Cemetary Commission Minutes, 11.17.202

Thursday 17 November 2022  9:30 am Town Office

Cemetery Commissioners Present:
Nancy Detra, Kyle Parker, Verandah Porche, Carol Schnabel
Absent: Eric Morse

Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m.

Approval of Minutes:
The minutes from September were approved as submitted.

New Business:
We discussed reimbursements for work done at cemeteries and also our request to the Selectboard for next year’s budget.  As costs of mowing have been increasing (labor and fuel costs are rising) and because we intend to create signs for all of the Town Cemeteries (one time cost), we will request $7000 for our budget for next year.  

We had a long discussion about what type of burials are allowed at Carpenter Cemetery and other historic cemeteries.  We also discussed types of green burials.  

We discussed our submission to the Town report – reviewed what we have done this year so far and made suggestions of what should be included.  

Carol passed around the Vermont Old Cemeteries Association newsletter.  

Old Business:
We reviewed the mock-up for the brochure we have been working on.  We discussed adding a list of all the Town Cemeteries and a map. 

Actions to be taken:
Verandah will write a submission for the Town Report.  Nancy will work on the brochure.  Kyle will pursue more information on the signs.  Carol will contact Eric about Carpenter Hill burials.  Carol will create a contact list for us.  Submit request to Town for budget.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 a.m.