September Board Meeting Minutes, September 29, 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, NOT PRESENT
Board Member: Ellis Michaels, PRESENT
Board Member; JaQuay Carter, NOT PRESENT
Volunteers present: Ben Lighthall and Roberta Kacinko
Restoration of gas services
Gas service was restored in August by Rick Brennan.
New cemetery section progress
About 1/4 of the space has been graded.
New section will tentatively follow a layout of 5 rows, 4 across.
Tax exemption status
Currently at standstill; records have been sent.
Soldier Circle update
Ellis has made exceptional progress, and is nearly finished with the installation of all requested new markers.
Two markers are unable to be updated due to incorrect original records of service.
Eagle Scout project
Concrete platform has been poured inside the podium area.
The Scout will be doing a ceremony to close out the project at a future date.
Meetings with State Leaders
Rick Brennan has been in contact with Senator Jay Costa.
Approval of removing Kevin Ondo from Board, due to lack of appearance at a single meeting for over one calendar year.
Approval of new amendment to By-Laws stating that to retain status as a Board Member, one must be present for at least 6 meetings per calendar year.
Approval of new Board Member, Roberta Kacinko.
University of Pittsburgh Graduate Partnership
Meetings between the graduate students and Board Members and volunteers have begun.
Fall Workers Program
Four student workers have signed on, and are eligible to work up to 90 hours.
Interments - 2
Inurnments - 0
Sale of lots
Letter is being penned by Thomas Barefoot to be distributed to local funeral homes.
Perpetual Care Fund
Mutual fund was opened on 27 Sep 2022
Half of any committal fee, monument/footer fee, or property sale will be placed in perpetual care.
This will accrue funds from stocks, bonds, etc., and will grow over time.
This ensures the Cemetery will NEVER again fall into bankruptcy.
Meeting adjourned at 7:10 PM
Next meeting: Wednesday, 26 October 2022, 6:30 PM