In 2017 there will be several openings on the Board of Directors for the cemetery. These positions are for a three year term and are elected at the spring Association meeting. As a volunteer association, they serve without pay.
The Board of Directors is responsible for management review and the overall direction of the association. The Association constitution says; "It shall be the power and the duty of the Directors to take charge of the general interests and property of the Association, and to exercise a control over all matters connected with the Association, and the cemetery grounds, and further to exercise such other duties and controls as may be hereinafter delegated and specified from time to time."
The membership definition is "Every person owning one or more fully paid for and recorded lots, or who the lawful representative of one or more such lots, shall be a member of this Association."
Please contact the President, Sandy Atkinson, for more information if you are interested in possible service to your cemetery association.
SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
We hope you have noticed that our new 40 niche columbarium is in place, landscaped and waiting for our first customer. At our directors meeting October 23rd, we voted to reduce the price per niche, which will hold two urns, from $3995 to the introductory price of $2650. This price includes two openings and closings, and a beautiful antiqued brass plaque with raised letters .There is a sample installed on the columbarium. At the Maine State Cemetery Association’s meeting on October 21 it was noted that burials this year in Bath, Maine were 80% cremations. At SBC cremations were 70% of our burials. These statistics influenced SBCA to make the columbarium available at our cemetery to offer winter interment as well as an alternative to in-ground interment.
For the ninth year, the SBCA will be presenting the Wreaths Across
American program. It will be held on December 12th at 11:30 am at the
South Buxton Cemetery. You may purchase wreaths year round at $15.00
each for veterans and $20.00 each for non-veterans (our location identity
# is MESBCB).
Please continue to support: The Adopt a Tree Program for a $500.00
onetime payment or payable for $100.00 per year for five years.