ON SALE NOW: EASTER PLANT SALE

Family and friends of loved ones buried at the Davis Cemetery can order a special potted plant to be placed on their grave sites this Easter.

Each arrangement will feature a hand painted Easter egg pot complete with babies breath and tulips. These cheerful seasonal blooms are a symbol of friendship and true love for those who cannot be with us.

Proceeds from the project will go to the continuous care and restoration of the historic community cemetery at 820 Pole Line Road.

Easter pots will cost $15.00 each or two for $20.00 and may be purchased by check or credit card.  

We will begin taking orders March 4th until all pots have been sold. Orders may be placed by email at embingham19@gmail.com or by phone at 530-756-7807. More information can be found at www.daviscemetery.org.

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting Monday, November 5 @ 4 pm

Board of Trustees

Meeting Agenda

Date:                    November 5, 2018

Time:                    4:00 pm

Location:             820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA

Board of Trustees:  Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Bill Marshall, Dennis Dingemans, Heidy Kellison, Marilyn Mansfield (alternate), and Stephen Souza

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda (Action)
  3. Approval of Minutes (Action)
  4. Trustee Announcements
  5. Public Comments

 

Information Items:

  1. Superintendent Report (Written)

Action Items:

  1. District Superintendent Appointment and Assistant Superintendent Search
  2. Purchase of Golf Cart
  3. Removal of Dead Trees
  4. Audit Contract
  5. Special Employee Performance Awards
  6. Consultant Contract
  7. Adjournment and Setting Next Meeting Date

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, November 2, 2018 by 4 pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd, Davis, CA 95618 by Office Manager Christi Postlethwaite.

Davis Cemetery July 5th Special Board Meeting

 

Davis Cemetery District Board

Special  Meeting

Agenda

Date:                 7/05/2018                 

Time:                4:00 PM   

Location:          820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

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

 

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.

 

New Business

  1. Petrea Marchand of Consero Solutions will present her recommendations to the board.
  2. Consideration of any recommendations suggested by the Petrea Marchand’s report.
  3. FY 17/18 budget adjustment
  4. FY18/19 budget adjustment
  5. Brown Act Training session with County Supervisor Provenza.

 

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, June 29, 2018 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Kristi Dvorak Community Outreach Director

 

 

 

Volunteers

We are always looking for a few helpful hands to assist in beautifying our gardens.  If you would like to assist in weeding, pruning and planting we would love to hear from you.  We will also be starting a new program with seed starting.

Volunteer time will from 9-11 M-Friday and on special volunteer days.

Contact

Kristi Dvorak at cemcod@dcn.org

Stasia Tikkanen “Landscapes with a Gist” Open House Sunday, April 8th

Gallery 1855 will host a one-of-a-kind exhibition by local artist Stasia Tikkanen. “Landscapes with a Gist” will run from April 3 to 30. An open house is planned from 1 to 4 p. Sunday, April 8.

The exhibit features conceptual landscapes that include a night-and-day series, an in-studio series exploring perception related to the time of day. The artist paints two scenes from the same environment, one in nightlight and the other in daylight to see how light alters the perception of a scene. In this series, she has explored subjectively chosen scenes in Davis.

Originally from Albuquerque, N.M., Tikkanen moved to Davis 16 years ago. With a bachelor’s degree in fine art studio from the University of New Mexico, she has worked as a professional studio artist, decorative painter and in galleries for a total of 20 years.

In 2013, she became a full-time studio and plein air artist.

“While painting in studio or outdoors in the tradition of plein air, I seek a general notion or idea in each environment I explore and try to capture it in my work,” Tikkanen said.“While painting, I ask myself, what does this scene make me think or feel? What is the gist of this scene? Be it a mood, a metaphor, symbolism or just an internal musing on my part, I find revealing it through landscape captures a reflection of human nature.”

The idea of conceptualizing landscapes got the attention of several patrons interested in specific themes. In 2014-2015, Tikkanen was privately commissioned to paint a landscape series featuring the high deserts and mountains of New Mexico and Arizona. This series reflects the culture of the area through color and subject while portraying the unique lighting of the high desert mountains and land features.

In 2016, Juanita Bucot published one of these paintings, “The Sandias,” as a book cover of her fiction novel “Spirit Gone Wild,” a journey through the southwest in the 1960s. Also in 2016 the artist focus extended further into the outdoors and scenes of Northern California.

After exhibiting in the 2017 Davis Art Studio Tour sponsored by the Davis Art Center, Tikkanen continued her Northern California focus with an in-studio series titled “Night and Day — A study of perception related to light.”

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting April Agenda

Davis Cemetery District Board Meeting

Agenda

 

Date:               4/25/2018                                

Time:              4:00 PM          

Location:         820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA

 

Call to order/introductions: Chairperson Larry Dean, Vice Chairperson Stephen Souza, Board members: Dennis Dingemans, 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:  None

 

Approval of minutes:  Approval of February 21, 2018 , and March 21, 2018 monthly meetings.

 

Consent calendar:        None

 

Correspondence:           None

 

Superintendent’s Report:  Written and verbal.

 

Community Outreach Report:   Written and Verbal.

 

Financial Report:            Written and verbal.

 

 

Old Business:                1. Election of new Secretary to the Board, effective immediately.

