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(A) All interments shall be arranged with the Township Clerk and performed by the Sexton or a contractor designated by the township.
(B) Appropriate notice shall be given to the Township Clerk in advance of any burial, to allow sufficient time for the Clerk to procure the Sexton and for opening of the burial space.
(C) Only one person may be buried in a burial space, except in the case of one adult and an infant, or one adult and two cremains, or four cremains.
(D) The appropriate permit for the burial space and appropriate identification of the person to be buried, when necessary, shall be presented to either the Sexton or the Township Clerk prior to interment. If a permit has been lost or destroyed, the Township Clerk shall be satisfied, from his or her records, that the person to be buried in the space is an authorized and appropriate one before starting any interment.
(E) All burials, except those of cremains, shall be within a standard vault made of concrete, copper, bronze or other similar materials. Wooden or steel boxes are prohibited. Cremains shall be in a container the type of which has been approved by the Township Board or Sexton.
(F) No burial shall take place unless the burial space fee, the fee for services required to open and close the grave, and all other fees have been paid in full to the township. Funeral directors as agents of the funeral home making arrangements for burials, will be responsible for all financial interment charges if not paid by the owner or his or her agent.
(G) No burial spaces shall be opened or closed except under the direction and control of the Sexton. This provision shall not apply to proceedings for the removal and reinterment of bodies and remains; as the matter is subject to the control of the local Health Department.
(H) The township assumes no responsibility for errors in opening graves when those errors are caused by others.
(I) All refuse of any kind or nature including, among others, dried flowers, wreaths, papers and flower containers shall be removed or deposited in refuse containers located within the cemetery.
(J) Scattering cremains over a family lot or anywhere in the cemetery is prohibited.
(K) No lot shall be used for any purpose other than burial of human remains.
(Ord. 02-01, passed 5-20-2002; Ord. 02-01, passed 4-16-2012) Penalty, see § 91.99