THE

 

ST REMY RURAL CEMETERY

 

ORGANIZED    JULY 12,1892.

 

 

 

Officers :

 

                                                            CHARLES T. COUTANT,------------- PRESIDENT.

                                                            JOHN L. SCHULTZ,----------- VICE‑PRESIDENT.

                                                            GEORGE W. SUTTON,-------------- SECRETARY.

                                                            ABRAM W.VAN AKEN,-------------- TREASURER.

 

 

 


Trustees :

 

 

FOR THREE YEARS.                      FOR TWO YEARS.

 

JOHN L. SCHULTZ,                   AUGUSTUS YORK,

CHARLES T. COUTANT,             JOHN C. DE GRAFF,

ABRAM W. VAN AKEN.              GEORGE W. SUTTON.

 

FOR ONE YEAR.

 

HIRAM HOTALING,

JOHN G. BURGER,

CHAUNCEY DE GRAFF.

 

 

 

 


The ST. REMY RURAL CEMETERY ASSOCIATION was organized In the Village of St.

Remy, N. Y., and the certificate of incorporation filed In the Ulster

County Clerk's Office on the 12th day of July, 1892.

 

 

 

 


CONSTITUTION

OF THE

 

St. Remy Rural Cemetery Association.

 

 

SECTION I. The first Monday of August, in each year, is the day for electing Trustees, fixed by the Certificate of Incorporation. The hour and place of meeting will be regulated by the Trustees. The Secretary shall cause notice to be given of all elections of Trustees by posting up notices in three or more public places in the town not less than six days before the day of such election.

 

§ 2. A meeting of the Trustees shall be held on the day of their election, at which meeting they shall appoint a President, a Vice‑President, a Secretary and Treasurer, and a Committee of Superintendence. The office of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person, and he may be chosen from the Trustees. The President, and Vice‑President, and Committee of Superintendence, shall hold their offices until the next annual election of Trustees. The Secretary and Treasurer shall hold office during the pleasure of the Trustees. The Trustees shall hold regular adjourned meetings as often as they may deem necessary, such meetings to be fixed upon at previous meetings. Special meetings of the Trustees may be held on the call of the President or Vice‑President. In case of absence or inability of the President, or upon the written request of two Trustees, reasonable notice of such meeting to be given by the Secretary, or by the President or Vice President.

 


 

§3. The Treasurer shall have the custody of the Corporate Seal of the Association, and of its funds, and books of accounts. He shall collect and receive all monies belonging to the Association, and shall pay and disburse such monies in the manner authorized by the Trustees, by orders signed by the President, or Vice‑President and Secretary. The Treasurer shall exhibit to the stock holders, at the annual election, a statement of the funds and financial concerns of the Association, which shall previously be submitted to the Trustees, and he shall from time to time, when required by the Trustees, submit to them a statement of his accounts. The Treasurer of this Society shall, within ten days after his election, and before he shall enter on the duties of his office, execute a bond with two or more sureties, in a sum that may be agreed upon by the Board of Trustees, and approved by the President and Secretary, and left with the President, for the faithful performance of the duties of his office.

 

§4         There shall be a Standing Committee of three Trustees, selected by ballot, who, with the President and the Secretary, and Treasurer shall be denominated the Committee of Superintendence who shall be charged with the general care of the Cemetery grounds and property, with power to carry into exe­cution any plans for improving and embellishing the Cemetery, authorized by the Trustees. They shall have power, jointly or severally, to direct respecting the grading of lots and the erection of  monuments, so as to require conformity with the regulations prescribed by the Trustees, to determine the burial lots, and prevent encroachments upon the borders, avenues and walks; to employ all necessary workmen, mechanics and agents; to give directions to the Superintendent of the grounds in the discharge of his duties, and generally to take care that the provisions of the laws of the State applicable to the Cemetery, and the Constitution and By‑Laws, and Rules and Regulations of the Association be enforced. Any person who shall feel aggrieved by the action of the Committee, may state his grounds of complaint in writing, and deliver it to the President, who shall lay the same before the Trustees for their decision in the matter.

