Cemetery Commission

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 The warrant was withdrawn.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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Cemetery Commission Minutes 04.14.16

Cemetery Minutes- April 14, 2016   Members present: Jane M. Lucas, Carey Rodd, Diane Whalley and Jim Lord, Custodian. The March minutes were reviewed and accepted by Jane Lucas, Carey Rodd and Diane Whalley. Old Business: Diane spoke to Town Manager, Karen, about how soon we can begin the tree removal. She suggested that we wait until the first of May due to the lack of funds. Tax income will be coming in closer to that time. There are more trees that need to be taken into consideration as the winter conditions have taken down other trees not considered in the original bid. Separate invoices will have to be issued for that expense. New Business: A packet for sales of…
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Cemetery Minutes 3.10.16

CEMETERY MINUTES                                                                   MARCH 10 ,2016 Members present: Jane M. Lucas, and Diane Whalley and Jim Lord ,Custodian The December minutes were reviewed and accepted by Jane Lucas and Diane Whalley . OLD BUSINESS: Out of 3 bids submitted to the Bradford selectmen for maintenance and custodial services ,Jim Lord of  JJ Maintenance Services was accepted for 2016 contract year. NEW BUSINESS : Article 17 for $10,000 for tree removal at 4 cemeteries with trees  at risk of falling was accepted  at Town Meeting. Discussion was held concerning when the trees could be taken down. Diane will ask the town manager when the work can begin. It has been reported that a tree at Baptist Cemetery not included in the original…
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10.08.15 CEMETERY MINUTES

CEMETERY MINUTES                                                     OCTOBER 8,2015 Members present: Carey Rodd , Jane Lucas , Diane Whalley. Also present , Jim Lord, Custodian OLD BUSINESS The minutes of September were reviewed. The balance payment to Cornerstones repair cost of headstones was corrected to $2475 and a new invoice was signed. The minutes were then accepted by C.Rodd , J. Lucas and D. Whalley. Carey is taking the new cemetery signs to have them fitted to the brackets that will be used to  attach to the posts at 3 cemeteries. Jane reported hat the final coat of paint was applied to the post at Presbury. No student volunteers have come forward from NFCI or KRHS to help with headstone cleaning NEW BUSINESS: Jim and…
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