Town of Orangetown, NY
Rockland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted Orangetown Town Board 6-22-1981 as Local Law No. 9, 1981. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Orangetown as follows:
The Town Board of the Town of Orangetown takes cognizance of the fact that all of the cemeteries within the Town are sacred and revered places and that in order to ensure their preservation, protection, tranquility and dignity and to ensure their peacefulness and good order, it does hereby, pursuant to Town Law § 130, enact this local law.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to destroy, deface, despoil, mar, cut, mark or otherwise willfully injure any tomb, monument, grave, bench, tombstone, footstone, headstone, post, marker or other monument for or of the dead, erected or being in any of the cemeteries within the Town of Orangetown.
B. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to despoil, destroy or willfully injure any tree, shrub, bush, plant, flower or decoration growing or standing in any of said cemeteries.
It shall be an unlawful trespass for any person to enter or remain upon the lands or grounds of any cemetery located within the Town of Orangetown between one hour after sunset and one hour prior to sunrise, except during the course of working or caretaking therein, interment or memorial services or a religious ceremony or observance.
It shall be unlawful for any person to transport, carry or consume any alcoholic beverage upon the lands or grounds of any cemetery located in the Town of Orangetown, except during and as part of interment or memorial services or a religious ceremony or observance.
It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, drop or place any can, bottle, litter or rubbish upon the lands or grounds of any cemetery located within the Town of Orangetown.
Upon the written request of the owner or management of any cemetery located within the Town of Orangetown, the Department of Public Works of the Town of Orangetown may post "no trespassing" signs at the entrances of said cemetery.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this local law shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or a jail term not to exceed 15 days, or both.
Each separate provision of this local law shall be deemed independent of all other provisions herein, and if any provisions shall be deemed or declared invalid, all other provisions hereof shall remain valid and enforceable.
This local law shall become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.