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(A) All persons desiring to purchase a use license for cemetery lots in the town cemeteries shall apply to the Public Works Director and Utilities Director or their designee who, upon approval and payment of the price fixed for each cemetery lot, shall cause the use license therefor to be executed to the purchaser. Under no condition shall a use license for a cemetery lot be issued to purchaser nor shall an Interment Authorization be issued until the purchase price is paid in full and approval is given by the Public Works and Utilities Director or their designee.
(B) No person who purchases a use license for any cemetery lot in a town cemetery shall thereafter convey or alienate the use license to any other person for a greater consideration than originally paid for the use license. To transfer a use license, the original purchaser must complete a transfer of cemetery lot form. The transfer of cemetery lot form must be approved by the Public Works and Utilities Director or their designee. Further, the transfer of use rights for a cemetery lot shall be complete when (a) a transfer of cemetery lot form is executed by the transferring party and approved by the Public Works and Utilities Director or their designee and (b) a use license for the lot is issued to the transferee by the Public Works and Utilities Director or their designee. Each use license executed shall contain language that the use rights are conveyed subject to this section and any amendments thereto.
(C) All persons desiring to purchase a use license for cemetery lots on an installment basis will be subject to the following: A down payment of not less than $100 will be required. A contract for purchase of the use license must be executed by the purchaser and the Public Works and Utilities Director or their designee detailing price, term and payment due dates. The terms are to allow for payment in full of one lot at the time of purchase with any additional lot purchases to be paid in full by June 30 of the following year. Any contracts not paid in full by June 30 of the year the contract was executed will be terminated and no refunds will be granted. Hardship cases will be determined by the Town Manager or his designee. As stipulated in division (A) of this section, no burials will take place and no use licenses will be issued until payment in full is made.
(D) The purchase price shall include an amount sufficient for the town to place a basic permanent marker of town specifications at the foot of each occupied cemetery lot for the sole purpose of ensuring all cemetery lots are duly identified. For cemetery lots purchased prior to September 4, 2012, a deposit shall be collected at the time Interment Authorization is requested.
('71 Code, § 5-16) (Ord. passed 4-5-71; Am. Ord. passed 9-6-89; Am. Ord. passed 1-7-91; Am. Ord. passed 10-3-95; Am. Ord. 99-07-01, passed 7-19-99; Am. Ord. 2012-09-03, passed 9-4-12; Am. Ord. 2014-10-02, passed 10-6-14; Am. Ord. 2016-11-02, passed 11-7-16) Penalty, see § 10.99