Rules and Regulations for Resurrection Cemetery
East Grand Forks, MN
1. INTERMENTS. All interments in lots shall be restricted to members of
the immediate family of the lot owner. Permission in writing from a lot
owner must accompany all requests for permits to bury the bodies of
persons not members of the immediate family of the lot owner. Such
permission shall not be for remuneration. All excavations shall be made
under the direction of the Cemetery Commission. When graves are
requested to be dug by the Cemetery Commission, at least twenty-four
hour notice shall be given and outside dimensions of the case to be
used and the location shall be specified. No interment may be made in
the cemetery unless all laws, ordinances, rules and regulations
regarding interments have been complied with and until the purchase
price of the lot to be used, except as specified in section 4, and all
burial fees are paid.
Section 2. DISINTERMENT. Written
permission of the lot owner and the next of kin shall be filed with the
Cemetery Commission, a permit from the city health officer shall be
secured and presented, and the required fees paid before any grave may
be opened for any purpose. These provisions do not apply when
disinterment is ordered by duly authorized public authority. Where
disinterment involves removal from the cemetery, permission is also
required from the Minnesota Department of Health and all disinterments
shall be under the supervision of a licensed embalmer.
3. CONDITIONS OF LOT PURCHASE. All lots shall be sold subject to these
rules and regulations of those hereafter adopted. The purchaser shall
expressly agree in the deed conveying the lot that his rights are
subject to such rules and regulations as the city council may adopt. No
lot shall be used for any purpose other than the burial of human
remains and the placing of appropriate memorials.
PURCHASE OF LOTS. Upon full payment of the purchase price of a lot, the
City Clerk will issue a cemetery deed conveying the lot executed by the
mayor and clerk and the deed shall be recorded in the records of the
city. If the purchase price is not paid in full, a contract shall state
the amount paid in terms for payment of the balance. Before a burial is
permitted, an amount equal to the space used, plus the interment and
disinterment charges, must be guaranteed, at the time of purchase of
lots. Additional lots may be reserved free of charge for one year.
After which time lots must either be purchased or relinquished.
5. TRANSFER OF LOTS. No cemetery lots or fractional lot may be resold
or otherwise disposed of, except by will, without the approval of the
Cemetery Commission, and the city retains the first option to purchase
the lot or fractional lot at the original sale price. No lot will be
permitted to be resold, disposed of, or otherwise used until the
purchase price and all unpaid charges have been paid in full. A fee
will be charged for each transfer of title. Lot owners may not allow
interments to be made on their lots of remuneration. Lots, or
fractional lots may not be subdivided without consent of the Cemetery
Section 6. MARKERS. Every marker shall be placed
in the space shown on the cemetery plot or as directed by the Cemetery
Commission. No marker or portion thereof may be placed above the ground
level. No marker may be placed unless the location has been approved by
the Cemetery Commission and the full purchase price of the lot has been
paid. No marker may be placed until the interment has been made. No
marker may be constructed of limestone, sandstone, wood, marble or any
other material which will not assure relative permanency. All markers
shall be the flush type. Single markers shall consist of one piece and
shall not be less than twelve (12) nor more than thirty-six (36) inches
in width, nor less than six (6) nor more than thirty six (36) inches in
length and must be four (4) inches thick sawed level on the bottom and
the top edge must be beveled, and shall be flush with the ground
surface at the foot of the grave. Double markers shall not exceed sixty
(60) inches in with width. Other dimensions for double markers shall be
the same as for single markers (grave ledgers) are not permitted. These
restrictions shall not apply to monuments provided by the federal
Government or those provided by the City of East Grand Forks. No
portrait or photograph reproductions shall not be colored or tinted by
the application to the stone of any pigment color or mineral.
7. FOUNDATIONS AND INSTALLATIONS OF MARKERS. All markers shall be
placed on foundations of solid material at a depth and size and in a
manner to be determined by the Cemetery Commission. Bronze markers must
be set in four (4) inches of concrete attached to the marker by four
The installation of monuments and markers and
foundations shall be performed by the City of East Grand Forks at
prices established by the City Council.
