WARSAW — At a brief Oakwood Cemetery Board of Regents meeting held Thursday, Feb. 1, Sexton Hal Heagy discussed plans for an addition to the cemetery equipment shop. Heagy would like to add a 25 x 60 lean-to on the north side of the existing building for seasonal storage.
“I want to be able to move stuff inside and have my mechanic be able to get to it to work on it there if he needs to and service it,” Heagy explained. “Right now when summer ends and we’re in leaf season and don’t have time, all our summer equipment, like mowers, are back there and we have to service the equipment and get it ready, then take it up to the chapel. It’s a hard transition and to have everything back there would be much easier.”
Heagy advised this plan is in the preliminary stages. “I’m not gonna say it’s a go,” he cautioned. “I need to start getting estimates to see if it’s feasible.”
Plans were discussed for a sidewalk around the Pike Lake perimeter. Heagy has spoken with City Planner Jeremy Skinner and will be meeting with Assistant City Planner Justin Taylor to obtain information on projected costs to see if they can move forward on this.
- Board members will be discussing options for etching on the new columbarium front plates and deciding what will be acceptable.
- The chapel water line has been repaired.
- Work on the wall around the Legion 1 section will begin in the near future.
- The second phase of stonework in section 57 will involve cosmetic additions.
- Board members discussed options for future sites for an additional cremation garden and Baby Land area.
- There were 25 burials at Oakwood in January, and 16 lots were sold.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 1.