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Ordinance establishing a city cemetery committee

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BILL NO. 2263 ORDINANCE NO. 2169
Sponsor Bruns    

 


AN ORDINANCE CREATING AND ESTABLISHING A CEMETERY COMMITTEE AND THEIR DUTIES FOR THE CITY OF PACIFIC, COUNTIES OF FRANKLIN AND ST. LOUIS, STATE OF MISSOURI.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF PACIFIC, MISSOURI,
to wit:

SECTION ONE:  There is hereby created in and for the City of Pacific, a Cemetery Committee for the general supervision and control of the City’s cemeteries.

SECTION TWO:
  The Mayor, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, shall appoint the Directors of the Cemetery Committee.

SECTION THREE:  The Cemetery Committee shall consist of nine (9) Directors, chosen as follows:

A. Seven (7) Directors shall be chosen from the citizens of the City with reference to their fitness for such office.

B. One (1) non-resident person with special interest in the City Cemeteries, may serve as a regular member of the Cemetery Committee.

C. One (1) Aldermen representative, appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Board of Aldermen,  shall serve as one of the nine directors of the Cemetery Committee.

SECTION FOUR:  The Cemetery Directors shall hold office, one-third (1/3) for one (1) year, one-third (1/3) for two (2) years, and one-third (1/3) for three (3) years from the first (1st) day of June, 2000; and annually thereafter the Mayor shall, before the first (1st) day of June of each year, appoint, as before, three (3) Directors, who shall hold office for three (3) years and until their successors are appointed.

SECTION FIVE:  The Mayor may, by and with the consent of the Board of Aldermen, remove any Director of the Cemetery Committee for misconduct or neglect of duty.

SECTION SIX:  Vacancies in the Cemetery Committee occasioned by removal, resignation or otherwise shall be reported to the Board of Aldermen and be filled in like manner as original appointments.

SECTION SEVEN:  The Cemetery Committee Directors shall not receive compensation for their services as such.

SECTION EIGHT:  The Cemetery Committee shall, immediately after their appointment, meet and organize by the election of one (1) of their number as President, and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary.

SECTION NINE:  The Directors of the City Cemetery Committee shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations as approved by the Board of Aldermen, for their guidance and for the Government of the City Cemeteries as may be expedient and not inconsistent with the terms, provisions, and spirit of this Chapter.

SECTION TEN:  All of the powers and duties of the Cemetery Committee, whether mentioned specifically herein or not, shall be subject to the supervision, control and consent of the Board of Aldermen.

SECTION ELEVEN:  All monies received as donations or gifts for the “Cemetery Trust Fund” for the City Cemeteries shall be deposited in the City Treasury to the credit of the Cemetery Trust Fund” and shall be kept separate and apart from the other monies of the City and drawn upon only by the proper officers of the City Cemetery Committee, upon the properly authenticated vouchers of the Board of Aldermen.  The “Cemetery Trust Fund” shall be a separate fund from the “Perpetual Care Fund” and should never be intermingled.  The Trust fund shall not be used to relieve the City’s responsibilities for the care and upkeep of the City cemeteries.

SECTION TWELVE:  The City Cemeteries Directors shall make, on or before the second (2nd) Monday in June, an annual report to the Board of Aldermen stating the condition of their trust on the first (1st) day of May of that year, the various sums of money received for the “Cemetery Trust Fund”, and other sources, and how much monies have been expended and for what purposes, with such other statistics, information and suggestions as they may deem of general interest.  All portions of such report as relate to the receipt and expenditure of money shall be verified by affidavit.

SECTION THIRTEEN:  That all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are repealed insofar as they conflict and that this Ordinance shall take full force and effect from and after the day of its passage, the public interest so requiring.

READ TWO (2) TIMES AND PASSED THIS 1ST DAY OF AUGUST, 2000.

                                                                                                                             JILL SUZANNE PIGG, Mayor

ATTEST:

JoAnn Hoehue - City Clerk

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