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June Board Meeting Minutes, June 24, 2021

President: Rick Brennan, NOT PRESENT

Vice-President: Rusty Firestone, PRESENT

Secretary: Thomas Barefoot, NOT PRESENT

Treasurer: Michael Perovich, NOT PRESENT

Grounds Superintendent: Corey Potts, PRESENT

Board Member: David Hruska, PRESENT

Board Member: Tom Imhoff, NOT PRESENT

Board Member: Kyra Mangold-Ostovich, PRESENT

Board Member: Kevin Ondo, NOT PRESENT

Board Member: Vince Rodgers, NOT PRESENT

Volunteers present: Ellis Michaels and Ben Lighthall

Old Business

1. Updates

a. 8 Soliders Circle Monuments have been delivered; 1 yet to be delivered

i. 3 of these monuments have been installed

b. Summer Workers Orientation was on Wednesday, June 16, 2021

i. 2 new Supervisors

ii. 9 workers: #5 hours per week

2. Fundraising

a. Receipt of $5,000 from UPMC secured by Senator Costa

b. As of June 24, $24,864.33 has been received from the community

3. Monthly Expenses

a. Water: $18.09

b. Sewage: $17.00

4. Traffic Signage

a. Traffic flow signage has been installed

New Business

1. Discussion on possible abandoned urns inurnment project

2. Discussion on possibility of building niche units for future cremation inurnments

3. Discussion on the possible purchase of a tripod tool used for monument work to assist with fixing toppled and sunken headstones

a. Costs projected to be in range of $1,500 - $2,000

4. Update on cemetery records

a. Volunteer Christine Schott has inventoried all items housed with Carnegie Library of Homestead and created a 32-page document of contents

5. June Volunteer Day scheduled for Saturday, June 26, 2021

a. Plans made to remove chain-link fence bordering Anne Ashley Church (permission granted to Corey Potts from Anne Ashley staff)

6. Election of Officers to take place during July Board Meeting

a. Interested Board Members are to forward their name to be added to the ballot

7. Post Gazette and WPXI coverage on Soldiers Circle

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM

Next Meeting: Board Elections Thursday, July 29, 2021 6:30pm

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