Guemes Island Cemetery District:

Edens Cemetery Commission Mtg Minutes 2/22/21


Meeting Minutes Edens Cemetery, February 22, 2021

Attending: Commissioners Dan Burnett, Andy Leech Adam Veal; Treasurer Angie Veal, new Secretary Lynn Flory

Visitor: Former Commissioner Dixon Elder

Meeting called to order by Commissioner Burnett at 19:04, minutes of Nov. 23, 2020 approved

New Business:

Budget update, Treasurer Veal; levy passed last year, new yearly budget $16000.00 No bills due this month                                                                                                Commission will obtain a low interest, dedicated credit card for purchases i.e.: new laptop, printer, stationary, tools, etc.)

Computer hardware/software update, Commissioner and IT expert Elder; aforementioned credit card from Apple is low interest with extended service. Discussion re: CAD program to redraw cemetery map(s); redesign property (plot) deeds.

Groundskeeping update, Commissioner Adam Veal; thanks to Adam for clearing cemetery grounds of debris after recent wind and snowstorm. Chainsaw style pole saw desired for maintenance arsenal. Discussion re: setting aside monies for design (and eventual clearing, build and maintenance) of small parklike area in wooded area at the west end of Edens Cemetery. Request for proposal from landscape architects to be issued sometime this year. 

Commissioner Leech presented an islander query re: possibility of areas dedicated to particular religions and philosophies. Lively discussion resulted in agreement for no special areas larger than a single or shared plot in Edens cemetery; inclusivity and maintenance main points.


 Additional brief and ongoing discussion regarding green screen between the fire hall and cemetery grounds, installation beginning this spring.


 Meeting adjourned at 20:19, next meeting scheduled for March 22, 2021 at Guemes Fire Hall.



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