Township Cemetery

OREGON TOWNSHIP CONDENSED RULES AND REGULATIONS
Township Cemetery Ordinance #9300
PERPETUAL CARE

Perpetual Care shall consist of mowing, top dressing, seeding trimming trees and shrubbery, removing dead flowers, and general upkeep of lot. It shall not include the maintenance of a memorial marker, monument or other items.

GENERAL RULES

1. No vehicle shall be driven on other than established drives except for maintenance purposes. 2. Alcoholic beverages are not to be carried on or consumed on cemetery premises.

LOT OWNERSHIP

1. Description of all lots shall be in accordance with the cemetery plot, which is kept on file in the Oregon Township Office. 2. All sales of gravesites shall be recorded by the township. 3. All sales of cemetery lots must be paid in full on the date of the sale and shall be handled by the Township Clerk or an individual appointed by the Clerk. 4. The burial rite issued by the township and a copy of Township Cemetery Ordinance #9300 (above) shall constitute agreement between the township and the burial rite purchaser.

CARE OF LOTS

1. The general care of the cemetery is assumed by the Township Board. 2. The Township Board shall not be responsible for any kind damages by the elements, vandals, thieves, or by other causes beyond its control.

FUNERALS AND INTERMENTS

1. The cemetery will be open for interments year round. There may be additional charges during the winter months if snow removal or ground thawing is required, and weekend interments. 2. No interment shall take place without a burial permit, which shall be presented by the funeral director upon arrival at the cemetery. 3. All interments including cremations shall be made under the direction of Oregon Township who shall have entire control of digging graves and all matters pertaining to burial. 4. The burial of two or more persons in a single grave is prohibited except for mother and baby if buried at the same time, or 1 (one) burial plus 1 (one)cremains. 5. A maximum of 2 (two) cremains shall be allowed to be placed in one grave unless permission is otherwise granted by the Township Board. 6. The township requires that vaults are to be used.

DECORATION OF GRAVE SITE OF LOT

1. Flower planting is allowed as long as they are regularly maintained. 2. Glass jars or other glass containers are prohibited. 3. Flowers, decorations, emblems and other personal items will be allowed from May 1st through October 1st. 4. Grave blankets are allowed from November 1st through April 1st. 5. No landscaping, trees, shrubs, vines, fences, or seats-benches shall be done or placed upon any lot except by site plan approval by the Township Board. 6. Any seat/benches, urns, fences, or similar objects placed on a lot by permission by the Township Board must be kept painted and in good condition. 7. Any seat/benches, urns, fences, or similar objects placed on a lot shall be removed without notice to owner when they become a nuisance or unsightly, uncared for, or has been placed without permission.

MONUMENTS AND MEMORIALS

1. No monument or headstone shall be erected without a foundation. The foundation will be purchased from and installed by the Township of Oregon. 2. Foundations can be ordered and installed from May 1st thru October 31st. No foundations will be ordered or installed between November 1st and April 30th. 3. No monument or headstone shall be delivered to the cemetery without prior approval of the township. 4. Should any monument or memorial become unsightly, dilapidated or a safety hazard, the Township Board shall have the right at the expense of the owner to correct the condition or remove the same.

ALL LOTS ARE NON-TRANSFERABLE!

Lot Prices Effective 04/08/1999
1 Lot/Grave Site $ 400.00
2 Lots/Grave Sites $ 750.00
3 Lots/Grave Sites $1,100.00
4 Lots or more/Grave Sites $350.00 each

Grave Opening Prices Effective 07/01/2016
$425.00 (April 1st through November 30th)
$475.00 (December 1st through March 31st)
$50.00 extra for Saturday openings
No Sunday or Holiday openings
Please make checks payable to Oregon Township
Cremations
$175.00 per opening (April 1st through November 30th)
$225.00 per opening (December 1st through March 31st)
$50.00 extra for Saturday openings
No Sunday or Holiday openings
Please make checks payable to Oregon Township
Foundations
Foundations can be ordered and installed from May 1st through October 31st. No Foundations will be installed between November 1st through April 30th Please contact Oregon Township Hall (810) 664-5971

Cemetery Open: From dawn to dusk