Article I: General Provisions
12-1-1 APPLICATION OF VILLAGE LAWS. All provisions of the Village Code now in force or hereafter enacted, relating to and defining public offenses in the Village shall, insofar as the same shall be applicable, be in full force and effect in the Village Cemetery.
12-1-2 UNLAWFUL ENTRY. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, other than duly authorized officers, officials or employees of the Village to enter or be upon the cemetery grounds during the time after sunset and before sunrise of any day without first obtaining the permission of the sexton or Village officer in charge of the cemetery. It shall further be unlawful at all times for any person to enter or leave the grounds other than by the established and open entrances or gateways.
12-1-3 TRESPASS, LOITERING; EXCEPTIONS. It shall be unlawful for any person to loiter or trespass upon lots and graves of the Village Cemetery or for the parent or guardian of any child under the age of 16 years to permit such child to be within the cemetery grounds unless accompanied by an adult person. Provided, nothing herein shall be construed to prohibit any person having lawful business in the cemetery in connection with improvement thereof or persons visiting the graves of relatives or friends from being in the cemetery in accordance with the rules.
12-1-4 SPEED OF VEHICLES. It shall be unlawful for any person to drive any vehicle in the cemetery faster than 10 miles per hour.
12-1-5 OPERATION OF VEHICLES AND PARKING.
(A) No person shall drive or move any vehicle within the cemetery except over a roadway open for vehicular traffic, or obstruct any path or driveway within the cemetery open to vehicular traffic. No person shall use the cemetery grounds or any driveway therein as a public thoroughfare or drive any vehicle through said grounds, except for purposes of making deliveries in the cemetery or visiting any grave site.
(B) It shall be the duty of the cemetery sexton and his assistants to direct all vehicular traffic and the sexton is authorized to direct the parking or standing of all vehicles in the cemetery. No person shall disobey or disregard the directions of the sexton relating to the movement or standing of all vehicles within the cemetery.
12-1-6 GRAVE DECORATIONS. The placing of cut flowers or plastic flowers over individual graves shall be permitted within 6 inches of the stone, however, the Village shall not be responsible for the care of such flowers or the containers in which they are placed. Further, the Village shall remove, without notice, all flowers, real or artificial, that remain over 15 days. No additional decorations shall be allowed.
12-1-7 RUBISH; DEBRIS. It shall be unlawful for any person to dispose of any rubbish, trash, waste materials, litter, or debris of any kind in the Village Cemetery.
12-1-8 PROPERTY DAMAGE. No person shall remove, molest, injure, mar, deface, throw down or destroy any headstone, monument, survey marker, corner marker, tomb, vault or mausoleum, or decoration on any cemetery lot in said cemetery, or open, disturb or molest any grave or place of burial therein. This shall not prohibit acts by cemetery officers and employees, or public officials, in carrying out their duties.
12-1-9 TREES, SHRUBS, AND FLOWERS. It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to plant any tree, shrub, or other plan in the cemetery except those permitted by the general landscape plan approved by the Village governing body. It shall be unlawful for any unauthorized person to cut down, injure, break or destroy any tree, shrub or other plant growing in the cemetery or to pick, pluck or cut any flower to decorative plant except as authorized by the cemetery rules.
12-1-10 PLACEMENT OF HEADSTONES. The location of individual headstones shall be installed on each cemetery plot adjacent to the East or West walkway depending on the location of the plot.