106 - Cemetery Monuments & Markers - Cedarburg

Ordinance #106

Cemetery Monuments and Markers - City of Cedarburg

An Ordinance Related to Cemetery Monuments and Markers

The Common Council of the City of Cedarburg, Wisconsin, does hereby ordain as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 8-4-11 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Cedarburg is hereby created as follows:


(a) (1) In Zur Ruhe and Immanuel Cemeteries, the parties with interests in lots may maintain one (1) existing monument per platted lot or erect one (1) monument, approved by the Cemetery Supervisor, per platted lot. Owners of areas less than a platted lot may retain or erect a monument if approved by the Cemetery Supervisor.

(2) Grave markers and foundations will be set only by the monument company according to regulations specified by the City. Except as herein otherwise provided, under no conditions will the City construct monument or marker bases or erect monument or markers on bases. The City reserves the right to require the construction of a foundation of such size, material and design as will provide ample insurance against settlement or injury to the stone work. These requirements will be on file and available from the office of the Cemetery Supervisor. A permit shall be required an available from the office of the Cemetery Supervisor.

(b) The setting of monuments, stones and markers and the transportation of all tools, materials, etc., within the cemetery ground shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Cemetery Supervisor. Unless special arrangements are made with the Cemetery Supervisor, such work shall be conducted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, except on national holidays. Heavy trucking will not be permitted within the cemetery when, in the opinion of the Cemetery Super-visor, such work might cause damage to the driveways. Except when special permission is obtained, all work as outlined above shall be completed and debris removed immediately.

(c) The City reserves the right to refuse permission to erect any monument work not in keeping with the good appearance of the grounds. The size of the monument and/or stone work must be given to the Cemetery Supervisor or his agent and approved before said work will be permitted on a lot. All monuments must be set in line with other monuments so far as possible as directed by the Cemetery Supervisor or his assistant.

(d) Stone work or monumental work, once placed on its foundation, shall not be removed, except by permission of the Cemetery Supervisor.

(e) Temporary markers must be removed or replaced with a permanent marker within one (1) year.

SECTION 2. This ordinance shall take effect upon its passage and publication as provided by law.