951.03 CARE OF LOTS.
   (a)   Village Responsibility.  The Village shall take reasonable precautions to protect owners, and the property rights of owners within the Cemetery from loss and damage; but it distinctly disclaims all responsibility for loss or damage from causes beyond reasonable control, and especially from damage caused by the elements, an act of God, common enemy, thieves, vandals, strikers, malicious insurrection, riots or order of any military or civil authority, whether the damage be direct or collateral.  The Village shall not be liable to any person for the failure to comply with the regulations in any interment or for the invalidity of a burial permit, or for the incorrect identity of the deceased, or for the damage to a casket, burial vault or urn in an authorized removal.       
   (b)   Work to be Done by Village.  All grading, landscape work and improvements of any kind, and all care on plots, shall be done, and all trees and shrubs and herbage of any kind shall be planted, trimmed, cut or removed, and all openings and closing of plots and all interments, disinterments and removals shall be approved by the Village.
   (c)   Cemetery Control Over All Improvements.
      (1)   All improvements or alterations of individual property on the Cemetery shall be under the direction and subject to the consent, satisfaction and approval of the Cemetery Management, and, should they be made without its written consent, the Village shall have the right to remove, alter or change such improvements or alterations at the expense of the plot owner, or, in any event, at any time, on its judgement, they become unsightly to the eye.
      (2)   No work of any description shall be done or no article shall be placed upon any plot without the written order of consent of the plot owner and a permit issued by the Village.  All work done shall be subject to and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Cemetery.
      (3)   Permits to do work may be revoked by the Village without notice where there is a failure to conform to the applicable rules and regulations, or the work is not conforming to specifications, or inadequate or improper preparation for the work has been made, or proper machinery is not being used, or the work is being done in a manner dangerous to life or property.
   (d)   Decorations of Plots.  Enclosures are prohibited.  No enclosure of any kind, such as a fence, coping, hedge, or ditch shall be permitted around any grave or plot.  Grave mounds will not be allowed and no lot shall be raised above the established grade.
   (e)   Certain Ornaments Prohibited.  The placing of boxes, shells, toys, metal designs, ornaments, chairs, settees, vases, glass, wood or iron cases, and similar articles, upon plots shall be not permitted, and, if so placed, the Village may remove the same.  No notice of removal shall be required of the Village.
   (f)   Care of Lots.
      (1)   Trees growing upon lots shall be removed, under the direction of the Village Administrator or his authorized representative, when not taken care of or when interference is caused to adjoining graves.  No tree shall be removed or planted without review by the Village Administrator or his authorized representative, whether located on a lot or on Village property.
              (2)   Persons cleaning off their own lots, and cutting grass, must not leave the grass and rubbish on the walks or other lots, but must remove the same to a place designated by the Village Administrator or his authorized representative.
   (g)   Cemetery Clean-Up.    A general cleanup shall be conducted twice a year, normally in April and October.  All unsightly pots, flowers and/or wreaths will be removed.
(Ord. 00-35.  Passed 10-17-00.)