[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Holland 12-10-2007 by Ord. No. 1-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases will have the following meanings, unless a context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- A Town cemetery.
- Any person, firm, corporation, or limited liability company.
- A resident of the Town of Holland, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin.
- TOWN CEMETERY
- Any cemetery owned or maintained by the Town of Holland.
All provisions of the Town ordinances now in force or hereafter enacted relating to peace and good order and defining public offenses in the Town shall, insofar as applicable, be in full force and effect in the cemeteries.
It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, other than duly authorized officers, officials or employees of the Town, to enter into or be upon Town cemetery grounds during the time after sunset and before sunrise any day without first obtaining the permission of the Town Board. It shall further be unlawful at all times for any person to enter or leave the grounds other than by the established and open entrances or gateways.
It shall be unlawful for any person to trespass upon lots and graves of a Town cemetery; provided, however, that this section shall not be construed to prohibit any person having lawful business in the cemetery in connection with improvement thereof or persons visiting the graves of relatives or friends from being in said cemetery in accordance with the rules.
No person shall drive or move any vehicle within the cemetery except over a roadway open for vehicular traffic or obstruct any path or driveway within a cemetery open to vehicular traffic. No person shall use the cemetery grounds or any driveway therein as a public thoroughfare or drive any vehicle through said grounds except for purposes of making deliveries in the cemetery or visiting any grave site.
The placing of cut flowers or plastic flowers over individual graves shall be permitted; however, the Town shall not be responsible for the care of such flowers or the containers that they are placed in. Further, the Town shall be permitted to remove, without notice, all flowers, real or artificial, that, in the opinion of the person in charge of maintenance of the cemetery, require removal.
It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of any rubbish, trash, waste materials, litter, or debris of any kind in a Town cemetery.
No person shall remove, molest, injure, mar, deface, throw down or destroy any headstone, monument, survey marker, corner marker, tomb, vault or mausoleum, or decoration on any cemetery lot in said cemetery or open, disturb or molest any grave or place of burial therein. This shall not prohibit acts by Town officers and employees, or public officials, in carrying out their duties.
It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to plant any tree or shrub in a Town cemetery except those approved by the Town Board. It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to cut down, injure, break or destroy any tree, shrub or other plant growing in the cemetery or to pick or cut any flower or decorative plant except as authorized by the cemetery rules.