Five Documents You Might Not Want to Read Too Closely Before Signing
- Exhumation orders. I see about four of these a year asking that a body can be exhumed from the city cemetery. One doesn't want to look too closely since some actually list the reason they want to exhume. Reasons like "I want to sell the plot to XYZ for a lot of money. The north 40 pasture is good enough for dad." It's even worse when you know the applicant and recognize the reason as truthful. The only interesting ones come from the coroner every 5 years or so.
- Cemetery deeds. Do you really want to know who is planning on being buried where? Do you really care?
- Columbarium deeds. See above. Not only that, some days there are 50+ to be signed after the council meeting. Columbarium spaces are a hot commodity.
- FAA Airport Funding Acceptances. Three hundred pages of boilerplate requiring your notarized signature 27 times throughout the document. And you get to sign just as many times when certifying the project has been completed.
- Old Hire Fire Pension Fund Board Notes. This board only meets when one of the beneficiaries dies and we need to assign survivors rights. The board consists of one beneficiary, the city clerk, and the mayor. Last I checked , there were less than 8 beneficiaries and survivors in the plan. I have to hold a meeting next week to assign the survivors benefits to the widow of the beneficiary who was sitting on the board. So it will be the city clerk and myself. Pretty much guarantees any passing vote will be unanimous.
Hopefully, a better five will present itself later. Off to the land of nod.