GRANT COUNTY CEMETERY
MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Darrin Figgins, Members
Ronald Craft, and Cecil Simpson.
MEMBERS ABSENT: Members Kathy Olson and David
STAFF PRESENT: Secretary Paula Shapland, Sexton Bernard LaFever.
PUBLIC PRESENT: Ruben Flores, City Superintendent
attended a portion of the meeting
Chairman Darrin Figgins called the meeting to
order in the Commissioner?s Room of the Grant County Court House at 12:00 p.m.
The minutes of October 25, 2013 and December 5, 2013 were
approved unanimously upon motion by Cecil Simpson, second by Ronald Craft.
Financial reports for 2013 including the 4th quarter check
register and budget report were reviewed and approved following motion by
Ronald Craft and second by Cecil Simpson.
Sexton Report: Sexton LaFever reported that
he needs back tires for the backhoe and tractor and prices will range from $500
to $800. The Board consented to the purchases as needed. He said there needs
to be a runner poured for the fence at the new building and he is unable to
complete it. Cecil Simpson advised that it would be approximately $3,500. The
Board decided to go ahead and hire that work. He had to replace the fuel tank
since the old one collapsed. The mowers are OK for the coming year. Lights
for outside the new building were not included in the bid for the new building
so that will be an additional cost. The Board agreed to have Dave?s complete
that work. He needs a truck cylinder seal kit which will cost $500.
Filter System. The Board discussed
complications with the filter system at the Ulysses Cemetery. A Rainbird
System is being considered. It was decided to adjourn and reconvene when Ruben
Flores, City Superintendent can join the meeting.
Chairman Darrin Figgins called an executive
session for 20 minutes, upon motion by Cecil Simpson, second by Ronald Craft, for
the purpose of discussion of non-elected personnel. The board decided by
general consensus to increase the employee wages by 3%.
The meeting was reconvened at 1:15 with all
members and Ruben Flores present. The group discussed issued with the
irrigation system and plans to get a Rainbird quote. The City plans to
chlorinate the lines to reduce algae. No action taken.
There being no further business, Cecil
Simpson moved, Ronald Craft seconded, that the meeting be adjourned at 2:10 pm.
The next scheduled meeting will be March 28,