January 3, 2008 - Grand View is finally getting much needed work done. And as more rainstorms hit the area, crews have finished an above-ground irrigation system. It will help in the future, but will not help the seriously damaged trees from the drought.
More from the Glendale News:
"Since work to abate fire-safety hazards at Grand View Memorial Park began on Dec. 27, maintenance crews have completed installation of an above-ground irrigation system at the beleaguered cemetery and continue to chip away at overgrown shrubbery and brittle trees.
...The top of a full-grown palm tree had tumbled at least 50 feet to the ground, landing just feet from graves, as if the tree had been beheaded.
Goldsman was ordered by the state in August to sell the cemetery within three years, and he said prospective buyers are showing interest. At least two interested parties have visited the facility, he said.
The City Council could vote to recommit resources to the park in order to reopen it, but Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian has been reluctant to promise taxpayer dollars without an exit strategy for the city.
Attorneys remain in the pretrial stage for pending suits targeting Grand View. A status conference is set for Feb. 6, when Baum is expected to present a progress report on the cemetery’s maintenance work." - Glendale News
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