[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of East Hampton 3-9-1993. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Pursuant to § 7-148(c)(6)(A)(i) of the Connecticut General Statutes as amended there is hereby created a Town Cemetery Board to establish, construct, maintain, control and operate public cemeteries under the general supervision of the Town Manager.
The Town Manager, with the consent of the Town Council, shall appoint four persons who are residents and taxpayers of the Town, who shall constitute and be called the "Town Cemetery Board." They shall each be appointed for a term of five years and until their successors are duly appointed and qualified, and shall serve without compensation. All initial appointments shall be made within 45 days of the effective date of this chapter.
A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and they shall hold at least two regular meetings per year for the transaction of business. The Board may make and establish such reasonable bylaws, rules and regulations as necessary for its governance and for the full and complete execution of its powers and duties and the use of Town-owned cemeteries. The Board shall elect one member to be Chairman and one member to be Vice Chairman.
The Town Cemetery Board shall have the authority to control and operate Town cemeteries and the appurtenances of same and may, subject to the Town budget process, contract the services of a competent sexton for the Town cemeteries or request that the Town Manager employ on its behalf a sexton, or may, without compensation, exercise the duties of a sexton by a designated member of the Board or the Board as a whole.
The Town Cemetery Board shall establish rules and regulations concerning cemetery policy and recommend to the Town Council the update and/or establishment of charges for burial plots, grave openings, and other sundry charges, as necessary.
The Town Clerk's office shall continue to prepare deeds to plots and shall collect payments for sale of plots and other charges as set. The Superintendent of Public Works shall continue to coordinate general maintenance of Town cemeteries as necessary. Both the aforementioned officials shall serve as ex officio members of the Board (without vote) and shall work with the four regular members in assisting in the discharge of their duties.