1643 Bill No 643 Cemetery Violation Penalties

 AN ORDINANCE SETTING FORTH VIOLATION CONCERNING THE GREENLAWN CEMETERY

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Be it ordained by the Board of Alderman of the City of Rich Hill, Missouri as follows:

 SECTION 1 – Prohibitions

a.  No person shall willfully destroy, disfigure, injure or misuses any wall, fence, hedge, monument, tombstone, tree or shrubbery around or within Greenlawn Cemetery.

b.  No person shall enter the cemetery except through entrances maintained for the public for such purpose, without permission of from the Sexton.

c.  No person shall drive over the graves, across gutters or upon the lawns of the cemetery under any pretense whatsoever.

d.  No person shall sound horns, sirens, or other audible signals within the cemetery except in connection with a funeral service.

e.  Vehicles shall not make U-turns upon roads in the cemetery.

f.  No person shall plant trees, shrubs, flowering plants or other vegetation in the cemetery.

SECTION 2 – Penalty

Any person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $500, confinement not to exceed 90 days and/or both a fine and confinement.  Additionally, any individual convicted of an offense in this ordinance shall also be ordered to pay for any damages caused by his or her actions.

All ordinances or parts of ordinances or policies in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.

This ordinance shall be in force and affect from and after its passage and approval as provided by law.[i]

1ST READING : MARCH 14, 2017                     2ND READING : MARCH 14, 2017

THIS ORDINANCE WAS READ TWO TIMES AND PASSED THIS 14TH DAY OF MARCH 2017.

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Jennifer Perkey-Ewing, Mayor

ATTEST:

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Brittany Schenker, City Clerk

Ayes: HUMBLE, PILCHER, ROBB, RICH

Nays: NONE

[i] This Ordinance removed the penalty provisions from Ordinance No. 1376 and its predecessors and created a separate and new penalty ordinance.

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