michaels, PRESENT

Volunteers present: Ben Lighthall

  1. Updates

    1. 2021 Fundraising Efforts

      1. Total raised: $27,104.36

    2. Gas utility to residence

      1. To be discussed at a later date, Rick Brennan not present

    3. Garage doors to be serviced

      1. Yearly maintenance to be scheduled with installation company

    4. Sales tax exemption

      1. Thomas Barefoot working on exemption forms for equipment purchases

    5. Liability insurance

      1. Board insurance for the 2022 year: $683, working with Skyrmes Insurance Group

      2. Liability insurance for the 2022 year: TBA, working with Lloyd Insurance Group

    6. Interment Ledger

      1. 2021 committals have been added to a digital version of the ledger to keep all information

    7. Appell Restoration Workshop

      1. Ellis Michaels has suggested adding our name to host a gravestone restoration workshop run by the world renowned restoration expert, Jonathon Appell, who is planning a 48 State Tour. The application was received by Mr. Appell's group, and we are awaiting a decision.

    8. Boy Scout Project

      1. Project to beautify the Soldiers Memorial has been formally approved by Boy Scouts of America. We are hoping to have the project completed by Memorial Day 2022.

    9. Soldiers Circle

      1. 3 additional stones have been received and will be installed once weather conditions improve.

  2. Budget Review for 2022

    1. 2021 budget totaled at $11,280

    2. 2022 budget is estimated at $13,300

    3. Detached roof is leaking, estimates are tentatively set between $5,000 - $7,500.

  3. Vote to authorize sale of plots in newly proposed section

    1. Unanimous vote yes; contract and deed are being written and reviewed by an attorney

    2. Proposed section will be in Annex section, under disintegrating hillside roadway. Roadway will slowly be removed as burials progress. This elimination of this road will not impact driving throughout the cemetery.

  4. Discussion of creating a Sexton position

    1. This position will act as a liaison between families seeking to schedule a committal service, grounds crew, and Board administration. No formal decision has yet been made on creation of this position.

  5. Fundraising appeal for 2022

    1. Ideas for different fundraising activities and events are being curated. We will discuss further in February to finalize plans.

Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM

Next meeting: Thursday, February 24, 2022, at 6:30 PM

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