WARSAW — At the Oakwood Board of Regents meeting held Thursday, March 7, Oakwood Sexton Hal Heagy announced that Board Member Dave Baumgartner will no longer be serving on the board.
According to Heagy, Baumgartner sent an email stating he will be moving to the North Webster area at the end of March and can no longer serve on the cemetery board. In April 2018, Baumgartner resigned from his position as board president, citing conflicts with his work schedule but remained on as a board member.
Heagy said Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer is aware of Baumgartner’s resignation.
Termites were discovered in the cemetery chapel, along with evidence of drywall damage from the termites. The affected area was treated by ACE Pest Control. Heagy said ACE will return once the weather is warmer to spray the entire area. The cost for this treatment is $1,300. Heagy told board members that a protective treatment will be applied yearly as well, at the cost of $130.
Bradford’s Outdoor Creations will be starting the second phase of the retaining wall near cemetery section 57 once the cold weather breaks. Depending on height and other factors, Heagy said they may be planting flowering bushes in that area.
The cemetery will soon be trading in their 1998 dump truck.
“This will be the year I get rid of the last dump truck we had when I first started 12 years ago,” said Heagy. He is working with Lakeside Chevrolet, Warsaw, on prices for a short bed truck.
- The final draft of an agreement between Oakwood Cemetery and Nancy Williams has been sent to Williams.
- Oakwood Cemetery has hired a new employee, Travis Shipp.
- Heagy said he would like to replace the flooring in the cemetery chapel and will begin looking into options for this in the near future.
- Spring cleanup will begin soon. The leaf box will be placed back on the dump truck, replacing the recently removed Saltdogg.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4.