North Underhill
Cemetery Association
 Located on Poker Hill Road
Underhill, Vermont 05489

 

north  underhill cemetery association

2017 newsletter

lOCATED ON pOKER HILL ROAD           P.O. BOX 7          UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

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2011 Area Seeded

Cost $285

 

 
 

We dedicate this year’s News Letter to long time Trustee of the North Underhill Cemetery Association, PHIL COOK. Here you see Phil in Spring of 2012 standing next to the sign announcing the North Underhill Cemetery Annual Meeting.  Phil has served as Trustee for the last 25 years, and he was also a supporter of the organization before that.  Phil was born and raised in Underhill and was a member of the University of Vermont faculty during his working career.  Thirty plus years ago Phil started Poker Hill Gardens as a hobby business and it is now a small specialty nursery. The "gardens" are separate groupings of plants scattered over the diverse habitats provided by the landscape which includes woodland, open meadow, and a small stream. It is plants growing in the various groupings which provide the stock for propagation and sale. Hardiness is assured.  Thank you, Phil, for your dedication and hard work making the North Underhill Cemetery a better place.

2017 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery was cared for by Chris Toulis (Ground Control Property Maintenance) Chris has done an excellent job with mowing and fall clean up.  Our total cost was $1000.
  • There were no burials or graves sold.
  • Marc Maheux continues to do our mapping on a no charge fee and Marc has made it possible for us to list all the people buried in the North Underhill Cemetery, thank you Marc.  To find these names go to our website and click on the heading: PICTURES

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2017-18 (April '17 thru Mar.'18) 

Bond, Amy Clark, Randy & Kitty Clark's Truck Center
Cushman, Rufus & Carolyn  Gumbart, Elizabeth MNP Trust                          Murad, Timothy & JoAnne Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne Poland, Myra
 TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $925.00 Our donations were up by 37% in 2017!!  Thank you all so much, we appreciate your support because as you know your donations are what keeps us going, without you we are not sure what would happen…THANK YOU  DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

 Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. 

Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-2233, or email him at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.  The NUCA is a 501(c) (13) Tax Exempt Organization, your donations are tax deductible.

2017 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 6, 2017 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:13am by

Rick James, Secretary.  Members present were:  Randy Clark, Sarah James, Gail James, Tim Murad and Rick James and guest, Scott Smith.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:

This is Randy’s 60th annual meeting.  He wanted everyone to know how much he has enjoyed this organization.  We are a 501c3 organization.  We filed form 990 again this year.  This form needs to be completed every year.  It can be completed online, by answering three simple questions.  We received $676.69 in 2016 in donations. 

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Trustees Report:

Nothing to report.

Sexton’s Report:

No lots sold and no burials in 2016.  Advertising for lots generated no calls. 

Read and accepted.

Old Business:

Continue to make Murad’s aware we are interested in purchasing land if it should become available. The sign will go back up for the summer season.  Grave pricing to be increased to $625.  Pricing to be reviewed annually.  Corner stones are $225 installed.

New Business:

Mowing will be done again by Todd Fornier, Quality Touch Mowing for the same price, $1000 annually.  More information about the “Green Lot” initiative is still required.  We’re not aware of any new regulations as of now.  It’s important to note that all burials be documented.  Should we consider obtaining a liability insurance policy?  The Underhill Cemetery Association has offered indirectly to include us as a listing property on their policy.  We would be willing to provide up to 25% of the current premium or $100 (whichever is less) of the premium cost for this year.

Election of Officers:   A new slate of officers was determined.  It was a unanimous vote.

Slate of Officers:

Gail James – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Sarah James, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard D. James

Richard D. James, Secretary

 

WARNING 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                        A.  Secretary’s report


                        B.  Treasurer’s report

                        C.  Trustee’s report

                        D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2017 year 

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads

                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

                        D.  Marc Maheux now doing mapping

                        E.  Web site

                        F.  Tree Cutting

                                               

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2018 year

                        B.  Grave pricing

                        C.  Monument Repair

                       

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

                                               

Respectfully submitted,

           

Richard D James

Richard D. James

Secretary 

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

Sept

2011 Area Rototilled

Cost $500

 

north  underhill cemetery association

2016 newsletter

lOCATED ON pOKER HILL ROAD           P.O. BOX 7          UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

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It was decided at last May’s Annual Meeting that perhaps we needed a sign out in front of the North Underhill Cemetery to let people know we had “lots” available.  As you drive by on Poker Hill Road the cemetery tends to look filled up.  Randy Clark purchased the above sign and placed it there in June of 2016 until October and you will never guess how many calls we had…ZERO!  We are sure that many people noticed it and perhaps put the thought in the back of their mind, thinking: should we ever need one we could get one there.  Our prices are subject to change annually however at this time one “lot” is priced at $600.00.  In that one “lot” you can burry one casket or 2 cremations. 

Remember, Get a “lot” while you are young!

2016 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery was cared for by Todd Fournier (Quality Touch Landscaping) Todd and his crew have done an excellent job with spring clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer.  Our costs went up this year due to a Spring and Fall clean up.  Our total for the year was $1000.
  • There were no burials or graves sold.
  • Marc Maheux has agreed to do our mapping for us and is picking up where Ed Moore left off.  Thank you Marc

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

We appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2016-17 (April '16 thru Mar.'17)

Bond, Amy                                          Clark, Randy & Kitty               Clark, Richard & Mary

Colwell, Mary                                      Gumbart, Elizabeth                 Laberge, James & Kristin 

Martin, Harold & Jennifer                    MNP Trust                               Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne           

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $651.79 Our donations were down by 75% in 2016!!

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-2233, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

2016 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 7, 2016 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:15am by Kayla James, President.  Members present were:  Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Kayla James, Kyle James, Phil Cook, Gail James, Tim Murad and Rick James.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:

We are now tax exempt once again (finally).  Many forms later, we have succeeded.  This process now requires an annual tax form 990 to be filled out each year in May for the previous calendar year.

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Trustees Report:

Nothing to report.

Sexton’s Report:

No lots or graves sold in 2015.  One was sold in 2014.  No burials in 2015.  Mowing was done 10 times in 2015.  New mowers this year.  Quality Touch will be the new contractor.  There were two identical bids, each for $1000.  This includes mowing and both spring and fall cleanup.

Read and accepted.

Old Business:

None.

Election of Officers:   The slate of officers will remain the same.  It was a unanimous vote.

Slate of Officers:

Kayla James – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Sarah James, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

New Business:

Marc Maheux will be taking over the Underhill mapping project from Ed Moore.

Web Site was updated to include new slate of officers.  Motion was made and accepted to allow any mapping data to be posted to our website when available.  Kayla will get the login information from Randy and see if she can help out.

Advertising for lots.  We have plenty of space available and we think folks assume the cemetery is full from what they can see from the road.  We will put a sign out front for the summer months.  We’ll update the web site as well with this information.

Grave/Lot Pricing:  Motion was made and accepted to increase grave pricing from $500 to $600.  We will add this item as a standing agenda item.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard D. James

Richard D. James, Secretary


WARNING 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                        A.  Secretary’s report
                        B.  Treasurer’s report
                        C.  Trustee’s report
                        D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2016 year
                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads
                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery
                        D.  Marc Maheux now doing mapping
                        E.  Web site
                        F.  Advertising for Lot Sales

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2017 year
                        B.  Grave pricing

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

Respectfully submitted,

Richard D James

Richard D. James

Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

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2011 Area Rototilled

Cost $500

 

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2015 newsletter

lOCATED ON pOKER HILL ROAD           P.O. BOX 7          UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

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We take great pride in dedicating this year’s Newsletter to long time member Carol Morse.  Carol was raised by her parents, Julius and Thelma Morse and they lived on Poker Hill Road, Underhill.  The Morses moved to South Bristol in the early 1950s and Carol graduated from Bristol High School in 1955.  She then graduated from Putnam Nursing School in 1957 with her LPN.  Carol worked her career as a nurse and was an LPN for Timberlane Associates for over 30 years. Not so kindly referred to as “Nurse Pick” for all the shots she gave to hundreds of kids!  She retired from Timberlane Associates and worked part time for the VNA up until four years ago.     Carol’s grandparents are buried in the NUC and therefore she had a strong interest in how the cemetery looks and is cared for.  Carol served as Vice President from 1973-1979; she was elected President in 1980 and served until 1984, when her beloved sister, Ruth, took over the reins.  In 2004 she was elected Trustee and served until 2015. For many years she lived in Essex Junction but is now happy to be near family in the Middlebury area.  The Morse Family has always been very active in the NUC and Carol’s sister, Ruth (now deceased) has many family members carrying on the family tradition (James Family) and her Great Niece, Kayla James is now the President of the North Underhill Cemetery Association.  Carol will be 79 on May 18, 2016…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAROL! And THANK YOU for your YEARS of DEDICATION to the NUCA.

2015 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery was cared for by Andy Forsberg (AKT Enterprises) Andy and his crew have done an excellent job with spring clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer.  Our costs went down this year due to a little less mowing and the Fall clean up was delayed until spring.  Our total for the year was $650.
  • There were no burials this year however there was one grave sold in 2014 which was not reported in 2014.  There were none sold in 2015.
  • Justin Isabelle donated the proceeds that were left over from his Eagle Scout project when he and his Boy Scout Troop and Friends repaired the fence and straightened and cleaned the monuments in 2014.  That amount was $1,025!


