Lakeview Cemetery
Burial Sites Rules & Regulations

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  1. A License may be issued to any person for the Right of Burial of self, family, relatives, and friends. The Association will not control who an owner wishes to be buried in a licensed burial site; nor will the Association enter into any personal disputes about who will be buried in a grave site. Such disputes are a personal and possibly a legal matter within a family and are not a concern of the Association. All burials must be accompanied by a signed statement by the Licensee or a successor of the Licensee authorizing the use of the grave site. Anyone burying cremains on their own must provide the Association with an accurate drawing noting the exact location of the cremains urn along with the decedent's full name, address when living, and dates of birth and death.
  2. All in-ground casket burials will utilize a concrete vault approved by the Association. Cremains burials, whether in-ground or above ground, must also utilize a similarly approved container. The Association will provide specifications for approved burial vaults and containers.
  3. Foundations for headstones and monuments must be constructed with proper depth and proper materials in order to ensure, over the long term, a secure foundation, considering the consistency of the soil at the particular grave site.
  4. The Cemetery maintenance that is provided by the Association through the income derived from its Grounds Care Fund and or other sources of income received by the Association includes cutting of the grass at reasonable time intervals, raking and cleaning of the Cemetery grounds, repair and maintenance of the chapel, and repair or replacement of damaged infrastructure on Cemetery property.
  5. Such maintenance shall in no case mean the maintenance, repair, or replacement of any memorial, marker, or structure and objects of any kind erected and placed upon lots; nor the planting of shrubs, flowers, ornamental plants, and other graveside adornments; damage to all of the above items which may have been caused by the elements, an act of God, common enemy, thieves, vandals, malicious mischief markers, explosions, unavoidable accident or by any other means. In no case shall the Association obligate itself to expend for such maintenance a sum in excess of the income from the Grounds Care Fund. Further, the Association will manage the assets of the Grounds Care Fund with due diligence, but the Association extends no guarantees as to the future status of the Grounds Care Fund.
  6. The burial in each grave may consist of one of the following: 1. two cremains urns, 2. one cremains urn and one traditional casket, 3. one traditional casket, 4. a mother and infant in one casket, 5. two infants in one casket.
  7. Grave site markers must be flush to the ground. Headstones, or vertical monuments, or benches up to four feet in length, can be erected in the center of four contiguous grave sites belonging to one owner. Only one of these three vertical structures can be used in a plot of four graves or more. The size and placement of the headstone or monument must be approved by the Association prior to any installation. The construction of a mausoleum or a crypt and a plan for its perpetual care by the owner must be approved by the Association prior to construction and installation.
  8. The Association has a general guideline to the planting of shrubbery, which states that the shrubbery is of such a size that it does not obstruct the natural line of site across the Cemetery and that the shrubbery does not inhibit access to other graves. One shrub is allowed to be planted on each side of a headstone or vertical monument. A few flower plants will be allowed to be placed in-ground or in a suitable pot at each grave marker and each headstone or monument in such a way that it is not an obstruction to the mowing operation. The maintenance and trimming of the shrubbery, so that its size is consistent with the above guideline, is the responsibility of the licensee. The Association reserves the right to remove, without notice to the licensee, any shrubbery, flowers, or other grave adornment that the Association believes adversely affects either the esthetics of the Cemetery or the ability of the Association to conduct its normal activities. The Association also has the right to remove any wilted floral arrangements after a funeral, and any seasonal organic adornment that has passed its useful stage.
  9. Burials will only be permitted when the frost is out of the ground and the soil is dry enough to allow a grave to be dug with the least amount of damage to the sod and roadways. This date will be determined by the Association. There will be no burials after the ground freezes or after the first snowfall. Again the Association will make the determination on both of these weather conditions. During these periods when graves cannot be dug, the above ground tomb can be used for the placement of the decedent's remains. The cost to use the tomb is $250.00, and this price is subject to change over time at the discretion of the Association. If, when digging a grave, ledge or large boulders are found that cannot be removed by the grave digging equipment, the Association will not be responsible for the cost of removing said obstructions and will not repurchase the burial lot involved. Any excavation plan to remove the obstructions must be approved by the Association.
  10. The Rights under this license may be sold, or transferred through inheritance to a new owner. The Association must be made aware of any such change in ownership, and the original license with the Rules and Regulations embodied within it must be conveyed to the new owner. If a license is offered for sale, the Association has a right of first refusal for the purchase of the license in the amount of the original purchase price. This in no way means that the Association is obligated to purchase the License.
  11. The chapel located on the Cemetery grounds is available for memorial services upon request. The charge to use the chapel is $250.00 (subject to change) and is payable to the Association prior to its use. The family requesting to use the chapel will be held responsible for the condition in which it is left. The Association cannot be held responsible for any aspects of the condition of the chapel prior to its use for a service. Vacuuming and general cleaning as well as arranging the chapel is allowed for the needs of the service.
  12. It is recommended by the Association that this license be regarded like a Deed and should be recorded at the Carroll County Registry of Deeds. This License should be treated as an important personal document and should be retained in a place of safe keeping.
  13. The Association has the right to enforce, by whatever legal means available to it, each of the above Rules and Regulations so as to maintain its fiduciary obligation as defined in the Association's Articles of Incorporation and the By-laws of the Association. Any legal costs incurred by the Association in pursuing such enforcement will be reimbursed by the licensee to the Association in a prompt and timely manner.

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