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Chapter 8.08


8.08.010    Plat – Size of lots.

8.08.020    Reservation.

8.08.030    Potter’s Field.

8.08.040    Management – Rules and regulations.

8.08.050    Price of graves – Half lots.

8.08.060    Liners – Charges.

8.08.070    Headstones.

8.08.080    Endowment fund.

8.08.090    Use of lots.

8.08.100    Deed issuance.

8.08.110    Resale.

8.08.120    One body and one urn (ashes) per lot, or one body per half lot.

8.08.130    Flower receptacles.


8.08.010 Plat – Size of lots.

The Revised Plat of the Okanogan City Cemetery, recorded in the office of the county auditor on January 11, 1955, is the official plat of the Okanogan Cemetery. The size of all grave lots shall be five feet by 10 feet except in Blocks 13, 13A, 13B, 33, 53, 73, 133, 153 and 173, in which blocks the size of each lot shall be four and two-thirds by 10 feet. (Ord. 415 § 1, 1971)

8.08.020 Reservation.

The following blocks in the cemetery are reserved from all sale, and if by inadvertence or otherwise any deed is executed for the same or any of the same, it shall be absolutely null and void: Blocks 41, 23, 163, 92, 93, 112, 113, 181, the east half of Block 32, the east half of Block 33, the east half of Block 40, the west half of Block 172, the west half of Block 173, and the west half of Block 180. (Ord. 415 § 2, 1971)

8.08.030 Potter’s Field.

There is reserved and set aside as and for a “Potter’s Field” a tract of ground 100 feet in length from north to south and 50 feet wide from east to west and located in the extreme southwest corner of the cemetery. In this tract the mayor or other duly authorized officer of the city may grant permission for the burial of bodies free of charge, but such permission shall not be construed as passing any title to the ground occupied by any such grave and the city may at any time move any bodies buried in Potter’s Field to some other location in the cemetery. It is further provided that until further action by the council that all graves in Potter’s Field shall be located in the southern half thereof. (Ord. 415 § 3, 1971)

8.08.040 Management – Rules and regulations.

That the general management of the city cemetery shall be retained by the city council, which may adopt by resolution such rules and regulations as may be found necessary to control the same. (Ord. 415 § 4, 1971)

8.08.050 Price of graves – Half lots.

A. All grave lots contained in Blocks A through J, and 1 through 20, and 24 through 180, and 183 through 189, and 203 through 209, shall be sold in accordance with a price established by ordinance, and that $20.00 of this price shall be placed in the cemetery endowment fund immediately upon receipt by the city clerk-treasurer.

B. Blocks 190, 191, 192, 210, 211, and 212 are reserved for the burial of infants and children under the age of four years, and urns or containers of ashes or remains. Half lots in such blocks may be sold for such burial at a price established by ordinance, of which the sum of $10.00 shall be placed in the cemetery endowment fund. (Ord. 762 § 5, 1992; Ord. 705 § 5, 1988; Ord. 544 § 2, 1978; Ord. 415 § 6, 1971)

8.08.060 Liners – Charges.

A. Concrete grave liners, or liners of equal or better quality, are required in all graves.

B. The charge to be made for opening and closing graves and setting headstones shall be established by ordinance. (Ord. 762 § 5, 1992; Ord. 705 § 5, 1988; Ord. 670 § 1, 1986; Ord. 544 § 3, 1978; Ord. 415 § 7, 1971)

8.08.070 Headstones.

All headstones, markers or borders shall be set at ground level and shall conform to the rules and regulations adopted by the council, and all graves shall have a level surface. (Ord. 415 § 8, 1971)

8.08.080 Endowment fund.

All money received for endowment care, before or after the adoption of the ordinance codified in this chapter, from any source, shall be placed in a fund to be known as the cemetery endowment fund, and the money so accumulated shall be invested from time to time as the amount in the fund justifies, and the income from such investments shall be applied to improvements and care of that portion of the cemetery set aside for endowment care. No portion of the principal amount in the cemetery endowment fund shall be used for any purpose other than investment. (Ord. 415 § 9, 1971)

8.08.090 Use of lots.

Lots in the Okanogan City Cemetery shall be sold only for burial of human remains or ashes. (Ord. 415 § 10(A), 1971)

8.08.100 Deed issuance.

Deeds shall be issued on request of lot purchasers in such form as the council may direct. (Ord. 415 § 10(B), 1971)

8.08.110 Resale.

No lot sold by the city shall be resold without the consent of the city council, and the city shall have the first option to repurchase any lot offered for sale at the original sale price thereof. Deeds issued for cemetery lots shall contain this restriction. (Ord. 415 § 10(C), 1971)

8.08.120 One body and one urn (ashes) per lot, or one body per half lot.

Only one body or one body and one urn (ashes) may be buried in any one full-size lot. Only one body or one urn (ashes) may be buried in a half lot sold for infant burial or interment of ashes. (Ord. 692 § 2, 1987; Ord. 415 § 10(D), 1971)

8.08.130 Flower receptacles.

Metal receptacles for cut flowers will be installed at the time of installation of markers. The charges for the receptacle will be established by ordinance. (Ord. 762 § 5, 1992; Ord. 705 § 3, 1988; Ord. 692 § 2, 1987)

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