Technical Team Recommendations & Status Updates
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1. Identify a maintenance specialist to oversee proper care of site.
A vendor has been selected and we are in contract negotiations. After the contract is signed and approved we will release the vendor name. We are unable to release any vendor information due to the contract negotiation process.
2. Install drain tile system to move water westward off site. COMPLETE
Funding for this recommendation has been identified by the Finance Committee. On December 3, 2013, work began on installing the drain tile system . The system runs along the tree line of the cemetery. As of January 8, 2014, the Community Wells and Septic Department had completed the drain tile system.
3. Install ground water monitoring wells and drain tile.
On February 3, 2014 work began on installing additional drain tile, starting on the west side of the cemetery. This work will be on-going until completed according to the strategy developed by the Cemetery Working Group.
On February 20, 2014 work began to install (at minimum) eight (8) monitoring wells. These monitoring wells will provide important data on the effectiveness of the drain tile. This work was COMPLETED on Febuary 27, 2014.
4. Grade and drain northeast corner of the site.
Funding for this recommendation still needs to be identified. The Trust/Enrollment Committee has requested that the Business Committee identify funding. The intent is to implement this recommendation during the summer months of 2014.
5. Lower water level of the Where the Waterbirds Nest wetland restoration area.
Necessary measures to lower the water level occurred on November 5, 2013. As of December 4, 2013, the water level has lowered approximately 16 inches. Water level is being monitored on a regular basis. The goal is to reduce the water level 22 inches in total; this is projected to take up to 2 months and consideration must be made for rain/snow fall and spring thaw.
6. Future grave sites backfilled with sandier soils, finished with topsoil and seeded.
The goal is to limit settling and allow surface water drainage. This recommendation is being included as part of the scope of work for the Cemetery Maintenance vendor (see #1 above).
7. Install additional monitoring wells east of existing cemetery.
Funding for this recommendation still needs to be identified. The Trust/Enrollment Committee has requested that the Business Committee identify funding.
Please note: All projects are dependent on weather.
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