[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of North Haven 9-3-1987 Special Town Meeting. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with Sections 901 and 602 of the Charter of the Town of North Haven, the Town of North Haven hereby establishes, as of July 1, 1988, a Cemetery Commission.
The Cemetery Commission shall consist of six members, each of whom shall be appointed by a majority vote of the Board of Selectmen for two-year terms, which terms shall begin on July 1, except that the initial terms shall be as follows: three members shall be appointed for one year for a term to expire June 30, 1989, and three shall be appointed for two years for a term to expire June 30, 1990. The appointments shall be made in conformity with Section 203 of the Charter. The First Selectman shall be an ex officio member of the Cemetery Commission with the right to vote.
The Cemetery Commission shall be an advisory body which shall hold regular meetings and, under the direction of the Board of Selectmen, oversee the cemetery-related activities of the town and its various departments which become involved in the operation and maintenance of cemeteries to be owned, managed or controlled by the Town of North Haven, report to the Selectmen on the activities and performance of the various town departments relating to the town's cemeteries, suggest procedures for the care and maintenance of cemetery lots, review all reports, balance sheets and income statements of the Finance Department relating to cemeteries, investigate the collection of overdue accounts and the status of unused lots, review the budget relating to cemeteries prior to its submission by the Finance Director to the Selectmen and monitor the expenditures and receipts of any perpetual care funds.
The Board of Selectmen is authorized to acquire, receive, own, manage and control cemeteries on behalf of the town in accordance with Section 19a-295 et seq. of the Connecticut General Statutes.