To the Editor:
The Knox Cemetery Association held its annual meeting on Feb. 7. Before the meeting was opened, there were discussions concerning falling interest rates and rising operating costs of the cemetery.
During the past five years, operating income from interest on investments has dropped from approximately $3,000 to under $500 annually. Operating expense of the cemetery is $4,500 to $5,000 yearly.
Since the cemetery has a limited area of investing monies, we see no immediate improvement in our financial situation, but to request a personal contribution if you can afford it. Please make contributions payable to the Knox Cemetery Association Inc. in care of: Knox Cemetery Association Inc., care of Louis Saddlemire, president, Post Office Box 14, Knox, NY 12107.
Other topics of discussion were: updating of cemetery by-laws and rules and regulations, road repairs, and memorial straightening and repairs. For information concerning the cemetery, call Louis Saddlemire at 872-0586.
The following are current trustees of the association: Richard Dexter, secretary; Joseph Hughes, trustee; Jack Norray, trustee; John Saddlemire, trustee, Louis Saddlemire, president/superintendent; James Schager, trustee; Marlene Schager, treasurer; Robert Stevens, trustee; and Roger Van Wormer, trustee.