Cemetery Ordinances and Polices - Page 5
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Sec. 7-9. Funeral Homes, Directors, Interments
7-9.1 Funeral Homes/Directors shall hand deliver to the Cemetery Manager or designated staff immediately before or after interment, a metal marker encasing an information card with at least the following typed information: Name of Funeral Home, Name of Deceased interred, Date of Birth, and Date of Death.
7-9.2 All Interments and Dis-Interments, including the interment of Cremains (Ashes), shall be by the Cemetery Manager and his staff after all involved have followed the policy regarding such.
Sec. 7-10. Rights to Management, Liability, Policies and Fee Schedule
7-10.1 The Cemetery reserves the right to remove any tree, shrub or obstacle on any lot that may hinder the efforts of the employee in the opening of graves and/or the proper maintenance concerning the safety and aesthetics of the cemetery.
7-10.2 When hand digging is necessary in such cases where previously existing fencing, gates or enclosures interferes with the digging of graves, an additional fee will be applied to the Opening and Closing fees.
7-10.3 The City is not responsible for damages to graves or headstones by chemicals, natural elements, vandals, thieves or by other causes beyond its control.
7-10.4 The City will adopt policies and fee schedules regarding costs and rules and regulations in the use of, care of, interment, sales and other issues regarding the Cemetery.
7-10.5 All fees are paid to and collected by the Office of City Clerk. Fees and Policies are subject to amendment by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Vicksburg.
Sec. 7-11. Penalties
7-11.1 Any person who shall fail to comply with or who shall violate any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be subject to the penalties as provided in Sec. 1-9 of the Code of Ordinances.
7-11.2 Nothing contained in this section shall prevent the City from taking such other lawful action as is necessary to prevent or remedy any violation.
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