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File #: 18-0987    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 6/14/2018 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/26/2018 Final action: 6/26/2018
Title: Community Development Services, Administration and Finance, recommending the Board: 1) Receive a presentation detailing El Dorado County cemetery program operations, trends, legal questions, and benchmark information on other California counties’ cemetery operations; and 2) Provide direction regarding the cemetery program service level. (Est. Time: 50 Min.) FUNDING: Cemetery fees, Zone of Benefit tax, and General Fund.
Attachments: 1. A - Cemetery Presentation, 2. B - Cemeteries Report, 3. C - Cemetery Report, Plot Data, 4. D - Cemetery Report, Benchmark Data
Related files: 19-1323, 22-0712, 19-1047, 21-1304
Title
Community Development Services, Administration and Finance, recommending the Board:
1) Receive a presentation detailing El Dorado County cemetery program operations, trends, legal questions, and benchmark information on other California counties’ cemetery operations; and
2) Provide direction regarding the cemetery program service level. (Est. Time: 50 Min.)

FUNDING: Cemetery fees, Zone of Benefit tax, and General Fund.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Community Development Services, Administration and Finance, recommending the Board:
1) Receive a presentation detailing El Dorado County cemetery program operations, trends, legal questions, and benchmark information on other California counties’ cemetery operations; and
2) Provide direction regarding the cemetery program service level. (Est. Time: 1 Hr.)

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The County of El Dorado oversees the maintenance and operation of 19 cemeteries, three of which are located in Georgetown and funded by special zone taxes. In addition to the County-operated cemeteries, there are privately operated, fraternal, religious, and two District cemeteries (Happy Homestead and Kelsey Pioneer Cemetery) within the County. It is estimated that there are around 90 cemeteries (where there are six or more burials) and 120 burial sites (where there are five or less burials) located in the County.
Plot sales are offered at some County-operated cemeteries. They include Georgetown-Renke Annex, Georgia Slide, Pilot Hill, and Placerville Union. The County recently installed Veterans’ and public niches at Renke Annex; and Placerville Union has crypts and niches available for sale. The following is a list of cemeteries that the County currently operates or assists with the operation; the County has title to twelve of these.
1) Bryant (Without Title)
2) County Hospital/Pest House
3) Diamond Springs-Public (Without Title)
4) Fairplay (Without Title)
5) Grizzly Flat - Public (Without Title)
6) Georgetown Pioneer
7) Ge...

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