Are there any other things I should keep in mind regarding cemeteries?

Some Things to Remember:

  1. Flush Monuments are required in sections A, B, C, D, E, I, J and K of Maplewood Cemetery and all of Forest Hills Cemetery. If you are not sure where these sections are located, please check with the Public Works Administrative Support Specialist.
  2. The Town provides perpetual care for all Town-owned cemeteries. Removal, destruction, or defacement of any headstone, monument, or other materials in any Town-owned cemetery is prohibited unless one or more of the following apply (Cemetery Ordinance 92.07):
    a) the site is your property
    b) you have obtained written consent from the rightful property owner
    c) you have received written permission from the Town Manager
  3. No animals are allowed within any Town-owned cemetery (Cemetery Ordinance 92.11).
  4. Please keep all vehicular traffic on the roadways while adhering to the designated 15 mph speed limit (Cemetery Ordinance 92.09).
  5. The Town does provide police protection for all Town-owned and maintained cemeteries. No person or persons shall be inside any Town-owned cemetery after sunset or 7:00 p.m., whichever comes first, until sunrise on the following morning (Cemetery Ordinance 92.10).
  6. The Town is not responsible for any loss or damage to any grave marker, vase or other property within the Cemetery as a result of the elements, storms, theft, trespassers, or operation of automobiles by visitors to the Cemetery (Cemetery Ordinance 92.1).
  7. No borders, coping, fencing, hedging or enclosure of any kind around any grave are allowed in the Cemetery. No benches, night lights, or sundials are permitted (Cemetery Ordinance 92.07).

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1. I need to buy rights to a cemetery plot/grave, where do I go first?
2. What is the cost for a grave?
3. What is the cost to open and close a grave (interment)?
4. When I have selected the plot/grave(s) that I wish to purchase a license for, how can I pay for it?
5. Will I get a license for my plot/grave?
6. Will each grave be marked with a permanent marker?
7. Can I transfer this property to another person or persons?
8. Are there any other things I should keep in mind regarding cemeteries?