Laurel Cemetery/District Office                                             Phone:                  951.677.4223

42800 Ivy Street                                                                       Fax:                       951.677.5559

Murrieta, CA 92562                                                         





October 29, 2019—2:00 p.m.                         District Office—42800 Ivy Street



  • Call to Order


  • Pledge of Allegiance


  • Roll Call

Chair McConnell, Trustee Vollbrecht, Trustee Seymour, Trustee Wolter, Trustee Penko, District Manager Baker, District Secretary Ross. District Secretary Ross was absent


  • Approval of Agenda

A motion to approve the Agenda was made by Trustee Penko, seconded by Trustee

Seymour. Motion carried 5/0.


  • Public Comments


At this time, members of the public are invited to address the Board concerning any items not on the agenda, but within the jurisdiction of the District.  Members of the public may address the Board on agenda items when those matters come up for discussion.

Jesse Ruger with Ruger Construction gave an update on the room addition for the office. An approved set of plans will be required by the city to move forward with the project. We will act on this next month.


  • Consent Calendar
  • Approve Disbursements
  • Accept Minutes
  • Receive and File Financial Statements

A motion to approve the consent calendar was made by Trustee Wolter, seconded by

Trustee Penko. Motion carried 5/0.


  • Action Item
  1. Policy and Procedure Manual

Recommendation: To discuss and approve editing ideas from General Manager and the Board of Trustees. This month will focus on Section 2 VI. Pages 36-40.

After discussion no major findings were made. Many of our findings will be reviewed by General Council once the entire manual has been reviewed.

  1. Grasshopper Lawn Mower

Recommendation: To discuss purchasing a new grasshopper lawn mower.

After discussion the Board agreed we should receive one more quote before we make our decision on which mower to purchase.


General Manager’s Reports

  • General Manager’s Administrative/Operations Report

Nothing added to the Managers report by the Board


  • Discussions
  1. Investment Accounts

The board would like to hear from two investment banks that would like to handle our

accounts. This may be tabled till next year.

  1. Target Solutions

Some Board members and the Manager will be required to complete Ethics and

Harassment Training by January 1, 2020.

  1. Solar panels on adjacent field

Trustee Penko requested a discussion about the solar panels. There has been some

complaints by our surrounding neighbors about the panels. Trustee Penko informed

us the panels should be removed within 90 days.


  • General Counsel Reports


  • Trustee Reports

Trustee Vollbrecht requested the peace trees be brought to the historical society in

November. Depending on growth rate the antique roses may be brought as well.


  • Future Trustee Agenda Items

The Board is requesting action to form an Ad Hoc/Personnel Advisory committee to assist the General Manager “as needed”. The committee will probably consist of two board members.


  • Closed Session


  • Announcements

At November’s board meeting we will discuss dates for December Christmas party and our regular board meeting.


  • Next Meeting Date: 11/26/2019


  • Adjournment

Meeting was adjourned at 3:50 p.m.



In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need special assistance in this meeting, please contact the District Manager at (951) 677-4223.    (28 CFR ADA Title II)


All supporting documentation is available for public review at the Murrieta Valley Cemetery District Office located at 42800 Ivy St. Murrieta, California, during regular business hours:

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Monday through Friday. 

Agenda items are also available online at





I, Marc Baker, District Manager of the Murrieta Valley Cemetery District, do hereby certify that a copy of the foregoing agenda was posted on Friday, October 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at 42800 Ivy Street, Murrieta, California, and on the District’s website at least 72 hours prior to the time of this Regular Meeting.



Date: October 29, 2019



By:  Marc Baker, District Manager


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Minutes 10.29.19