We were saddened in February (2016) to learn of the passing of long time North Underhill Cemetery friend, Edwin T. Moore.  Ed has been doing the mapping of all of the cemeteries in Underhill (seven of them) which has been a tremendous help and he has been doing this work, without charge, for the last 30+ years.  Ed passed away at the age of 94, may he Rest In Peace.

 

Eagle Scout, Justin Isabelle, just received his “Eagle Award” (May 2015) from Underhill-Jericho Boy Scout Troop 627, as President Kayla James and Secretary Rick James of the North Underhill Cemetery Association congratulate him. Justin headed up the project at our cemetery last year to repair the fence, straighten and clean the monuments.  He also raised $1,025 for the NUCA.  Thank you, Justin!

 

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

We appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2015-16 (April '15 thru Mar.'16)

Cushman, Rufus & Carolyn                Gumbart, Elizabeth                 Poland, Myra

Swim, Warren & Marge                      Tower, Scott & Amelia            MNP Trust                  

Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne                Isabelle, Justin                        Metcalf, Zilda

Turner, Rebecca                                 Frost, Phyllis                           Heidenreich, Melody Parker                       

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $2,425.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS 

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

2015 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 2, 2015 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:05am by Kayla James, President.  Members present were:  Randy Clark, Phil Cook, Gerd Sommer, Kayla James, Kyle James, Tim Murad and Rick James.

Secretary’s Report:

  • The secretary’s report was read and accepted with one error.  Clarks’ Truck Center is in Jericho, not Underhill.
  • Treasurers’ report:

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Because Randy was the named person on the E*Trade account, he experienced gains that he had to pay income taxes on.  We will transfer the ownership to the NUCA as soon as the tax exempt status is finalized.

  • Trustees Report:

Nothing to report.

  • Sexton’s Report:

Read and accepted.

  • Old Business:

None.

  • Web site.  Randy will send Kayla information if he has problems.

Election of Officers:  Randy nominated Sarah James for Trustee.  There were many seconds.  The remaining slate of officers will remain the same.

Slate of Officers:

Kayla James – President:  Kyle James - Vice President:  Rick James – Secretary: Randy Clark – Treasurer:  Sarah James, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees: Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

New Business:

  • Brad Holden will be taking over the cemetery mapping project from Ed Moore.
  • Mowing will be continued by Andy Forsberg at the same price as last year.  $65.00 per mowing and trimming every other time.
  • We all signed a card for Justin Isabelle.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard D. James

Richard D. James

Secretary


WARNING 2016 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

            A.  Secretary’s report
                        B.  Treasurer’s report
            C.  Trustee’s report
               D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2015 year

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads
                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery
                        D.  Mapping of Cemetery, will be Marc Maheux not Brad Holden
                        E.  Web site
                        F.  Trustee report on Non Profit Status

                       

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2016 year

                        B.  Advertising for Available Lots “Get A Lot While You Are Young”
                        C.  Grave pricing

5. To transact any other business thought proper

                                               

Respectfully submitted,

Richard D. James

Rick James, Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

 

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
2014 NEWSLETTER
LOCATED ON POKER HILL ROAD      P.O. BOX 7       UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

2014 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website, the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery is now cared for by Andy Forsberg (AKT Enterprises) Andy and his crew have done an excellent job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer. Due to the wet summer and more mowing our costs did increase. Our total for the year was $1,260.
  • We had no burials this year and there were no graves sold.
  • Boy Scout, Justin Isabelle, needed to do a community project to earn his Eagle Badge. He approached us about doing work at the cemetery: he would like to replace some Veteran Grave Flag Holders; Cut some brush; Clean some monuments; Straighten up some monuments; and Repair the fence and gate. After a weekend Justin and 25 of his fellow scouts and their parents completed the project and the cemetery looks the best it has in 25 years. Wonderful work, thank you to Justin and all that helped.  

         Picture insert is why we needed to repair the fence. Here you see the Scouts at work. 


                                                                  


Top: Justin and the boys working on the fence. Right top: Justin and the boys complete the fence. Above: A parent pressure washes a monument. Middle Right: A parent and a Scout straighten a monument. Right: A Scout rakes the leaves so the area can be mowed. Bottom: All done

Here you see a before and after look. Top: A Scout pressure washes with adult supervision. Bottom: The finished monuments.

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

We appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing. We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark. However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it. It costs us $1,260 for mowing and fall clean up. With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet. If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489. Thank you

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2014-15 (April '14 thru Mar.'15) 

Cushman, Rufus & Carolyn           Morse, Carol                             Cowell, Mary
Gray, Carolyn                                   Gumbart, Elizabeth                  Poland, Myra
Swim, Warren & Marge                 DeVries, Jan Tower, Scott       Clark, Richard & Mary
MNP Trust                                        James, Kyle                                Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne
Clark, Randy & Kitty

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED: $1,139.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

Planned Giving Creating a Legacy 

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here. People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep.

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.  

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com. We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals. 

 

 

THE FENCE,                        

THE GATE, 
                    

AND THE MONUMENTS, all in tip-top condition, Thanks to Justin Isabelle, now an Eagle Scout of Underhill-Jericho Boy Scout Troop 627 and many of his fellow Scouts and their devoted parents. The North Underhill Cemetery looks the best it has in 25 years. 6 | P a g e

2014 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 3, 2014 at Clark’s Truck Center in Underhill. The meeting was called to order at 9:15am by Randy Clark, Treasurer. Members present were: Carol Morse, Tim Murad, Randy Clark, Gail James, Kayla James and Rick James.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Trustees Report:

The non-profit status has yet to be finalized. We have filed a 32 page document for tax exempt status. Boy Scout Eagle candidate Justin Isabelle is doing a bunch of work coordinating repairing some markers, cutting brush, and fixing the fence. Fence materials are being donated. Veteran’s markers are going to be placed in the ground with some concrete to prevent theft.

Sexton’s Report:

There were two burials. Patricia Brewer and Norman Chapman. We have sold two lots. The sextons’ report was read and accepted.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Mowing will be continued by Andy Forsberg at the same price.

Election of Officers: Randy nominated Kayla James for president. There were many seconds. It was a unanimous vote. The remaining slate of officers will remain the same.

Slate of Officers:

Kayla James – President
Kyle James - Vice President
Rick James – Secretary
Randy Clark – Treasurer
Carol Morse, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees
Randy Clark, Tim Murad - Sextons

Regarding investment options at this time, Randy recommends we continue the current present course of action. Randy will consult the co-signers if there are any issues.

The Association has no outstanding debts at this time.

The NUCA will make sure the Eagle Scout project gets recognition for all their efforts.  

Randy found a document from 1938 that showed the Town of Underhill received $1200 from the NUCA. The town was also supposed to pay 4% interest on that money. There is a note from Town Clerk Zilda Metcalf on the margin indicating the monies were paid back to the NUCA.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:40.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard James

Richard D. James
Secretary  

WARNING 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION 

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:

1. To hear and act on the reports of its officers

A. Secretary’s report

B. Treasurer’s report

C. Trustee’s report

D. Sexton’s report

2. Old Business

A. Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2014 year

B. Land purchase from the Murads

C. Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

D. Eagle Scout Project

E. Web site

F. Trustee report on Non Profit Status

3. To elect officers for the ensuing year

4. New Business

A. Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2015 year

5. To transact any other business thought proper

Respectfully submitted,

Richard James

Rick James, Secretary  

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASEBRING A FRIEND 

 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

 


north  underhill cemetery association

2013 newsletter

lOCATED ON pOKER HILL ROAD              P.O. BOX 7           UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

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2013 UPDATE

  • Our website continues to be a hit and since May (2011) we have had over 10,000 hits on the site!  The address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • We had to hire a new mower as Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) decided he was unable to continue to mow our cemetery.  We hired Andy Forsberg (AKT Enterprises) Andy and his crew have done an excellent good job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer.  Due to the wet summer and more mowing our costs did increase.  Our total for the year was $1,065.
  • We did have to have a dead tree cut in hopes of preventing it falling on our fence.  This was done at a cost of $315, for cutting and cleaning up.  
  • We have had two burials this year:  Norman Chapman and Patty Brewer
  • Last year you may remember that we needed to repair our fence.  It was a very busy summer and we did not get to it, however in the fall a Boy Scout, Justin Isabelle, who needs to do a community project to earn his Eagle Badge approached us about doing work at the cemetery.  He would like to replace some Veteran Grave Flag Holders; Cut some brush; Clean some monuments; Straighten up some monuments; and Repair the fence and gate.  Justin has done most of the leg work and this summer will be completing the work.  See some of the pictures of the fence below:

We need to repair our gate and the fence where a tree fell on it. 

