Sukhee Kwon Solo Exhibition and Reception

Gallery 1855 (located at 820 Pole Line Road) is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of artist Sukhee Kwon from September 8-September 30th. The special artist reception with light refreshmentss will be held September 10th from 1-4:00 pm.

Sukhee is known for her colorful abstract works painted on a variety of mediums such as fans. The vibrant florals and powerful brush work will capture the imagination of the audience.

Born in Korea in the 1950’s, Sukhee grew up playing among wild flowers and war remnants while dreaming of living in America as an artist. After a lifetime of turns and tribulations purusing her art, she now lives in America as an artist.

As a contribution to the artists of the world, she created an international Fine Arts Collaborative to promote artists, their works new attitude, new cliché “Artist Abundance!” and to educate parents of young children with dreams.

Gallery 1855 is a non-profit art gallery located at the historic cemetery district office. Visitors are welcome to view the art Monday-Friday from 9-3:00pm and on the Second Sunday of every month from 1-4:00pm.

More details on this show and a calendar of upcoming events can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

Davis Cemetery District July Board Meeting Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Special Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:                           07/19/2017                             

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Stephen Souza, Secretary Dennis Dingemans Board members: Marilyn Mansfield, Bill Marshall.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: Approval of June 21, 2017 Monthly meeting

Approval of June 27, 2017 Special Meeting

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report: Written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report: Written and verbal

 

Financial Report: Written and verbal

 

Old Business:  Final wording on Build-Out Policy

 

New Business:    None

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

Closed Session: Superintendent Evaluation                        

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, July 14, 2017 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Davis Cemetery District Board Agenda Meeting May 17th

Agenda

 

Date:               05/17/2017                               

Time:              4:00 PM          

Location:         820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Larry Dean.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes:  April 20, 2017

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence:  None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report :  written and verbal

 

Financial Report:  Financial statements

 

Old Business:     1. LAFCO Review update.

  1.   Draft Cemetery Build–out Policy.
  2. Proposed Budget FY 2017-18.
  3. Proposed Price Increases.
  4. Election of Officers.

 

 

New Business:     1. Superintendent Evaluation.

 

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Memorial Tree and Garden Program

Memorial Tree Program:

In 2012, the Davis Cemetery District became a level II accredited arboretum with the Morton Arboretum. A level II accreditation means the Davis Cemetery Arboretum contains over 100 trees and woody plant species as well as numerous gardens. The memorial tree and garden programs enable us to continue to keep the Davis Cemetery as a place of natural beauty and quiet reflection for the benefit of all our visitors. Individuals, families and organizations may participate through one of the following programs.

General Arboretum Donation: A tax deductible donation in any amount will help ensure regular care of Davis Cemetery Arboretum’s beautiful trees and gardens.

Memorial Tree Programs: The Memorial Tree Program provides two ways to honor the memory of deceased family members and friends while enhancing and maintaining the natural beauty of the Davis Cemetery Arboretum for the enjoyment of the living.

  • Plant a Tree: For a donation of $1000, a new tree will be planted in Davis Cemetery District. The cemetery staff will assist you with site and species selection. Trees must be suitable for our climate and cemetery aesthetic. A 4”x 2” memorial plaque will be placed near the tree for the life of the tree.
  • Adopt a Tree: For a donation of $300, you may select an established tree from those within the common areas of the cemetery to be dedicated to the memory of the person you wish to honor. A memorial plaque will be placed on the tree for a period of three years and can later be renewed.

Garden Sponsorship: The grounds have been beautified with a collection of drought-resistant gardens. We have a collection of 150+ plant species of native and California adapted plants uniquely suited for Yolo County’s climate, soil and water. These drought resistant plants use minimal water, have few issues with pests or diseases, are a source of food for hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies, and enhance the grounds with their beauty. For $150.00 donation you can sponsor the maintenance and creation of gardens.

Your Donation is Tax Deductible: Your gift will be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law, and you will receive a written acknowledgment of your donation from the Foundation. For further information regarding tax deductibility, you should contact your tax advisor.

 

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda 2/22/17

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:                           2/22/2017 Rescheduled from 2/15/2017                      

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Larry Dean.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: January 18,2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report : written and verbal

 

Community Outreach Report : written and verbal

 

Financial Report: Financial statements

 

Old Business: LAFCO Review update, by Christi Postlethwaite.

New Business: 1. Professional Services : H.R. Procedures.

