The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 18: Health

Chapter 121: CEMETERIES

Sub-Chapter 002: Town Cemeteries

18 V.S.A. § 5362. Repair; expense; notice



§ 5362. Repair; expense; notice

(a) When lots or walks in a public burial ground become unsightly with weeds or by an unchecked growth of grass or from any other cause, or when headstones or monuments have become displaced or out of repair, the selectmen or cemetery commissioners shall cause such lots and walks to be cleared of weeds and grass, the headstones or monuments to be replaced or repaired or other disfigurements removed, and may draw orders on the town treasurer for the expenses incurred. The amount drawn from the treasury of a town for such purpose in any year shall not exceed $500.00.

(b) When a headstone or monument is to be replaced, the selectmen or cemetery commissioners shall notify relatives of the deceased, if known, of the date of the removal and that the relative may claim the removed headstone or monument within 30 days after the date of the notice. (Amended 1993, No. 128 (Adj. Sess.), § 2.)