 

 We really appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark.  However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it.  It costs us $1,065 for spring cleanup, mowing and fall clean up.  With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

 WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2013-14 (April '13 thru Mar.'14)

Peter & Isabella Martin           Carol Morse                            Rick, Gail, & Sara James               

Kyle James                             Emily Clark                             MNP Trust

Rufus & Carolyn Cushman    James & Kristin Laberge        Mary Cowell

Mary & Darrell Middleton        Elizabeth Gumbart                Leonard & Jeanne Pallotta

Ann Dutil                                 

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $1,515.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS 

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

2013 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 4, 2013 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:05am by Gerd Sommer, President.  Tim Murad was not able to attend.  Members present were: Carol Morse, Phil Cook, Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Isabel Martin, Kyle James, Gail James, Sarah James, Kayla James and Rick James.

 Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.        

Treasurers’ report:

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted. 

Trustees Report:

The non-profit status has yet to be finalized. 

Sexton’s Report:

No new burials in 2012 and no new corner stones installed in the past year.  There was one lot sold. 

The non-profit status has yet to be finalized.  Randy has asked the Trustees to look into this status. 

Stuart Martin Trust                                         $10,000.00

Peoples United Bank CD                               $6,034.53       

Merchants Bank – Wilma Clark Trust            $11,107.12     

Merchants Bank Checking Account              $2,479.10   

The two broken monuments cannot be just glued back together because of the granite’s condition.  Randy has recommended that the monuments be strapped with stainless steel and remain in an upright condition.  They will be repaired this year. 

Sextons’ report was read and accepted. 

Old Business: 

Mowing is done about 10 times per year.  Thanks to Randy for making all the arrangements. 

We want to keep the option open to acquire land from the Murad’s in the future. 

Logs are still needed to be completed at both the cemetery and the Town Hall. 

Monuments should be repaired during the summer monuments. 

Stump removal to happen when the contractor gets time. 

New Business: 

Randy spoke about the question about investing the Wilma Clark Trust Fund monies into stock with GMCR.   Discussion about using the $10,000 principal amount for an initial amount and keeping the interest earned so far in our checking account. 

Motion to invest the $10,000 principal of the Wilma Clark Trust into GMCR stock.  The status of the account should be reviewed annually.  There should be at least three signers on the account.  The account will be opened with eTrade.  If the invested amount falls below $9,000 the signers will act accordingly.  The four signers on the account will be Randy Clark, Kyle James, Sarah James, and Kayla James. 

Cornerstones:  We will now be purchasing them from Bianchi’s.  The new price will be $225.00 per set. 

We will repair some more headstones.  Jim Woodman from “Headstones” will be doing the work. 

Election of Officers: 

The following officers were elected: 

Slate of Officers:

Gerd Sommer – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Carol Morse, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:25am. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Richard James 

Richard D. James
Secretary

        

WARNING 2014 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 3, 2014 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                        A.  Secretary’s report

                        B.  Treasurer’s report

                        C.  Trustee’s report

                        D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2013 year 

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads

                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

                        D.  Repair broken monuments

                        E.  Broken Gate & Fence Repair

                        F.  Web site

                        G.  Trustee report on Non Profit Status

                        H.  Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Stock

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2014 year

                        B.  Invest Funds in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters stock for greater return

                        C.  Eagle Scout Project

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

                                               

Respectfully submitted,

            Rick James, Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND  

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.





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 May 5, 2012 L-R: President Gerd Sommers; Trustee Phil Cook; Secretary Rick James; Kayla James; Trustee Carol Morse; Ed Moore; Sarah James; Vice President Kyle James; and Gail James 

 

 

 2012 UPDATE

  • In May (2011) we started a web site, please check it out:  www.northunderhillcemetery.com to date we have had over 6324 hits on the site!  There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) and his crew continued to do an excellent good job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer ($780). 
  • We had seven monuments repaired at a cost of $800 by Headstones and we were satisfied with their work, see below

 













 These are the seven monuments which we had repaired.


We need to repair our gate and the fence you will see below that a tree fell on it this past winter. 

  

We really appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark.  However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it.  It costs us $780 for spring cleanup, mowing and fall clean up.  With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

 WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2012-13 (April '12 thru Apr.'13)

MNP Trust                 Phyllis Frost            Elizabeth Gumbart           Wesley Metcalf          Leonard & Jeanne Pallotta 

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $650.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA  please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

 2012 Annual Meeting 

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 5, 2012 at Clark’s Truck Center in Underhill.  The meeting was called to order at 9:07am by Gerd Sommer, Vice President.  Tim Murad was not able to attend.  Members present were: Carol Morse, Phil Cook, Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Ed Moore, Kyle James and Rick James.

Gerd wanted us all to reflect on the loss of our two longtime members, Ruth Taylor and Scott Sommer.

An announcement of the annual meeting was again proudly displayed on the electronic sign outside Clark’s Truck Center.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:  The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Stuart Martin Trust                                        $10,000.00

Chittenden Bank CD                                      $5,507.54        

Merchants Bank – Wilma Clark Trust   $11,031.39
   
Merchants Bank Checking Account        $2,184.29 
  Regarding the loan Randy gave the NUCA, he will accept a repayment schedule of $1000 per year in order to keep our financial house in order.

Trustees Report:  Since the land clearing has been completed there are many more lots available.

The two broken monuments cannot be just glued back together because of the granite’s condition.  Randy has recommended that the monuments be strapped with stainless steel and remain in an upright condition.  They will be repaired this year.
The Trustees report was read and accepted.

Sexton’s Report:

  • 2011 was a rough year for our organization.
  • Only two stones have been repaired when we expected three to be fixed.
  • The front gate still needs to be repaired.
  • Two new burials and no new corner stones installed in the past year.  There were also seven lot sales during the year.

Sextons’ report was read and accepted.

 Old Business:

  • Mowing is done about 10 times per year.  Thanks to Randy for making all the arrangements.
  • Brad Holden has completed the GPS survey.  We will send Brad a thank you note.
  • The non-profit status has yet to be finalized.  Randy has asked the Trustees to look into this status.
  • We want to keep the option open to acquire land from the Murads in the future.
  • Logs are still needed to be completed at both the cemetery and the Town Hall.
  • Monuments should be repaired during the summer months.
  • Stump removal to happen when the contractor gets time.

Election of Officers:

The following officers were elected:

Slate of Officers:
Gerd Sommer – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Carol Morse, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

New Business:

  • Cornerstones:  We will now be purchasing them from Upon a Rock.
  • We will repair some more headstones.  Jim Woodman from “Headstones” will be doing the work.
  • The grave site price set at $500.00.  Cornerstones will remain at $150.00.
  • Phil Cook asked Ed Moore what the earliest grave site is in the Cemetery.  Ed reported 1778 is the earliest grave site.
  • Ed Moore presented a proposal to extend the numbering schemes for the new area in the rear of the cemetery that has recently been cleared and is now available.
  • Sarah James and Kayla James were inducted into the NUCA.  Their Dad paid their dues of $1.00 each

The meeting was adjourned at 10:50am.

WARNING 2013 ANNUAL MEETING
NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:  

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                         A.  Secretary’s report

                         B.  Treasurer’s report

                         C.  Trustee’s report

                         D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2012 year

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads

                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

                        D.  Repair broken monuments

                        E.  Cemetery survey

                        F.  Broken Gate

                        G.  Web site

                        H.  Trustee report on Non Profit Status                      

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                    

4.  New Business
                    
A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2013 year

                   B.  Invest Funds in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters stock for greater return

                   C.  Corner Stone Price $225.00

                   D.  Fence repair

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

Respectfully submitted,

            Rick James, Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND  

 We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

NOrth  underhill cemetery association

2011 newsletter

lOCATED ON pOKER HILL ROAD            P.O. BOX 7          UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

We Dedicate this Newsletter to two great members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association.

RUTH MORSE TAYLOR ESSEX JUNCTION - Ruth Morse Taylor, 72, of Essex Junction, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Ruth was born May 12, 1939, in Burlington, to Julius and Thelma (Irish) Morse. She graduated from Bristol High School in Bristol in 1957, the University Of Vermont School Of Dental Hygiene in 1959, and later earned her bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College in 1992. As a dental hygienist in her early career, she quickly adopted the nickname of "Toothie Ruthie." She also worked for the State of Vermont Health Department, and then the Vermont Water Supply Division. Ruth thoroughly enjoyed living in her beloved home state of Vermont and took every opportunity to experience and photograph its beauty. She created and loved her family tradition of "Cookie Day," where family and friends would gather together just before the holidays and make Christmas cookies. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Shelburne Museum and playing endless hours of Scrabble. Ruth became a member of the North Underhill Cemetery Association at a very young age and after her parents passed on she took and even more active interest and served as the President for many years and made sure that there was always a place to host the meeting which often included her own residence.  She was also a strong financial supporter of the NUCA.  Burial was in the North Underhill Cemetery on October 1, 2011.

