City of Union, MO
Franklin County
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Section 145.010 Name of Cemeteries.

[R.O. 2012 §145.010; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. XXII §1; CC 1992 §6-1]
The City having acquired the title to the cemetery formerly known as the Odd Fellows Cemetery, the name of the cemetery is changed to the City Cemetery of the City of Union. The City has also acquired the title to the cemetery formerly known as the Chiles Cemetery, which is now also a City cemetery.

Section 145.020 Disposition of Proceeds From Sale of Lots.

[R.O. 2012 §145.030; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. XXII §10; CC 1992 §6-3]
All monies collected from the sale of graves or lots in the City cemetery shall be paid to the City Clerk to be credited fifty percent (50%) to the General Revenue Fund and fifty percent (50%) to the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund.

Section 145.030 Lots to Be Paid for Prior to Issuance of Deed.

[R.O. 2012 §145.040; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. XXII §11; CC 1992 §6-4]
The Sexton shall not make any deed for a grave or lot in the City cemetery, or any part thereof, until the purchase price for the grave or lot has been paid to the City Clerk.

Section 145.040 Unauthorized Graves — Violations Generally.

[R.O. 2012 §145.050; Rev. Ords. 1926 Ch. XXII §12; CC 1992 §6-5]
Any person trespassing on the grounds of the City cemetery by digging a grave or by burying a body therein without such grave being first (1st) located by the sexton, or otherwise violating any of the provisions of this Chapter, shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation.

Section 145.050 Fee Schedule for Lots.

[R.O. 2012 §145.060; CC 1992 §6-6; Ord. No. 1925 §1, 2-12-1990]
A. 
The purchase price as set forth in this Section shall be charged for the purchase of cemetery plots in the City cemetery. The fees shall be as follows:
1. 
Resident. One hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
2. 
Non-resident. Two hundred dollars ($200.00).

Section 145.060 Cemetery Regulations.

[R.O. 2012 §145.070; CC 1992 §6-7; Ord. No. 2388 §1, 9-8-1997; Ord. No. 3762 §1, 12-10-2012]
A. 
The following rules shall govern the operation and maintenance of the Union City Cemetery:
1. 
Cement or stone curbings, fences, rails or anything that would interfere with mowing will not be permitted.
2. 
All grave stones or grave markers shall be placed within the boundaries of the grave space(s) and shall extend no closer than six (6) inches to the side line of the respective space(s).
3. 
No monument shall be allowed on adjacent spaces or into the alleys or passage lines.
4. 
No trees, shrubbery or other growth except grass is to be planted on any grave(s) or lot(s). The City shall have the authority to remove any and all such obstructions as may appear.
5. 
It is the intent of the City government that the cemetery will be kept mowed and clean, and anything that interferes will not be permitted.
6. 
Memorial and/or floral pieces must be placed next to the grave markers so as not to interfere with maintenance of the cemetery. All items will be removed by maintenance crews as they deem necessary for proper cemetery appearance.
7. 
(Reserved)
8. 
Concrete vaults shall be required for all interments.
9. 
Mixed, set concrete foundations shall be required as a base for all headstones and shall be a minimum of twenty-four (24) inches deep.
10. 
Care and placement of headstones shall be the responsibility of the grave owner.

Section 145.070 Established.

[R.O. 2012 §145.080; CC 1992 §6-16; Ord. No. 679 §1, 1-4-1954]
A fund for the preservation, care, upkeep and adornment of the municipal cemetery in the City is hereby established and shall be known and designated as the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund.

Section 145.080 Funds Received for Care and Maintenance of Cemetery to Be Placed in Fund.

[R.O. 2012 §145.090; CC 1992 §6-17; Ord. No. 679 §2, 1-4-1954]
All funds received by the City for the care and maintenance of the cemetery shall be delivered to the City Collector and shall be placed in a separate fund or account to be known as the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund.

Section 145.090 Investment of Fund Money.

[R.O. 2012 §145.100; CC 1992 §6-18; Ord. No. 679 §3, 1-4-1954]
All monies and funds placed in the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund shall be invested by the City Collector from time to time in bonds of the United States Government or of the State, or may be placed in any bank or savings and loan association which is authorized to do business in this State so long as the funds so deposited are protected by federal deposit insurance, as directed by ordinance duly passed by the Board of Aldermen and approved by the Mayor.

Section 145.100 Use of Income.

[R.O. 2012 §145.110; CC 1992 §6-19; Ord. No. 679 §4, 1-4-1954]
All income received from the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund shall be expended and used only for the preservation, care, upkeep and adornment of the municipal cemetery and the repurchasing of cemetery lots previously sold.

Section 145.110 Use of Principal.

[R.O. 2012 §145.120; CC 1992 §6-20; Ord. No. 679 §5, 1-4-1954]
The principal of the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund shall not be encroached upon for any purpose whatsoever, and no money shall be transferred or appropriated out of such fund except for the purpose of being invested as provided in this Article or for the repurchasing of cemetery lots previously sold.

Section 145.120 Acceptance of Gifts, Donations and Bequests.

[R.O. 2012 §145.130; CC 1992 §6-21; Ord. No. 679 §6, 1-4-1954]
Any gift, donation or bequest to the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund shall be placed to the credit of the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund.