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Braintree Cemetery Commission  – April 19, 2017

Approved Minutes of Meeting


Attendees: Jason Kuhn, Kris Haupt, Ed Smith, Linda Morse


Jason Kuhn called the meeting to order at 7:04pm


  1. Minutes of November 5, 2016 meeting – a motion to approve the minutes was approved.


  1. Elections for officers for 2017: Jason Kuhn was elected as chair; Linda Morse was elected as secretary
  2. Assignments for each of the Braintree cemeteries were as follows:
  • Kris – Mountain View, Brown
  • Ed – Ford, Lower Branch, Connecticut Corners
  • Jason – East Braintree, Spears, Mann
  • Linda – Braintree Hill
  • ? – Thayer Brook
  1. Mowing contract review – $1,100 was added to the 2018 budget to cover the added cost to the mowing contractor for worker compensation. There was some discussion that this seemed too high.
  2. Adoption of Cemetery Commission Budget for 2018 – Motion was made by Ed and seconded by Jason to approve the total annual 2018 budget, including the added $1,100 for a total of $9,860. This includes the mowing and the spring cleanup. The motion was approved.
  3. Other Business:
  • Stone repair – Linda noted that there are two stones broken in the Braintree Hill Cemetery. The action is to contact Green Mountain Memorials to arrange for repair.
  • Mowing on north and south side of the Mountain View Cemetery – Kris is recommending that if the Town is renting a roadside mower that it be used to mow the North and South sides of Mountain View. Estimated time is about 4-5 hours.
  • Mowing by contractor in the cemeteries this year will start on May 9, 10, and 11, prior to Mothers’ Day, May 12. Jason will call the mowing contractor.


  1. Citizens comments – none
  2. It was moved and approved that the meeting adjourn at 7:35pm.


Submitted by Linda Morse, Secretary, Braintree Cemetery Commission


Next Meeting is May 3, 2017 at 7pm at the Braintree Town Clerk’s Office