PETER SCOTT C. SOMMER UNDERHILL -- Scott C. Sommer of Underhill passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on May 16, 1957, and had just celebrated his 54th birthday. He graduated from Mount Mansfield High School in 1975 and from Paul Smith's College with a degree in forestry in 1977. After graduating he worked as a Youth Conservation Corps leader for the State of Vermont. He was currently employed by North Woods Joinery in Jefferson as a timber framer. He was an excellent wood-worker and excelled at building custom houses, including the house he built for his sister, which involved very intricate work fitting huge white pines into the frame. He loved to hunt and enjoyed the outdoors and nature and would go for daily hikes or snowshoeing adventures through the woods in his backyard, enjoying the sights and sounds. In his youth he hiked Mt. Mansfield frequently and knew the mountain intimately. He was also an excellent downhill skier, having learned with the best at the Underhill Ski Bowl. He was a big history buff of the American Civil and Revolutionary Wars. He was a very active participant in Warner's Regiment Rev. War reenactment group and Hanaford's Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps. He was a past member of the Rev. War reenactment groups Herricks Rangers and the British Unit, the 29th Regiment of Foot. He was also a past president of the Vermont Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He loved archeology and participated in many digs in New York at French and Indian and Rev. War sites. He loved the history of Underhill and spent many hours researching archives for information. He was President of the Underhill Historical Society for many years. He was very instrumental in bringing about the restoration of the "Old School House" in Underhill Center. He was also an officer in the North Underhill Cemetery Association and was the unofficial grounds keeper of the Sand Hill Cemetery in Underhill Center. Scott was a great father; he loved living and wanted to share his experiences with his children, including them in many of the activities he enjoyed. Recently Scott and Dillon built a blacksmith's shop together, blacksmithing being one of the many talents Dillon learned from his father. Another project was the restoration of a 1931 Model A Ford pickup that Scott had learned to drive on. Dillon looks forward to finishing it in the future. Cassidy learned a great appreciation of nature from their walks together collecting fiddle heads this spring and photographing wild flowers. Scott became interested in the North Underhill Cemetery Association after his mother was buried here in 1994; Scott was a Trustee and Co-Sexton. Burial was in the North Underhill Cemetery on May 28, 2011

   

 

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    ADDITIONAL BURIAL SPACE IS NOW A REALITY!
        For the last several years the NUCA has been looking for more land to use for burials, as much of our existing land is ledge and in many areas only cremation graves are available.  The NUCA owns approximately one third acre in the back of the cemetery that had grown from brush to large trees. We had the trees removed in 2009 and in 2011 we had the stumps removed, the area rototilled and seeded, we are now open for business!
        OTHER NEWS
       
    • In May we started a web site, please check it out:  www.northunderhillcemetery.com to date we have had over 2600 hits on the site!  There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
    • When Scott Sommer passed away in May, it was so wet at the front of the cemetery driveway that equipment was unable to access the area to prepare the burial site.  It was decided by the Trustees to hire Tim Clark of 3 Cs Enterprises to repair the entrance, Tim did an excellent job and he donated his time and equipment and only charged for the materials used ($276).  We really appreciate Tim’s generosity. 
    • Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) and his crew continues to do an excellent good job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer ($780). 
    • We had three broken monuments repaired by Kuhn Memorials ($1,000).  The cost to do this kind of work is very expensive and we are very limited on the funds we have to work with.  

    • We have repaired the broken gate.  
    • We really appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark.  However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it.  It costs us $780 for spring cleanup, mowing and fall clean up.  With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet.
        WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2011-12 (April '11 thru Apr.'12)
       

    Carol Morse                Mary Colwell               Leonard & Jeanne Pallotta                 Kyle James

  • Kevin James               Mark & Phylis Simon  Rebecca MacDonald                          Ruth Taylor

    Wesley Metcalf           Wendy Amblo             Timothy & Joanne Murad                    Rick James

    Gwendolyn Brown       James Leberge           Clark’s Community Fund                    Jane Deyo

           

    Myra Polan                  Sylvia Coffin                Peter & Isabella Martin                       Frances Hall

    Randy & Kitty Clark    Elizabeth Gumbart      Rufus & Connie Cushman

            

    TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $3,480.00

       

    DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

        

    Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

        The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 
       

    A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

        There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.
       

    If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA  please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

        2011 Annual Meeting 
     

       The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 7, 2011 at Clark’s Truck Center in Underhill.  The meeting was called to order at 9:03am by Tim Murad, President.  Members present were: Tim Murad, Ruth Taylor, Carol Morse, Phil Cook, Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Ed Moore and Rick James.

       

    An announcement of the annual meeting was proudly displayed on the electronic sign outside Clark’s Truck Center. 

       

    Secretary’s Report:

       

    The secretary’s report was read and accepted. 

       

    Treasurers’ report:

        Randy stated we received a new Federal ID Number.  We will need to follow up to make sure we are classified as a non-profit organization.  
  • Randy stated that we received $1435.00 in donations for the year.
        

    Stuart Martin Trust                                         $10,000.00

    Chittenden Bank CD                                      $  5,507.54               

    Merchants Bank – Wilma Clark Trust           $11,031.39

    Merchants Bank Checking Account              $  2,184.29 

  •  

Regarding the loan Randy gave the NUCA, he will accept a repayment schedule of $1000 per year in order to keep our financial house in order. 

Treasurers’ report was read and accepted. 

    Trustees Report:

Contacted the contractor to get a quote for stump removal.

Trustees’ report was read and accepted.

     Sexton’s Report:
 No new burials and no new corner stones installed in the past year.  There were also no lot sales during the year.   

Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) will continue to mow the cemetery for $55.00 per mowing.  This is the same price since 2008. 

Scott referenced some research that indicates the cemetery was deeded in 1896.  There will be a GPS project by Brad Holden to document some coordinates of specific locations in the Cemetery during 2011.  This will be done free of charge.

The two broken monuments cannot be just glued back together because of the granite’s condition.  Randy has recommended that the monuments be strapped with stainless steel and remain in an upright condition.  They will be repaired this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Sextons’ report was read and accepted. 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Scott will be making a visitors log box along with a small sign to welcome folks. 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Old Business:   

Mowing is done about 10 times per year.  Thanks to Randy for making all the arrangements. 

We want to keep the option open to acquire land from the Murads in the future. 

Logs are still needed to be completed at both the cemetery and the Town Hall.
 

Monuments should be repaired during the summer months. 

Stump removal to happen when the contractor gets time. 

Election of Officers:

Tim Murad made the motion to accept the same slate officers as the past year.  Ruth Taylor seconded the motion.  So moved.

Slate of Officers:

Tim Murad – President

Gerd Sommer: Vice President

Rick James – Secretary
Randy Clark – Treasurer
Scott Sommer, Carol Morse, Phil Cook –Trustees
Randy Clark, Scott Sommer - Sextons

New Business: 

The front gate is broken.  The sextons will investigate.  The gates were installed in 2001 and are now 10 years old. 

We had a discussion about grave prices.  They have been $300 since 2001.  Cornerstones are also required at a cost of $150 which includes  installation.  Discussion moved towards letting people know that we do have space available. 

   

It was moved and accepted to increase the grave site price to $500.00.  Cornerstones will remain at $150.00.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00am.

   

       

Rick James with his mother, Ruth; and his aunt, Carol; Rick has been Secretary of the NUCA for many years, his mom was President, and his aunt has been a Trustee.  These are members that we have always been able to count on throughout the last several years.  (Photo taken at the 2011 Annual Meeting)

  • WARNING 2012 ANNUAL MEETING

    NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

    The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 5, 2012 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:

    1. To hear and act on the reports of its officers

         A. Secretary’s report

         B. Treasurer’s report

         C. Trustee’s report

         D. Sexton’s report

  •    

        2.  Old Business:

            

             A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2011 year
    

             B.  Land purchase from the Murads

             C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

            

             D.  Repair two broken monuments

            

           E.  Stump removal

              F.  Cemetery survey

            G.  Broken Gate

            H.  Front Drive Way

             I.   Web site

 3.  E
lect officers for the ensuing year   

 4
.  New Business
              A.  ?

 5.  To transact any other business thought proper

 Respectfully submitted,

            Rick James, Secretary 

 IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info. 

   

 

 

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2017 newsletter

lOCATED ON pOKER HILL ROAD           P.O. BOX 7          UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

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2011 Area Seeded

Cost $285

 

 
 

We dedicate this year’s News Letter to long time Trustee of the North Underhill Cemetery Association, PHIL COOK. Here you see Phil in Spring of 2012 standing next to the sign announcing the North Underhill Cemetery Annual Meeting.  Phil has served as Trustee for the last 25 years, and he was also a supporter of the organization before that.  Phil was born and raised in Underhill and was a member of the University of Vermont faculty during his working career.  Thirty plus years ago Phil started Poker Hill Gardens as a hobby business and it is now a small specialty nursery. The "gardens" are separate groupings of plants scattered over the diverse habitats provided by the landscape which includes woodland, open meadow, and a small stream. It is plants growing in the various groupings which provide the stock for propagation and sale. Hardiness is assured.  Thank you, Phil, for your dedication and hard work making the North Underhill Cemetery a better place.

