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(a) The Director of Public Service is hereby authorized and directed to provide for the care and maintenance of the cemeteries located within the City and maintained by the City appropriate to the final resting place of persons buried there.
(b) Pursuant to Section 6.05 of the City Charter, the Park and Cemetery Board shall recommend to the Director of Public Service rules and regulations for the operation of any Municipal cemetery. The Director of Public Service shall promulgate and enforce rules and regulations for the operation of Municipal cemeteries pursuant to Section 5.06 of the City Charter.
(c) The Director of Public Service shall direct and control all improvements or work in the Municipal cemeteries, and all embellishment thereof and graves and lots therein.
(d) All opening and closing of graves or plots shall be done by the employees of the City. The Director of Public Service or his designee shall supervise the digging of graves, burials, the installation of tombs or vaults, the placement of a foundation for any monument, tomb or vault, the location of grave markers and any disinterment.
(e) The Director of Public Service or his designee shall, from time to time, arrange for the removal of all adornments and potted or artificial flowers which are untidy, decayed, faded or decomposed.
(f) The Director of Public Service shall designate an office clerk to handle cemetery matters, who will prepare an annual report, in writing, detailing all matters relating to the cemeteries during that period. Copies thereof shall be made for members of the Park and Cemetery Board and the Director of Public Service.
(g) The office clerk designated by the Director of Public Service to handle cemetery matters shall perform such additional duties pertaining to the use and benefit of the cemeteries as the Director of Public Service may designate.
(Ord. 107-2003. Passed 12-8-03.)