[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of West Hartford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-12-1972 (Sec. 2-4 of the 1972 Code)]
The Town Manager, subject to the approval of the Town Council by resolution, shall establish rules and regulations for the operation and use of cemeteries and facilities thereof and a schedule of fees therefor.
Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Secs. 2-5 and 2-6 of the 1972 Code.
The Director of Finance shall maintain a separate trust fund, known as the "Cemetery Trust Fund," hereinafter known as the "fund," to include Subsections A and B only of the following:
All moneys and donations, except donations for private purposes as described in § 67-4 following, received or held by the Town for the care, maintenance and/or improvement of Town-owned or -operated cemeteries or burial plots or private lots within such cemeteries and all moneys derived from Town-owned or -operated cemeteries, including all moneys derived from the sale of lots in such cemeteries, and any other funds or assets transferred by the Town to the fund, shall be credited to and deposited in the fund.
All private donations received in the category under § 67-2C and held by the Town in trust, the income from which is to be used wholly or in part for the care or improvement of any Town-owned or -operated cemeteries and burial lots or of private lots within such cemeteries or elsewhere, may be combined and merged into a set of accounts within the fund for the purpose of the investment of the same. Such fund, however, shall be kept separate and apart from and shall not be commingled with other assets of the fund.
The Director of Finance shall manage and control the fund and shall invest and reinvest the principal and interest of said fund as by law required for the investment of trust funds, except when otherwise authorized or provided by any donor of funds.
The principal and interest of all private donations shall be used only in the manner and for the purposes designated by the donors thereof. None of the principal sums of any such donations held in the fund shall be withdrawn from any bank without the countersignature of the Town Manager.
All other assets in the fund shall be expended only for the maintenance, operation, improvement or expansion of Town-owned or Town-operated cemeteries or for the purchase of cemeteries for the Town of West Hartford. All expenditures of such assets shall be authorized in the form of an appropriation, as part of the regular Budget Appropriation Ordinance adopted by the Town Council.