MINTURN CEMETERY DISTRICT
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
January 11, 2016
CALL TO ORDER
Dick Cleveland called the regular meeting to order at approximately 5:00 p.m. at the Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum, Minturn, CO.
Mike, Art, Dick, Ray and Sidney were present.
APPROVAL OF MEETING MINUTES
Mike motioned to approve the meeting minutes from the December 14, 2015 meeting and Dick seconded. All were in favor.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTION
The January meeting of each year requires District Board members to have an election of officers. Mike nominated Dick to be President, Art seconded the motion and all were in favor. Dick nominated Mike to be Vice President. Art seconded the motion. All were in favor. Finally, Mike nominated Art to be Secretary/Treasurer and Dick seconded the motion. All were in favor and the election of officers is complete for the year 2016.
A. Sidney gave an Administrator report:
Sidney presented some ideas for the veteran’s memorial that the Board is considering for the Cemetery. Several memorial stone photo images of various memorials along with suggested verbiage were presented and discussed by Board and Staff. Sidney spoke with Pat Hammon regarding the verbiage and will forward the suggestions along so that she and her fellow VFW members can review and approve.
After discussing, the Board gave direction to move forward with sourcing a nice, natural looking stone with the following elements: rough cut stone with a smooth face; granite or indigenous natural Colorado stone; engraved namesake; sandblasted inset to hold the bronze plaque; secured to a concrete base; approximately 3-4 feet high; simple in design; imperfect edging. Furthermore, discussion about placement ensued and there are several areas to consider including the gazebo area, the entry, the mausoleum area and one of the existing garden beds. All agreed the entry of the cemetery is the ideal place for the memorial to reside.
Sidney distributed the revised Fee Schedule for the cemetery as well as the 2015 tax collection statement from Eagle County.
Sidney is also working on audit preparations and asked Dick to sign documents for the purpose of confirming end-of-year bank statements
B. Ray gave a Property Manager report:
Ray reported that all is quiet with not burials. Snow has been coming on strong and snow removal has been going well.
Ray reported that he has been in communication with Jim McNeil and Jim will come up with a site plan drawing for the purpose of presenting to the Town of Minturn for review. Ray will follow up.
Board and Staff also discussed the trouble with cancelling the Waste Management contract. Sidney will work with Matt to ensure that the existing contract is cancelled per the executed contract terms.
VI. BILL PAYING
The following electronic funds transfers were made:
EFT 1/11/2016 Century Link 263.75
EFT 1/6/2015 Vail Honeywagon 30.74
EFT 12/22/2015 ERWSD 233.84
The following checks were signed:
1/11/2016 1969 A4S 1,545.00
1/11/2016 1948 Edwards Building Center 39.12
1/11/2016 1949 Firstbank 2,386.89
1/11/2016 1950 Hoffmann, Parker, Wilson & Carberry, P.C. 203.50
1/11/2016 1951 The Home Depot 310.91
1/11/2016 1952 Mobloggy 110.00
1/11/2016 1970 MW Window Cleaning Inc. 175.00
1/11/2016 1971 Peggy Peters, HT 360.00
1/11/2016 1972 Sforzo Enterprises, Inc. 5,940.00
1/11/2016 1953 Ray Sforzo 645.00
1/11/2016 1973 Sidney Harrington 1,920.00
1/11/2016 1974 Xcel Energy 1,444.31
1/11/2016 1954 Vail Valley ACE Hardware 26.59
1/11/2016 1968 Zee Medical, Inc. 465.37
FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS
2015 Landscape Maintenance line item over-budget in 2015
Dick motioned to adjourn the regular meeting at 5:47 p.m., Art seconded and all were in favor.
The next regular board meeting is scheduled for Monday, February 8, 5:00 p.m., at the Minturn Riverview Cemetery Mausoleum, Minturn, CO.
Minturn Cemetery District Secretary/Treasurer