2017 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery was cared for by Chris Toulis (Ground Control Property Maintenance) Chris has done an excellent job with mowing and fall clean up.  Our total cost was $1000.
  • There were no burials or graves sold.
  • Marc Maheux continues to do our mapping on a no charge fee and Marc has made it possible for us to list all the people buried in the North Underhill Cemetery, thank you Marc.  To find these names go to our website and click on the heading: PICTURES

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2017-18 (April '17 thru Mar.'18)

 Bond, Amy            Clark, Randy & Kitty            Clark's Truck Center
 Cushman, Rufus & Carolyn              Gumbart, Elizabeth                                    MNP Trust                 Murad, Timothy & JoAnne               Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne                      Poland, Myra
 TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $925.00 Our donations were up by 37% in 2017!!  Thank you all so much, we appreciate your support because as you know your donations are what keeps us going, without you we are not sure what would happen…THANK YOU  DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

 Planned Giving  Creating a LegacyThe North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-2233, or email him at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.  The NUCA is a 501(c) (13) Tax Exempt Organization, your donations are tax deductible.

2017 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 6, 2017 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:13am by

Rick James, Secretary.  Members present were:  Randy Clark, Sarah James, Gail James, Tim Murad and Rick James and guest, Scott Smith.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:

This is Randy’s 60th annual meeting.  He wanted everyone to know how much he has enjoyed this organization.  We are a 501c3 organization.  We filed form 990 again this year.  This form needs to be completed every year.  It can be completed online, by answering three simple questions.  We received $676.69 in 2016 in donations. 

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Trustees Report:

Nothing to report.

Sexton’s Report:

No lots sold and no burials in 2016.  Advertising for lots generated no calls. 

Read and accepted.

Old Business:

Continue to make Murad’s aware we are interested in purchasing land if it should become available. The sign will go back up for the summer season.  Grave pricing to be increased to $625.  Pricing to be reviewed annually.  Corner stones are $225 installed.

New Business:

Mowing will be done again by Todd Fornier, Quality Touch Mowing for the same price, $1000 annually.  More information about the “Green Lot” initiative is still required.  We’re not aware of any new regulations as of now.  It’s important to note that all burials be documented.  Should we consider obtaining a liability insurance policy?  The Underhill Cemetery Association has offered indirectly to include us as a listing property on their policy.  We would be willing to provide up to 25% of the current premium or $100 (whichever is less) of the premium cost for this year.

Election of Officers:   A new slate of officers was determined.  It was a unanimous vote.

Slate of Officers:

Gail James – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Sarah James, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

The meeting was adjourned at 10:20am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard D. James

Richard D. James, Secretary

 

WARNING 2018 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                        A.  Secretary’s report

                        B.  Treasurer’s report

                        C.  Trustee’s report

                        D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2017 year 

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads

                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

                        D.  Marc Maheux now doing mapping

                        E.  Web site

                        F.  Tree Cutting

                                               

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2018 year

                        B.  Grave pricing

                        C.  Monument Repair

                       

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

                                               

Respectfully submitted,

           

Richard D James

Richard D. James

Secretary 

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

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It was decided at last May’s Annual Meeting that perhaps we needed a sign out in front of the North Underhill Cemetery to let people know we had “lots” available.  As you drive by on Poker Hill Road the cemetery tends to look filled up.  Randy Clark purchased the above sign and placed it there in June of 2016 until October and you will never guess how many calls we had…ZERO!  We are sure that many people noticed it and perhaps put the thought in the back of their mind, thinking: should we ever need one we could get one there.  Our prices are subject to change annually however at this time one “lot” is priced at $600.00.  In that one “lot” you can burry one casket or 2 cremations. 

Remember, Get a “lot” while you are young!

2016 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery was cared for by Todd Fournier (Quality Touch Landscaping) Todd and his crew have done an excellent job with spring clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer.  Our costs went up this year due to a Spring and Fall clean up.  Our total for the year was $1000.
  • There were no burials or graves sold.
  • Marc Maheux has agreed to do our mapping for us and is picking up where Ed Moore left off.  Thank you Marc

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

We appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2016-17 (April '16 thru Mar.'17)

Bond, Amy                                          Clark, Randy & Kitty               Clark, Richard & Mary

Colwell, Mary                                      Gumbart, Elizabeth                 Laberge, James & Kristin 

Martin, Harold & Jennifer                    MNP Trust                               Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne           

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $651.79 Our donations were down by 75% in 2016!!

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-2233, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

2016 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 7, 2016 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:15am by Kayla James, President.  Members present were:  Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Kayla James, Kyle James, Phil Cook, Gail James, Tim Murad and Rick James.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:

We are now tax exempt once again (finally).  Many forms later, we have succeeded.  This process now requires an annual tax form 990 to be filled out each year in May for the previous calendar year.

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Trustees Report:

Nothing to report.

Sexton’s Report:

No lots or graves sold in 2015.  One was sold in 2014.  No burials in 2015.  Mowing was done 10 times in 2015.  New mowers this year.  Quality Touch will be the new contractor.  There were two identical bids, each for $1000.  This includes mowing and both spring and fall cleanup.

Read and accepted.

Old Business:

None.

Election of Officers:   The slate of officers will remain the same.  It was a unanimous vote.

Slate of Officers:

Kayla James – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Sarah James, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

New Business:

Marc Maheux will be taking over the Underhill mapping project from Ed Moore.

Web Site was updated to include new slate of officers.  Motion was made and accepted to allow any mapping data to be posted to our website when available.  Kayla will get the login information from Randy and see if she can help out.

Advertising for lots.  We have plenty of space available and we think folks assume the cemetery is full from what they can see from the road.  We will put a sign out front for the summer months.  We’ll update the web site as well with this information.

Grave/Lot Pricing:  Motion was made and accepted to increase grave pricing from $500 to $600.  We will add this item as a standing agenda item.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:30am.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard D. James

Richard D. James, Secretary


WARNING 2017 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 6, 2017 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                        A.  Secretary’s report
                        B.  Treasurer’s report
                        C.  Trustee’s report
                        D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2016 year
                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads
                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery
                        D.  Marc Maheux now doing mapping
                        E.  Web site
                        F.  Advertising for Lot Sales

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2017 year
                        B.  Grave pricing

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

Respectfully submitted,

Richard D James

Richard D. James

Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

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We take great pride in dedicating this year’s Newsletter to long time member Carol Morse.  Carol was raised by her parents, Julius and Thelma Morse and they lived on Poker Hill Road, Underhill.  The Morses moved to South Bristol in the early 1950s and Carol graduated from Bristol High School in 1955.  She then graduated from Putnam Nursing School in 1957 with her LPN.  Carol worked her career as a nurse and was an LPN for Timberlane Associates for over 30 years. Not so kindly referred to as “Nurse Pick” for all the shots she gave to hundreds of kids!  She retired from Timberlane Associates and worked part time for the VNA up until four years ago.     Carol’s grandparents are buried in the NUC and therefore she had a strong interest in how the cemetery looks and is cared for.  Carol served as Vice President from 1973-1979; she was elected President in 1980 and served until 1984, when her beloved sister, Ruth, took over the reins.  In 2004 she was elected Trustee and served until 2015. For many years she lived in Essex Junction but is now happy to be near family in the Middlebury area.  The Morse Family has always been very active in the NUC and Carol’s sister, Ruth (now deceased) has many family members carrying on the family tradition (James Family) and her Great Niece, Kayla James is now the President of the North Underhill Cemetery Association.  Carol will be 79 on May 18, 2016…..HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CAROL! And THANK YOU for your YEARS of DEDICATION to the NUCA.

2015 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery was cared for by Andy Forsberg (AKT Enterprises) Andy and his crew have done an excellent job with spring clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer.  Our costs went down this year due to a little less mowing and the Fall clean up was delayed until spring.  Our total for the year was $650.
  • There were no burials this year however there was one grave sold in 2014 which was not reported in 2014.  There were none sold in 2015.
  • Justin Isabelle donated the proceeds that were left over from his Eagle Scout project when he and his Boy Scout Troop and Friends repaired the fence and straightened and cleaned the monuments in 2014.  That amount was $1,025!


We were saddened in February (2016) to learn of the passing of long time North Underhill Cemetery friend, Edwin T. Moore.  Ed has been doing the mapping of all of the cemeteries in Underhill (seven of them) which has been a tremendous help and he has been doing this work, without charge, for the last 30+ years.  Ed passed away at the age of 94, may he Rest In Peace.

 

Eagle Scout, Justin Isabelle, just received his “Eagle Award” (May 2015) from Underhill-Jericho Boy Scout Troop 627, as President Kayla James and Secretary Rick James of the North Underhill Cemetery Association congratulate him. Justin headed up the project at our cemetery last year to repair the fence, straighten and clean the monuments.  He also raised $1,025 for the NUCA.  Thank you, Justin!

 

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

We appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2015-16 (April '15 thru Mar.'16)

Cushman, Rufus & Carolyn                Gumbart, Elizabeth                 Poland, Myra

Swim, Warren & Marge                      Tower, Scott & Amelia            MNP Trust                  

Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne                Isabelle, Justin                        Metcalf, Zilda

Turner, Rebecca                                 Frost, Phyllis                           Heidenreich, Melody Parker                       

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $2,425.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS 

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

2015 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 2, 2015 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:05am by Kayla James, President.  Members present were:  Randy Clark, Phil Cook, Gerd Sommer, Kayla James, Kyle James, Tim Murad and Rick James.

Secretary’s Report:

  • The secretary’s report was read and accepted with one error.  Clarks’ Truck Center is in Jericho, not Underhill.
  • Treasurers’ report:

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Because Randy was the named person on the E*Trade account, he experienced gains that he had to pay income taxes on.  We will transfer the ownership to the NUCA as soon as the tax exempt status is finalized.

