Town of Pound Ridge, NY
Westchester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Pound Ridge 3-11-1982. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The following rules and regulations, superseding all those heretofore adopted and in force, are declared applicable to the Pound Ridge Town Cemetery:
A. 
The cemetery is intended for deceased human burials only.
B. 
Further sales of plots shall be limited to Pound Ridge residents, former residents and/or their next of kin. For purposes of these rules and regulations, "next of kin" shall be defined as spouse, parents, parents-in-law or children of a Pound Ridge resident or former resident.
C. 
The Town shall include in the price of the plots six-inch granite corner markers, which shall be installed by the Town.
D. 
Deeds to unused plots shall be transferable only to the Town of Pound Ridge, with the repurchase price in such case to be the original purchase price, but in no case less than $150 per lot.
E. 
A list of plot purchase prices, as the same may be from time to time amended by the Town Board, shall be maintained at the offices of the Town Supervisor and the Cemetery Commissioner and available for public inspection.
F. 
Where a plot is to be used for the interment of cremation urns, a single gravesite shall be limited to urns in one family group, and, in any event, no more than four urns as a maximum.
G. 
All outer caskets or liners shall be of reinforced concrete or bronze, constructed of not more than two pieces and approved by the Cemetery Commissioner.
H. 
All grave openings and closings, burials and removals, foundations, headstones, plantings, plaques and markers shall be at all times subject to the approval of the Cemetery Commissioner in accordance with local, New York State and federal laws. Headstones shall be discouraged by the Commissioner in the central area and memorial plaques used. When headstones are permitted, there shall be one only per three-and-one-half-foot-wide by nine-foot-long gravesite. Corner markers and memorial plaques are to be at grade line. No mausoleums, vaults or aboveground burials shall be permitted.
I. 
Drawings of all proposed memorials, showing dimensions, shape, inscriptions and material used (granite or bronze preferred) of a neat, safe and sound design, are subject to the approval of the Cemetery Commissioner.
J. 
The following dimensions have met with the approval of the Cemetery Commissioner:
[Amended 10-8-1992 by L.L. No. 5-1992]
(1) 
Headstone and monolith.
(a) 
Maximum preferred dimension: 24 inches long by 14 inches wide by 24 inches high.
(b) 
Minimum preferred dimension: 12 inches long by 12 inches wide (headstone) or by four inches wide (monolith) by 12 inches high.
(c) 
All dimensions refer to aboveground measurements.
(2) 
Memorial plaque. Minimum preferred dimension: 24 inches long by 12 inches wide by four inches thick.
K. 
All persons and contractors are responsible to the Town for good workmanship and possible damages.
L. 
The Town reserves the right to enter and remove detrimental, dangerous, unsightly or inconvenient plantings, decorations, structures or objects from any plot.
M. 
No person shall cause the remains of a human being to be buried or establish a burial ground for such in any ground not set apart and recognized as a municipal, religious or not-for-profit corporation cemetery, without having deposited adequate and appropriate funds with an individual in the Town designated by the Town Board for such purpose for the perpetual maintenance and care of said grounds.
[Added 12-5-1985 by L.L. No. 4-1985]
[Added 7-10-1997]
A. 
In the event that any person owning a cemetery plot in the Town Cemetery should dispute these rules and regulations, said person has the right of appeal for relief from these regulations, as enforced by the Cemetery Commissioner, by petitioning the Cemetery Advisory Committee for a hearing.
B. 
Said Cemetery Advisory Committee shall consist of the Cemetery Commissioner, the Town Supervisor or his or her delegate from the Town Board, a Planning Board member and two at-large members appointed by the Town Board who shall act within the confines of New York State, federal and any local laws. Majority rule shall apply.