General Rules & Regulations
The Association may accept and rely upon as duly authorized, any and all instruments, including but not limited to permits and orders of any and every kind, nature or description, transfer deeds, assignments and/or reservations of interment space, affidavits and designations, and it shall have the right to rely and act upon the truth of all statements contained therein, and upon the genuineness of all signatures thereon, and upon the authority of the person signing the same to bind all interested persons.
The Association reserves the right to compel all persons coming into the Cemetery to obey all Rules and Regulations now or hereafter adopted by it.
No person shall be permitted to enter or leave the Cemetery except by the public gates.
No interments or interment services, disinterments or removals will be permitted on any of the following Legal Holidays: New Year’s Day (January 1st), Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day (May 30th), Independence Day (July 4th), Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day (December 25th); or any other day before 8:00 am or after 4:00 pm. No work may be started after 3:00 pm. The owners of plots, lots, graves, crypts and niches, and their families, will be allowed access to the grounds at all times, upon condition that they observe the Rules and Regulations which are now or which may hereafter be in force for the regulation of visitors.
Any notice which may be necessary or proper to be given to the owner of a plot, lot, or any part thereof, of interest therein, of any grave, crypt or niche, shall be sufficient if sent by ordinary mail addressed to him at his last address on file in the Cemetery Office. It shall be the duty of such owner to notify the Association in writing by registered or certified mail, return receipt requested, of any change of his post office address, and such notice must be actually received by the Association at said Office.
All grading, foundation work, installation of memorials and/or improvements, and all care of plots, lots, graves, crypts or niches, shall be done, and all trees and plants of any kind shall be planted, trimmed, cut or removed, and all interments, disinterments, and removals, including all openings and closings of interment spaces, shall be done and made solely by the Association and with its equipment, including but not limited to its tents, artificial grass and lowering device; and the owner of the plot, lot, grave, crypt or niche, and all others requesting the same, shall pay the established charges of the Association there for.
The Association desires to give as free a scope as possible to the individual tastes of owners of plots, graves and crypts in regard to the style and character of their improvements and embellishments, (including by not limited to any monument , effigy or enclosure, or any inscription thereon), but, in the interest of all, it reserves the right (and without any liability there for) to remove any embellishment or improvements which may be considered by it to be unsightly, undesirable, offensive, improper, injurious, injudicious or prejudicial to the general good appearance of the Cemetery or to the rights of the owners of other plots, lots, graves or crypts, and to remove neglected mounds and/or prune any tree or shrubbery which may be deemed by the Association to be detrimental to the effect and beauty of the scenery, or otherwise unsightly or undesirable, at the expense of such owner. And the Association reserves and shall have the right to enter upon such plot, lot, grave, or crypt for such purposes.
No memorial, design, inscription or structure, including but not limited to a mausoleum, vault, monument, grave marker or vase and flower container will be permitted which in the judgment of the Association, its officers, agents or employees shall be deemed to be of an improper kind, or contrary to or not in conformity with the Standards of the Association.
No mound, monument or other memorial, tree, plant or object or embellishment of any kind shall be placed upon, altered or removed from a plot, lot, grave or crypt without the written consent of the association.
If any plants, trees or shrubbery situated on or in any plot, lot, or grave shall or may by means of their roots, branches or otherwise, or if they or any enclosures be or become detrimental to the adjacent plots, lots or graves, walks or roads, or unsightly, or inconvenient to pedestrians or vehicular traffic, or if for any other reason its removal is deemed necessary, the Assocaition reserves the right, without being liable there for, to enter into and upon the same and remove therefrom such enclosures, plants, trees and/or shrubbery, or such parts thereof as it may determine to be detrimental, unsightly or inconvenient, or otherwise correct the condition as in its judgment seems best, at the expense of the owner of said plot, lot or grave.
Shrubbery may be planted around the perimeter of a plot or plots in the monument sections only provided the same shall be planted sufficiently within the boundary lines of such plot or plots so as not to interfere with the adjoining graves, walks, roadways, or the like. No such plantings shall be permitted without the prior approval of the Association and the making of provision for the endowed care of same.
All persons, including but not limited to outside contractors, wishing to do any work in the Cemetery, including but not limited to the erecting of mausoleums, vaults, monuments, setting grave markers, or cutting any inscriptions, must first present at the Cemetery Office a written authorization there for signed by the owner of the plot, lot grave or crypt, and such others whose consent thereto the Association deems necessary, and obtain a written permit from the Association, before commencing the work or bringing any materials into the Cemetery. Said permit will be granted only upon condition that the person who is to do such work first files with the Association a surety bond of a responsible insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Connecticut, in the sum of $1000, and in such form as is satisfactory to the Association, indemnifying it against any damage which he may cause to the property of the owner of the plot, lot, grave or crypt, or to the property of the Association, and/or to any other plot, lot, grave or crypt owner, and he shall at all times during the performance of the work maintain in full force, in responsible insurance companies authorized to transact business in the State of Connecticut, insurance against public liability for personal injury and/or death, with such limits as the Association shall specify, and before commencing work or bringing materials into the Cemetery, he shall furnish the Association with a certificate from his insurance carrier certifying to said coverage or any other officer of the Association. All such work must be done under the supervision of the Superintendent of the Association or such other properly authorized person as shall be in charge of the cemetery in his absence, for which it may make a reasonable charge.
