Friends of Historic Riverside Cemetery’s annual members’ meeting will be held at 10a.m. Saturday, July 27th in the Fellowship Hall at Holy Transfiguration Cathedral, 349 E. 47th Ave. in Denver.
At the meeting we will provide updates on changes at Riverside and hold our election of Directors and officers.
One big change that occurred this past year is the passage of HB1068 by the Colorado legislature. The purpose of this legislation is to make the management of private non-profit cemeteries more transparent to plot-owners. It was spearheaded by Concerned Citizens for Roselawn Cemetery in Pueblo in reaction to the serious deterioration of conditions at that cemetery. Since the bill’s passage, they have made great strides in improving maintenance and accountability at Roselawn.
This new law mandates Board meetings be open to plot-owners, and that by-laws, financial records and minutes of Board meetings be accessible to them as well.
Several of our members have attended Fairmount Board meetings this year and found it informative. We have seen that Fairmount is making serious efforts to update their management and accounting practices. Riverside has been reopened for sales of plots and the office is being staffed by sales staff as well as Fairmount Heritage Foundation volunteers.
We hope to see you on July 27th.