Town of Woodbridge, CT
New Haven County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Woodbridge 5-2-1983 as Ch. 4, Art. I, of the 1983 Code.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This chapter was originally adopted by the Special Town Meeting 1-7-1971.

§ 197-1 Short title.

This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "Cemetery Ordinance."

§ 197-2 Authority of Board of Selectmen. [1]

The Board of Selectmen shall manage, operate and maintain public cemeteries of the Town of Woodbridge subject to any limitations and restrictions set forth herein or contained in Chapter 368j of the Connecticut General Statutes, as amended.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).

§ 197-3 Rules and regulations.

The Board of Selectmen shall establish rules and regulations for the use of such cemeteries relating to:
Subdivision of cemetery ground into lots;
Capacity of each lot;
Location of graves;
Plantings, monuments and markers that will be permitted for the proper and most attractive development of such cemeteries;
Fees for permit and services incident to interment.
Said rules and regulations shall not be effective until after public hearing upon reasonable notice to all persons entitled to vote in Town Meetings of the Town of Woodbridge.

§ 197-4 Superintendent of Cemeteries.

The Board of Selectmen shall appoint a Superintendent of Cemeteries who shall serve at the will of said Board.

§ 197-5 Duties of Superintendent.

The Superintendent shall look after and maintain cemeteries and assure the use of said lots in accordance with this chapter and such rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Selectmen.
Collect and turn over fees. All fees and charges shall be collected by the Superintendent for duties and services performed in connection with interment and use of said lots and shall be immediately turned over by him to the Treasurer of the Town of Woodbridge.
Interment. The Superintendent shall supervise and arrange the digging of graves and the proper interment of the deceased.

§ 197-6 Rules for interment.

No deceased person shall be interred in such cemetery until the Superintendent has been satisfied that:
The burial permit has been approved by the Public Health Officer;[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
The lot is fully paid for;
The deceased is legally eligible to be interred in said lot;
The proper record is made of the name, age and last abode of the deceased person and the exact location of his grave.

§ 197-7 Lot valuation.

The Board of Selectmen shall establish from time to time a value for all unsold lots of such cemeteries, and shall record such valuations on an official map or plan of each such cemetery which shall be filed as a public record in the office of the Town Clerk. The price at which said lots shall be sold shall be the value fixed in this matter on said map at the time of sale.
Method of purchase. Any person shall be eligible to purchase any lot or lots at the price or prices as fixed under this chapter.

§ 197-8 Records of ownership.

The Board of Selectmen shall keep a record of the ownership of all lots, the burial capacity of each lot, the lots sold and unsold, the exact location of each grave, the name of the person buried in each grave and the date of burial.

§ 197-9 Cemetery account.

The Board of Selectmen shall render accounts of receipts and disbursements in the operation of such cemeteries and shall turn over to the Town Treasurer monies so received.