All work done and materials furnished to the owner of a plot, lot, grave or crypt by anyone other than the Association, shall be subject to the approval of the Association, for which approval it may fix and collect a reasonable charge. The Association, however, in no event assumes any liability to any one by reason of its granting such approval. If in the opinion of the Association, any work or material so furnished shall be improper, it may reject the same; and if the said work has already been done or the said material been delivered on the plot, lot, rave or crypt, the Association may enter thereon and remove the same therefrom or, if in its opinion the same may be put in order, the Association may in its discretion put the same in proper order at the expense of the owner of the plot, lot, grave or crypt.The Association may fix and collect from the person doing such work or furnishing such material, a reasonable charge for supervision of such work by the Association.
All workmen employed by anyone other than the Association in performing any work or furnishing any material in the Cemetery, must be subject to the supervision of the Association; and any workman failing to conform to this Rule and Regulation will not be permitted to work on the grounds.
No one, other than the Association, its officers, agents and employees, may trespass upon intervening plots, lots, graves, and crypts, when moving materials for the monuments, tombs, etc. The paths are to be used in all cases, unless explicit, written permission is obtained to the contrary from the owners of the plots, lots, graves, or crypts affected.
Where heavy material is to be moved, planks must be laid on the paths or grass affected, in order to protect the same from damage.
Where, in making improvements, some degree of obstruction to roads, avenues and paths becomes necessary, prior approval thereof by the Association must be obtained, and the same must be as slight as possible, and no unnecessary delay will be permitted after work has been commenced.
Guy ropes must not be fastened to any tree in the Cemetery. When trees or shrubbery are in the way of contemplated improvements, notice must be gieven at the Cemetery Office prior to commencing work.
All rubbish made by owners of plots, lots, raves or crypts, or by persons employed by them, must be removed immediately from the premises of the Association. Strict compliance with this Rule will be enforced at the expense of the owner of the plot, lot, grave, or crypt.
No work will be allowed to be left in an improper or unfinished state, and should such occur, the same may be properly completed by the Association, and the expense of such completion will be charged to the owner of the plot, lot, grave or crypt.
All work by outside contractors must cease during funeral services in the vicinity of the work.
The owner of such plot, lot, grave and crypt shall keep the improvements thereon in repair, at his own expense.
All floral designs, when faded, dead flowers, and broken flags may be removed by the Association and disposed of by it as it deems best, without liability there for.
The Association may at any time enter upon the plots, lots, graves, and crypts to keep the same neat, and clear off the grass and weeks and dispose of the same; but nothing herein contained shall obligate the Association to render any such service without compensation there for.
In the event that it becomes necessary, in the opinion of the Association, to replace, repair, reset or reconstruct any structure, including but not limited to any granite, bronze, or concrete work on any section of plot or lot, or any portion or portions thereof, or on any grave or crypt which has fallen or been damaged by any act except that the Association, including but not limited to damage by the elements, acts of God, the common enemy, thieves, vandals, strikes, lockouts, malicious mischief makers, explosions, unavoidable accidents, war, invasions, insurrections, riots, or by the orders of any military of civil authority, the Association may at any time thereafter give a 10-day written notice of the necessity for such replacement, repair, resetting or reconstruction to the owner of the plot, grave or crypt shown upon its records, and deposited in the United States mail addressed to him at his address appearing on its books. In the event such owner fails to replace, repair, reset or reconstruct the same within the period specified in said notice, the Association may in its discretion enter the said plot, grave or crypt, cause the same to be replaced, repaired, reset of reconstructed and charge the expense thereof against such owner, but nothing herein contained shall obligate the Association to render any such service.
For the purpose of performing work in any part of the Cemetery or on any plot or lot, or part thereof, or on any grave or crypt including but not limited to making excavations for any purpose, the Association reserves the right to enter upon and temporarily use any adjoining plot, lot, grave, or crypt, including but not limited to the right to place thereon such tools, derricks and/or materials as may be necessary to perform said work.
The grade of all plots will be determined by the Cemetery, and the contractors shall be governed thereby.
No signs of any kind will be allowed on plots, lots, graves, mausoleums or crypts. No advertisement in any form will be allowed on any work in the Cemetery, and the Association reserves the right to remove therefrom any such signs or advertisements and to dispose of the same as it sees fit, without any liability there for.
No one, including but not limited to any gardener, monument or bronze plaque dealer, shall solicit business in the Cemetery or place any business cards upon any plot, lot, grave or crypt.
Persons within the cemetery grounds shall use only the walks, paths, or roads, and any persons injured while using any portion of the Cemetery, other than the walks, paths or roads, shall in no way hold the Association liable for any injuries sustained.
