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May 27, 2008

CITY OF PLYMOUTH

RIVERSIDE CEMETERY BOARD

TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2008

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES

 

Meeting called to order at 5:00 P.M. by Patricia Gryzwacz.

 

1.  ROLL CALL

MEMBERS PRESENT: Pat Gryzwacz, Pat Carne, Don Hess

 

MEMBERS ABSENT: Myra Gentry, Barbara Dougherty

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Meggan Joy, Lisa Hominga, and Steve Faiman, City Representatives

 

2.  CITIZEN COMMENTS: None

 

3. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS: The water has not been turned on at the cemetery due to the Sheldon Road Underpass Project.  The City has been experiencing low water pressure throughout the City and will not turn on any water in the City parks or cemetery until the pressure issue is resolved.  City representatives hope to have the water turned on in the next couple of weeks.

 

4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: A motion to approve the minutes from May 29, 2007 was made by Pat Carne and seconded by Don Hess.

MOTION CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY

 

5.  OLD BUSINESS: None

 

6.  NEW BUSINESS:

A. Congratulations to Pat Gryzwacz for her re-appointment to the Cemetery Board.  We are happy to have you!  Pat Gryzwacz was also elected as the Chairman for another year, motion made by Don Hess and seconded by Pat Carne.

 

B. Plotting of Block O and east half of Block M were both plotted last summer.  Block O has the same guidelines as Block K to keep it consistent.  Block M had some adjustments made to allow space between lots.

 

C.      There are two new flag poles, one located at the corner of Block C were the Civil War monument stood before it was moved to the new veteran’s park at Church and Main Streets.  The second is located between Block M and Massey Field.

 

D.      There has been a change to the cremation burial policy with a full body burial.  The original rule allowed only one cremation burial.  The rules now state the following:

 

Burials permitted in a single adult grave are as follows: one (1) full body burial and up to two (2) cremation burials OR up to four (4) cremation burials without a full body burial, unless permission is otherwise granted by the cemetery superintendent.  The full body burial of two or more persons in a single grave is prohibited except for a mother and baby if buried at the same time.  Cremations must be placed in a metal, stone or plastic urn; cardboard and wood boxes are prohibited.

               

E.       To accommodate for companion (such as husband and wife) and non-companion (such as siblings or parent/child) burials, Block M now allows non-companion stones.  The stone looks identical to the companion stone that is already required, but only fits on one grave allowing for one name.  This gives the same look to all the graves, but gives more options when purchasing graves.

 

F.       Cemetery Walk-Through

ú          It was noted that the Cemetery looks very nice.

 

7.  REPORTS AND CORRESPONDENCE: None

 

8.  ADJOURNMENT: Motion to adjourn meeting made by Pat Carne and seconded by Don Hess. Meeting adjourned at 5:25 pm.