Vol. II No. 18 9/15/2021
Notes from the Cemetery Commission, September 8, Hybrid Meeting
- Karen Marshall, Chair
- Patrick White, SB
- Roxanne McCaffrey, SB
- Chris Marsden
- Michael Canales
- Hugh Page
Two others present were in masks and were not identified by Chair
- July 2 minutes approved
- Vendor proposals for condition assessment of headstones in oldest section. Lowest bid — $23,200 — approved
- Management and removal of overgrown plant material inside the cemetery. (Please note: NOT the external hedges that border the cemetery.) Living relatives will be notified about date of removal so they can remove and take away any sentimental plantings.
- Twice a year (April 15 and November 1) small and temporary objects like planters will be removed. Kate Fletcher via Zoom asked about "permanent" planters which were intended to be at graveside at all times. Final decision unclear but sounded as if larger, heavier planters in good shape can remain.
- Maintenance of gravel drives. Determined not to use weed killers so would like public to be cognizant and not complain about a few weeds in gravel.
- Chair wished to set up regular meetings on fourth Tuesday of each month at 10 am.
- Burial records over the past four years incomplete — Marsden is working on it.
- Consider raising cemetery fees — any action postponed.
The Little Red (Hawthorne) House at sunset. Photo: Patrick White