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Cemetery Commission – October 5, 2016

Braintree Cemetery Commission  – October 5, 2016

DRAFT Minutes of Meeting (unapproved)


Attendees: Ed Smith, Kris Haupt, Linda Morse, Jason Kuhn, Keegan Haupt


Jason Kuhn called the meeting to order at 7:02pm


  1. Minutes of the September meeting. It was moved and seconded that the minutes be approved. By vote of those present the minutes were approved.
  2. Citizens Comments – none
  3. Old business:
  • Keegan Haupt officially resigned from the Cemetery Commission.
  • On the search for a new Cemetery Commission member. Two possible candidates were asked to join the Commission and both declined. A motion was made and approved to defer the search for a new member until the 2017 Town meeting.
  1. New Business:
  • Lower Branch Cemetery – Ed noted damage to headstones from the lawnmower.
  • East Braintree Cemetery – the fence needs repair. It was agreed that that will be done in Spring 2017.
  • Jason talked to Norman Illsley about the disposal of sumac, either burning or disposing of it over the bank. Norm agreed that disposing of sumac over the fence is OK
  • Jason signed three invoices for work completed. The cost for four replacement corner posts has gone up from $150 to $185. Jason will check with Green Valley Monuments on the increased price.
  • Flag removal from the cemeteries will occur after Veterans Day (Nov. 11).
  • Fall Cleanup to be done by Jason Handiworks. For the Spring first mowing there will be a separate billing. Jason will check on whether the cost will be the same. Linda will check on whether a new contract is needed, as well as the length of the contract. It will be put on the agenda for the next meeting in November. Kris will call Jason Handiworks.
  1. Ed moved the meeting be adjourned; Kris seconded the motion. The meeting was  adjourned at 7:25pm.


Submitted by Linda Morse, Secretary, Braintree Cemetery Commission


Next Meeting is November 3, 2016 at 7pm at the Braintree Town Clerk’s Office. (Note: this will be the last meeting for the season until spring of 2017.)