Adopted by Board of Trustees April 2009 - Revised 2013, April 2023

1. ANNUAL MEETING/WORK PARTY
The work party and annual meeting will be held the Saturday before the Memorial Day weekend
immediately after the work party. It will be in the Searsís garage across the street from the cemetery if the Sears family agrees.

2. GATE ACCESS
The gates will always be unlocked. The vehicle gates are to be closed, (not locked) unless there are people
working in the cemetery.

3. INHERITANCE
Plots may be passed down to family members by inheritance. The Secretary must be notified of any changes made for record keeping.

4. INTERMENT FEE
A $50.00 burial fee will be charged for each burial and/or each interment of cremated remains. A Burial
Tracking Record, (an application for Burial) form is at www.Cromwellcemetery.org or the secretary.

5. BURIALS
A coffin must be used, but it could be a simple pine box. A vault is not required. All cremains must be buried in an urn. The current cost for a plot is $600.00.

6. NUMBER of BURIALS per PLOT
Only one casket is allowed per plot. Multiple cremations are allowed per plot. The Secretary must be
notified of any additions or changes for records

7. HEADSTONES
A permanent headstone or marker is required to be installed within one year of any burial.

8. CREMATIONS
The top of an urn or container of cremated remains must be placed a minimum of 18' below the ground.
The scattering of ashes on cemetery grounds is not permitted. Families are permitted to dig the hole.

9. EXCESS DIRT
Dirt that is removed from a burial plot for a casket or urn must be moved to the area by debris pile.

10. PLOT BORDERS, CONCRETE BENCHES, STATUARY
Any of these permanent structures must be approved by the Board prior to installation. Upkeep is the
responsibility of the owner.

11. SHRUBBERY, PLANTS, FLOWERS
All plantings must be approved by the Board. Flowers and ground covers may be planted within the plot
borders if maintained by the family. Glass containers are not allowed. Plastic flowers are discouraged and
will be removed when faded. Plot upkeep is the responsibility of the owner.

12. NEW AREA vs. OLD
Most plots will be sold in the 'new' Northwest and East Sections of the cemetery. Members that have
relatives in the old section may buy plots close to their relatives if available and accessible.

13. PLOT BUYBACK
The Cemetery Association does not buy back plots.

14. PETS
Pets are not allowed to roam in the cemetery.

 
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