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Cemetery Committee

cemetery

Established March 2007

The Cemetery Committee is made up of six community people appointed by the Village Board and unrelated to the board or to any village employee.   Meetings are held twice a year or as necessary with written reports given to the Village Board.  Membership includes the head of the cemetery and others as requested by the Committee.

Proposal for the establishment of a cemetery committee: Appointment of a cemetery committee in order to ensure the consistent improvement and progress of the cemetery situation.

Purpose:  The purpose of the committee is to act as an advisory agent to support and benefit the present and future work in the cemetery.

Short Term Goals:
            1.  Outline the workload of the cemetery by seasons.
            2.  Clarify the policies and procedures related to the cemetery.
            3.  Define the finances of the cemetery in order to establish a clear donation line in the cemetery budget.
            4.  Explore beautification of the grounds.
            5.  Discuss the software programs available to map the geography of the graves and sites.
            6.  Investigate building a columbarium (A vault or other structure with recesses in the walls to receive the ashes of a dead person).

Cemetery Commissioner: Bruce Meldrim

Chairperson: Mike Ours

Members: Penny Faulter, Mike Ours, Jean Breed, Watsons Representative, Traubs Representative, Clara Sauter and Linda Murphy.

Village Board Liaison: Heather Stevens

Minutes and Agendas:


April 22, 2014
September 8, 2013
June 5, 2013
April 17, 2013
January 16, 2013
October 3, 2011
March 23, 2011
January 16, 2010
December 8, 2010
August 9, 2010 (Special meeting)
June 7, 2010
February 22, 2010
December 8, 2009
March 18, 2009
December 8, 2008
March 31, 2008
September 25, 2007
March 28, 2007

Documents:
Hillside Memorial Cemetery Rules, Regulations & Charges (Subject to change)

Links:
Oswego County, NY Genweb Project
The Tombstone Transcription Project
Find a Grave 

 

 “One can tell the morals of a culture by the way they treat their dead."
~ Benjamin Franklin.


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