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Email For Trustees:    Linda Leary    Chandra Sargent Mead    Farrell Neeley    Manuel Pantoja    Lowell Edward Chalk

Email For District Manager:    Danny Brown   


South Kern Cemetery District
Legal Authority: Established by Board of Supervisors Resolution of August 26, 1957, pursuant to Chapter 6, Paragraph 8950 of the California Health and Safety Code. M. O. of 7/11/95 to change name of District to South Kern Cemetery District. (Formerly Arvin Public Cemetery District); 3/11/2008 District requested staggered terms; 9/14/2010 Resolution 2010-273 increased number of trustees to five.
Membership Qualifications: The District shall be governed and managed by Resolution 2010-273 adopted by the Board of Supervisors on 9/14/2010. The trustees shall be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Trustees shall be appointed from electors residing within the South Kern Cemetery District.
Term: The trustees shall hold office for four years and until appointment and qualifications of their successors.
Duties: To govern and manage the affairs of the District, guided by laws and regulations as set forth by the California Health & Safety Code and by regulations that are promulgated by the Kern County Board of Supervisors.
Meeting Place and Time: Meetings are conducted at the Arvin Public Library, 201 Campus Drive, Arvin, CA 93203, at 5:30 P.M. every third Tuesday of each month.
Compensation: Trustees are eligible to receive a monthly stipend of $50 regardless of how many meetings they attend and necessary expenses for actual traveling in connection with meetings or business of the board of trustees shall be allowed and paid.
Ethics Training: Pursuant to State law, on or after January 1, 2006, any person newly appointed shall successfully complete a course in ethics training approved by the Fair political Practices Commission and Attorney General. Each member is required to complete this training every two years.
Contact: South Kern Cemetery District
15543 So. Vineland Road
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 845-2540
  Oath and Statement of Economic Interests (Form 700) Required of each trustee

South Kern Cemetery District
Members When Appointed Appointed By Whom1 Term Expires
Linda Leary 02/12/2013 BOS 12/10/2013
Farrell Neeley, PhD 04/23/2013 BOS 12/10/2018
Lowell Edward Chalk 12/09/2015 BOS 12/10/2019
Chandra Sargent Mead 03/29/2011 BOS 12/10/2017
Manuel Pantoja 03/29/2011 BOS 12/10/2015
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Acronym Explanation
BOS Board of Supervisors
S.D. Supervisorial District


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