WARSAW — The Oakwood Cemetery Board met for a brief meeting at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
In preparation for the fall season, the newest dump truck is currently getting it’s bed fitted with the appropriate gear. Sexton Hal Heagy advised that during the season, the crew of six men will gather over 100 loads of leaves. With four trucks, the crew will be able to work more efficiently and get the job done quicker.
The cemetery has also purchased a new wood splitter. The splitter will be used for the wood give-away that the cemetery donates to Combined Community Services. Residents in need of wood for winter heat, can go to CCS to get a voucher for the wood. Residents can then go to the cemetery, where the crew will have the wood already split and help load it for the residents.
The first phase of the road projects has been completed. The next phase to be completed is to fill all the cracks with a special material. Board members weren’t sure when the work would start exactly, due to the Street Department’s current project on Main Street.
In other business:
- The drainage line is still making progress and expected to be completed before winter.
- After consulting two different companies about the damage to the stone during the PokemonGo incident, the board has decided to leave the stone as it is instead of replacing it with material that won’t match.
- One employee is leaving and a previous employee is being re-hired. This means minimum training will be necessary.
- In August, there were 19 lots sold, 13 deeds signed, 16 burials, one trade and one buyback.
- The next Oakwood Cemetery Board meeting will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6.