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Cemetery Committee Meeting Highlights—July 27th

Attendees: Cemetery Committee: Charles and Judy Iager (Chair and Secretary), Hardy and June Picket , John Murphy and Kerry Griffin (Communications, Archive, Cemetery). Council: Pastor Carolyn Shank, Erik Domaas (President) and Ken Keefer (Property Chair)

Meeting Goals:

Update the committee and the council on the status of the permits to undertake the planned expansion of the cemetery.

History:

The Purchase of the Hardison property was made known to the congregation on or about February 6, 2008 and a special meeting was held March 19th, 2008 to discuss the land acquisition. (Expansion of the existing cemetery was one of the goals of that purchase.)

  • The Asking price of the property was $1,925,000, but the price to St. Paul’s was $1,100,000 for the 19.23 acres
  • This was financed and funded by several campaigns such as “Come grow with us!” and other donations as well as the sale of two lots for homes to be built upon.
  • Disposition of Original Cemetery:

    The current cemetery is full. (St. Paul’s has only been able to fulfil member requests for burial through members donating plots back to the church and identifying the odd single lot.)

  • The cost of a 4x10 (single) lot has been $1500 with a cremation lot going for $750 (2.5x2.5 two urns).
  • Status of the permit process

    All the required permits have been obtained (roughly $15,000) and are good for only for 6 months (November). After that they would have to be reapplied for and the expense would reoccur.

  • A contractor to do the work for St. Paul’s has been identified RLO (Orndorff Family).
  • The cost of this expansion has more than doubled in the nine years this campaign has been in progress to approximately $157,000. (Current Cemetery Fund assets: $15,000)
  • Conclusion

    Need to get organized and moving forward with as many fund raising ideas as possible.

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