NEW JERSEY CEMETERY BOARD
REGULAR MEETING OF THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2009
PUBLIC SESSION AGENDA
9:30 AM SOMERSET ROOM 6TH FLOOR

I. ROLL CALL

II. APPROVAL OF PUBLIC SESSION MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 11, 2009

III. APPROVAL OF PUBLIC SESSION MEETING MINUTES OF JULY 9, 2009

IV. APPEARANCE CHARLES MANNING, REGULATORY ANALYST 10:00 AM
Re: NJAC13:44J-5.4

V. OLD BUSINESS

A. Old Tennent Cemetery (CA #201)

Correspondence from Robert McLean, Trustee, President, Old Tennant Cemetery Association

B. Reconstitution of Board
Re: Mercer Cemetery (CA #266)

C. White Cedars Memorial Park (CA #400)
Re: Certificates of Indebtedness

D. Correspondence from Claire J. O’Keefe
Re: Mountain Top Cemetery

E. Machpelah Cemetery (CA #200)

Receipt of 2006 & 2007 Annual Reports; not 2008

F. Application for a Certificate of Authority

1. Antonacci Family Memorial & Burial Ground

2. Old Tappan Cemetery

Certificate of Authority No. 413 issued on July 23, 2009

G. Hoboken Cemetery (CA #183)

H. Riverside Cemetery (CA #43)

Response from Jerome J. Barnett, Riverside Cemtery

I. Prospect Hill Cemetery (CA#226)
Gravesite Recovery Program

VI. NEW BUSINESS

A. 2010 New Jersey Cemetery Board Meeting Dates

B. Approval of Bulk Sales

Ewing Church Cemetery, (CA #20), Ewing, NJ to the Grace Cathedral Fellowship Ministries, Inc., Trenton, NJ

Executive Director Dianne L. Tamaroglio approved the bulk sale of 500 interment spaces for $250,000.00 ($500.00 per grave). The required 15% will be deposited into the Maintenance & Preservation Trust Fund of Ewing Church Cemetery.

Laurel Grove Cemetery, (CA #30), Totowa, NJ to the National Islamic Association, Newark, NJ

Executive Director Dianne L. Tamaroglio approved the bulk sale of 238 interment spaces for $297,500.00 ($1250.00 per grave). The required 15% will be deposited into the Maintenance & Preservation Trust Fund of Laurel Grove Cemetery.

Princeton Memorial Park, (CA #134), Robbinsville, NJ to the Lok On Hong Association, New York, NY

Executive Director Dianne L. Tamaroglio approved the bulk sale of 66 interment spaces for $72,600.00 ($1100.00 per grave). The required 15% will be deposited into the Maintenance & Preservation Trust Fund of Princeton Memorial Park.

Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens, (Clover Leaf Memorial Park, CA#14), Iselin, NJ to the Brooklyn Garment Workers (ASIA) Units, Brooklyn, NY

Executive Director Dianne L. Tamaroglio approved the bulk sale of 102 interment spaces for $107,100.00 ($1050.00 per grave). The required 15% will be deposited into the Maintenance & Preservation Trust Fund of Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Bethel Memorial Park, (CA#100), Pennsauken, NJ to the Pho Da Buddhist Association, Camden, NJ

Executive Director Dianne L. Tamaroglio approved the bulk sale of 200 interment spaces for $110,000.00 ($550.00 per grave). The required 15% will be deposited into the Maintenance & Preservation Trust Fund of Bethel Memorial Park, Pennsauken, NJ.

C. Application for a Certificate of Authority

Eldridge Cemetery

D. Correspondence from John Parlapiano
Re: Cemeteries & solar panels

E. Correspondence from Denise Brignoli-Wasserman
Re: Establishment of a crematory

F. Correspondence from Michael B. Steib, Fair View Cemetery (CA # 75)
Re: Construction of a crematorium

VII. DISCIPLINARY MATTERS REPORTED FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION

Settlement Letter issued to Eldridge Cemetery for violation of NJSA 45:27-7. Cemetery has complied with the provisions Settlement Letter; filed an application for a Certificate of Authority and will cease and desist from operating as a cemetery company until its receives a CA from the Board.

Settlement letter issued to Greenwood Cemetery Association, (CA #85) for the withdrawal of monies from the cemetery’s Trust Fund. The cemetery has signed the Acknowledgment of Wrongdoing and has agreed to the provisions of the Settlement Letter.

VIII. FOR YOUR INFORMATION

A. Notice of publication in New Jersey Register
Proposed Amendment: NJAC 13:44J-13.6
Proposed New Rule: NJAC13:44J-5.4A
Proposed Amendments: NJAC13:44J-2.1, 8.4, & 14.3
Proposed New Rule: NJAC13:44J-13.7

B. Notification Settlement
Ahmet Odes & Layla Odes, Plaintiffs, v Laurel Grove Cemetery
Docket No: L-00604-0008

C. Articles

A perfect place to pause, ponder
USA Today

4 Charged with digging up graves, reselling plots
CNN.com July 7, 2009

Home Burials Offer an intimate Alternative
NY Times July 21, 2009

With Demise of Jewish Burial Societies, resting Places are in Turmoil
The New York Times August 3, 3009

State lifts ban on Old Tappan Cemetery
North Jersey.com August 5, 2009

D. Second Quarter Legislative Report

IX. PUBLIC COMMENT

X. ADJOURNMENT