Cemetery Commission

Cemetery Minutes 09.15.17

CEMETERY MINUTES                                           SEPTEMBER 15 ,2017 Members present : J. Lucas ,C. Rodd ,D. Whalley and J. Lord, Custodian Minutes of August 10 meeting were read and accepted by C. Rodd ,J Lucas and D. Whalley   OLD BUSINESS: The trustees reiterated that the Sarah Hoyt headstone will be repaired so that the epitaph will be able to be read ,which will require a metal frame and will cost $400. Headstone repair will begin in soon. A major removal of dead or too tall shrubs has taken place at Sunny Plains Cemetery over the past couple of weeks. Discussion was continued about adding the required corner stones for lots prior to a burial. The cornerstones are often over-looked and not installed. Having…
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Cemetery Minutes 08.10.17

CEMETERY MINUTES                                                     August 10, 2017 Members present : C Rodd, D. Whalley and J. Lord, Custodian Minutes of July 13 ,2017 were read and accepted by C. Rodd and D. Whalley OLD BUSINESS : Headstone repair estimate from Cornerstones of $3100 is over what is available in the headstone trust. Discussion regarding if there are funds available elsewhere as a warrant was squelched before town meeting in March 2017. Efforts have been made to contact the Trustees of the Bradford Trust Funds to advise the cemetery trustees if there were funds available for the extra expense. It was decided to get advise from the NH Attorney Generals office. Jim Lord, custodian, is committed to finishing the Pleasant Hill grooming of excessive…
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Cemetery Minutes 07.13.17

Cemetery Minutes July 13, 2017 Members Present: Trustees: J. Lucas, C. Rodd, D. Whalley and J. Lord, Custodian. Minutes of June 8, 2017 were read and accepted by J. Lucas, C. Rodd and D. Whalley. OLD BUSINESS Discussion continues regarding the trust funds available for the cemetery committee to use for additional expenses needed in the Bradford cemeteries over and above line item expenses. Carey will address this concern with a Trustee of the Bradford Trust Funds. The additional head stone repair from this past winter is pending. Reseeding at Sunny Plains and Pleasant Hill is moving forward. A soil test will be done to clarify what treatment is needed for the large bare areas at both cemeteries. Overgrown bushes…
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Cemetery Minutes 06.08.17

CEMETERY MINUTES – JUNE 8, 2017 Members present: Trustees: J. Lucas ,C. Rodd ,D. Whalley and J. Lord ,Custodian Minutes of May 11, 2017 were read and accepted by J. Lucas , C. Rodd and D. Whalley   OLD BUSINESS: Discussion held regarding available funds in addition to line items in budget. Trusts are vague about what funds are available for use for additional and expensive needs. Carey will approach one Trustee of the Trust Funds for the Town of Bradford, Michael James to see if he can enlighten us. In the meantime we will go ahead and schedule the repairs needed . We know there is at least $2,000- $3,000 to start. Areas in Sunny Plains and Pleasant Hill…
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Cemetery Minutes 05.11.17

CEMETERY MINUTES – MAY 11 ,2017 Members present : Trustees : J. Lucas ,C. Rodd and D. Whalley. Also J. Lord ,Custodian. Minutes of April 13 were read and accepted by J.Lucas ,C. Rodd and D. Whalley   OLD BUSINESS : Diane has discussed the difficulty in getting information from the cemetery trust funds. Trust Fund Trustee, Harry Wright and Town Administrator, Karen Hambleton are interpreting the trust funds intended for headstone repair and other unexpected expenses above the cemetery budget approved at town meeting. We are assured there is money available. Jim said he would have the “dog” signs up  by May 14th. Carey contacted the person in charge of the state diversion program about getting help to clean…
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Cemetery Minutes 04.13.17

CEMETERY MINUTES APRIL13 ,2017 Members present : Trustees: Jane Lucas ,Carey Rodd and Diane Whalley The minutes of March 9 were read and accepted by J. Lucas C. Rodd and D. Whalley   OLD BUSINESS: Discussion was held regarding the inability of the Bradford Trustees of the Trust Funds to come forth with funds that the Trustees of the Cemeteries are able to use for the particularly expensive tree removal and headstone repair. Diane will discuss this with town officials. Diane will contact Jim about the signs we need posted at Sunny Plains and Pleasant Hill cemeteries reminding dog walkers to pick up the poop left by their dogs Carey has volunteered to contact the state Diversion Group for community…
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Cemetery Minutes 03.09.17

CEMETERY MINUTES MARCH 9, 2017 Members present :Trustees: Jane Lucas and Diane Whalley. Also present was Jim Lord, Custodian. The minutes of November 10 ,2017 were read and accepted by J. Lucas and D. Whalley.   OLD BUSINESS: Diane reported that the selectmen and the budget committee questioned the need for a warrant for the headstone repairs that are necessary. Michael James and Harry Wright ,Trustees of the Trust Funds were present and assured the cemetery committee that there are funds to adequately cover the cost of needed repairs. The warrant was withdrawn. Jane will contact Dickie Moore ,former maintenance/custodian of the cemeteries for over 30 years , to see if he knows anything about the broken headstones found behind…
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Cemetery Minutes 11.10.16

CEMETERY MINUTES, NOVEMBER 10, 2016 Members present: Trustees : Jane M. Lucus ,Carey Rodd , and Diane Whalley . Also present was James Lord ,Custodian. The minutes of the September8 ,2016 were read and accepted by D.Whalley, C.Rodd and J. Lucas OLD BUSINESS: The repair costs from the original list from Cornerstone Cemetery Services dated 7/7/16  was presented by J. Lucas giving approximate estimate of repairs to be done at Baptist Church , Pleasant Hill ,Presby ,Old Burial Ground at Bradford Center ,and New Pond is $8,300. This does not include the “leaners” and  damaged stones at the other 12  smaller cemeteries. Presently, there is $2200 in the Headstone Repair Fund. The trustees unanimously agreed that a warrant for $10,000 for…
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Cemetery Minutes 09.08.16

CEMETERY MINUTES                                             SEPTEMBER 8,2016 Members present: Trustees : Jane M. Lucas , Carey Rodd ,Diane Whalley. Also present was James Lord , Custodian. The minutes of August 11 were read and accepted by D. Whalley ,J M. Lucas and C. Rodd.   OLD BUSINESS: Jane presented the estimate from Corner Stone Services for Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The total cost for up-righting 3 fallen stones and repairing 2 broken stones and leveling 20 stones is $2,050 . To level 20 stones at Old Burial Grounds at Bradford Center will be an additional $700. Discussion was held about the expense of repairs at the cemeteries and if the trustees would consider a warrant , so that  the repairs could be done in…
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Cemetery Minutes 07.14.16

Cemetery Minutes, July 14,2016 Members present: Trustees : J M Lucas , Carey Rodd , Diane Whalley. Also present was Jim Lord , Custodian. The June minutes were read and approved by J M Lucas ,C. Rodd and D. Whalley. Old Business: The trees at Unity and Marshall have been taken down and cleaned up. Crane  availability is holding up the removal of the trees at New Pond and Baptist Church. The access to Baptist Cemetery has been changed to taking down 2 small tree so the crane can access the large tree that fell into the cemetery. To save some money the designated tree on the original bid will be left for another year . Cornerstone Cemetery Services will…
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