Minutes: October 12th, 2012

Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees
Special Meeting Minutes
October 12, 2012

A special meeting of the Catawba Island Township Board of Township Trustees was called to order by Chairman William Rofkar on October 12, 2012 at noon to review project drawings for the 360 niche glass shelter columbarium.

In attendance were Gary Mortus, William Rofkar, Matt Montowski, Karen Shaw, Dan Barlow, Walter Wehenkel, and Greg McCormick, Sr. Project Manager for Cold Spring Granite.

Greg McCormick said stainless steel and granite will be used to build the columbarium structure making it virtually maintenance free including a tempered glass roof which will cover the center of the structure. He said Moonlight Gray granite will be used to construct the building’s columns and Carnelian granite will be used to create the four corner niche wall units and center feature bench.

Greg McCormick said the building will have a one year warranty and the granite is guaranteed for 50 years. He said a concrete base without color, as agreed upon by the Trustees, will be poured including an eight foot concrete sidewalk that extends to the current cemetery roadway. Greg McCormick said he will check on the price for stamped concrete.

Greg McCormick said each corner wall unit will consist of six levels and each level will have both single and double size niches. He said each corner unit will accommodate 90 individual urns for a total of 360. The double size niches are double in depth, not double width.

The Trustees choose bronze Niche Plaques NS 21 Individual and NS 20 Companion with dimensions measuring 11-1/2” by 4” for a uniform look to the structure. A predetermined niche plaque is necessary so holes can be predrilled in the granite prior to project build. The Trustees agreed the plaques will be ordered through the township as needed by individuals purchasing columbarium niches and at an additional cost.

The Trustees asked Greg McCormick to find out the price for small flower vases that could be attached permanently to each niche at the time of build.

A pricing structure for both individual and double size niches was discussed based on pricing for similar columbarium niches at area cemeteries. It was determined niches at heart level would be most desirable and therefore cost slightly more than niches located at the higher or lower levels. The price will also include the cost for open and close. The Trustees agreed to finalize pricing at the next regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday, October 23.

Matt Montowski made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Gary Mortus seconded the motion. All voted aye. Meeting adjourned at 1:40 pm.

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William Rofkar, Chairman Karen Shaw, Fiscal Officer