The Cemetery Commission is comprised of three elected residents of Isle La Motte. The term of office is three years. Two commissioners constitute a quorum. Meetings are held annually, or as needed. The Commission establishes and implements policies and guidelines for the care of the town cemeteries, including on-going maintenance and restoration for markers and grave mounds as needed. Cemetery Commission records, minutes and accounts are kept on file and made available to the public at the Town Hall. Our current Cemetery Commission members are:
Richard Middleton 2024
Allen Hall 2024
Isle La Motte has two cemetery locations. The first is on School Street and the second is on Bruley Road.
The purchase price of a burial lot or any necessary fees are set by the Commission. The lot shall be held indivisible and shall descend to heirs subject to established Vermont estate laws. No burials will be allowed without the purchase or the assignment of an owned lot to the deceased. All burial requests must be done in a timely manner and accompanied with a burial permit for recording in the Town clerk’s office.
All monuments are subject to the approval, supervision and control of the Cemetery Commission. No monument or memorial shall be set up on any lot or grave if, in the opinion of the Commission, injury to visitors or the cemetery grounds may result.
At interment, all coffins shall be deposited in a concrete outer box, normally referred to as a vault or receiving case. Interment of all urns or vessels containing Cremains, (cremated remains) shall be deposited in a concrete outer box. The identification and opening of the grave and completion of the interment shall be supervised by a Commissioner. All funeral processions, while in the cemetery will be under direction of a Funeral Director with guidance by a Commissioner. Disinterment shall be allowed subject to the order of a constituted legal authority only.
The Commission reserves the right to remove any tree, shrub, plant, vases, flower, turf, urn, basket, container, candle, wreath, artificial flower, flag, deteriorated markers, or other memorial object left in the cemetery when in the opinion of the Commission it becomes detrimental to the safety or appearance of the cemetery. The grass on all lots will be regularly cut along with trimming of memorials and surrounding common areas.
AGENDAS AND MEETING MINUTES