Springdale http://peoriapublicradio.org en Peoria County board members talk cemetery board, sales tax http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-board-members-talk-cemetery-board-sales-tax <div>Some Peoria County Board members say they oppose reducing its number of appointees on the Springdale Cemetery Authority. &nbsp;The County pays $60,000 a year towards the cemetery operating deficit. The Park District pays $40,000 and the City pays the rest of any remaining deficit. &nbsp;The City wants to have more representation on the Springdale Board. &nbsp;That would mean a reduction in a County slot. &nbsp;County Board member Allen Mayer says the County Board needs to maintain its current presence on the Springdale Authority:</div><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 05:00:01 +0000 Alex Rusciano 19596 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County board members talk cemetery board, sales tax Springdale to participate in annual wreath-laying event http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-participate-annual-wreath-laying-event <p></p><div>Springdale Cemetery is asking residents to help honor fallen veterans by underwriting special memorial wreaths for a ceremony next month. Springdale board member Matt Ryan says this is the fifth consecutive year the cemetery has participated in the Wreaths Across America Program. The program places evergreen wreaths on veterans’ graves across the nation. Ryan says the event recognizes those buried who otherwise might not get as much attention:</div><p> Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:47:55 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15612 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale to participate in annual wreath-laying event Springdale Cemetery hires new general manager http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-cemetery-hires-new-general-manager <p></p><div>A new general manager takes the helm at Springdale Cemetery Wednesday. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move comes after months of searching:</div><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 02:56:04 +0000 Alex Rusciano 15186 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale Cemetery hires new general manager Springdale Cemetery lifts ban on monument resetting http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-cemetery-lifts-ban-monument-resetting <p></p><p dir="ltr" style="margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt; ">&nbsp;</p><div>The Marine Monument in Springdale Cemetery will be restored after it fell during a Memorial Day ceremony. The Springdale Cemetery management authority unanimously approved repealing the ban on monument resetting in order to repair the structure. The ban on monument resetting was put in place after it came to light cemetery staff may have been using low-quality restoration techniques. But Management Authority Chair Bob Manning says it raises a broader issue:&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 02:19:01 +0000 Tanya Koonce 10702 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale Cemetery lifts ban on monument resetting Unauthorized patrols at Springdale draw concern http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/unauthorized-patrols-springdale-draw-concern <p></p><div>Springdale Cemetery neighbors are reportedly looking out for the historic burial ground, but their actions may be frightening to some. Springdale Authority chair Bob Manning says some neighbors are doing security type patrols of the grounds and making some legitimate visitors feel uneasy.</div><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:12:37 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7630 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Unauthorized patrols at Springdale draw concern Springdale’s only board secretary retires http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-s-only-board-secretary-retires <p>The Springdale Cemetery Authority Board’s secretary resigned Tuesday. Jeanette Hillyer has served in the board as a Peoria County representative since its creation 11 years ago. Hillyer says there have been many improvements in the historic burial ground over the last decade.&nbsp;</p><div> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 19:10:21 +0000 Sean Flavin 2754 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale’s only board secretary retires Springdale Cemetery GM removed http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/springdale-cemetery-gm-removed <p></p><div>Springdale Cemetery is looking for a new general manager. &nbsp;Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the Cemetery Management Authority voted to terminate its contract with Jon Austin:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Austin took the helm of the historic burial ground three years ago. The cash-strapped cemetery has struggled with ways to find more revenue and expand its community outreach. Cemetery Authority chair Bob Manning says Austin has been very professional, but did not make significant progress on his annual goals. He says a strong financial and marketing background are some of the qualities the board wants to see as it begins its search for the next general manager:</div><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:32:27 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce 2544 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Springdale Cemetery GM removed