  1. First Reading of the Policy revision.
  2.   Second Reading of the Personnel Policy.
  3.     360 Superintendent review process.
  4. Yolo LAFCO Election Ballot: Consolidated Redevelopment Oversight Board.

 

 New Business:

  1. Plot Expansion: Needs and Timing.
  2. Roadway Expansion Project.

 

Adjournment and scheduling of next meeting: Chairperson

 

I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, April 20, 2018 by 4pm at the Davis Cemetery, 820 Pole Line Rd., Davis, CA 95618 by Joe Cattarin, Superintendent.

 

 

Historic J Section Expansion

WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

The Davis Cemetery District is pleased to announce that we have broken ground on a section expansion which will bring 68 new casket plots and 12 double cremation plots to our historic J section. Under direct supervision of the Grounds Foreman, Matt Ries, our grounds crew has been demolishing an old hearst turnaround pad to make way for the new plots in the highly desirable historic section of the cemetery. Dylan Weiss is managing backhoe operations while Daniel and Sawyer are the eyes and muscle on the ground as the concrete is pulled in sections and placed in concrete recycling containers. A big thank you to Recology for being so accommodating with our concrete disposal schedule.

July 24th UPDATE

The J section expansion is coming along nicely. Our dedicated grounds crew have rerouted irrigation and graded the area. We will be seeding the plots over the next week and are on track to begin selling the plots September 1, 2019.

August 8th UPDATE

The grass is coming in nicely and we are on schedule to open sales September 1, 2019.

New Burial Section Will Open on March 1st.

The historic Davis Cemetery District has added a new section to it’s beautiful cemetery.  The new SF section  is  lined with blooming crepe myrtle trees and shaded by heritage trees. It borders near the historic hill and the soothing free form fountain. This section is a welcome addition to our growing cemetery.  Families can utilize these plots with one of our many memorization options. This section will be reserved for casket and family cremation plots. The section will accommodate standard, titan and green casket burial.

Please contact our office to discuss your options will look forward to assisting you.

 

 

We Are Hiring for a Part-Time Grounds Maintenance Assistant

We are hiring for a Part-time Grounds Maintenance Assistant

5 hours a week Monday-Friday and occasional weekend. 5 Hours of Sick, 5 hours of Vacation and Calpers Retirement (No Medical)

Please apply by bringing in a resume to our office M-F 9-4:00 pm or faxing it to us at (530) 756-7850.

We will be taking resumes until February 9th.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT

DESCRIPTION: 

Definition:

Under close supervision, performs a variety of general unskilled and semi-skilled grounds and landscape gardening, facilities maintenance and repair work.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Grounds Maintenance Assistant is a trainee level class in the Grounds Maintenance series.  Incumbents in this class are typically seasonal employees and may work on a full or part-time basis.

This classification is distinguished from the Grounds Maintenance Worker I/II in that the latter performs diverse duties that require extensive technical knowledge and independent judgment and discretion.  Incumbents must be willing to work irregular hours including weekends and holidays.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plants, fertilizes, trims and prunes shrubs and trees.
  • Mows, edges, and waters lawn areas, rakes, sweeps and picks up rubbish, flowers and containers; removes tree stumps.
  • Assists with burial tasks such as opening and closing graves using power and hand tools, digging and filling graves and lowering caskets.
  • Collects and empties trash, replaces light bulbs and other related maintenance duties.
  • Repairs and/or maintains a variety of District facility grounds such as retaining walls, fences, benches, and signs; replaces broken water pipes; paints surfaces and repairs irrigation systems.
  • Transports, loads and unloads supplies and equipment.
  • Operates power equipment such as mowers, edgers, trimmers, blowers, sweepers, chain saws, and motor vehicles.
  • Maintains power equipment and tools; cleans, oils and sharpens clippers, mowers and other equipment.
  • Performs janitorial services for District facilities, such as the offices, restrooms and shop area; organizes tools and equipment in the shop area.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

Education:

Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (GED or High School Proficiency Examination).

License:

None.

KNOWLEDGE & ABILITY:

Knowledge of:  tools and equipment used in burial work; tools, materials, and equipment used in grounds and facilities maintenance work; basic grounds maintenance and landscaping techniques and methods; irrigation maintenance techniques and methods; basic plumbing and painting practices; safe work practices; safe practices for operating power equipment; safe practices for operating motor vehicles.

Ability to:  operate and maintain hand and power equipment and tools used in the landscaping and maintenance of grounds, and related facilities; operate motor vehicles; understand and carry out oral and written instructions; communicate processes and procedures to others; establish effective working relationships with clients and visitors; relate effectively to persons of diverse social and ethnic backgrounds; empathize with the emotional state of others.

ENVIRONMENTAL & FUNCTIONAL FACTORS:

Incumbents in this class are expected to work inside or outside of buildings; to work in the heat or in the cold; to work either alone or closely with others; be able to reach above shoulders; have enough dexterity to manipulate a variety of landscaping or maintenance tools and equipment; be able to move about including bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, and kneeling for significant periods of time; be able to hear well; be able to see things up close or far away and have depth perception; to drive a motor vehicle; to frequently lift and carry objects weighing up to fifty pounds; occasionally lift and carry objects weighing more than fifty pounds; work with machinery; work with, around or in water; work on or below the ground; work on irregular surfaces; and work under continued exposure to the sun.