City of Jonesburg, MO
Montgomery County
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[R.O. 1994 §125.010; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §1]
The Board of Aldermen shall have power to purchase, receive, and to hold real estate for public cemeteries, within the City, and the City and its officers shall have jurisdiction over the said cemeteries wherever located. The Board of Aldermen shall provide for the survey, platting, grading, fencing, ornamenting and improving of all the cemetery ground, and the avenues leading thereto, owned by the City, and may construct walks and protect ornamental trees, and provide for paying the expenses therefor. The Board of Aldermen may make rules and pass ordinances imposing penalties and fines, regulating, protecting, and governing City Cemeteries, the owners of lots therein, visitors thereto, and punish trespassers therein, and the officers of such City shall have as full jurisdiction and power in the enforcing of such rules and ordinances as though they related to the City itself.
[R.O. 1994 §125.020; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §2]
The tract of land and additions south of the Wabash Railroad Tracks as platted and known as the "Jonesburg Cemetery" shall be known as the "City Cemetery."
[R.O. 1994 §125.030; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §3]
The cemetery lots shall be conveyed by deeds signed by the Mayor, countersigned by the Clerk, under the Seal of the City, specifying that the purchaser to whom the same is issued is the owner of the lot described therein by numbers, as laid down upon the official map or plat of such cemetery made by the City, for the purpose of interment, and such deeds shall vest in the purchaser, his/her heirs or assigns, a right in fee simple to such lots, for the sole purpose of interment, under the regulations of the Board of Aldermen. Such certificates shall be entitled to be recorded in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of the proper County without further acknowledgement, and such description of lots shall be deemed and recognized as sufficient description thereof. The Board of Aldermen may limit the number of lots owned by the same person at the same time, and may prescribe rules for enclosing, adorning and erecting monuments, tombstones and ornaments on cemetery lots, and prohibit any improper adornment thereof; but no religious test shall be made to the ownership of the lots, or the burials had therein, or for the ornamentation of graves or lots.
[R.O. 1994 §125.040; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §4; Ord. No. 148 §§2 — 3, 12-6-1993]
A. 
All corpses to be buried in this City shall be interred in the City Cemetery or other regularly dedicated cemetery.
B. 
Burial of cremated remains of bodies shall be permitted in the City Cemetery. However, burial of the remains shall be in a suitable container and shall be on purchased sites, or on sites on which consent in writing for such burial has been obtained from the owners thereof.
C. 
All burials, except the burials of the ashes of cremated bodies and except burials in the designated public areas, shall be in vaults, concrete boxes or caskets.
[R.O. 1994 §125.050; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §5]
A suitable person of steady habits shall be appointed by the Board of Aldermen as Sexton of the City cemetery, who shall hold his/her trust until his/her successor is duly appointed and qualified, such appointment to be made at the meeting of the Board of Aldermen held on the third Monday of April of each year.
[R.O. 1994 §125.060; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §6]
A. 
It shall be the duty of the Sexton:
1. 
A record of the owner of each burial lot or interment space described in the current plat of the cemetery.
2. 
To keep records of the names of all deceased interred by him/her, together with the number of the grave and date of interment;
3. 
To cause or permit to be dug and closed up all the graves of the dead; and he/she shall receive for his/her services in digging and closing up all graves such compensation as shall be provided for from time to time by the Board of Aldermen to be paid by the applicant for such grave, and collected by himself/herself;
4. 
To report to the Board of Aldermen all repairs needed, and have the same executed with their consent, payable out of the City Cemetery Fund;
5. 
To prevent trespasses on said grounds, and to preserve from being defaced, injured or destroyed, any fence, gate, tombstone, monument, or anything within or belonging to said cemetery.
[R.O. 1994 §125.070; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §7]
For every corpse brought to this City for interment, other than residents or persons who own real estate in the City, or a cemetery lot, the Sexton shall not dig a grave, or permit it to be dug, unless a certificate is produced from the City Clerk showing that the sum of five hundred dollars ($500.00) has been paid for an interment permit.