  • Trustees Report:

Nothing to report.

  • Sexton’s Report:

Read and accepted.

  • Old Business:

None.

  • Web site.  Randy will send Kayla information if he has problems.

Election of Officers:  Randy nominated Sarah James for Trustee.  There were many seconds.  The remaining slate of officers will remain the same.

Slate of Officers:

Kayla James – President:  Kyle James - Vice President:  Rick James – Secretary: Randy Clark – Treasurer:  Sarah James, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees: Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

New Business:

  • Brad Holden will be taking over the cemetery mapping project from Ed Moore.
  • Mowing will be continued by Andy Forsberg at the same price as last year.  $65.00 per mowing and trimming every other time.
  • We all signed a card for Justin Isabelle.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:05.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard D. James

Richard D. James

Secretary


WARNING 2016 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 7, 2016 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

            A.  Secretary’s report
                        B.  Treasurer’s report
            C.  Trustee’s report
               D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2015 year

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads
                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery
                        D.  Mapping of Cemetery, will be Marc Maheux not Brad Holden
                        E.  Web site
                        F.  Trustee report on Non Profit Status

                       

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2016 year

                        B.  Advertising for Available Lots “Get A Lot While You Are Young”
                        C.  Grave pricing

5. To transact any other business thought proper

                                               

Respectfully submitted,

Richard D. James

Rick James, Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

 

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION
2014 NEWSLETTER
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2014 UPDATE

  • Please check out our website, the address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Our cemetery is now cared for by Andy Forsberg (AKT Enterprises) Andy and his crew have done an excellent job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer. Due to the wet summer and more mowing our costs did increase. Our total for the year was $1,260.
  • We had no burials this year and there were no graves sold.
  • Boy Scout, Justin Isabelle, needed to do a community project to earn his Eagle Badge. He approached us about doing work at the cemetery: he would like to replace some Veteran Grave Flag Holders; Cut some brush; Clean some monuments; Straighten up some monuments; and Repair the fence and gate. After a weekend Justin and 25 of his fellow scouts and their parents completed the project and the cemetery looks the best it has in 25 years. Wonderful work, thank you to Justin and all that helped.  

         Picture insert is why we needed to repair the fence. Here you see the Scouts at work. 


                                                                  


Top: Justin and the boys working on the fence. Right top: Justin and the boys complete the fence. Above: A parent pressure washes a monument. Middle Right: A parent and a Scout straighten a monument. Right: A Scout rakes the leaves so the area can be mowed. Bottom: All done

Here you see a before and after look. Top: A Scout pressure washes with adult supervision. Bottom: The finished monuments.

DONATIONS AND PLANNED GIVING

We appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing. We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark. However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it. It costs us $1,260 for mowing and fall clean up. With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet. If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489. Thank you

WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2014-15 (April '14 thru Mar.'15) 

Cushman, Rufus & Carolyn           Morse, Carol                             Cowell, Mary
Gray, Carolyn                                   Gumbart, Elizabeth                  Poland, Myra
Swim, Warren & Marge                 DeVries, Jan Tower, Scott       Clark, Richard & Mary
MNP Trust                                        James, Kyle                                Pallotta, Leonard & Jeanne
Clark, Randy & Kitty

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED: $1,139.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

Planned Giving Creating a Legacy 

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here. People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep.

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.  

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com. We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals. 

 

 

THE FENCE,                        

THE GATE, 
                    

AND THE MONUMENTS, all in tip-top condition, Thanks to Justin Isabelle, now an Eagle Scout of Underhill-Jericho Boy Scout Troop 627 and many of his fellow Scouts and their devoted parents. The North Underhill Cemetery looks the best it has in 25 years. 6 | P a g e

2014 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 3, 2014 at Clark’s Truck Center in Underhill. The meeting was called to order at 9:15am by Randy Clark, Treasurer. Members present were: Carol Morse, Tim Murad, Randy Clark, Gail James, Kayla James and Rick James.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Trustees Report:

The non-profit status has yet to be finalized. We have filed a 32 page document for tax exempt status. Boy Scout Eagle candidate Justin Isabelle is doing a bunch of work coordinating repairing some markers, cutting brush, and fixing the fence. Fence materials are being donated. Veteran’s markers are going to be placed in the ground with some concrete to prevent theft.

Sexton’s Report:

There were two burials. Patricia Brewer and Norman Chapman. We have sold two lots. The sextons’ report was read and accepted.

Old Business:

None

New Business:

Mowing will be continued by Andy Forsberg at the same price.

Election of Officers: Randy nominated Kayla James for president. There were many seconds. It was a unanimous vote. The remaining slate of officers will remain the same.

Slate of Officers:

Kayla James – President
Kyle James - Vice President
Rick James – Secretary
Randy Clark – Treasurer
Carol Morse, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees
Randy Clark, Tim Murad - Sextons

Regarding investment options at this time, Randy recommends we continue the current present course of action. Randy will consult the co-signers if there are any issues.

The Association has no outstanding debts at this time.

The NUCA will make sure the Eagle Scout project gets recognition for all their efforts.  

Randy found a document from 1938 that showed the Town of Underhill received $1200 from the NUCA. The town was also supposed to pay 4% interest on that money. There is a note from Town Clerk Zilda Metcalf on the margin indicating the monies were paid back to the NUCA.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:40.

Respectfully Submitted,

Richard James

Richard D. James
Secretary  

WARNING 2015 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION 

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:

1. To hear and act on the reports of its officers

A. Secretary’s report

B. Treasurer’s report

C. Trustee’s report

D. Sexton’s report

2. Old Business

A. Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2014 year

B. Land purchase from the Murads

C. Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

D. Eagle Scout Project

E. Web site

F. Trustee report on Non Profit Status

3. To elect officers for the ensuing year

4. New Business

A. Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2015 year

5. To transact any other business thought proper

Respectfully submitted,

Richard James

Rick James, Secretary  

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASEBRING A FRIEND 

 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

 


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2013 newsletter

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2013 UPDATE

  • Our website continues to be a hit and since May (2011) we have had over 10,000 hits on the site!  The address is: www.northunderhillcemetery.com There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • We had to hire a new mower as Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) decided he was unable to continue to mow our cemetery.  We hired Andy Forsberg (AKT Enterprises) Andy and his crew have done an excellent good job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer.  Due to the wet summer and more mowing our costs did increase.  Our total for the year was $1,065.
  • We did have to have a dead tree cut in hopes of preventing it falling on our fence.  This was done at a cost of $315, for cutting and cleaning up.  
  • We have had two burials this year:  Norman Chapman and Patty Brewer
  • Last year you may remember that we needed to repair our fence.  It was a very busy summer and we did not get to it, however in the fall a Boy Scout, Justin Isabelle, who needs to do a community project to earn his Eagle Badge approached us about doing work at the cemetery.  He would like to replace some Veteran Grave Flag Holders; Cut some brush; Clean some monuments; Straighten up some monuments; and Repair the fence and gate.  Justin has done most of the leg work and this summer will be completing the work.  See some of the pictures of the fence below:

We need to repair our gate and the fence where a tree fell on it. 

 

 We really appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark.  However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it.  It costs us $1,065 for spring cleanup, mowing and fall clean up.  With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

 WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2013-14 (April '13 thru Mar.'14)

Peter & Isabella Martin           Carol Morse                            Rick, Gail, & Sara James               

Kyle James                             Emily Clark                             MNP Trust

Rufus & Carolyn Cushman    James & Kristin Laberge        Mary Cowell

Mary & Darrell Middleton        Elizabeth Gumbart                Leonard & Jeanne Pallotta

Ann Dutil                                 

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $1,515.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS 

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

2013 Annual Meeting

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 4, 2013 at Clark’s Truck Center in Jericho.  The meeting was called to order at 9:05am by Gerd Sommer, President.  Tim Murad was not able to attend.  Members present were: Carol Morse, Phil Cook, Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Isabel Martin, Kyle James, Gail James, Sarah James, Kayla James and Rick James.

 Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.        

Treasurers’ report:

The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted. 

Trustees Report:

The non-profit status has yet to be finalized. 

Sexton’s Report:

No new burials in 2012 and no new corner stones installed in the past year.  There was one lot sold. 

The non-profit status has yet to be finalized.  Randy has asked the Trustees to look into this status. 

Stuart Martin Trust                                         $10,000.00

Peoples United Bank CD                               $6,034.53       

Merchants Bank – Wilma Clark Trust            $11,107.12     

Merchants Bank Checking Account              $2,479.10   

The two broken monuments cannot be just glued back together because of the granite’s condition.  Randy has recommended that the monuments be strapped with stainless steel and remain in an upright condition.  They will be repaired this year. 

Sextons’ report was read and accepted. 

Old Business: 

Mowing is done about 10 times per year.  Thanks to Randy for making all the arrangements. 

We want to keep the option open to acquire land from the Murad’s in the future. 

Logs are still needed to be completed at both the cemetery and the Town Hall. 

Monuments should be repaired during the summer monuments. 

Stump removal to happen when the contractor gets time. 

