Chapter 13.16


13.16.010    Lot care and improvement – Marking exclusions.

13.16.020    Structures not allowed.

13.16.030    Appearance of grounds.

13.16.040    Alteration of avenues, walks and roads.

13.16.050    Headstone.

13.16.060    Monument exclusion.

13.16.070    Installation – Composition.

13.16.010 Lot care and improvement – Marking exclusions.

All work in the care and improvement of lots shall be done by employees of the cemetery. No lots or grave shall be defined by small trees, shrubs, roses, plants, fences, ropings, railing, or any other marking that will extend above the ground. All marking of lot boundaries will be by cornerstones set by the cemetery employees upon the lines bounding the lots. Cornerstones must not project above the ground and must not be altered or removed. (Ord. 2735 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1192 § 5(a), 1953).

13.16.020 Structures not allowed.

No iron work, wire work, seats, benches, boxes, arbors, trellises, tripods, or objects of similar description will be allowed on lots. (Ord. 2735 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1192 § 5(b), 1953).

13.16.030 Appearance of grounds.

In order to secure the best general appearance, all plantings not prohibited in PMC 13.16.010 shall be done only in accordance with the established plan under the direction of the cemetery employees. The city reserves the right to exclude or remove from any lot any headstones, monuments, or other structures, trees, plants, or any object whatsoever that may conflict with the regulations or which the city may consider injurious to the general appearance of the grounds. No trees, plants or flowers growing within any lot shall be removed or trimmed without the consent of cemetery employees. (Ord. 2735 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1192 § 5(c), 1953).

13.16.040 Alteration of avenues, walks and roads.

The city reserves the right to lay out, alter or vacate avenues, walks, and roads, to establish the grades of avenues, walks, and roads and to change these rules and regulations as may be deemed necessary and proper by the city to secure and promote the general interests of the cemetery and no notice of such intended action shall be required. (Ord. 2735 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1192 § 5(d), 1953).

13.16.050 Headstone.

All monuments shall be set on line according to the cemetery survey. Raised headstones are allowed in designated areas only. (Ord. 2735 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1192 § 5(e), 1953).

13.16.060 Monument exclusion.

In PMC 13.16.040 no monuments will be permitted; all headstones or markers will be set flat and flush. (Ord. 2735 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1192 § 5, 1953).

13.16.070 Installation – Composition.

All monuments, headstones, and markers will be set upon a concrete base, said base to extend not less than six inches on all four sides. The installation of all monuments, headstones, and markers will be by the cemetery crews only. All foundations must be of concrete composed of Portland cement, clean sharp sand and crushed rock, in the proportions of one part of cement, three parts of sand, and five parts of crushed rock. Monument foundations must not be less than 12 inches deep and have a footing of at least 16 inches wider than the top. Foundations for headstones and markers must be at least four inches deep. All foundations must be flush with the ground level. (Ord. 2735 § 1, 2002; Ord. 1192 § 5, 1953).