Town of East Hampton, NY
Suffolk County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of East Hampton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 12-2-1977 as Ch. 59, Art. I, of the 1977 Code]

§ 9-1 Appointive authority of Trustees.

At the expiration of their terms, or when a vacancy occurs for any other reason, the Board of Trustees of the South End Burying Ground may appoint their successors in office for a term of two years or fill any vacancy for an unexpired term.

§ 9-2 Eligibility for appointment.

The said Trustees may make such appointments from their own membership or appoint any other elector of the Town of East Hampton.

§ 9-3 Appointments by Town Board.

If a vacancy on said Board of Trustees remains unfilled for a period of 120 days or more, such office shall be filled by appointment by the Town Board.

§ 9-4 Supersession of inconsistent laws.

Chapter 328 of the Laws of 1939 as amended by Chapter 149 of the Laws of 1963, to the extent they are inconsistent with this law, are hereby superseded.

§ 9-5 When effective.

This local law shall take effect immediately.
[Adopted 4-3-1992 by L.L. No. 5-1992]

§ 9-6 Board of Trustees established.

There is hereby established a Board of Trustees consisting of six members for the Fort Hill Cemetery located in the Hamlet of Montauk in the Town of East Hampton. One member shall be appointed by the East Hampton Clericus from among their number. Four members shall be appointed by the Town Board from among the qualified electors of the town. One member of Native American descent shall be appointed by the Town Board in consideration of the traditional significance of the Fort Hill site as an American Indian burial ground. This member may reside outside the boundaries of the town.

§ 9-7 Terms of office; initial appointees.

A. 
The term of office of each member of the Board of Trustees shall be for five years and shall be staggered so that one seat on the Board of Trustees shall become vacant each year, with the exception of the member chosen by the Clericus. That member shall have an indefinite term of office and shall serve until he or she resigns or the Clericus finds it appropriate to choose a replacement.
B. 
The members presently serving on the Fort Hill Cemetery Advisory Board shall be appointed to the Board of Trustees. The terms of office of these members, with the exception of the member from the Clericus, who shall serve for an indefinite period, shall continue in accordance with the Town Board resolutions which appointed them to the Advisory Board.

§ 9-8 Powers and duties of Board of Trustees.

The Fort Hill Cemetery Board of Trustees shall have the following powers and duties:
A. 
Adoption of a Fort Hill Cemetery Master Plan providing for the design of and capital improvement to the cemetery in conjunction with the needs in the community for nondenominational burial and inurnment and the preservation and enhancement of the scenic, cultural, historical and environmental attributes of the Fort Hill site.
B. 
Adoption of cemetery rules and regulations, including but not limited to sales of plots and niches, internment, visitation and maintenance of the cemetery.
C. 
Formulation and recommendation of annual operating and capital budgets to the Town Board, on or before September 1 of each calendar year, for its consideration when adopting the town's annual operating and capital budgets.
D. 
Formulation and recommendation to the Town Board for its consideration of prices and fees for the sale of plots, niches and all other goods and services to be offered to the public at the Fort Hill Cemetery.
E. 
Supervision of the operation of the cemetery, including but not limited to marketing, sales, recordkeeping, internment, capital improvements and general maintenance.
F. 
Submission of an annual report to the Town Board within 30 days after the end of each calendar year.