New Business: 

Randy spoke about the question about investing the Wilma Clark Trust Fund monies into stock with GMCR.   Discussion about using the $10,000 principal amount for an initial amount and keeping the interest earned so far in our checking account. 

Motion to invest the $10,000 principal of the Wilma Clark Trust into GMCR stock.  The status of the account should be reviewed annually.  There should be at least three signers on the account.  The account will be opened with eTrade.  If the invested amount falls below $9,000 the signers will act accordingly.  The four signers on the account will be Randy Clark, Kyle James, Sarah James, and Kayla James. 

Cornerstones:  We will now be purchasing them from Bianchi’s.  The new price will be $225.00 per set. 

We will repair some more headstones.  Jim Woodman from “Headstones” will be doing the work. 

Election of Officers: 

The following officers were elected: 

Slate of Officers:

Gerd Sommer – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Carol Morse, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons 

The meeting was adjourned at 10:25am. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Richard James 

Richard D. James
Secretary

        

WARNING 2014 ANNUAL MEETING

NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 3, 2014 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:    

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                        A.  Secretary’s report

                        B.  Treasurer’s report

                        C.  Trustee’s report

                        D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2013 year 

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads

                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

                        D.  Repair broken monuments

                        E.  Broken Gate & Fence Repair

                        F.  Web site

                        G.  Trustee report on Non Profit Status

                        H.  Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Stock

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                   

4.  New Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2014 year

                        B.  Invest Funds in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters stock for greater return

                        C.  Eagle Scout Project

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

                                               

Respectfully submitted,

            Rick James, Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND  

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.





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 May 5, 2012 L-R: President Gerd Sommers; Trustee Phil Cook; Secretary Rick James; Kayla James; Trustee Carol Morse; Ed Moore; Sarah James; Vice President Kyle James; and Gail James 

 

 

 2012 UPDATE

  • In May (2011) we started a web site, please check it out:  www.northunderhillcemetery.com to date we have had over 6324 hits on the site!  There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
  • Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) and his crew continued to do an excellent good job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer ($780). 
  • We had seven monuments repaired at a cost of $800 by Headstones and we were satisfied with their work, see below

 













 These are the seven monuments which we had repaired.


We need to repair our gate and the fence you will see below that a tree fell on it this past winter. 

  

We really appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark.  However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it.  It costs us $780 for spring cleanup, mowing and fall clean up.  With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet.  If you can afford to make a donation please send it to: North Underhill Cemetery PO Box 7 Underhill, VT 05489.  Thank you

 WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2012-13 (April '12 thru Apr.'13)

MNP Trust                 Phyllis Frost            Elizabeth Gumbart           Wesley Metcalf          Leonard & Jeanne Pallotta 

TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $650.00

DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 

A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.

If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA  please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

 2012 Annual Meeting 

The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 5, 2012 at Clark’s Truck Center in Underhill.  The meeting was called to order at 9:07am by Gerd Sommer, Vice President.  Tim Murad was not able to attend.  Members present were: Carol Morse, Phil Cook, Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Ed Moore, Kyle James and Rick James.

Gerd wanted us all to reflect on the loss of our two longtime members, Ruth Taylor and Scott Sommer.

An announcement of the annual meeting was again proudly displayed on the electronic sign outside Clark’s Truck Center.

Secretary’s Report:

The secretary’s report was read and accepted.

Treasurers’ report:  The Treasurer’s report was read and accepted.

Stuart Martin Trust                                        $10,000.00

Chittenden Bank CD                                      $5,507.54        

Merchants Bank – Wilma Clark Trust   $11,031.39
   
Merchants Bank Checking Account        $2,184.29 
  Regarding the loan Randy gave the NUCA, he will accept a repayment schedule of $1000 per year in order to keep our financial house in order.

Trustees Report:  Since the land clearing has been completed there are many more lots available.

The two broken monuments cannot be just glued back together because of the granite’s condition.  Randy has recommended that the monuments be strapped with stainless steel and remain in an upright condition.  They will be repaired this year.
The Trustees report was read and accepted.

Sexton’s Report:

  • 2011 was a rough year for our organization.
  • Only two stones have been repaired when we expected three to be fixed.
  • The front gate still needs to be repaired.
  • Two new burials and no new corner stones installed in the past year.  There were also seven lot sales during the year.

Sextons’ report was read and accepted.

 Old Business:

  • Mowing is done about 10 times per year.  Thanks to Randy for making all the arrangements.
  • Brad Holden has completed the GPS survey.  We will send Brad a thank you note.
  • The non-profit status has yet to be finalized.  Randy has asked the Trustees to look into this status.
  • We want to keep the option open to acquire land from the Murads in the future.
  • Logs are still needed to be completed at both the cemetery and the Town Hall.
  • Monuments should be repaired during the summer months.
  • Stump removal to happen when the contractor gets time.

Election of Officers:

The following officers were elected:

Slate of Officers:
Gerd Sommer – President

Kyle James - Vice President

Rick James – Secretary

Randy Clark – Treasurer

Carol Morse, Phil Cook, and Tim Murad –Trustees

Randy Clark, Tim Murad  - Sextons

New Business:

  • Cornerstones:  We will now be purchasing them from Upon a Rock.
  • We will repair some more headstones.  Jim Woodman from “Headstones” will be doing the work.
  • The grave site price set at $500.00.  Cornerstones will remain at $150.00.
  • Phil Cook asked Ed Moore what the earliest grave site is in the Cemetery.  Ed reported 1778 is the earliest grave site.
  • Ed Moore presented a proposal to extend the numbering schemes for the new area in the rear of the cemetery that has recently been cleared and is now available.
  • Sarah James and Kayla James were inducted into the NUCA.  Their Dad paid their dues of $1.00 each

The meeting was adjourned at 10:50am.

WARNING 2013 ANNUAL MEETING
NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 4, 2013 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:  

1.  To hear and act on the reports of its officers

                         A.  Secretary’s report

                         B.  Treasurer’s report

                         C.  Trustee’s report

                         D.  Sexton’s report

2.  Old Business

                        A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2012 year

                        B.  Land purchase from the Murads

                        C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

                        D.  Repair broken monuments

                        E.  Cemetery survey

                        F.  Broken Gate

                        G.  Web site

                        H.  Trustee report on Non Profit Status                      

3.  To elect officers for the ensuing year                    

4.  New Business
                    
A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2013 year

                   B.  Invest Funds in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters stock for greater return

                   C.  Corner Stone Price $225.00

                   D.  Fence repair

5.  To transact any other business thought proper

Respectfully submitted,

            Rick James, Secretary

IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND  

 We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info.

NOrth  underhill cemetery association

2011 newsletter

lOCATED ON pOKER HILL ROAD            P.O. BOX 7          UNDERHILL, VERMONT 05489

We Dedicate this Newsletter to two great members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association.

RUTH MORSE TAYLOR ESSEX JUNCTION - Ruth Morse Taylor, 72, of Essex Junction, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Ruth was born May 12, 1939, in Burlington, to Julius and Thelma (Irish) Morse. She graduated from Bristol High School in Bristol in 1957, the University Of Vermont School Of Dental Hygiene in 1959, and later earned her bachelor’s degree from Johnson State College in 1992. As a dental hygienist in her early career, she quickly adopted the nickname of "Toothie Ruthie." She also worked for the State of Vermont Health Department, and then the Vermont Water Supply Division. Ruth thoroughly enjoyed living in her beloved home state of Vermont and took every opportunity to experience and photograph its beauty. She created and loved her family tradition of "Cookie Day," where family and friends would gather together just before the holidays and make Christmas cookies. She also enjoyed volunteering at the Shelburne Museum and playing endless hours of Scrabble. Ruth became a member of the North Underhill Cemetery Association at a very young age and after her parents passed on she took and even more active interest and served as the President for many years and made sure that there was always a place to host the meeting which often included her own residence.  She was also a strong financial supporter of the NUCA.  Burial was in the North Underhill Cemetery on October 1, 2011.

