Chapter 142: Cemetery Commission


Cross references

  • Evergreen Cemetery - see S.& P.S. Ch. 953

142.01   Creation

There is hereby created a commission to be known and designated as the “Cemetery Commission”, composed of three residents of the Municipality, and one additional Council Member, for a total of four voting members of the Commission. Resident members shall be appointed and removed by the Mayor. The Council representative to the Cemetery Commission shall be appointed annually by the Council.
(Ord. 2017-86. Passed 12-11-17.)

142.02   Term

The term of the three resident members to be appointed shall be three years, provided that the term of one of the members appointed to the first Commission shall be for one year and one of the members appointed to the first Commission shall be for two years. In the event that a vacancy occurs during the term of any member, his or her successor shall be appointed by the Mayor for the unexpired portion of the term.
(Ord. 2016-77. Passed 12-12-16.)

142.03   Compensation

Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation.
(Ord. 2016-77. Passed 12-12-16.)

142.04   Authority

The Cemetery Commission shall have the power to:

  1. (a) Study, investigate, plan, advise, report and recommend to Council, the Mayor and the Chief Administrative Officer any action, program, plan, improvements, regulations or legislation which the Commission finds or determines to be advisable for the continued use of the cemeteries by the Village residents and/or others.

  2. (b) To recommend to Council and the Mayor the use of all funds that have been donated or bequeathed for use in the cemeteries.

  3. (c) To grant exceptions to the Cemetery Rules and Regulations when authorized by such Rules and Regulations.
    (Ord. 2016-77. Passed 12-12-16.)

142.05   Organization

The Commission shall choose its own officers, and keep a journal of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business. All plans, findings, advice, reports and recommendations made by the Commission shall be in writing and shall designate by name those members of the Commission approving or concurring therein, and members who do not so approve or concur therein shall have the right, as a part of such report, to state their reasons for refusing to approve or concur. No later than February 1 of each year, the Commission shall submit an annual report to the Mayor, Council and the Chief Administrative Officer summarizing the activities and decisions of the Commission and any recommendations to revise Cemetery rules and regulations.
(Ord. 2016-77. Passed 12-12-16.)