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Richmond Township Cemeteries

HELP WANTED
Cemetery Board M
ember


Job Description  Posted: August 4, 2023


General:
Cemetery Board Member is a part-time position that helps in all aspects of the operation of the township cemeteries. The cemetery board meets monthly to transact business.
A board member needs to learn the cemetery office, record keeping and maps. A board member wi
ll learn how to handle public inquiries about grave availability and placing orders for grave openings. Board members will have contact with funeral directors, monument companies, the public and Professional Cemetery Services.


Compensation:
Board members receive a $100/month stipend and $50 each for marking grave locations.

Duties:
1) Be able to navigate the cemetery filing system, including creating new and appending existing records.
2) Be able to read cemetery maps and research grave locations.
3) Use surveyor iron pipes, existing monuments and maps in the field to find grave locations.
4) Talk to family and friends about gravesites for sale. Prepare deed and quit claim when a grave is sold.
5) Learn that there are two required documents the Cemetery Board must have to complete a burial.
6) Become familiar with the rules and regulations governing the cemeteries.
7) The board members all monitor the cemeteries and initiate cleanup.
8) The Cemetery Board Members create the annual tax levy, annual budget and award all related contracts.
9) The Cemetery Board revises cemetery policies and rules and prices for gravesites and services.

Appointed by: The Township Supervisor
Answers to: The Township Supervisor and Board of Trustees
Term: Three (3) years, then subject to reappointment.
Questions? Contact: Ron Kay, Supervisor @ (815) 678-0077

Cemetery Board Member Job Application

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The Cemetery Board oversees four cemeteries:

 

  • Richmond Cemetery

  • Cedarvale Cemetery

  • North Solon Cemetery

  • Washington Cemetery

From Facebook
Richmond, Our Village of Yesteryear

Rommy Lopat 
September 25 2021

Thanks to Scott Freund and the Richmond Township Board for stepping up to repair the elegant mausoleum of Charles DeWitt McConnell in Richmond Cemetery. McConnell had no direct descendants to pay for a repair because he died in his twenties of appendicitis. However, he left money to build Richmond’s Memorial Hall, the lovely stained glass window in the Community Church (in memory of his father John and grandfather William Alexander), gifts for two elderly widows, and $2000 for this granite and marble mausoleum. He helped this town. His is the fanciest memorial in the Cemetery by far, and it’s great to know it will continue to stand here for a long time to come.

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