City of Poplar Bluff, MO
Butler County
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Section 150.290 Permit Required.

[R.O. 2007 §9-64; Rev. Ords. 1951 §6.040]
No person shall be permitted to lay out, plat or in any way provide lots for cemetery purposes for the interment of the dead within the jurisdiction of the City without first obtaining a permit from the City Council.

Section 150.300 Effect of Permit.

[R.O. 2007 §9-65; Rev. Ords. 1951 §6.040]
The issuance of any permit under the provision of this Article shall indicate that the permit fee has complied with all laws of the State and ordinances of the City pertaining to cemeteries and that the cemetery has been approved by the City Council.

Section 150.310 Determination of Necessity.

[R.O. 2007 §9-66; Rev. Ords. 1951 §6.090]
Before any private cemetery shall be opened or any new additions to cemeteries shall be made, those sponsoring such projects shall produce evidence satisfactory to the City Council that there is a need for such additional space for the interment of the dead and the City Council shall give due consideration to the location of any such proposed cemetery, the adaptability of the land for such purposes, the capacity of the sponsor or sponsors and if found to be unsatisfactory, the City Council shall refuse to grant a permit.

Section 150.320 Approved Plat Required.

[R.O. 2007 §9-67; Rev. Ords. 1951 §6.070]
Before any private cemetery shall be permitted to open, the sponsors shall first file a plat of such addition, subdivision or extension of any cemetery heretofore organized, clearly describing the tract of land to be used for cemetery purposes, showing the streets, alleys, drives, etc., and width of such streets, alleys and drives, the size of the lots to be offered for sale and the prices for which the sponsors intend to sell such lots. Unless the said plat is acceptable to the City Council or changes made thereon is made acceptable, no permit shall be issued.

Section 150.330 Filing of Plat.

[R.O. 2007 §9-68; Rev. Ords. 1951 §6.120]
Any person laying out or platting any private cemetery for the purpose of selling lots therein for the interment of the dead shall file a properly certified plat of such addition or subdivision with the Recorder of Deeds in and for the County when said plat has been accepted by the City Council.

Section 150.340 Perpetual Fund Required.

[R.O. 2007 §9-69; Rev. Ords. 1951 §6.050]
Before the City Council shall issue any permit to organize or develop a private cemetery and before any lot, lots, tracts or parcels shall be sold therein for the interment of the dead, the sponsors or incorporators thereof shall provide for the setting up of a fund out of the sale of such lot, lots, tracts or parcels for the perpetual care of said lots.

Section 150.350 Use of Monies.

[R.O. 2007 §9-71; Rev. Ords. 1951 §6.100]
The money received by the City from the sponsors of cemeteries for the interment of the dead from the sale of lots under the provisions of this Article shall be kept separate from all other funds of the City and shall be known and designated as a "Municipal Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund" to be supervised by the City Council who shall be empowered to invest such funds from time to time in obligations of the United States of America, the State, the County or the City and no other. The money and securities so bought and held in this fund to be deposited with the City Treasurer who shall file bond to safely secure such monies and securities in addition to any other bond or bonds which he/she may make in favor of the City and said bond shall secure this particular fund.

Section 150.360 Paving of Thoroughfares.

[R.O. 2007 §9-72; Rev. Ords. 1051 §6.080]
Before any private cemetery shall be permitted to open for the purpose of selling lots therein for the interment of the dead or any new addition or subdivision to an already existing cemetery shall be opened, the sponsor thereof shall be required to grade and pave, as required by the City Council, all main thoroughfares in and through said cemetery or addition thereto.