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Cemetery District Meeting Minutes, June 2020

Monthly Meeting of June 29, 2020 held at Guemes Library porch

Attending were:

Commissioner Adam Veal
Commissioner Andy Leech
Secretary Treasurer Angie Veal

Commissioner Veal called meeting to order at 7:00 PM

Minutes from May approved.  

The commissioners request that the secretary post meeting minutes at the Anacortes ferry terminal building bulletin board and online at no later than one week after each commissioner meeting.

Commissioner Veal requests that we consolidate and update our maps at the July meeting.

Commissioner Leech would like a new map to be printed by October of this year.

Commissioners Veal  and Leech would like a financial update at each monthly meeting.

Budget report given by Secretary Veal, which includes the results of the 2019 yearly report filed online with the state auditor:

Our beginning unreserved cash and investments totaled $6594 at the beginning of January 2019.  Our income from property taxes was $6003 for 2019.  The cemetery sales were $425.  Salaries for 2019 totaled $5350 with benefits at $320.  Cost for cemetery services amounted to $4063.  Our ending cash and investments balance was $2906.

Commissioner Veal brought up the idea of a levy lid lift discussed in previous years.  Commissioner Leech would like a list of future improvements for the cemetery.  Secretary Veal will call the elections department to learn what is needed to get a levy increase on the ballot this year.

At our next monthly meeting, we will vote on paying salaries and bills.  

Commissioner Leech would like a vote on the appropriate cost for a plot for a couple whose children are buried at our cemetery. A vote is expected at the July meeting.

Our next meeting will be July 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the library porch.

Meeting adjourned by Commissioner Leech at 7:45 PM.  

Respectfully submitted,

Angie Veal, Secretary Treasurer