Section 8. VAULTS AND
MAUSOLEUMS. No above ground vaults or mausoleums will be permitted
except by express authorization of the City Council of East Grand Forks.
Section 9. PERMANENT CARE. Permanent care of all lots shall be provided by the City of East Grand Forks.
10. BURIAL VAULTS AND GRAVE LINERS. No casket will be interred without
being placed in a burial vault or grave liner constructed of material
that will not deteriorate and be effected by the elements, meeting the
following specifications: the minimum vertical wall thickness shall be
one (1) inch. The minimum thickness for top bottom shall be one and
one-half (1.5) inches. The material shall attain a compressive strength
of 4500p.s.i. Wood boxes or grave liners and vaults shall not be
permitted. Grave boxes and grave lines and vaults shall be constructed
to withstand all anticipated loads, considering local conditions.
11. IMPROVEMENTS. No trees, shrubs, plants, flowers or vines may be
planted nor fences erected except by the City of East Grand Forks. Only
fresh floral bouquets, in proper containers, are permitted from April
15 to September 1st. Glass jars and other breakable
containers do not constitute a proper container. This type is easily
broken and can be injurious to both visitors and employees. Plants and
artificial wreaths and decorations are permitted for Memorial Day.
These may be placed on the grave after 4:00pm the Friday before
Memorial Day and must be removed before the Wednesday after Memorial
Day in order to make mowing possible. From September 1st to April 15th
wreaths and artificial decorations are permitted. These will be removed
during our spring clean-up. For your floral bouquets we strongly urge
the use of the permanent ground level bouquet holders. These bouquet
holders made from enduring aluminum or bronze, are set flush with the
ground when not in use. They are available at the Cemetery Office at
reasonable price which include installation. The Cemetery Commission
reserves the right to remove any tree, shrub, vine, plant or flower
which may become unsightly, dangerous or not keeping with the
landscaped design of the Cemetery.
Section 12: DUTIES OF
ACTUARY. The City Clerk shall in addition to other records, and duties
imposed upon him in relation to the cemetery, keep a register of all
interments and disinterments including the name and address of nearest
relative, veterans status, cause of death, and time and place of
interment, disinterment, and reinterment. He shall also notify the
commission of veterans affairs of the interment of a veteran as
required by law. A duplicate copy of these records will be kept by the
Executive Secretary of the Cemetery Commission.
CARE AND MAINTENANCE. All care, and ;maintenance and installations
shall be the responsibility of the Superintendent of the Parks of the
city who shall be guided by the rules, regulations and directives of
the Cemetery Commission.
Section 14. LOT PRICES AND CEMETERY CHARGES. The following price charges are hereby established.
Burial lot: $500.00
Upright lot: $1,000.00
Cremate/Infant lot: $250.00
Welfare lot: $450.00
Cremate/Infant Interment: $250.00
Welfare Interment: $300.00
Winter Interment: $750.00
Additional access: $100.00
Multi attachments upon request
*Cremated Inter. $ 75.00
Single: $ 75.00
Double: $ 95.00
Military: $ 75.00
Single: $ 35.00
Double: $ 40.00
**Winter Storage: $ 75.00
Vases: $ 55.00
Charge: $ 30.00
*For cremated interments ownership of either full burial or half burial lot is required.
** For burials in Resurrection Cemetery, there is no charge for winter storage.
15. HOURS. The Cemetery will be open to visitors during the hours of
7:00am to sunset. Permission to enter at other times shall be secured
from the Executive Secretary of the Cemetery Commission.
16. GENERAL. The City Council reserved the right to amend these rules,
regulations and changes in order to promote the general objectives and
best interests of the cemetery and is not required to give notice to
such intended action. The city also reserves the right to remove all
monuments, markers, flowers, plants, trees, decorations or other
similar things without liability to the owner whenever any of these
objects becomes unsafe or unsightly.