LISBON — The Lisbon Cemetery will revert to its former policy of laying out and pouring all monument foundations in-house from April 1, Cemetery Council Administrator Gene Krotky told village council on Tuesday. “We are returning to our former policy of laying out and pouring all monument foundations in the house, as do other cemeteries in the county,” said Krotki. “We have decided that although it is going to be difficult with the small staff that we are going to have, that in the interests of the cemetery it would be best if we did it that way.”
The policy review comes after a lawsuit by Richardson Monuments on Lee Road against the village was dismissed without prejudice in December 2021 by Judge Scott Washam. The suit was filed in June 2021 after Lisbon sent the monument society a letter demanding that Richardson refrain from installing grave markers in the cemetery based on a contract with competitor OT Beight and Sons.
In other matters, counsel:
– Approved a new job description for parks and street services, a laborer/parking enforcement officer position and hired Lesa Gray at $15.50 an hour along with Rodney Sechrist as laborer intermittent from the cemetery at $17.63 an hour.
– Passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Peter Wilson to apply for funding for a new water tower.
–Voted to remove stumps and trees around the Cedar Street Park pavilion.
–Allowed the street department to use about $2,700 to fix a truck.
–Approved a resolution to codify the approved council ordinances.