 

§5.        It shall be the duty of the Secretary to record and keep the minutes of the Association, and shall keep a book or books in which he shall enter the name of every person to whom a deed or location certificate shall be given, the date of the same, the lot covered by either the sum paid and memoranda of assignments and transfer, and of all matters connected therewith ; and shall be entitled to receive fifty cents for every conveyance or location certificate given, which sum shall be paid by the person to whom such conveyance or location certificate is made.

 

§ 6.       The Superintendent of the grounds will attend to the grading of lots; and if the proprietors employ others to do the work, the manner of grading must be directed by the Superintendent, subject to the supervision and control of the Committee of Superintendence. The earth in enclosed lots must not be elevated above the level of the surrounding lots without the permission of said Committee.

 


 

 

BY‑LAWS AND RULES

 

OF THE

 

St. Remy Rural Cemetery Association

 

 

 


   FIRST: ‑ All lots shall be held in pursuance of an Act of the Legislature of the State of New York, passed April 27th, 1847, and the Acts amendatory thereto, and shall not be used for any other purpose than as a place for the burial of the dead.

 

   SECOND.‑No transfer or assignment of any lot, or of any interest therein, shall be valid, without the consent in writing of the Trustees, first had and endorsed upon such transfer or assignment.

 

   THIRD.‑No disinterment shall be allowed without the permission of the Trustees.

 

   FOURTH.‑Proprietors of lots may erect thereon any proper stones, monuments, &c.; and no head or foot stones will be permitted exceeding two feet in height above ground, unless placed upon a cut stone base, with stone foundation three feet deep. No vault shall be built entirely or partially above ground without permission of Trustees; and all parts of vaults above ground, and all monuments, shall be of cut stone, granite or marble.

 

   FIFTH.‑Lots may be inclosed (sic) by a hemlock or arbor vitae hedge not more than two feet six inches high, or by curb of dressed stone, or wooden posts turned or square, not to exceed two feet in height, or by an iron rail securely fixed in a solid stone sunken in the ground.

 

  SIXTH.‑Owners of lots may cultivate trees, shrubs, and plants therein; if any trees or shrubs in any lot shall, by

means of their roots, branches, or otherwise, become detrimental to the adjacent lots or avenues, or unsightly, or inconvenient to passengers, it shall be the right and duty of the Trustees to remove said trees or shrubs, or such parts thereof as are detrimental, unsightly, or inconvenient. The object of this rule is simply to secure the proper locating of trees and shrubs, and to prevent the planting of those unsuited to the grounds, and thus preserve the unity of design.

 

   SEVENTH.‑If any monument, effigy or inclosure (sic), or any structure whatever, or any inscription be placed in or upon

Any lot which shall be determined by a majority of the Trustees for the time being to be offensive or improper, or injurious to the appearance of the surrounding lots or grounds, the said Trustees, or a majority of them, shall have the right, and it shall be their duty, to enter upon such lot, and remove the said offensive or improper object or objects.

 

   EIGHTH.‑All interments shall be restricted to the family and relatives of the owners of such lot or lots, except special

permission to the contrary be obtained in writing from the Trustees; nor then, if the owner of such lot or lots shall have given a written request to the contrary to the Superintendent or any of the Trustees. The object of this rule is to make the owner of a lot master thereof before and after death.

 

   NINTH.‑It shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees, from time to time, to make such rules and regulations for the government of the grounds as they may deem requisite and proper to secure and promote the general objects of the institution.

 

   TENTH. ‑The owners of lots and their families shall have access to the grounds at all times, subject to such rules as are, or may be, adopted for the regulation of visitors.

 

 

OF AMENDMENTS.

 

The By‑Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Trustees, upon two‑thirds of all the votes of the Trustees.

 

 

THE KIND OF TREES FORBIDDEN.

 

Fruit trees and nut trees of all kinds will not be allowed to grow on these grounds.