  1. Board Secretary Duties.
  2. Budget Subcommittee possibility.

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, Janaury17, 2017 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

Holiday Wreath Sales

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery District can order holiday wreaths to be placed on the graves this holiday season. The handmade wreaths will come with a choice of festive ribbon. The proceeds will go to the continuous care and restoration of the beautiful, historic community cemetery.

“We are offering this service for the second time after multiple requests from the community. It also gives those who do not reside in the area a chance to honor their loved ones during the holiday season” Joseph Cattarin Davis Cemetery District Superintendent.

Wreaths will cost twenty-five dollars and can be purchased by check or credit card. Orders will be taken until December 15 th and cemetery staff will place the wreaths on the gravesites. The wreaths will remain on the gravesides until January 5th.

Orders can be placed either by email at cemcod@dcn.org or by phone (530) 756-7807.   More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org

 

 

List of Local Resources and Providers

Local Florists

Dixon Florist and Gift Shop 150 East A Street
Dixon, CA
(707)-678-4332
Mengali’s Florist 2 Main Street
Woodland, CA
(530)-666-7813
Strelitzia Flower Company 4614 Second Street
Davis, CA
(530)-758-5050

Mortuary and Funeral Chapels

Affordable Cremations and Burial Center of Sacramento 8366 Rovana Circle
Sacramento, CA
(916) 455-5486
River Cities Funeral Chapel 910 Soule Street
West Sacramento, CA
(916) 371-1214
www.rivercityfuneralchapel.com
Smith Funeral Chapel 116 “D” Street
Davis, CA
(530) 758-5500
www.smith-funerals.com
Woodland Funeral Chapel Woodland Funeral Chapel
305 Cottonwood
Woodland, CA
(530) 666-4200
woodlandfuneralchapel.com

Monument Companies (Headstones/Headstone repair)

Bryan-Braker Silveyville Monuments 615 Merchant Street
Vacaville, CA
(707) 693-0292 or (707) 448-4900
Cache Creek Monuments 339 County Road 98
Woodland, CA
(530) 662-4450
Diamond Memorials Inc. Butte House Rd.
Sutter, CA
(530) 755-4948 or (916) 645-3241
Pugh Memorials 231 West Main Street
Woodland, CA
(530) 662-1251
pughmemorials.com/
Ruhkala Monument Company 1001 Broadway
Sacramento, CA
(916) 441-2846
Sharer Monument Co. 4946 Watt Ave. #18
Sacramento, CA
(916) 925-4194
Weber’s Personalized Memorials 340 Industrial Way, Suite R
Dixon, CA
(707) 693-0660

Other Services

Yolo Hospice 1909 Galileo Court, St. A
Davis, CA
(530) 758-5566 or (800) 491-771
Yolo County Clerk/Recorders Office Vital Registration Section
625 Court Street, Room B01, Woodland, CA
(530) 666-8680
Yolo County Veterans Service Office Woodland, CA
www.yolocounty.org
(530) 406-4850 or (916) 375-6200 Ext. 4850

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How large can my urn be for a niche wall interment?

A single urn can measure 10.5″ x 10.5″ x 10.5″

Two urns can measure 10.5″ x 10.5″ x 6″

 

How do I find a grave?

Graves can be located by using our burial search tool found here. You are also welcome to visit our office and any staff member would be happy to assist you.

What is Gallery 1855?

Gallery 1855 is a highly respected gallery featuring a number of internationally recognized artists each year.  Located on the historic grounds of the Davis Cemetery District it was named Gallery 1855, in honor of the first recorded interment.

The gallery is open weekdays between 9:00am and 4:00pm, and the public is always warmly invited to meet the artists on the second Sunday afternoon of every month between 1:00pm and 3:00pm.

How do I purchase a marker / monument for a grave?

You will work with a local monument company to design a marker. There are several monument companies in the area that have done extensive work at our facility. A complete listing can be found here.

Do you offer a payment plan?

No, the Davis Cemetery District is not able to offer a payment plan. There are however several lenders who can fund funeral and burial expenses. Please speak with your bank or search lenders online.

What are my choices for above-ground burial?

The Davis Cemetery District offers two above-ground interment options. The first is our niche wall which can hold up to two sets of cremains in a single space. The second option is our scattering garden. The District cannot accommodate above-ground casket interments.

What are my choices for in-ground burial?

The Davis Cemetery District offers a variety of in-ground plots for casket interment throughout our grounds, which can accommodate both casket and cremation burials. We also offer an area of smaller plots exclusively for cremation.

Can two caskets be interred in a single plot?

Yes, Companion burials, where two caskets are interred in a single plot, are becoming more and more popular. Almost all of our casket plots can accommodate companion burials.

