Portland Mills Cemetery Newsletter
meeting for stockholders of Portland Mills Cemetery was held on June 7, 2010.
The meeting was called to order by Vice President, Dan Harbison.
Secretary, read the minutes from the last meeting. The minutes were approved as
Don Roberts, Treasure, read the treasures
report. The report was approved as read.
Bank Balance $9,039.48
The Bradford Pear trees along the road were
damaged in a storm. They all had to be removed. Six new trees were planted to
replace them. They are Red Oak and Hard Maple. The total cost for the trees and
the labor to plant them was $2,205. If anyone would like to pay for one or
more of the trees, contact Cy Harbison, 9405 E 100 N, Rockville, IN 47872, or
you can call him at 765-344-2130. One tree is $300 and you can buy a marker
in memory of a loved one that would be placed at the base of the tree. The
marker is $200.
Harold reported that areas of the
cemetery need mulched. He will get the mulch and put it down. He also reported
that the blacktop drive throughout the cemetery has cracks in it and,
therefore, grass grows up through the cracks. The board is going to investigate
the situation and make a decision as to whether to hire someone to fill the
cracks and seal the blacktop at the same time. It was determined that it would
probably be more economical to pay to have the job done. The last time the
blacktop was sealed was in 2006.
We would like to remind everyone to
check out the Portland Mills Cemetery website. You will find it at portlandmills.com.
It has everyone listed that is buried there and the Veterans are listed there
as well. Thank you to David Marrero for this website. He updates it regularly
with the burials from year to year.
There were 5 burials from June 2009 to June
Maurice Coleman August
Robert E. Morris December
Donald E. Grimes January
Joyce B. Ramsay Kirkland January
12. 2009 (Her Ashes were buried April 24, 2010)
Daniel Lee Barron May
If you are interested in sending a
donation to the cemetery, you can send it to Don Roberts, 6839 North Basswood
St., Terre Haute, IN 47805. The donations are tax deductable.
An election was held for the offices of
Vice President, Treasure and Grounds Keeper. Reelected to their current
offices were Vice President Dan Harbison, Treasure Don Roberts and Grounds
Keeper, Harold Thomas.
If your address changes, please contact
Carolyn Smith Collins, Cy Harbison or Don Roberts. Their addresses are in this
newsletter. It is costly when mail is returned.
The next shareholders meeting will be on
Monday, June 6, 2011, at 2 p.m.
The meeting was adjourned.
Smith Collins – 765-569-0230
Vice President Dan Harbison
Grounds Keeper Harold Thomas