REGULATIONS FOR THE SIOUX CREEK CEMETERY
The Sioux Creek Cemetery is owned and operated by the Town of Sioux Creek.
The town board shall have general supervision and control of the cemetery.
The town board shall be responsible for operating and maintenance of the cemetery, including but not limited to, the selling of lots, maintaining accurate records of all sales and orders work on all private lots.
All business shall be transacted through the Town of Sioux Creek town board including, but not limited to orders for work, bills paid, companies, and lost and found articles.
LOTS AND LOT SALES
No lot shall be used for any other purpose than the burial of the human dead and the placing of appropriate markers as memorials.
Persons desiring to purchase a lot or grave shall call the Town Clerk-Treasurer to make an appointment. This official shall assist those persons interested in making a grave selection.
When the lot or grave is paid in full, a receipt will be issued to purchaser by the Town Clerk-Treasurer.
The transfer of lots or parts thereof to another party must be reported to the Town Clerk-Treasurer before said party will be allowed to use the transferred property. No person shall be recognized as owner or part owner of a lot unless his or her name appears on the cemetery records or they have proof that they are legal heirs.
The purchase of lots for the purpose of erecting a mausoleum or any above ground structure must be approved by the Town Board.
Cemetery visitors will be allowed in the cemetery from sunrise to sunset. Any person(s) found loitering on the grounds during closed hours will be subject to arrest.
All visitors are reminded that the cemetery is considered to be sacred ground for the dead, and that a strict observance of all proprieties due such a place will be required.
Any persons disturbing the tranquility of the cemetery by noise or other improper conduct will be asked to leave the grounds or be subject to arrest.
No motor vehicles other than street legal vehicles will be allowed in the cemetery at any time.
No picnics, parties or other similar gatherings will be allowed in the cemetery at any time.
The Town Board members or its employees assume no liability for property damage or acts beyond its ability to reasonably control during normal business hours.
The throwing of rubbish on driveways or plotted areas is strictly prohibited.
Law enforcement authorities and military personnel on official duty shall be the only persons allowed to possess weapons on cemetery property.
PRIVILEGES AND RESTRICTIONS FOR LOT OWNERS
Care of cemeteries which covers mowing, tree trimming, spring raking and noxious weed trims will be assumed by Town employees or others appointed by the Town Board.
No persons, except cemetery employees or authorized contractors will be allowed to disturb any grave markers or sod on any lot or grave.
All lot or grave owners wishing to make improvements must consult the Town Board before any improvements are made.
The cemetery maintenance official reserves the right to enter upon any lot for the purpose of trimming or removing any tree or shrub as to its effect upon the natural appearance of the cemetery in general. Trees will be removed when they are deemed dead, diseased or detrimental to any adjacent lot, monument, walkway or driveway because of roots, branches or otherwise.
No tree or shrub shall be planted, removed, cut down or trimmed, within the border of any lot or grave without the permission of the Town Board.
At no time will jars, tin cans, unsightly plastic containers or wire stands be construed as permanent decorations and allowed in the cemetery. In no event will cemetery officials be responsible for items placed on any grave.
At no time will fences, barriers, retaining walls or any other obstructions be allowed in the cemetery.
No grave will be laid out or dug and closed by anyone other than mortuary personnel.
No interment shall take place without the burial permit and proper papers in place with all laws having been complied with.
Two adult interments in one grave (one on top of another) will not be permitted. An infant child or cremations will be allowed at the foot end of an adult grave. Not more than two cremations will be permitted in one grave site.
Interment will not be allowed unless in a cement or steel vault, excluding cremations.
No cremations shall be scattered on any lot of cemetery property at any time.
For convenience, safety and appearance, the Town of Sioux Creek will not allow any equipment but that of a vault company to be used for grave service.
The funeral director is required to be in attendance at every interment.
The Town Board shall have the right to enter upon any lot and remove any structure, display or inscription placed on the lot that is deemed to be offensive, improper or injurious to the appearance of the lot or grounds.
Notice given as soon as possible would be appreciated for interment orders to Town Clerk-Treasurer. Minimum notice should be 48 hours prior to interment.
Fresh floral arrangements and floral pieces will be removed as soon as they become unsightly.
Any person engaged in work while in the vicinity of a burial must suspend their labor during the service at the grave.
Disinterment of a body will not be made without property authority in accordance with the laws of the state of Wisconsin. All permits must be presented to the Town Board prior to disinterment so that proper arrangements can be made.
All expenses of a winter burial are at the expense of the deceased family, including grave locating and marking, digging of frozen ground, proper grave finishing in the spring and snow plowing of the cemetery roads, charged at regular hourly plowing rate. Funeral directors must contact the Town Board in advance to make arrangements and estimates of costs.
No monument, foundation or marker will be allowed to be placed on the lot unless the grave site is paid for in full.
Monuments, grave markers and foundations will be set only by reputable monument companies according to the rules specified in these regulations.
All permanent headstones or foot stones must have at least a 4 inch margin around the base of said stone. All monuments must be set in line with other monuments so far as possible as directed by the Town Board.
Stones or monuments once placed on their foundations shall not be removed except by permission of the Town Board.
All markers placed on the foot end of the grave must be flush to the nominal ground level.
All monuments shall be of good quality materials built by reputable monument companies. No vertical joints will be permitted as part of the monument structure. All foundations for monuments and other structures must be of sufficient depth into the ground in order to support it.
The Town Board reserves the right to refuse permission for the erection of any monument not in keeping with the good appearance of the grounds.
Persons engaged in placing vaults, monuments or other structures are prohibited from attaching ropes, cables or chains to trees, shrubs or other structures within the cemetery.
Workmen engaged in placing stones or monuments shall provide suitable boards on the ground for the truck to run over. Immediately after the job is finished, all boards, rubbish and excess dirt must be removed and the grounds left in good clean condition comparable to when the work had begun at the grave site.
While responsible care will be given to protect monuments and all markers, the Town of Sioux Creek will not be responsible for loss or damage to markers or monuments erected within the cemetery.
Any variances to these rules must be brought before the Town Board for approval.