§ 51.31  ERECTION OF MONUMENTS; SPECIFICATIONS AND STANDARDS.
   (A)   No person shall erect or cause or permit to be erected upon any cemetery space located in any of the cemeteries maintained and owned by the city any columbarium, monument, gravestone or marker, unless such columbarium, monument, gravestone, or marker shall be provided with a sufficient, secure, and permanent foundation to the end that such columbarium, gravestone, monument or marker may not topple or lean from its foundation. Depending upon the location and size, Columbariums or any above ground monument, gravestone may be required to have a foundation or support that extends a minimum of 4 1/2 feet into the ground. This section shall not apply to plaques or markers which are embedded in the cemetery upon a grave or graves, when such plaque or marker is flush with the surface of the lot whereon it is placed.
   (B)   The location of all columbariums, markers, monuments, and/or plantings is subject to approval of the designated city staff members. The addition of copings, gravel or fences and other obstructions above the ground are typically not allowed and require city approval prior to installation. An agreement must be signed by both the gravesite owners and the city before any plantings can be planted. Failure to obtain proper approval may and can result in removal of the plantings, coping, fence or obstruction at the owner's expense. All funeral flowers placed on the grave immediately after an interment will be removed by City of Monroe personnel no less than five days and no more than thirty days after the service. Should any columbarium, marker, monument, memorial, and/or planting become unsightly, dilapidated or a safety hazard, after notice to the owner, if the owner can be contacted and failure for the owner to comply within 30 days, the city shall have the right, at the expense of the owner, to correct the condition or remove the same.
   (C)   No more than two markers per gravesite for two individual cremains/infant burials or one marker for both cremains/infant burials will be allowed.
('84 Code, § 7-2)  (Am. Ord. O-2001-52, passed 12-3-01; Am. Ord. O-2009-19, passed 6-2-09)