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Huse Memorial Park Commission Meeting

124 Park Drive

Fayetteville, WV  25840

 

Date:  September 5, 2018

Time:  10:00 AM

Meeting Location:  Huse Memorial Park

 

Board Members Present:

Chairman Lori Tabit

Judy Learmonth

Mike Pilato

Dale Clonch

Visitors Present:

Superintendent Bill Lanham

Sonya Wood

 

Meeting called to order by Chairperson Lori Tabit at 9:55 a.m.  The March 8, 2018 minutes for the Huse Memorial Park Commission were read, Mike Pilato made a motion to accept the minutes, seconded by Dale Clonch.  The motion was approved.

Sonya Wood presented to the commission the financial report.  Judy Leamonth made a motion to accept the report as presented, seconded by Mike Pilato.  The financial report was approved.

Sonya Wood updated the commission that Monty Price was paid for providing sound for the 2018 Candlelight Vigil.

The commission discussed decorating Huse for Christmas.  Judy Learmonth suggested large nice wreathes for the entrance.  Bill Lanham suggested the town employees could even weld something to put lights on.  Dale Clonch made a motion to purchase a star and wreathes for the pillars at the entrance and to not exceed $500, seconded by Judy Learmonth.  The motion was approved.

Sonya Wood discussed the Annual Candlelight Vigil for May 26, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.  Sonya discussed that she would like to get started early with the planning this year.  Judy Learmonth made a motion to accept the date of Sunday, May 26, 2019 and 8:00 p.m. as the starting time for next year, seconded by Mike Pilato.  The motion was approved.

Sonya Wood presented the idea of a theme “A Time to Unite” for the 2019 Candlelight Vigil.  Using the story of the poppy and asking groups to help plant the poppies.  The cost of the poppies would be $60 poppy seeds.  Dale Clonch made a motion to purchase the poppy seeds, seconded by Judy Learmonth.  The motion carried.

Sonya Wood discussed with the commission about asking the local Boy Scouts to clean the veteran graves prior to Memorial Day.  She told her commission that her grandson cleaned them last year.  Sonya will contact George LeChalk and discuss.

The Employee Incentive Program was reviewed by the commission again before being presented to the Town Council.  Judy Learmonth made a motion to present the Employee Incentive Program to the Town Council, seconded by Dale Clonch.  The motion carried.

Sonya Wood advised the council that David Laudig had advised her that 4 trees have died by the white fencing by the maintenance garage.  The commission discussed and no action was taken.  She also discussed with the commission that David Laudig suggested power washing the stone at the triangle garden at Huse.  The commission discussed and didn’t want to wash stone as it may damage the stone.

Sonya Wood updated the commission that there had been 3 vases damaged by the mowers and had to be replaced at $180 each.  The employees have been advised to be more careful.

Bill Lanham discussed with Mike Parsons had submitted an application for the Youth Festival on Sunday, September 30th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Dale Clonch made a motion to approve them use of the Huse property for fireworks and for future use for the festival once a year, seconded by Mike Pilato.  The motion was approved.

Bill Lanham also discussed he has renewed a contract with the DHHR with hopes of gaining a new employee to work at Huse. 

Judy Learmonth made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:50 am.

Respectfully Submitted,

 

Lori Tabit, Chairperson                                

 

Bill Lanham, Superintendent