Town Cemetery Committee
January 17, 2017

Present: Russell Smith, Sue Haines, Town Manager Mary Sabins, and chair Jane Aiudi.

Met at 3:30 at the town office.

We approved the minutes from the last meeting.

Discussion of budget for 2017-18. Mary presented us with our budget and spending from this past year. We will have two more cemetery mowings in May and June. The cost isn't exactly known as it will go out to bid, but Scot Bumford who mowed this past year did a good job, is interested in another year. This past year that cost was $4,083.33 per month. Roughly we guessed at $4500 for the coming year. This year we have about $4000 “left” for such projects as we see fit. This could be surveying the Cross Hill Cemetery and marking the new plots (4ft by 12ft). We would need a warrant article to use money from the Cross Hill funds. We could do stone repair. That might run about $50 per stone, but the problem is getting the repair man to be available. We could consider tree removal or fixing the fence in the East cemetery. Whatever we decide on, the work has to be done such that Mary has the bill by the end of June. Jane will contact surveyors and look for the deed.

Crowell Cemetery: Jane is still working on that.

The grant proposal has been received and will be looked at in early February with awarding in March.

Our next meeting will be Feb 6 at 3:30 at the town office.