COUNTY CEMETERY DISTRICT
MEMBERS PRESENT: Chairman Darrin Figgins, Board Members David Schell, Cecil Simpson, Kathy Olson and Ronald Craft
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
STAFF PRESENT: Secretary Paula Shapland, Sexton Bernard LaFever
PUBLIC PRESENT: None
Chairman Darrin Figgins called the meeting to
Minutes: The minutes of August 9, 2013 were approved
upon motion by David Schell and second by Cecil Simpson.
Financial Reports. The 3rd
quarter reports were accepted unanimously upon motion by Ronald Craft and
second by David Schell.
Sexton Report: Sexton Bernard LaFever
reported that the new building is ready to move into. The backhoe is at
Murphy?s for repair. He inquired about fencing for new maintenance building.
Following discussion, it was agreed to use fencing from the old area and get
additional supplies to complete fence on north side of maintenance building.
Put fence on a concrete runner and call One Call prior to any digging. Make
sure fence is on cemetery property. He also reported that he will need
concrete pads for the fuel tanks.
Linn Energy. Time frame to send back
agreement has expired. No action taken.
Irrigation Filter. Chairman Figgins has
worked with City Superintendent Ruben Flores to find a solution for the algae
problem in irrigation system. Kevin Marx, John Deere Lawn Care, is working on
a proposal. The initial plan of action includes: sexton is to get water
samples to determine parts per million; city will chlorinate pipe from ponds to
cemetery and seal for winter to kill algae in whole system; sexton will work
with city to chlorinate lines within cemetery; special meeting will be held to
review proposal and determine final course of action.
American Legion Crosses. Chairman Figgins
reported that he visited with Dave Waldron and they will work with the sexton
prior to placement of any future crosses and will move any crosses that are a
Cemetery Website. Secretary Shapland asked
for Board direction for the future of the cemetery website. The county has
accommodated cemetery records on its website; however, integration with the
county website promotes the feeling that the cemetery is part of the county and
not a stand alone entity. Being part of another company?s website restricts
the cemetery layout to that of the hosting company. Shapland has been looking
into a standalone website that will enhance the searchable database of records,
including GPS, obituaries and stone pictures, and eliminate the need for
maintaining two databases for the records. There may be some initial cost but
long term cost should be comparable with current hosting and software fees. A
touch screen directory at the cemetery is another update that might be future
enhancement of our services. Following discussion, a consensus of approval to
looking into these enhancements was given.
being no further business, Cecil Simpson moved, Ronald Craft seconded, that the
meeting be adjourned at 12:40 p.m.