What is a green burial?

Green (or natural) burial emphasizes simplicity and environmental sustainability. The body is neither cremated nor prepared with chemicals such as embalming fluids. It is simply placed in a biodegradable container or shroud and interred without a concrete burial vault.

The body or container is lowered into the earth without the use of a burial vault. Earth is then packed directly around and over the body or container. The Davis Cemetery District places a thin concrete vault lid on the packed dirt above the body and then puts more dirt on top of the lid in order in ensure the site remains flat and stable for the weight of the memorial marker and of our mowers and other equipment.

The Davis Cemetery District offers the green burial option for either single or companion interment. In the case of a companion green burial, the District will use a separate vault lid on the packed dirt above each body.

Embalmed bodies and/or those in non-biodegradable caskets, such as metal, are not eligible for the green burial option. Green burial is not an option for the second interment into a companion plot in which a companion vault is already in place.

What payment options do you offer?

We accept cash, check, Visa and MasterCard.

How can I be sure my burial wishes will be followed?

Entering into a pre-need contract is the best way to assure that your burial wishes are followed. In the absence of this, clear, written instructions should be given to the person who will be responsible for your funeral and cemetery arrangements. In California, these written instructions are not legally binding. Under current law, the final decision will rest with your executor(s), even taking precedence over the nearest relative’s choice. It is important, therefore, to choose a person whom you can trust to carry out your wishes.

Do I have to use a funeral director?


California law permits people to look after all arrangements themselves, provided all legal requirements (permits, certificates, etc.) are met.

What will happen to the remaining interment spaces when I die?

Interment rights held by a person who dies become part of the estate of the deceased. It is, therefore, important to contact the Davis Cemetery District as soon as possible following the death of the interment rights holder(s) to establish signing authority relative to the future use of the interment rights. Certain documentation will be required, and since these vary according to the type of ownership and whether or not a will exists, a call to the Davis Cemetery District is most important.

May I sell interment rights to someone else?

No. The Cemeteries Act prohibits the private resale of interment rights. You may, however, transfer your interment rights to a third party. This would require you to surrender your Interment Rights Certificate to the Davis Cemetery District so that the transfer of ownership may be recorded. You may also sell your interment rights back to the District for exactly what you paid for them, less the endowment fee which is not reimbursable. Please contact our staff for further details.

May I designate the future use of my interment rights now?

You may designate for future use of both interment space and inscription space on an existing memorial. Allocations may be changed or canceled at any time by the current interment rights holder(s). Again, any such allocation must meet the eligibility requirements as set forth in the California Health and Safety Code.

Can someone other than the interment rights holder be interred in a grave?

Yes. Anyone may be interred in any grave with the permission of the interment rights holder(s) provided they meet the eligibility requirements laid out in the California Health and Safety Code.

What is the difference between the various types of ownership?

Sole ownership means one individual, the interment rights holder, owns the interment rights. Upon the death of the interment rights holder, his/her estate retains ownership of the interment rights. Any future interments, transfers, etc., would require legal documentation to be filed at the Davis Cemetery office. Joint owners are two or more individuals owning interment rights. Upon the death of an interment rights holder, the surviving interment rights holder, his/her estate retains ownership of the interment rights. Again, any further activity with these interment rights will require the filing of legal documentation with the Davis Cemetery District. Legal requirements and the Cemeteries Act require us to obtain written authorization from the interment rights holder(s) for permission and/or direction before any interment rights can be utilized.

May more than one person own the interment rights on the same grave?

Yes, interment rights can be owned by more than one person. A second interment rights holder can be added at the time of plot purchase or at a later date.

May I leave a candle burning at the grave?

You are welcome to light a candle or incense while visiting the grave-site, provided you extinguish it and take it away with you. Please do not leave a burning candle or incense at the grave when you leave. An unattended flame poses a great safety hazard to both visitors and staff, as well as to the surrounding property. Glass and plastic candle holders left on the grave will be removed. Such items are easily broken and pose a safety hazard.

May I put flowers on my grave?

Natural and artificial flowers may be placed on graves providing appropriate containers  and Agrosoke are used. Please use plastic containers, as glass or pottery is easily broken and becomes a safety hazard to both visitors and staff. Flower containers should not extend beyond the headstone area. During mild weather, district employees mow the turf areas at least once a week and must be able to operate the large riding mowers efficiently. This often means removing large floral arrangements that spill over beyond the vicinity of the monument. Please note that mosquito control regulations require that Agrosoke gel must be kept in all containers at all times. It lasts for more than a year and we will replace it when it needs to be replaced. You can get the gel for free from our office.

