Minutes - June 25, 2018 Work Session on Cemetery Regulation Enforcement



JUNE 25, 2018

6:00 P.M.

The Council of the City of Augusta, Kansas met for a work session to discuss cemetery regulations on June 25, 2018, with Mayor Mike Rawlings presiding. Council present were Cale Magruder, Jamie Crum, Tom Leffler, Kip Richardson, David Bates and Justin Londagin. Council members Paul Belt and Eric Birk were absent. Also present: City Manager Josh Shaw and City Clerk Erica Jones. Visitors present were: Merle Kaufmann, Latasha Harder, Tim Follis, Belinda Larsen, Sasha Lawson, Karen Berry, Jozette Rhodes, Ray Jones, Sue Jones, Ana Atherton, Clint Headley, Marleen Winzer, Casey Lowmiller, Tracy Tucker, Mike Huddleston, Brenda Thomas, Aspen Smith, Kristen Walker, Deborah Harrell, Sammy Shipman, Kellie Cox, John George, Regi Eldringhoff, Jody Link, Joe Eldringhoff, Diana Holbert, Harold Woolery and Karla Weber.



Mayor Rawlings called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.


Magruder left the meeting at 7:05 p.m.


The Council discussed the cemetery regulations and enforcement. Recommendations made include adding big signage on the side of the sexton’s building, tagging items that are removed and storing them for a period of time to be claimed, items on the base should be left in place regardless of appearance, either the City produce the shepherd hooks that meet the requirements and sell or give them away or turn the shepherd hooks that don’t meet the current regulations, and improving communication. Shaw stated that ideas for improving communications could be discussed in a budget work session.


Adjourn: At 7:20 p.m., Leffler made a motion to adjourn. Richardson seconded the motion. Motion carried without opposition.

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