Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-965    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/20/2021 In control: City Commission
On agenda: 9/13/2021 Final action:
Title: RECOGNIZE STAFF OF THE DELRAY BEACH MEMORIAL GARDENS MUNICIPAL CEMETERY WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Sponsors: Parks & Recreation Department
Attachments: 1. Agenda Cover Report
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
No records to display.

TO:                                          Mayor and Commissioners

FROM:                     Samuel Metott, Director, Parks and Recreation

THROUGH:                     Terrence R. Moore, ICMA-CM

DATE:                     September 13, 2021

 

Title

RECOGNIZE STAFF OF THE DELRAY BEACH MEMORIAL GARDENS MUNICIPAL CEMETERY WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

Body

Recommended Action:

Recommendation

Motion to recognize staff of the Delray Beach Memorial Gardens Municipal Cemetery who worked tirelessly through the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Body

Background:

The staff at the Delray Beach Memorial Gardens Municipal Cemetery provide an essential service to Delray Beach. During the pandemic they worked long hours due to the increased need for internments. This unprecedented time has proven to be both physically and emotionally stressful yet the team has remained positive, considerate and empathetic to internal and external clients. Not only do they complete their required duties and tasks while in the midst of a remodel that included creation and addition of much need grave space, fencing removal and installing and new landscaping, but also made the time to be compassionate and helpful to grieving families. With the increase in internments, one week had nine (9) in a single day. Staff have had to become creative staggering services to aid in the traffic at entrance/exits to avoid backups. They also have had to limit the size of crowds and maintain them within CDC guidelines, order and secure additional equipment,and staff have on multiple weeks worked seven (7) straight days with no days off.

 

City Attorney Review:

Not applicable.

 

Funding Source/Financial Impact:

There is no financial impact.

 

Timing of Request:

This is not time sensitive.