Borough of Collingdale, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Collingdale 12-18-1933 by Ord. No. 233 (Ch. 10, Part 5, of the 1987 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 158-1 Certain locations prohibited; exemptions.

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, association or corporation to establish any cemetery or burying ground or to inter human bodies within the limits of the Borough of Collingdale outside of the two existing cemeteries, except in the following described ground, which is hereby exempted:
Beginning at a stake in the rear of lands now or formerly of James Waters and Caroline Waters, and lands of the Mount Lebanon Cemetery, and 15 feet from the rear of the lots facing on Pershing Avenue, thence extending south 64° 10' west 219.34 feet to a point, thence south 23° 30' east 1239.31 feet to a point, thence south 65° 15' west 683.70 feet to a point, thence south 24° 52' east 335 feet more or less to a point 165 feet northwest of MacDade Boulevard, thence northeasterly continuing at a distance of 165 feet northwest of MacDade Boulevard a distance of 818.04 feet more or less to a point, thence north 23° 30' west 35 feet, thence north 65° 21' east 85 feet to a point, 15 feet from the rear of lots facing on Pershing Avenue, thence north 23° 30' west 1552.64 feet, continuing a distance of 15 feet from the rear of lots facing on Pershing Avenue, to the place of beginning.

§ 158-2 Depth of graves.

[Amended 4-10-1934 by Ord. No. 234]
No body shall be interred in any cemetery in the Borough unless the grave wherein said body shall be interred shall be of such depth that the top of the box containing the coffin shall be at least five feet from the natural surface of the ground, except where solid rock or water may be encountered, then the distance from the top of the box containing the coffin or casket shall be not less than four feet from the natural surface of the ground, and with the further exception that stillborn children and children less than four years of age, dead of any disease other than anthrax, cholera, diphteria, leprosy, smallpox, scarlet fever, tetanus, typhoid fever, typhus fever or yellow fever, shall be buried at such a depth that the top of the box containing the coffin or casket be not less than 3 1/2 feet from the natural surface of the ground.

§ 158-3 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 10-5-1987 by Ord. No. 568]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $300 and/or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 90 days.