[Ord. No. 1 §2.08.010, 7-9-2001]
Pursuant to the provisions of Section 79.430, RSMo., a Cemetery Board consisting of one (1) Aldermen and of five (5) citizen directors (hereinafter called directors) for the City of Kahoka is hereby established. Citizen directors shall be chosen from the citizens at large of the City of Kahoka with reference to their fitness for such office. The Mayor, with the approval of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint said five (5) directors by no later than May of the year in which the Mayor is elected, all said directors to serve for a term of two (2) years and until their successors are appointed and qualified. The Mayor may, by and with consent of the Board of Aldermen, remove any cemetery director for misconduct or neglect of duty. Vacancies occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise shall be reported to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen and shall be filled in like manner as original appointments, except that the term of appointment to office is restricted to the unexpired term of office. All members of the Cemetery Board shall serve without pay or other compensation, with the exception of the Alderman who shall be entitled to his/her compensation as Alderman.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.08.011, 7-9-2001]
Alderman To Be Chairman Of The Cemetery Board, How Appointed, Duties. The Mayor of the City of Kahoka shall at the first (1st) meeting of the Board of Aldermen following each annual election appoint a member of the Board of Aldermen of the City of Kahoka to the Kahoka City Cemetery Board. The Alderman so appointed shall have a seat in and preside over the Cemetery Board as Chairman of said Board and as the Presiding Officer of said Board shall not vote on any questions, except in the case of a tie of the directors, nor shall said Alderman preside or vote in cases when he/she is an interested party. The Alderman as Chairman of the Board shall exercise a general supervision over the directors of the Cemetery Board and affairs of the Kahoka City Cemetery and shall take care that the ordinances relating to, rules, regulations and bylaws of the Kahoka City Cemetery Board are complied with. He/she shall further have the responsibility of reporting all Cemetery Board actions and recommendations to the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen for appropriate action.
Oath. Before entering upon the discharge of the duties of office of director of the Cemetery Board, each director shall take and subscribe an oath or affirmation before the City Clerk that he/she possesses all the qualifications prescribed for the office by the laws of the State and this Code or other ordinance of this City; that he/she will support the Constitution of the United States and this State and this Code and other ordinances of this City; and that he/she will faithfully demean themselves in office.
Election Of Officers, Powers And Duties. The Cemetery Board shall within fifteen (15) days of the appointment of the directors meet and organize by election of one (1) member as Vice Chairman and one (1) member as Secretary. The Vice Chairman shall exercise the duties of Chairman in the event of temporary absence of said Chairman or upon a vacancy in the office of Chairman until such vacancy is filled or said absence is terminated. The Vice Chair while acting as Chairman shall exercise all the duties of the office of Chairman and shall only vote on questions before the Board in the event of tie. The Secretary shall cause to be taken and maintained all minutes of the Cemetery Board in a book to be maintained as a permanent record of the proceeding of the Cemetery Board, which book shall from time to time be delivered to the City Clerk as custodian of records for the City of Kahoka. It shall be the Secretary's responsibility to provide public notice of meetings of the Cemetery Board and to insure compliance with all terms of Sections 610.010 through 610.026, RSMo.
Meetings, Quorum And Rules Of Order. The Board of Directors of the Cemetery Board shall at their first (1st) meeting after their appointment fix a date certain each month for their meeting. A quorum of the Board shall consist of a majority of the full membership of the Cemetery Board including vacancies of said Board. Except as otherwise provided by law or ordinance, all proceedings of the Cemetery Board shall be controlled by Robert's Rules of Order, as revised.
Power To Promulgate Rules, Regulations And Bylaws For The Operation Of The Cemetery Board. The Board of Directors of the Cemetery Board, with the advice and consent of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the City of Kahoka, shall have the right and power to pass any rule, regulation or bylaw necessary or proper for the operation of the City of Kahoka Cemetery Board.
[Ord. No. 1 §2.08.012, 7-9-2001]
The City Cemetery Board shall survey and make recommendations to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen for the development, maintenance and operation of the Kahoka City Cemetery including the employment, equipment and funding needs for the Kahoka City Cemetery operations. However, said Board shall have no powers to implement said recommendations, which power shall remain with the Mayor and the Board of Aldermen of the City of Kahoka.
The City Cemetery Board shall have the power subject to the approval of the Mayor and Board of Aldermen to select special projects for the Kahoka City Cemetery and seek grants in the name of the City of Kahoka or undertake fundraising projects through auxiliaries of citizens, non-profit corporations, charities or other governmental bodies to fund or assist in the successful completions of said special projects subject to the limitations imposed upon cemeteries as provided by the laws of this State and the ordinances of this City.
[CC 1955 Ch. 22 §§1 — 3]
The erection of any monument, marker and gravestone shall be under the supervision of the caretaker of such cemetery or cemeteries to insure the compliance with the ordinances of the City.
[Ord. No. 467, 9-14-2015]
The number of interments that may properly be made upon a grave is fixed at one (1) human remain or one (1) human remain and one (1) cremation or two (2) cremations per grave space. No more will be permitted.
The arrangement and location of graves upon a lot is determined by the Cemetery Board as it is necessary that uniformity shall prevail.
Any person who shall willfully destroy, disfigure or injure any wall, fence, hedge, monument, tombstone, tree or shrubbery around or within any cemetery, graveyard or burial ground or shall misuse the same shall be prosecuted in accordance with Section 100.220.