PETER SCOTT C. SOMMER UNDERHILL -- Scott C. Sommer of Underhill passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Fletcher Allen Hospital, surrounded by family and friends. He was born on May 16, 1957, and had just celebrated his 54th birthday. He graduated from Mount Mansfield High School in 1975 and from Paul Smith's College with a degree in forestry in 1977. After graduating he worked as a Youth Conservation Corps leader for the State of Vermont. He was currently employed by North Woods Joinery in Jefferson as a timber framer. He was an excellent wood-worker and excelled at building custom houses, including the house he built for his sister, which involved very intricate work fitting huge white pines into the frame. He loved to hunt and enjoyed the outdoors and nature and would go for daily hikes or snowshoeing adventures through the woods in his backyard, enjoying the sights and sounds. In his youth he hiked Mt. Mansfield frequently and knew the mountain intimately. He was also an excellent downhill skier, having learned with the best at the Underhill Ski Bowl. He was a big history buff of the American Civil and Revolutionary Wars. He was a very active participant in Warner's Regiment Rev. War reenactment group and Hanaford's Volunteer Fife and Drum Corps. He was a past member of the Rev. War reenactment groups Herricks Rangers and the British Unit, the 29th Regiment of Foot. He was also a past president of the Vermont Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He loved archeology and participated in many digs in New York at French and Indian and Rev. War sites. He loved the history of Underhill and spent many hours researching archives for information. He was President of the Underhill Historical Society for many years. He was very instrumental in bringing about the restoration of the "Old School House" in Underhill Center. He was also an officer in the North Underhill Cemetery Association and was the unofficial grounds keeper of the Sand Hill Cemetery in Underhill Center. Scott was a great father; he loved living and wanted to share his experiences with his children, including them in many of the activities he enjoyed. Recently Scott and Dillon built a blacksmith's shop together, blacksmithing being one of the many talents Dillon learned from his father. Another project was the restoration of a 1931 Model A Ford pickup that Scott had learned to drive on. Dillon looks forward to finishing it in the future. Cassidy learned a great appreciation of nature from their walks together collecting fiddle heads this spring and photographing wild flowers. Scott became interested in the North Underhill Cemetery Association after his mother was buried here in 1994; Scott was a Trustee and Co-Sexton. Burial was in the North Underhill Cemetery on May 28, 2011

   

 

  •    
    ADDITIONAL BURIAL SPACE IS NOW A REALITY!
        For the last several years the NUCA has been looking for more land to use for burials, as much of our existing land is ledge and in many areas only cremation graves are available.  The NUCA owns approximately one third acre in the back of the cemetery that had grown from brush to large trees. We had the trees removed in 2009 and in 2011 we had the stumps removed, the area rototilled and seeded, we are now open for business!
        OTHER NEWS
       
    • In May we started a web site, please check it out:  www.northunderhillcemetery.com to date we have had over 2600 hits on the site!  There is also a link where you can look up a loved one that is buried in Underhill.
    • When Scott Sommer passed away in May, it was so wet at the front of the cemetery driveway that equipment was unable to access the area to prepare the burial site.  It was decided by the Trustees to hire Tim Clark of 3 Cs Enterprises to repair the entrance, Tim did an excellent job and he donated his time and equipment and only charged for the materials used ($276).  We really appreciate Tim’s generosity. 
    • Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) and his crew continues to do an excellent good job with spring and fall clean up as well as the mowing and trimming throughout the summer ($780). 
    • We had three broken monuments repaired by Kuhn Memorials ($1,000).  The cost to do this kind of work is very expensive and we are very limited on the funds we have to work with.  

    • We have repaired the broken gate.  
    • We really appreciate donations; otherwise we would be unable to do the work we are doing.  We used to be able to use the interest on our two Trust Funds that were set up by Stuart Martin and Wilma Clark.  However those funds are only earning 1/2 of a percent interest which just isn't doing it.  It costs us $780 for spring cleanup, mowing and fall clean up.  With our Trust funds only earning $100, it is real difficult to make ends meet.
        WE GRACIOUSLY THANK THE FOLLOWING DONORS FOR 2011-12 (April '11 thru Apr.'12)
       

    Carol Morse                Mary Colwell               Leonard & Jeanne Pallotta                 Kyle James

  • Kevin James               Mark & Phylis Simon  Rebecca MacDonald                          Ruth Taylor

    Wesley Metcalf           Wendy Amblo             Timothy & Joanne Murad                    Rick James

    Gwendolyn Brown       James Leberge           Clark’s Community Fund                    Jane Deyo

           

    Myra Polan                  Sylvia Coffin                Peter & Isabella Martin                       Frances Hall

    Randy & Kitty Clark    Elizabeth Gumbart      Rufus & Connie Cushman

            

    TOTAL DONATIONS RECEIVED:  $3,480.00

       

    DONATIONS ARE APPRECIATED, AND MAY BE SENT TO ABOVE ADDRESS

        

    Planned Giving  Creating a Legacy

        The North Underhill Cemetery Association has received generosity from family and friends of people buried here.  People have made many types of gifts to support the cemetery and its upkeep. 
       

    A gift to the North Underhill Cemetery Association can bring important financial benefits to you. Planned gifts can generate lifelong income, convert low-yielding assets into a higher income stream at reduced tax rates, obtain significant income tax deductions, and reduce estate taxes.

        There are only three places that your assets will be distributed after your lifetime: your heirs, charitable organizations or the government. Planning now will assure that you control the way your assets are used instead of the Federal government doing that for you by default. Our Treasurer can work with you to design the most advantageous ways of giving to meet your goals.
       

    If you would like more information about planned gifts to the NUCA  please call Randy H. Clark, Treasurer at 802-899-3753 x105, or email us at honorarychief@aol.com.  We look forward to helping you accomplish your financial and philanthropic goals.

        2011 Annual Meeting 
     

       The annual meeting of the North Underhill Cemetery Association was held May 7, 2011 at Clark’s Truck Center in Underhill.  The meeting was called to order at 9:03am by Tim Murad, President.  Members present were: Tim Murad, Ruth Taylor, Carol Morse, Phil Cook, Randy Clark, Gerd Sommer, Ed Moore and Rick James.

       

    An announcement of the annual meeting was proudly displayed on the electronic sign outside Clark’s Truck Center. 

       

    Secretary’s Report:

       

    The secretary’s report was read and accepted. 

       

    Treasurers’ report:

        Randy stated we received a new Federal ID Number.  We will need to follow up to make sure we are classified as a non-profit organization.  
  • Randy stated that we received $1435.00 in donations for the year.
        

    Stuart Martin Trust                                         $10,000.00

    Chittenden Bank CD                                      $  5,507.54               

    Merchants Bank – Wilma Clark Trust           $11,031.39

    Merchants Bank Checking Account              $  2,184.29 

  •  

Regarding the loan Randy gave the NUCA, he will accept a repayment schedule of $1000 per year in order to keep our financial house in order. 

Treasurers’ report was read and accepted. 

    Trustees Report:

Contacted the contractor to get a quote for stump removal.

Trustees’ report was read and accepted.

     Sexton’s Report:
 No new burials and no new corner stones installed in the past year.  There were also no lot sales during the year.   

Tom Dipietro of TLC (Tom’s Lawn Care) will continue to mow the cemetery for $55.00 per mowing.  This is the same price since 2008. 

Scott referenced some research that indicates the cemetery was deeded in 1896.  There will be a GPS project by Brad Holden to document some coordinates of specific locations in the Cemetery during 2011.  This will be done free of charge.

The two broken monuments cannot be just glued back together because of the granite’s condition.  Randy has recommended that the monuments be strapped with stainless steel and remain in an upright condition.  They will be repaired this year.

                                                                                                                                                                                   Sextons’ report was read and accepted. 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Scott will be making a visitors log box along with a small sign to welcome folks. 

                                                                                                                                                                                   Old Business:   

Mowing is done about 10 times per year.  Thanks to Randy for making all the arrangements. 

We want to keep the option open to acquire land from the Murads in the future. 

Logs are still needed to be completed at both the cemetery and the Town Hall.
 

Monuments should be repaired during the summer months. 

Stump removal to happen when the contractor gets time. 

Election of Officers:

Tim Murad made the motion to accept the same slate officers as the past year.  Ruth Taylor seconded the motion.  So moved.

Slate of Officers:

Tim Murad – President

Gerd Sommer: Vice President

Rick James – Secretary
Randy Clark – Treasurer
Scott Sommer, Carol Morse, Phil Cook –Trustees
Randy Clark, Scott Sommer - Sextons

New Business: 

The front gate is broken.  The sextons will investigate.  The gates were installed in 2001 and are now 10 years old. 

We had a discussion about grave prices.  They have been $300 since 2001.  Cornerstones are also required at a cost of $150 which includes  installation.  Discussion moved towards letting people know that we do have space available. 

   

It was moved and accepted to increase the grave site price to $500.00.  Cornerstones will remain at $150.00.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:00am.

   

       

Rick James with his mother, Ruth; and his aunt, Carol; Rick has been Secretary of the NUCA for many years, his mom was President, and his aunt has been a Trustee.  These are members that we have always been able to count on throughout the last several years.  (Photo taken at the 2011 Annual Meeting)

  • WARNING 2012 ANNUAL MEETING

    NORTH UNDERHILL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

    The members of the North Underhill Cemetery Association are hereby warned to meet on Saturday May 5, 2012 at 9:00AM at Clark's Truck Center, Jericho, VT to transact the following business:

    1. To hear and act on the reports of its officers

         A. Secretary’s report

         B. Treasurer’s report

         C. Trustee’s report

         D. Sexton’s report

  •    

        2.  Old Business:

            

             A.  Mowing of the Cemetery for the 2011 year
    

             B.  Land purchase from the Murads

             C.  Visitor Log at Town Office and at Cemetery

            

             D.  Repair two broken monuments

            

           E.  Stump removal

              F.  Cemetery survey

            G.  Broken Gate

            H.  Front Drive Way

             I.   Web site

 3.  E
lect officers for the ensuing year   

 4
.  New Business
              A.  ?

 5.  To transact any other business thought proper

 Respectfully submitted,

            Rick James, Secretary 

 IF YOU RECEIVE THIS NOTICE, YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND, PLEASE BRING A FRIEND 

We would like to go to an electronic newsletter, if you have an email address please log on to www.northunderhillcemetery.com and fill out the contact info. 

   

 

 

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