Minneopa Cemetery

Historic Minneopa Cemetery

Since 1855

Oldest Continuously Operating Cemetery in Blue Earth County

Board Minutes for September 3, 2001

Meeting held at U.S. Bank, 10:00 am.

The meeting was called to order by President Stan Edwards. All board members were present. Minutes of the last meeting were read by Ruth Otto and approved as read. Treasurer Dean Otto gave his report and after a good explanation by Dean it was approved. The Board members checked all the CD’s and all were present and accounted for.

Old Business

Jerry Nielson thought we should write a thank you to Al Forsberg for all his help in getting the county to give us signs and get them installed. Ruth will send a thank you. Ruth Otto asked about putting an ad in the Free Press. We thought next spring would be a good time for the ad.

New Business

Jerry Neilson brought up that we need to add more lots in the near future and had maps drawn up to show an area that would be West Minneopa-North Addition. He had a bid to remove 19 trees at $45.00 a tree including clean up and removal leaving a stump. After a long discussion Jerry made a motion to get a boundary survey to determine the south and north lines of the west side of the cemetery. Motion 2nd and carried.

Stan called for a lunch break and the meeting will continue at Minneopa Cemetery at 2:00 pm

September 3, 2001 at 2:00 pm at Minneopa Cemetery.

Stan continued the meeting starting with marketing. Sally said it would be nice to have business cards to give prospective buyers and maybe a pamphlet about the cemetery. Dean said Sally should get cards and he will work with her on a pamphlet and bring ideas to next meeting.

Dean made a motion to remove the outhouse and lean-to section of buildings on west side. Motion 2nd and carried.

John Croswell moved to remove south row of trees on north side of the west cemetery, 19 trees @ $45.00 a tree. Motion 2nd and carried.

Ruth moved to remove stumps, level ground, haul dirt and then survey land. Motion 2nd and carried.

Jerry moved each board member get $30.00 a year per person payable to the members as of September 1st meeting. Motion 2nd and carried.

Winston moved that Lyle and Ruth remain on the board. Motion 2nd and carried. John moved to retain all officers as is. Motion 2nd and carried.

Motion to adjourn was made, 2nd and carried.

Respectfully submitted by Sally Peterson