Chapter 6

Chapter 6: Cemeteries

Article 1. Cemetery Board

Section 6-1. Cemetery Board Created.

(See Chapter 1, Section 1 56.)

Section 6-2. Burials. 

Burials of human dead prohibited anywhere in Elk City, except within the limits of dedicated cemeteries owned, operated or approved by the City.

Sections 6-3 through 6-9. (Reserved for future use.)

Article 2. Miscellaneous Provisions

Section 6-10. Cemetery Board. 

  1. The Cemetery Board shall have advisory responsibility for the management of all cemetery facilities in the City of Elk City, Oklahoma.
  2. The Cemetery Board may make all necessary rules and regulations for its operation and for the care and management of cemetery facilities supported by the City of Elk City, Oklahoma, subject to approval and enactment by the City Commission. 

Section 6-11. Cemetery Funds. 

Not less than 25 percent (25%) of all moneys received from the sale of lots and interments, shall be segregated and set aside as a permanent fund to be known as "The Perpetual Care Fund", such funds to be invested by the City Treasurer, and the interest only used in improving, caring for and embellishing the lots, walks, drives, parks and other necessary improvements on such cemetery.

Section 6-12. Custodian of Perpetual Care Fund. 

The City Treasurer of Elk City, Oklahoma is hereby made the custodian of the perpetual care fund of this City.

Section 6-13. Cemetery Lots

Lots in the cemetery shall be conveyed by certificate signed by the mayor and countersigned by the clerk, under the seal of the City, showing the price for which the lots are sold, and specifying that the person to whom it is issued is the owner of the lot or lots described therein by number, as laid down on the plat for the purpose of interment.

Sections 6-14 through 6-19. (Reserved for future use.)

Article 3. Penalty

Section 6-20. Penalty.

Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Chapter shall be guilty of any offense and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine and costs as provided for in Section 1 40 of this Code, unless a separate and distinct penalty is otherwise specifically set forth in this Chapter. Each day's continuation of any such violation shall constitute a separate offense.