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Subject: Request for proposals--Cemetery

Request for proposals--Cemetery

From: Laura Staneff <ldstaneff>
Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Request for proposals
Bald Mountain Cemetery, Gilpin County County

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The purpose of this project is both for historical perspective and
knowledge of the cemetery, and to gather information so that
informed decisions can be made concerning the cemetery into the
future.

Goals

Short Term:

    Indentify where graves are located in and directly around the
    cemetery

    Identify as many bodies as possible in the cemetery

    Identify vacant areas and plots within the plotted cemetery

    Provide detailed mapping of the cemetery which can be used for
    further burials

    Document the headstones before acts of nature or man remove any
    physical records of the information on the stones

    Categorize the headstones and place them in a ranking order to
    what stones need to be restored, refurbished or replaced

Long Term:

    Provide information to decision-makers regarding any possible
    expansion of the cemetery

    Provide a cemetery for residents of Gilpin County who pass away
    and desire to be buried within the County

    Provide a means to generate revenue to assist with maintenance
    and historic preservation costs of the cemetery by selling
    available plots or newly created plots

    Return headstones or footstones that have moved to their proper
    location

    Create a plan for continued maintenance and security of the
    cemetery

    Place temporary markings on graves discovered

Scope of Work: This project would be conducted in accordance with
the guidelines of the Colorado Historical Society Office of
Archaeology and Historic Preservation.  All work will be conducted
by a professional historic preservation contractor meeting the
Secretary of the Interior's Professional Qualifications Standards.

The project will be generally completed in the following steps:

Research Tasks

    Conduct background research into history of the area

    Review existing documentation and source material including
    maps, records, and other archive materials

    Complete a file search for record of existing information from
    the State database

    Establish a methodology for field work

    Research newspaper articles, Nevadaville and County records

    Consult with local historians and informed persons

Field Work

    Conduct a field study including Ground-Penetrating Radar
    Techniques as well as a physical inspection of the ground to
    discover and map graves. Additional techniques may be necessary.

    Existing tombstones need to be identified, documented and ranked
    in order of need of refurbishment, restoration and replacement

Documentation

    Compile field data and photography for each grave

    Determine designation historic or archeological eligibility for
    resources

    Prepare final report narrative and bibliography, including
    detailed mapping satisfactory to staff

The overall cemetery site is 9.6 acres in the SE 1/4 SW 1/4 SW 1/4
SE 1/4, Section 10, T3S, R73W, 6th PM.  The platted cemetery portion
is approximately 4 acres.  This area is heavily forested and
sloping.

Please address inquiries and proposals by November 15, 2007 to:

    Ray W. Rears
    Gilpin County Planner and Historic Advisory Liaison
    PO Box 661
    Central City, Colorado  80427
    303-582-5831 ext 3
    Fax: 303-582-5440
    rrears [at] co__gilpin__co__us


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