Town of Copake, NY
Columbia County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Copake: Art. I, 11-14-1996. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Attachment 1 - Schedule A
All business will be transacted with the individual in charge of the Cemetery, who shall be appointed by the Town Board at the annual meeting of the Town Board. In the absence of the individual in charge, Cemetery business may be transacted with the Town Supervisor.
Deeds for plots will be issued only after payment in full of the purchase price. In arranging for interments, the plot owner must present evidence of the ownership of the plot by presentation of the deed to the individual in charge.
A. 
Plot owners are not allowed to sell plots in whole or in part except to the town. Other sales will not be recognized by the town. The right to be buried will be denied to the purchaser of any lot which is not in compliance with this provision.
B. 
Plots will be sold in consecutive order.
A. 
No marker will be allowed on any gravesite until all indebtedness against such plot or grave has been paid.
B. 
All markers will be installed with a concrete foundation at least 36 inches deep and four inches below ground level.
C. 
All markers must be of bronze or granite. Southern granite or marble markers are not approved. No colored decoration will be allowed on markers. The design of markers must be approved by the individual in charge prior to installation. Lettering or designs on markers may not be raised above the level of the marker itself. Markers shall not be higher than 32 inches above ground level.
All workmen shall be subject to the direction of the individual in charge.
Special corner markers of bronze or granite, not more than six inches square, may be used and installed. All such markers must be flush with the ground and shall not encroach on another plot. The cost of corner markers shall be the responsibility of the plot owner.
Neither the plot owner nor his agent shall be allowed to cut grass, change grades or plant anything on the plot or gravesite.
The outer burial case (vault) must be of concrete and must meet all state and local codes and/or regulations.
Only one adult shall be interred in a grave. Infants may be interred with an adult. In the case of remains after cremations there can be two adult cremation, in one grave. Interments shall be made with the husband being buried on the right and the wife on the left. All interments shall be facing east.
A. 
Standing wreaths are limited to one per burial and shall be subject to removal when conditions warrant.
B. 
The town, through the individual in charge, reserves the right to remove, at any time, any decorations which are deemed inappropriate or that interfere with the efficient maintenance of the Cemetery.
C. 
The town, through the individual in charge, reserves the right to make the final determination of what decoration will and will not be permitted.
D. 
Any object placed on a grave in the Cemetery shall be at the plot owner's risk. The town and Cemetery shall not be responsible for damage done to markers or memorial objects from weather, vandalism or other causes.
Cemetery visitors shall be required to park their automobiles at the entrance to the Cemetery. Automobiles are not allowed to enter the Cemetery.
Only approved memorial candies will be allowed. No candles will be allowed outside the Cemetery. No religious articles or objects shall be placed in the Cemetery.
The fee schedule for the sale of Cemetery plots and related services shall be as set forth on Schedule A annexed hereto or as amended from time to time by further resolution by the Town Board.
These regulations are adopted by the Town Board and are subject to future amendment by the Town Board.