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CEMETERY ORDINANCE

(12-27-1956)

 

An ordinance relating to traffic and use of Lakeview Cemetery in the Village of Nashville, Barry County, Michigan.

 

THE VILLAGE OF NASHVILLE ORDAINS:

 

SECTION 1.

 

No person shall drive any vehicle over or upon any grave or lot nor any place except on roadways duly laid out and designated by the Cemetery Board, or except with duly granted authorization and permission of the Cemetery Board or caretaker, as may be found necessary for proper conduct of the affairs of the cemetery.

 

SECTION 2.

 

No person shall drive any vehicle within the confines of said cemetery at a speed in excess of a speed which is reasonable and proper, and in any event, at a speed in excess of 15 miles per hour.

       

SECTION 3.

       

No person shall drive in or through, or park in, or walk into or through said cemetery grounds, except for uses and purposes usual and pertaining to the purposes to which said grounds are dedicated.

       

SECTION 4.

       

No person shall use the grounds or roadways thereof for the purposes of going to and from other property adjoining said cemetery.

       

SECTION 5.

       

No person shall mar, deface, destroy, upset, or otherwise improperly treat or trespass upon any of the monuments, headstones or ornaments, shrubs, flowers, trees or fences within or enclosing said cemetery  grounds.

       

SECTION 6.

       

All ordinances inconsistent herewith are here by repealed.  However, it is further provided that all of the rules and regulations governing the conduct and usage of the cemetery, either heretofore or hereafter adopted by the Cemetery Board, unless in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance, are hereby ratified and confirmed, and declared to be in full force and effect.

 

 

SECTION 7.

       

Any person, firm, corporation, or other entity who violates any term  or provision of this Ordinance is responsible for a municipal civil infraction and shall be punished by a civil fine of $100 for a first violation, $200 for a second violation, and $300 for a third or subsequent violation and shall be liable for the payment of costs in an amount of not less than $9.00 and not more than $500.

       

SECTION 8.

       

This ordinance shall take effect 21 days after its adoption.

       

Adopted: December 27, 1956