[R.O. 1994 §125.080; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §8]
All persons owning lots or having graves in the new addition to the City Cemetery, south of the main cemetery, are and shall be forbidden and prohibited from enclosing such lots or graves with concrete coping.
[R.O. 1994 §125.090; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §9]
Any person who shall trespass upon said cemetery by destroying or defacing any grave, vault, tombstone, monument, enclosure, or any fence, or tree, or by carrying off, pulling or breaking flowers from graves not his/her own, shall be deemed guilty of an ordinance violation, and shall be fined as set out in Section 100.220 of this Code.
[R.O. 1994 §125.100; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §10]
No person shall be allowed to plant any Silver Poplar, Locust, or Atlantis trees within the enclosure of the City Cemetery without the written consent of the Sexton.
[R.O. 1994 §125.110; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §11]
All persons owning lots or having graves in the City Cemetery, and desiring to improve the same by erecting monuments, mausoleum, or enclosures, are required to submit the plan or character of such improvement to the Board of Aldermen for approval.
[R.O. 1994 §125.120; CC 1955 Ch. 5 §12; Ord. No. 148 §1, 12-6-1993; Ord. No. 219 §1, 6-4-2001; Ord. No. 271 §1, 11-5-2012]
A. 
The sale price of a grave site in the City of Jonesburg, Missouri, shall be two hundred dollars ($200.00) for residents within the City limits of the City of Jonesburg, and four hundred dollars ($400.00) for any non-resident.
B. 
Prices in Subsection (A) include perpetual care.
C. 
Burial fees for opening and closing sites:
1. 
Open and close vault — box — casket: five hundred dollars ($500.00).
2. 
Cremation containers: one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00).
3. 
Children eighteen (18) years of age and under: two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00).
D. 
Sale Or Transfer Prohibited — Exceptions.
1. 
No purchaser of any grave site by certificate in the City cemetery shall sell or transfer it to any private person; provided, however, that the City shall at all times be required to pay to such purchaser who desires to dispose the unoccupied grave site or to their heirs an amount equal to fifty percent (50%) of the current selling price. In such case, the transfer shall be by endorsement of the certificate and shall be made at the expense of the endorser. A correct record of all such grave sites shall be kept in the office of the City Clerk.
2. 
The grave site owner cannot sell or convey any grave in a cemetery without first obtaining the written consent of the City. All transfers must be made through the City Clerk.
E. 
Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund.
1. 
Under the provision of Section 214.320, RSMo., there is hereby established a Perpetual Care Fund for Jonesburg City Cemetery owned by the City of Jonesburg.
2. 
Fifteen percent (15%) of income derived from the sale of lots in Jonesburg City Cemetery shall be deposited in the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund. Such funds may be invested from time to time in United States savings bonds or of the State of Missouri or may be placed in any bank or savings and loan association which is authorized to do business in this State as long as the funds so deposited are protected by Federal Deposit Insurance.
3. 
The principal of said Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund shall not be used for any purpose whatsoever, and no funds shall be transferred out of such Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund except for repurchase of cemetery lots previously sold.
4. 
The income derived from the Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund shall be used for preservation, care, upkeep and adornment of said cemeteries or the repurchasing of cemetery lots previously sold and for no other purpose.
5. 
"Perpetual care" means backfilling of grave sites, grading, mowing and reseeding of grave sites.
[R.O. 1994 §125.130; Ord. No. 148 §4, 12-6-1993]
All lot corner markers and all grave borders shall be flush with the ground.
[R.O. 1994 §125.140; Ord. No. 171 §§1 — 2, 8-21-1995]
A. 
A person commits the ordinance violation of littering and/or dumping if he/she throws or places, or causes to be thrown or placed, any glass, glass bottles, wire, nails, tacks, hedge, cans, garbage, trash, refuse, or rubbish of any kind or description on the property owned by the City of Jonesburg known as the "City Cemetery."
B. 
Any person violating the provisions of this Section shall, upon convictions, be punished by a fine of not less than five dollars ($5.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00) or by imprisonment for such a period of time not to exceed ninety (90) days or by both such fine and imprisonment.