[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Gardner 9-17-1979 by Ord. No. 707. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be established a Cemetery Commission for the City of Gardner consisting of three members, legal voters of said City, who shall be appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council, as follows: the Mayor shall immediately appoint one person to serve until the expiration of two years and two to serve until the expiration of one year from the first day of March 1980 and thereafter annually shall appoint one or two persons, as the case may be, to serve for the term of two years from the first day of March following the expiration of the terms as hereinbefore outlined.
A vacancy occurring may be filled at any time for the unexpired term by the Mayor, subject to confirmation by the City Council. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to prevent the reappointment of any member upon the expiration of his term of office.
Before entering upon the discharge of their duties, the members shall be sworn to the faithful discharge thereof.
The Commission shall have sole control over and responsibility for the management of perpetual care funds pursuant to MGL c. 114, § 19, and MGL c. 44, § 54.
Said Commission shall be charged with keeping full and complete records concerning such perpetual care funds and render to the Mayor and the City Council as often as may be required by them a full report concerning such perpetual care funds under its control during the period reported on.
Said Commission shall advise the Director of Public Works and the Municipal Grounds Commission as to the supervision, care and upkeep of all public cemeteries within the City of Gardner and as to the proper expenditure of the perpetual care funds under the control of said Commission.
[Amended 3-7-1983 by Ord. No. 805; 8-6-2012 by Ord. No. 1550]
Members of said Commission shall receive for their services such compensation as the City Council may prescribe.