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(a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
(1) “Multiple grave lot” means a lot containing more than one grave.
(2) “Perpetual care” means keeping the graves or lots in good condition forever, which includes cutting grass, rolling, seeding, fertilizing, keeping walks in order, trimming shrubbery, and maintenance of tools and equipment to accomplish this condition. It does not include cost of repair to monuments, curbing, fencing, or other extraordinary repairs.
(b) There is hereby created a Cemetery Endowment Fund for the perpetual care of graves or lots operated by, and under the control of, the City.
(1) From and after March 13, 1961, a fee in addition to the established burial fees will be charged for each interment on lots purchased prior to March 13, 1961. From and after March 13, 1961, a fee in addition to the purchase price for a single grave lot will be charged. If a multiple grave lot is purchased, an additional fee will be charged for each grave contained in the lot.
(2) Fees so collected will be delivered to the City Auditor for deposit in the Cemetery Endowment Fund. Moneys collected will be invested by the Treasury Investment Commission in accordance with Chapter 157. The income from the cemetery endowment fund will be used exclusively for the perpetual care of graves operated by, and under the control of, the City.
(c) At the time of interment or at the time of purchase of a grave or lot, the depositor will receive from the Superintendent of Cemeteries an article of agreement designating the terms on which the perpetual care shall be maintained, which will be consistent with the provisions of this section. (1993 Code 91.06)