The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 18: Health

Chapter 121: CEMETERIES

Sub-Chapter 003: Cemetery Associations

18 V.S.A. § 5438. Cemetery accounts; annual reports



§ 5438. Cemetery accounts; annual reports

(a) A cemetery association shall keep and maintain adequate and correct accounts of its business transactions, which at all reasonable times shall be open to the inspection of every member of such corporation. It shall keep separate and apart from its other funds all moneys and property received by it for the perpetual care of the cemetery, community mausoleum, or columbarium which is owned by it or for the lots therein, and it shall keep accurate accounts of such perpetual care funds separate and apart from its accounts of other funds.

(b) The treasurer of such corporation shall make, sign, and file at the annual meeting a report countersigned by the president, concerning the affairs of the corporation and the perpetual care funds, which report shall contain, among other things, a statement as to the amount of the treasurer's bond and a true statement of the total amount of the fund or funds received and set apart for the perpetual care of the lots, cemetery, community mausoleum, and columbarium. Such report shall contain a list of the securities in which such fund or funds are invested, the income received therefrom, all disbursements from such income, and the balance of money or property held and on hand in such fund or funds, and copies thereof shall forthwith be filed with the town clerk of the town, and with the probate division of the superior court for the district wherein the cemetery, community mausoleum, or columbarium is situated. (Amended 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)