May I put a small hedge or fence around my grave?

Plants, fencing, or other perimeter markers are not permitted.

How soon after an interment may I place a memorial?

The memorial can be ordered as early or as late as you like however, we recommend waiting at least 2 weeks to give the ground time to adequately settle.

Are memorial markers required on a grave?

No. The Davis Cemetery District does not mandate the placement of a marker or monument on a grave site. In general we do not permit the placement of a marker or monument on a grave site until at least one interment has been done into the plot in question. Should a family choose to have a marker or monument installed on a plot, the District reserves the right to regulate the size and most aspects of how the monument is set. The California Health and Safety Code prohibits public cemeteries from participating in the sale of markers and monuments.

What is included in the interment fee?

The interment fee includes administration and permanent record-keeping (determining ownership, obtaining permission and the completion of other documentation which may be required, entering interment particulars in the interment register, maintaining all legal files); opening and closing the grave (locating the grave and laying out the boundaries, excavating and filling the interment space); leveling, tamping, re-grading and sodding of the grave-site; leveling and re-sodding of the grave after the earth settles. The fee also includes the use of chairs, canopy, podium, and AV needed for graveside service. Any other supplies/and or services which may be required at the time of an interment would be an additional cost.

What if I prefer casket burial, but my spouse prefers cremation?

A casket plot can accommodate both a casket and up to three sets of cremains. If the first to be interred is cremated, we do recommend the use of a cremation vault in order to protect the urn at the time of second interment.

How many cremated remains can be placed in a grave?

The Davis Cemetery District allows cremains to be placed in standard casket plots in addition to our cremation only plots. A casket plot can accommodate up to four sets of cremains and allow raised monuments to be placed. A small cremation plot can accommodate one set of cremains and is restricted to a flush marker. A large cremation plot can accommodate up to two sets of cremains and is restricted to a flush marker.

 

Is a casket required?

A casket is required for a standard burial. We do however offer a green burial option that does not require the use of a casket. Please see our green burial FAQ for additional details.

Does a body have to be embalmed before it is interred?

No, embalming is not a requirement in California. It is entirely your choice, and may depend on such factors as whether or not there will be an open casket with viewing of the body (currently NOT permitted on cemetery property); if the body is to be transported by air or rail; the length of time prior to interment, etc. Please note, if the family wishes to have a “green burial” we do not allow embalmed bodies.

What is the purpose of the Endowment Fee?

The Davis Cemetery District manages an Endowment Care Fund to ensure there will be resources available to maintain the cemetery in the future. The establishment and management of an endowment care program is mandated by the California Health and Safety Code. It is our objective to care for and maintain our cemetery in a manner in which the community can take pride. We set aside more than the minimum required by law, to ensure that essential services are provided at the standards you expect and to which you are entitled. Regular care and maintenance activities include: mowing turf, string trimming,  pruning trees and shrubs, repairing and expanding irrigation systems, roads and drainage systems, etc.

What is plot ownership?

When you purchase cemetery plots you are purchasing the right to designate who may be interred or entombed in the plot. The plot itself remains the property and responsibility of the District. A plot holder is often referred to as the interment rights holder. As the interment rights holder, you also have the right to place a marker or monument, the size of which is subject to District rules and regulation. All interment rights are subject to the cemetery rules and regulations, as well as the California Health and Safety Code.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda 11/16/16 4:00pm

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:                           11/16/2016                             

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Larry Dean.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: October 19, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report : verbal and written

 

Community Outreach Update : verbal

 

Financial Statements: Financial report

 

Old Business: Staffing update

 

New Business: Policy and Procedure updating

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Agenda October 2016

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

Date:                           9/21//2016                              

Time:                         4:00 PM         

Location:       820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Stephen Souza, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, Marilyn Mansfield, Larry Dean.

 

Approval of agenda

 

Public comment:

Opportunity for members of the public to address the Davis Cemetery District Board on issues related to Davis Cemetery District business but which do not appear on the agenda. The Davis Cemetery District Board reserves the right to impose a reasonable time limit afforded to any one topic or to any individual speaker.

 

Announcements:

 

Approval of minutes: July 20, 2016

 

Consent calendar: None

 

Correspondence: None

 

Superintendent’s Report : verbal and written

 

Community Outreach Update : verbal

 

Financial Statements: May and June 2016

 

Old Business: Staffing update

 

New Business: Revisiting Board decision of 6/16/16

Merit increase for Superintendent

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday,September 16, 2016 at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Ca