KIMBALL TOWNSHIP CEMETERY ADVISORY BOARD
MUNICIPAL OFFICE, 2160 WADHAMS ROAD,
KIMBALL, MICHIGAN 48074
February 12, 2014
Meeting called to order at 10:00 a.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
ROLL CALL OF OFFICERS: Sturdevant, Lasher, Cline, Bennett and Wagar present.
- Minutes of Kimball Township Cemetery Advisory Board-January 8, 2014
Motion by Bennett to accept as presented, supported by Wagar.
- OLD BUSINESS
- Pricing of Graves
Sturdevant was not able to contact any other surrounding townships for the prices of grave sites. Wagar suggested contacting Lambs. Sturdevant will try to get the information for both Lambs and Mt. Pleasant cemeteries in Wales Township.
- Payment Plan for Graves
Sturdevant stated that Clerk Hand informed him that the previous administration had approved the sale of grave sites on a payment plan. This is not a township policy and will not continue. Clerk Hand wanted to know how this should be handled. Wagar suggested that the first step would be to contact the grave purchaser of the empty graves by sending them a registered letter. The letter would state to get in contact with the township clerk within thirty days. The clerk would inform the purchaser that this was not a township policy and the entire purchase price must be paid in full within one year. Wagar suggested that if a payment is missed then the ownership of the empty grave revert back to the township. With proper documentation and receipts the amount paid so far could be refunded to the said purchaser.
- NEW BUSINESS
- Capital Outlay
Sturdevant stated that Supervisor Usakowski informed him that approximately $30,000 was approved for next year’s budget. Usakowski would like the cemetery board to discuss how the money should be used. The cemetery board decided that the money should be used to clear part of the new property behind Caswell Cemetery and move the existing fence further back. Then start developing the site for future cemetery plots.
Motion by Wagar to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m. supported by Cline. Motion Carried
Meeting adjourned at 11:30 a.m.
Submitted by Michael Sturdevant, Chairperson/Secretary
Kimball Township Cemetery Advisory Board