Staff is working closely with our consultant, E. Lees and
Associates, to gather baseline historic data on grave sales, expenses, and
revenue for the cemetery. Tracking
burial activity, labor costs, and forecasting trends will provide clear
recommendations for decision making as the operational and financial future of
the cemetery is planned.
To date, the
consultants have visited and inventoried the site and conducted a kickoff
meeting with City staff to gain their perspective on existing operational
successes, challenges, and potential areas to improve. In addition, an external stakeholders meeting
with death-care industry members in the area, neighboring municipal and county
government representatives, and other business-related entities that share an
interest in the ongoing care of the cemetery was also held.
Master Planning Meeting Schedule:
Public Forum – November
13, 2019 at 6pm at City Hall – Consultants want to gather information from
the public to possibly be applied to the Ocean View Cemetery Master Plan.
- Park Board Meeting –
November 14, 2019 at 6:45 am at City Hall – Consultants will gather
information from Park Board Members to add to the Ocean View Cemetery
- City Council Workshop –
November 14, 2019 at 1pm at City Hall - Consultants will gather
information from City Council Members to add to the Ocean View Cemetery