A. Park Regulations Govern: Insofar as they may be applicable, those regulations adopted by the city to govern operation of its parks shall apply to the cemetery. However, it shall be unlawful for any person to be in a cemetery during hours of darkness. A person will be considered to be “in a cemetery” if he or she is upon any portion of the property set aside as present or future cemetery property as designated in the appropriate records of the city and county.
B. Policies Adopted – Conflicting Provisions: The city council may also adopt policies, rules and regulations to govern operation of a cemetery. If adopted, such policies, rules and regulations will control over a less specific or conflicting provision of the park rules and regulations.
C. Patrons – Children: Cemetery patrons only are allowed in a cemetery. Children under twelve (12) years of age must be accompanied at all times on cemetery property by a parent or some supervising adult eighteen (18) years of age or older.
D. Recreational Activities – Animals: It shall be unlawful to engage in any active recreational activity such as, but not limited to, soccer, baseball and football, or to bring or allow any animal on cemetery property.
E. Burial Of Animals Or Nonhuman Items: It shall be unlawful to bury animals or other nonhuman items in a cemetery, unless the sexton is directed otherwise by the city council in a particular instance.
F. Motor Vehicles: No motor vehicle shall travel off clearly designated roadways in a cemetery for any reason without consent of the sexton, and where such consent is given, the owner or operator of the vehicle shall either repair any and all damage, including tire marks, which the sexton determines to have been caused by such vehicle, or they shall reimburse the city for the cost of such repair.
G. Sod Disturbance: In no event shall the sod of a cemetery be disturbed without prior approval of the sexton.
H. Penalty: Violation of this section shall constitute a class B misdemeanor and, upon conviction, subject to penalty as provided in section 1-4-1 of this code. (Ord. 2000-02-002, 2-3-2000; amd. 2003 Code; Ord. 2021-08-001, 8-5-2021. Formerly 7-5-13)