Brownstown Township / Jackson County / Indiana

Board Minutes and Schedule, Project Updates, and News Items


October 2021

Board Minutes 8-18-21

Board members present were Conner Barnett, Jack Gillespie, and Helen Nolting. Trustee Isaacs was present. Jack Gillespie opened the meeting and delayed reading and approval of previous meetings minutes until next meeting.

Old Business

Jack announced that Walt Walters (“Tombstone Groomer”) had been contacted and made a commitment this year for one week at $5,000. There was no information back from Paul Borden about the History Center Intern.

New Business

Conner will talk to Dereck Cook of BCHS about getting students involved. Will probably have to provide liability insurance for the student.

Jack reported there is a township cemetery that does not have a name. It is located near the Robertson Cemetery. Charles Brock owns the land around it. He also said there is a dead tree that needs to be removed in the Robertson Cemetery. He plans to talk to Rob Haubry about the possible harvest of the pine trees in the Old Town Cemetery.

The 2022 Budget Estimate prepared by Trustee Isaacs was reviewed and approved for submission to DLGF for final approval.

Respectfully, Helen Nolting, Secretary

Board Minutes 4-12-21

The Township Board met April 12, 2021 at the Trustee office with Jack Gillespie and Helen Nolting present. Jennifer Isaacs distributed the agenda for the meeting. Minutes of the 2-9-21 meeting were reviewed and approved.

Old Business

Cemetery Restoration: There is $20,000 in Budget, of which mowing will be $10,000. This will leave $10,000 for the summer intern and grooming.

New Business

Newly elected School Board Member Paul Borden reported the second round of Covid money is coming and possibly would be receiving a third round. Jack asked Paul Borden about the possibility of hiring one, possibly two summer interns for cemetery project. Jack proposed two days a week at $10.00 per hour for the intern position. The interns would be working approximately 16 hours a week, and will be reporting the the History Center.

Jack brought up that an outdoor sign for the front of the Trustee building could be purchased for $60.00. The sign would be a metal frame sign with name, address, and telephone number. Jack will order.

Mowing bids were received from Dave Self of A&B Mowing, LLC at $570 per week and Steve Mowdy at $470 per week. It was decided to stay with Dave Self of A&B Mowing LLC, as his work has been satisfactory in past. Respectfully, Helen Nolting

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