Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri March 15, 2013
Springdale Cemetery GM removed
Springdale Cemetery is looking for a new general manager. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the Cemetery Management Authority voted to terminate its contract with Jon Austin:
“We are looking for a superman or superwoman, maybe that’s a tall order, but we think Springdale deserves it, and certainly the taxpayers, because at the end of the day this is not a private cemetery, this is a public asset and the taxpayers fund our operation so we’re very conscious we need to be good stewards of the taxpayers money,” Manning says.
Manning says Austin knew a month ago of the board’s intentions and he also helped make a smooth transition in his exit. Manning says existing employees will run Springdale while the board forms a search committee to find a permanent replacement.