Village of Cazenovia, NY
Madison County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Cazenovia 6-1-1966; amended in its entirety 1-15-1993. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 76-1 Fees. [1]

Charges shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees for:
A. 
Single grave, including perpetual care.
B. 
Two or more, including perpetual care.
C. 
Opening grave.
D. 
Ashes.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 76-2 Foundations. [1]

All foundations must be cement, and charges per square inch shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees.
A. 
Corner posts. Charges for corner posts shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees.
(1) 
New grave purchases after 6-1-1975 are free.
(2) 
Old lots or placement of cement posts at above charges must be at ground level.
B. 
Vault care. Charges shall be as set from time to time by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees for both Evergreen Cemetery lot owner and nonowner of lot in Evergreen.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 76-3 Burials.

A. 
No burials will be allowed after November 1 to May 1 except with Board of Trustees or the Cemetery Superintendent's permission. No monuments will be set from November 1 to May 1. Winter vault interments must be done by June 1 of following year.
B. 
Spring burials. No winter vault interments will be buried on Saturday or Sunday, regardless if full service or none.
C. 
Ashes. All cremations must be buried there will be no broadcasting on lots allowed.

§ 76-4 Ownership of burial lots and plots.

A. 
Lots purchased must be paid for in half at time of purchase, balance to be paid in six months. Interest at the rate will be charged on unpaid balance. Single lots must be paid before burial is made.
B. 
Deed will be issued only when lots (or lot) is entirely paid for.
C. 
Each lot and grave is sold with perpetual care.
D. 
If the deed of a lot is lost or mislaid, the person whose name appears on the deed must make an affidavit before some person competent to take acknowledgments, then a duplicate will be issued.
E. 
Purchasers of lots or plots are entitled to the perpetual use of same for the sole purpose of interment and repose of their dead, this right, and the exercise thereof, being subject to the Rules and Regulations of the Evergreen Cemetery now in force or that may hereinafter be made with regard to burials, funerals and removals. It is understood and agreed upon by purchasers of lots, plots or graves, that in case of any dispute as to the right of ownership and the exercise of such right in such lot, plot or grave, the decision of the Board of Trustees must be taken as final.
F. 
Under the regulations of the management of the Cemetery, if the owner of lot dies, making no disposition of his or her lot by will, the lot of such intestate descends to his or her "heir in law" that is, to the same persons who, by the laws of the state, would inherit any residue of his/her estate.
G. 
Sale of lots or plots by owners is prohibited.

§ 76-5 Board of Trustees authorized to purchase lots.

The Board of Trustees are authorized to purchase lots, plots or grave spaces from proven rightful owners, the purchase price to be at the prevailing price when lot or lots were sold by the Board.

§ 76-6 Vehicles prohibited.

Bicycles, motorized bicycles, motorcycles, snowmobiles, recreational vehicles, skateboards, bipeds, horses and other animals are forbidden in the cemetery.

§ 76-7 Hours of operation.

The cemetery will open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from May 1 to November 1 when the Superintendent or an authorized agent of the Village is on duty.

§ 76-8 Funerals and interments.

A. 
Weekends and holidays.[1]
(1) 
No funerals are permitted on Sundays.
(2) 
Charges for Saturday and nonworking holiday funerals will be as set from time to time by resolution of the Village Board of Trustees in addition to the regular interment charges.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
B. 
If funerals are deferred from one day to another, the Superintendent must be notified. The undertaker failing to do so will pay a fine of $100 for keeping men waiting.
C. 
All requests for interments must be made by the morning of the day preceding the burial.
D. 
A concrete vault with one-piece cover is required.

§ 76-9 Erection of monuments, markers, mausoleums and foundations.

A. 
No aboveground vault or crypt is permitted.
B. 
Not more than one monument shall be permitted on any lot or plot; all grave makers must be placed at the end of the grave furthest from the monument. Any stone place on a grave plot will be placed only under the direction of the Cemetery Superintendent. All stones must be set in accordance with previously set stones in that section.
C. 
Any new undeveloped section after this date, April 1, 1993, will have a minimum of a six-grave plot to be allowed a family monument. All other grave markers will be flush with grade, including any corner markers.
D. 
No gravestones or marker can be set in a socket or dowel. It must be one solid stone.
E. 
The Superintendent must be contacted and is responsible for putting in all foundations at the expense of the lot owner, except that monument dealers may, at their expense and under direction of the Cemetery Superintendent, install foundations for their own monuments.
F. 
Any previously erected mausoleum must be sufficiently endowed to provide for any damage to replace, repair and/or for whatever may be needed to keep it in excellent condition for as long as it shall remain standing.
G. 
All trucks and setting equipment must stay on driveways and paths for erecting monuments, planking must be used when necessary to cross graves, and will be done under direction of Cemetery Superintendent.

§ 76-10 Enclosures and ornamentation.

A. 
No enclosure or wall terrace will be erected.
B. 
Lot owners will not be permitted to alter the established grade of lot.
C. 
The Board reserves the right to lay out and alter such drives, walks, and reservations as they deem necessary to secure and promote the general objectives of the cemetery.
D. 
Planting of trees and shrubs by the owners of the lots may be allowed, provided that the trees or shrubs to be planted are approved of and the location of same designated by the Board or the Cemetery Superintendent.
E. 
Any trees, shrubs, plants or flowers standing on any lot shall, by means of roots, branches or otherwise, become detrimental to adjacent lots, drives, or walks, or if for any other reason its removal shall be deemed necessary, the Superintendent shall have the right to remove same or part thereof as in his judgment may seen best.
F. 
No improvements on lots shall be done before consulting the Cemetery Superintendent or Village authorized agent. Work will receive prompt attention and will be properly done. Reasonable rates will be charged for such work. All ordinary work in the care of lots such as mowing and trimming will be done by the cemetery employees.
G. 
Planting on graves will not be permitted. Flower pots, urns, vases, etc. shall be placed next to the monument or grave marker. The cemetery reserves the right to remove any planting made in violation of this rule. No glass containers are allowed.
H. 
All persons are strictly forbidden to pick up or cut flowers, shrubs, etc. in any part of the cemetery without special permission from the Cemetery Superintendent or Village authorized agent.
I. 
As soon as flowers, wreaths, emblems, flags. etc. used in funerals or placed on graves at other times become unsightly and are faded, they will be removed, and no responsibility for their protection or maintenance will be assumed.
J. 
All flowers, pots, urns, vases and/or other decoration left in place on lots after October 1 will be removed, and no responsibility for their return will be assumed by the cemetery.