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                                                               MEETING MINUTES

                                                                    August 5, 2011


MEMBERS PRESENT:  Chairman Darrin Figgins, Vice-Chairman Cecil Simpson, and Members Kathy Olson, David Schell and Ronald Craft.




STAFF PRESENT: Sexton Robert Brown and Secretary Paula Shapland




Chairman Figgins called the meeting to order in the Commissioner?s Room of the Grant County Court House at 12:00 noon.


David Schell moved, Kathy Olson seconded, that the minutes of July 15, 2011 be approved after a correction that David Schell was absent.  Carried unanimously.


Budget Hearing:  Chairman Figgins opened the public hearing for the 2012 Budget.  Kathy Olson moved, Cecil Simpson seconded, that the budget be approved as published.  Carried unanimously.


Cemetery Projects Discussion:  Board members discussed status of project to improve the new section.  There appears to be approximately 1,760 available spaces remaining in the cemetery so there is time to develop the new section.


Sexton Report


Backhoe:  Sexton Brown presented two quotes for a backhoe.  Following discussion, Kathy Olson moved, Ronald Craft seconded, that the backhoe with cab be purchased for $36,200.  Carried unanimously.


Memorial Request:  Sexton Brown reported that a former employee is in critical health and asked if a space could be given for his burial.  Following discussion, Kathy Olson moved, David Schell seconded, that a space be donated in lieu of a memorial donation.  Carried unanimously.


2010 Audit.   Board members review the 2010 Audit.  There were no budget or cash basis violations.  The fee has increased to $1,900 for this audit so Cecil Simpson moved, Kathy Olson seconded, that we shop for a auditor for the next audit.  Carried unanimously.


There being no further business, Kathy Olson moved, David Schell seconded, that the meeting be adjourned at 12:45 p.m.