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June Board Meeting Minutes: June 28, 2023

President: Rusty Firestone, PRESENT

Vice-President: Thomas Barefoot, PRESENT

Treasurer: Michael Perovich, PRESENT

Secretary: Kyra Mangold-Ostovich, PRESENT

Grounds Superintendent: Corey Potts, PRESENT

Board Member: David Hruska, PRESENT

Board Member: Tom Imhoff, NOT PRESENT

Board Member: Rick Brennan, NOT PRESENT

Board Member: Vince Rodgers, PRESENT

Board Member: Ellis Michaels, PRESENT

Board Member: JaQuay Carter, NOT PRESENT

Board Member: Roberta Kacinko, PRESENT

Volunteers present: Ben Lighthall

  1. Old Business

  2. Reports on 2023 projects

  3. Chapel fundraising

  4. To date, $5,050 have been raised. '

  5. Completion of New Section

  6. Vote passed to purchase more topsoil and grass seed. Estimated cost is around $600

  7. Cemetery Maintenance Needs for 2023

  8. Corey Potts is to submit an inventory of equipment that is in need of repair or replacement

  9. Student Worker Program

  10. 14 students are in their third week

  11. They are scheduled to work Mon - Fri, for a total of nine weeks

  12. Monument Repair

  13. Ellis MIchaels has reset two stones near the cell tower

  14. 2 Veterans markers have arrived, 1 is to be shipped

  15. Tax Exempt Status

  16. To date, no further progress has been made with the State

  17. Fundraising Ideas

  18. Yearly raffle tickets

  19. Possibility of selling $50 or $100 raffle seasonal tickets?

  20. Vote will be held in July to move forward

  1. New Business

  2. Chapel Fundraising

  3. No new progress has been made due to lack of funding

  4. Push to continue fundraising in needed

  5. June Burials

  6. 1 casketed burial was completed within the month

  7. June Property Sales

  8. 3 lots were purchased

  9. Financials

  10. Checking: $24, 797.56

  11. Money Market: $10,021 ($21 interest gained from $10,000 investment)

  12. CD (30 month): $10,136 ($136 interest gained from $10,000 investment)

  13. Perpetual Care: $6,023.75

  14. September Event

  15. Date set for Saturday, 23 Sep 2023, 1 - 5 PM

  16. Table in front of SWG Funeral Home will be present at Munhall Market Night on 29 Jul 2023, 5-9 PM for advertisement

  17. List of notables to be highlighted

  18. Ellis Michaels and Kyra Mangold-Ostovich to compile a list

  19. Program

  20. Kyra Mangold-Ostovich to design a program

  21. Need to see if local businesses would with to buy ad space within the program

  22. Food Trucks

  23. Roberta Kacinko has confirmed with two vendors so far

  24. StrEat Food

  25. Sooo Delicious

  26. July Board Elections

  27. Yearly elections will be held for Officer positions

  28. All interested are to email Kyra Mangold-Ostovich at

  29. New Meeting Night

  30. Motion to move meetings from Wednesday to Thursday

  31. Motion was not passed; meetings will remains on final Wednesday of the month

  32. Grass Cutting Contract

  33. Vote was passed to give cutting contract to vendor for July - October under condition that grounds will be fully cut twice a month

  34. Lefty Williams Headstone & Baseball Notables Signage

  35. Working with VIncent Ciaramella of the Josh GIbson Foundation to place a headstone over the unmarked grave of Homestead Gray's plater, Lefty Williams

  36. JG Foundation is commissioning the stone and will cover footer pour and install fees

  37. No family has been found; should anyone come forward to deny the placement of the marker, it will be removed from the grave

  38. JG Foundation has also expressed interest in creating signage throughout the Cemetery pointing out baseball players

  39. Further discussion will be required

  40. Possibility of creating a walking tour of Baseball players buried within the grounds

  41. Creation of Cremation Section

  42. Area where former residences stood behind Anne Ashley UM Church

  43. Creation of family lots for only cremation

  44. Further discussion will be required

Meeting adjourned at 7:15 PM

Next meeting: Wednesday, 26 Jul 2023, 6:30 PM

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