Columbia Township Cemetery

Fee Schedule (Effective 10/1/2010)

Sale of Lots Price
Price for Township Residents
$425
Price for Non-Residents
$1000

Internments

Opening and Closing Monday-Friday Saturday Sundays and Holidays
Adult Graves
$400
$550
$700
Infants and Ashes
$200
$275
$350

Footer Fees for Headstones and Monuments

Two Feet (24") Three Feet (36") Four Feet (48")
$150
$200
$300

Cemetery Regulations

CEMETERY REGULATIONS

  • ALL FULL-SIZED BURIALS MUST BE ENCLOSED IN A VAULT.
  • ONCE A GRAVE IS USED FOR THE INTERMENT OF CREMAINS, THE GRAVE IS COMMITTED TO THE INTERMENT OF CREMAINS. PREVIOUSLY BURIED CREMAINS WILL NOT BE REMOVED IN ORDER TO UTILIZE A GRAVE FOR A FULL BURIAL.
  • PRIVATE COLUMBARIUMS, VAULTS AND MAUSOLEUMS ARE NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
  • THE MAXIMUM BASE DEPTH FOR ALL MONUMENTS CANNOT EXCEED 16”.
  • THE MAXIMUM WIDTH FOR ALL MONUMENTS IS 48”.
  • ONLY 12” x 24” GRANITE/AND OR BRONZE MILITARY MARKERS WILL WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR DELIVERY AT THE ROAD DEPARTMENT SERVICE GARAGE.
  • FOOTERS MUST BE INSTALLED BY TOWNSHIP EMPLOYEES. THEY WILL BE INSTALLED NO SOONER THAN 3 MONTHS FOLLOWING BURIAL.
  • GRASS SEEDING WILL BE DONE NO SOONER THAN 4 MONTHS FOLLOWING BURIAL.
  • NO PLANTING IS PERMITTED IN CEMETERIES – NO EXECEPTIONS. WEED KILLER WILL BE SPRAYED APPROXIMATELY 6” AROUND ALL HEADSTONES.
  • Columbia Township is not responsible for sentimental and/or valuable items placed on graves.
  • GLASS CONTAINERS ARE NOT PERMITTED.
  • DETACHED LIGHTING IS PROHIBITED. ONLY LIGHTING FOR PUBLIC SAFETY IS PERMITTED.
  • DURING THE MOWING SEASON, REMOVE ALL GRAVE DECORATIONS WITHIN 2 WEEKS FOLLOWING EACH HOLIDAY.
  • ALL WINTER DECORATIONS WILL BE REMOVED MARCH 1STNO EXCEPTIONS.
  • GRAVES WILL BE HELD “PENDING PAYMENT” FOR A MAXIMUM OF 90 DAYS.
  • COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP IS RESPONSIBLE FOR AND DOES ALL MAINTENANCE OF THE CEMETERIES. PERPETUAL CARE SHALL CONSIST OF MOWING AT REASONABLE INTERVALS AND THE CLEANING OF THE GROUNDS.  THE TRUSTEES AND SEXTON ARE NOT RESPONSBLE FOR PERSONS WALKING IN THE CEMETERY AND INJURED DUE TO UNEVEN GROUND.
  • COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP SHALL TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS TO PROTECT EACH PLACE OF INTERMENT AND THE REMAINS PLACED THEREIN FROM LOSS OR DAMAGE. COLUMBIA TOWNSHIP HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE FROM CAUSES BEYOND ITS’ REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGE TO PLACES OF INTERMENT, OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS AND MEMORIALIZATION PLACED ON A PLACE OF INTERMENT, CAUSED BY NATURAL ELEMENTS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  WATER AND SOIL CONDITIONS, ACTS OF GOD, COMMON ENEMIES, THIEVES, VANDALS, STRIKES, MALICIOUS MISCHIEF MAKERS,  EXPLOSIONS, UNAVOIDABLE ACCIDENTS, INVASIONS, INSURRECTIONS, RIOTS, ORDERS OF ANY MILITARY OR CIVIL AUTHORITY OR THROUGH NORMAL AND EXTENDED WEAR AND TEAR TO SUCH PLACES OF INTERMENT, OUTER BURIAL CONTAINERS AND MEMORIALIZTION, WHETHER THE DAMAGE BE DIRECT OR COLLATERAL.

 

CEMETERY RULES AND REGULATIONS MAY BE CHANGED WITHOUT NOTICE.

REVISED 6/21/2021

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