The Nelson Cemetery Board is busy working on development of the new cemetery across the road from the existing cemetery. Three things need to be done before they can proceed with the design..
The Cemetery Board looking to borrow something like this for a couple of weeks.
1) Delineate the space between cemetery property and the adjoining property. Harry Flanagan and Al Stoops walked the property, found the boundary markers, paced it off, and put up posts and flags marking the line across the middle of the field between the cemetery and Betsy Street’s property. You can see the red flags flying just above the snow.
2) Test the water levels. Mike Tarr kindly dug several six-feet-deep test pits so that we can check the water levels in the spring. You can see the white poles sticking up from these pits in several places.
3) Do an elevation map showing the contours of the property. Remember, it’s Nelson! Nothing is level. Gary Robinson has generously volunteered to prepare an elevation map for us. However, we don’t have the necessary equipment.
They need a laser level and target (shown above). Does anyone have this equipment that they would be willing to lend the Cemetery Board? Gary said that the project may take him a couple of weeks. If you can help, please contact Linda Cates at email@example.com or call 827-3839. Thank You!
From the left: Tyler and Jenna Rich, Rachel Patterson, and several other local farm entrepreneurs.
Two Nelson farms recently had the opportunity to park their hoes and dig into the nitty gritty of the business side of farming. Jenna Rich of Partners’ Gardens and Rachel Patterson of Headwaters Homestead tell the story . . .
Last week Bill Dunn recounted how he discovered a cellar hole on his own property, thanks to his metal detector. Bill and his machine have also been pressed into service by Rick Church, who explores an early mystery relating to one Aaron Beal. Let’s travel back to 1769 . . .
Last year’s town meeting was in tents! Nice to be back to the Town Hall in March.
Nelson Town Meeting
Our annual Town Meeting will be held this Saturday, March 12, starting at 10 a.m. in the Town Hall. Copies of the annual report are available at the town office and the library, or DOWNLOAD HERE.
Masks are preferred.
This year there is an option to view the meeting through an online connection. It does not provide for participation or for voting, but it is a way to monitor the meeting. Use this link to log in just prior to 10 a.m.