Town of Lunenburg, MA
Worcester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Cemetery Commissioners of the Town of Lunenburg as amended 10-1-2004. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
All burials and removals therein shall be conducted under the supervision of the Superintendent.
A. 
The Board of Cemetery Commissioners may, by deed made and executed in such a manner and form as it may prescribe, convey to any person the sole and exclusive right of burial in any lot in the Town cemeteries, in accordance with the following schedule of prices; provided, however, that the Town shall provide or set aside a suitable portion as a public burial place for the inhabitants, free of charge.
(1) 
Price per grave: $400.
(2) 
Price for cremation lot: $200.
(3) 
Price for cremation lot with place for upright monument: $500.
One internment included in each of above.
B. 
Charges for additional burials per grave shall be as follows:
(1) 
Stillborn: $100.
(2) 
Crematory remains: $100.
C. 
The Commissioners reserve the right to charge, in addition to any burial charge in effect at the time, for the excavation and removal of ledge or large stone.
A. 
No interments shall be made except in a concrete vault.
B. 
No burials shall take place on Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays. Saturday burials can take place with prior approval of the Superintendent. Extra overtime charges will apply for Saturday burials.
[Effective 7-1-2011]
C. 
The cemeteries will be closed for burials during winter conditions. Winter conditions will be deemed to be in existence with the presence of frozen ground and/or snow.
D. 
Burials may be made during winter conditions as follows:
(1) 
Prior approval of the Superintendent or Commissioners.
(2) 
All excavations will be made under the direction and supervision of the Superintendent or Commissioners.
(3) 
The Commissioners reserve the right to charge for additional expenses for winter condition burials, including, but not limited to: snowplowing, snow removal, excavation and removal of frozen ground, etc.
No trees shall be planted and only such shrubs may be planted as are approved by the Commissioners. All plantings or such shrubs must be planted under the supervision of the Superintendent. Trimming of shrubs is not part of perpetual care. When shrubs become too large and unruly, they will be removed by the Superintendent.
A. 
Perpetual care shall consist of the following:
(1) 
Periodic mowing of grass.
(2) 
Raking and removal of dead grass and leaves.
(3) 
Filling and reseeding graves.
B. 
Trimming of shrubs is not part of perpetual care.
C. 
Any individual having a right or rights of burial in any lot shall provide for perpetual care of such lot by paying a sum of money as hereinafter stipulated.
D. 
The charges for perpetual care shall be as follows:
(1) 
Per grave: $200.
(2) 
Per crematory lot: $200.
All individuals requesting a grave, or before exercising a right of burial in a lot, before a grave is opened, shall fill out and sign, in triplicate, an application therefor and submit the same to the Superintendent. Such forms shall be entitled "Cemetery Application" and shall be in such form as the Commissioners deem necessary. The same may be obtained from the Commissioners or the Superintendent.
A. 
All money due on a grave lot shall be paid before opening a grave, unless satisfactory arrangements have been made with the Commissioners for the payment.
B. 
In the event of a default in the payment of agreed charges, the Commissioners reserve the right to reassign any unoccupied grave lot.
No monuments are allowed on less than a two-grave lot. Only a flush marker is allowed on a single-grave lot. Foot markers must be a flush marker. The size of a monument shall be no larger than three feet long and one foot wide on a two-grave lot.
All fees due to the Cemetery Department must be paid before the setting of stones.
The Commissioners shall have the right to refuse to assign or convey a burial lot to any person not an inhabitant of the Town of Lunenburg.
The Town cemeteries will be closed from dusk to dawn.
Artificial flowers will not be allowed.
All decorations shall be removed by October 15 and may be removed and disposed of at the discretion of the Superintendent after that date.