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(A) All improvement hereafter made shall be made with the view of making all lots correspond with the uniform grade of the surrounding land.
(B) No grading, leveling or excavating upon a burial space shall be allowed. Mounds that hinder the free use of a lawn mower or other lawn-care device are prohibited. Surfaces other than earth or sod are prohibited; this includes stone, limestone, wood chips and the like.
(C) No lot or part thereof shall be enclosed by a fence, railing, coping, hedge, ditch, post and chain or other similar device.
(D) No shrub or tree shall be planted on any lot. Cut flowers may be placed on burial spaces at any time and the township shall remove same when they become unsightly. Between May 1 and October 1 of each year, one hanging basket, flower stand or eight-inch in-ground container per burial space shall be permitted. Any receptacles that are not filled with plants by July 1 in any year shall be removed from the burial space, as shall any in which plants have died from neglect or natural causes. Artificial flowers shall not be placed in the ground. Plantings must be no more than 12 inches from the headstone.
(E) Between November 1 and April 1 of each year, one decoration per grave, in addition to an American flag, will be permitted (example: grave blanket or wreath).
(F) Board of Trustees and/or the Sexton shall have the right and authority to remove and dispose of any and all growth, emblems, displays or containers therefore that through decay, deterioration, damage or otherwise become unsightly, a source of litter, maintenance problem or are otherwise a violation of this section. This provision shall not apply to monuments or markers. Except where the violation or item must be immediately removed for necessary maintenance or to perform a burial, the Sexton or Township Clerk shall provide notice to the contact person entitled to notice with regard to the burial space at least 14 days prior to removing any item from or altering the items on the burial space.
(G) Cemetery care includes only seeding and top dressing; cutting and trimming grass, shrubs and trees; and general upkeep of the cemetery. Cemetery care does not include the maintenance of monuments, markers and other memorials.
(Ord. 02-01, passed 5-20-2002; Ord. 02-01, passed 4-16-2012) Penalty, see § 91.99