When driving any vehicle into, in or through the Cemetery grounds, or over the private roads leading into the same, the following rules must be strictly observed:
a. All posted traffic signs must be obeyed.
b. Where parking on one side of road is permitted, the vehicle must be parked parallel with and at the edge of the roadway.
c. No vehicle shall ever be driven at a speed exceeding 15 miles per hour. If a lesser speed limit is posted, such lower limit must be observed.
d. No vehicle shall ever be parked upon or driven over any grave, lot or plot or lawn.
e. “U” turns are prohibited at all times.
f. No vehicle shall ever be parked on any road or driveway within or leading into the cemetery. Where parking is so permitted, the vehicle should not be parked at such location or in such position as to prevent any other vehicle from passing the same; and if so parked or left , the management reserves the right to remove the same without liability there for.
Persons with alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are not permitted to enter the Cemetery.
All persons are prohibited from climbing trees and from leaping or crossing over enclosures, whether belonging to the Association or to plot, lot or grave owners.
All disorderly persons, or persons who willfully violate any of the Rules or Regulations of the Association, or trespass upon the Cemetery grounds, shall be ejected from the grounds and forbidden thereafter to enter therein. All such persons shall be held liable under the law for any damage done by them.
No pets of any kind will be permitted into the Cemetery at anytime.
The Association shall have the right to maintain guards if in its discretion it deems it necessary, but is under no legal obligation to do so.Whether or not guards are used, the Association distinctly disclaims all responsibility for any loss or damage from causes beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to damage caused by persons not in its employ, by the elements, acts of God, the common enemy, thieves, vandals, strikes, malicious mischief makers, explosions, unavoidable accidents, war, invasions, insurrections, riots, or order of any military or civil authority, whether the damage be direct or collateral.
The Association, in the performance of any of its contracts or other elgal obligations, shall not be liable for any delay (or the consequences thereof), caused by the elements, acts of God, strikes, lockouts, shortage of labor and/or material, the common enemy, thieves, vandals, malicious mischief makers, explosions, unavoidable accidents, war, invasions, insurrections, riots or orders of any military or civil authority, and/or conditions beyond its control.The Association reserves unto itself the right, at any time and from time to time, to enlarge, reduce, replant or change the boundaries or grading of the Cemetery or of any section or sections thereof, or any part of parts thereof, including but not limited to the right to modify or change the location of, or any part of parts of, or re-grade or eliminate, roads, drives and/or walks. It also reserves unto itself easements and rights of way under, through, and over the Cemetery ground and any and every part thereof for the purpose of laying, maintaining and operating, or altering or changing pipe lines, conduits, gutters and/or drains for sprinkling systems, drainage, electric or communication lines, or for any other purpose. The Cemetery further reserves unto itself and to those lawfully entitled thereto, a perpetual right of ingress and egress over any and all plots, graves and crypts in the Cemetery for the purpose of passage and re-passage to and from other plots, lots, graves, or crypts and other parts of the Cemetery.
The Association may, and it hereby reserves the right at any time, or times, with or without notice to the owners of plots, lots, graves, crypts, or niches, or any part thereof or any interest therein, or to any contractor or memorial dealer to revise these Rules and Regulations, or to amend, alter, supplement and/or repeal the whole or any part thereof.
In the construction of these Rules and Regulations or any part thereof, no outline or analysis of the contents of any title, sub-title or Rule or Regulation or head note shall be deemed to be a part of these Rules and Regulations.
Special cases may arise in which the literal enforcement of a Rule or Regulation may impose unnecessary hardship. The Association, therefore, reserves the right, without notice, to make exceptions, suspensions, or modifications in any of the Rules and Regulations, when in its judgment, the same appear advisable; and such exceptions, suspensions or modifications shall in no way be construed as affecting the general application of such Rules and Regulations. It is expressly understood that any indulgence on the part of the Association, or failure to insist upon the strict performance of any Rule or Regulation, shall not be deemed a waiver of its rights in the premises.
In order that the entire Park may always present as neat and orderly an appearance as possible, no artificial flowers will be permitted from March 15 to November 1. Natural flowers will be permitted at any time and will be removed when wilted. The Cemetery shall have the right to remove all floral designs, flowers and plants of any kind if, in the judgment of the Management, they do no conform to the standards maintained. The placing of boxes, shells, toys, metal designs, ornaments, chairs, vases, glass, wood or iron cases, glass and plastic blocks, artificial animals, tin cans, candles, crockery, waste baskets, pails, cardboard cartons, etc. .. shall not be permitted. Potted plants will be permitted upon lots and graves only at Easter, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day.
Winter decorations, such as natural and artificial wreaths, will be permitted from November 1st through January 18th. Articles made of concrete -urns, boxes, etc…. are not permitted, because concrete is not approved as ornamental material and such articles on lots add greatly to the cost of Maintenance. Imitation plants, ribbons, Styrofoam designs and similar decorations are not permitted during the grass mowing season, March 15th to November 1st.