Cemetery Commission

Overview

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

TBD  2025

Allen Hall  2024

 

Isle La Motte has two cemetery locations.  The first is on School Street and the second is on Bruley Road.

 

Guidelines

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.

Maintenance

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

June 12, 2023 Cemetery Commission Agenda

May 24, 2023 Cemetery Commission Agenda

September 28, 2022 Cemetery Commission Agenda

July 20, 2022 Cemetery Commissioners Meeting Agenda

May 25, 2022 Cemetery Commissioners Agenda

July 8, 2020 Cemetery Commissioner agenda

October 16, 2019 Cemetery Commission agenda

May 22, 2019 Cemetery Commissioner Agenda

August 14, 2018 Cemetery Commission Agenda

May 17, 2018 Cemetery Commisioner Meeting

May 17, 2018 Cemetery Commisioners agenda

OCTOBER 27, 2017 CEMETERY COMMISSIONER’S MEETING AGENDA

June 6, 2017 Cemetery Commissioners agenda

JANUARY 10, 2017 CEMETERY COMMISSIONER MEETING AGENDA

MAY 12, 2016 CEMETERY COMMISSION MEETING

JANUARY 7, 2016 CEMETERY COMMISSION MEETING MINUTES.

JANUARY 7, 2016 CEMETERY COMMISSIONERS MEETING AGENDA