Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sec 7-3. Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust and Prior land conveyances and conversion to perpetual care, and maintenance fees
monument at cedar hill7-3.1 Revenue received from the City Cemetery is to be reserved as a special trust, which is known as the “Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust.” Annual earnings of said Trust may be disbursed for Cemetery maintenance.
7-3.2 The City will allow conversion from an annual maintenance fee to Perpetual Care through the office of City Clerk for previously purchased cemetery lots.

7-3.3 Purchased lots which have not been converted to perpetual care must continue to pay annual maintenance fees.

Sec. 7-4. Entering grounds, Visiting hours, Office hours and Entrance
7-4.1 It shall be unlawful for any person to visit the city cemetery except during posted times without permission from the Cemetery Manager. Entrance shall only be through the cemetery gates.
7-4.1 Cemetery Office contact hours are between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm – Monday through Friday, excluding Municipal holidays.

Sec. 7-5. Monuments, headstones, fencing, enclosures, railings, vaults, trees, Consent and Supervision required.
7-5.1 It shall be unlawful for any person to place, erect or set up any headstone, statue, monument, stone, brick or marble work of any kind in a lot in the city cemetery without first having the notified the Cemetery Manager and having approval of the placement, size, foundation and other factors that may be relevant or hazardous to the subject lot or adjacent lots, depending upon the characteristics of the headstone or monument.
7-5.2 There shall be no new fencing, railings, or enclosures including walls and copings, constructed or placed in the City Cemetery from this time period forward. Existing structures may continue to exist and be maintained.
7-5.3 It shall be the responsibility of the Individual or the monument company to procure the consent of the Cemetery Manager before a monument, headstone or corner marker is placed on a lot. Supervision by Cemetery Manager may be required.
7-5.4 There shall be no trees planted in the City Cemetery except by the City.
7-5.5 New installation of Vaults (with or without handles), used to encase interment caskets, must be completely covered by dirt from this time forward; however, exception will be made where family lots already contain such vault installations. It shall be the responsibility of the individual responsible for Opening and Closing or the funeral home/director in lieu of, to request the exception in writing at the time of Interment Notification from the Cemetery for the exception to such exposed vaults.