 


 

RULES CONCERNING IMPROVEMENTS.

 

FIRST.‑Owners may improve their lots whenever it suits their convenience; but if not inclosed by a hedge within a year from the time of purchase, they must place stone blocks, or other appropriate permanent marks at each corner, to designate the exact boundaries of their lots. Lots owned by different individuals in connection must be inclosed in a uniform manner.

 

SECOND.‑To insure the proper regulation of the grounds, the grade of all lots will be determined by the Trustees.

 

THIRD.‑All workmen employed in the construction of vaults, erection of monuments, &c., must be subject to the control and direction of the Trustees, or their agents; and any workman failing to conform to this regulation will not be permitted to continue work in the grounds.

 

FOURTH.‑To protect the grounds, and especially improved lots, from injury, all excavations for vaults and monuments will be made by the Trustees at the expense of the owners.

 

FIFTH.‑Gardeners employed by lot owners on lots must remove all the rubbish they make to such places of deposit as are provided for the purpose. If they fail to do so, it will be removed at their expense.

 

SIXTH‑Foundations for monuments must be built of solid masonry, with good cement or lime mortar, and to be of such depth as the weight of monument may require, the same to be decided by the Trustees.

 

SEVENTH.‑Lettered boards designating graves will not be allowed.

 

EIGHTH.‑All vaults must be furnished with catacombs, which shall be perpetually sealed, so as to prevent the escape of unpleasant effluvia.

 

RULES CONCERNING VISITORS.

 

FIRST.‑Children will not be admitted, unless with their parents, or with some person having them specially in charge.

 

SECOND.‑Schools, and other large assemblages, will not be admitted, unless under the charge of their teachers or other proper persons.

 

THIRD.‑Driving on the paths will not be allowed. Horses must not be left unfastened.

 

FOURTH.‑‑Persons with refreshments will not be admitted nor will persons with fire‑arms or dogs be admitted.

 

FIFTH.‑All persons are prohibited from picking any flowers, or breaking any tree, shrub, or plant, or writing upon, defacing, or injuring any monument, vault, or any other structure.

 

SIXTH.‑No person will be allowed to disturb the quiet and good order of the place in any way.

 

SEVENTH.‑‑Improper persons will not be admitted at any time.

 

EIGHTH.‑The Superintendent in charge shall not be allowed to make any charge for attention to visitors.

 

NINTH.‑Visitors will be expected in these, and in all other particulars, to deport themselves in a manner becoming the sacred nature of the grounds.

 

 

RULES CONCERNING INTERMENTS.

 

FIRST.‑All interments will be subject to the following charges, which must be paid before, or at the time of interment:

 

                                    Adult graves, six feet deep                                           $2 50.

                                    Children's graves, under 10 years, six feet deep             2 00.

 

SECOND.‑No disinterment will be allowed in any lot or grave without an order from the owner thereof.

 

The St. Remy Rural Cemetery Association was organized in the Village of St. Remy,

and the Certificate of Incorporation filed in the Ulster County Clerk's Office, on the 12th day of July, 1892.

 

 

SINGLE GRAVES.

 

Single graves may be had for $5.00. No monument can be allowed in these, except slabs laid upon the graves, or thick headstones, not exceeding two feet in height above the ground. Neither slab nor headstone may be more than two feet wide for adults, and eighteen inches for children.

 


 

RULES CONCERNING GRAVES.

 

   FIRST.‑No proprietor of a lot shall allow interments in his lot for a remuneration.

 

   SECOND.‑The admission of any hearse or carriage used for that purpose within the grounds of the Cemetery, shall be under the direction of the Superintendent of the grounds, or one of the Trustees.

 

 

RECEIVING VAULT.

 

   A receiving vault will be provided for the accommodation of those who intend to purchase lots, as well as for the reception of bodies at such times during the winter, as the ground may be inaccessible. It will be a solid structure, and in all respects adapted to its purpose. At the time of deposit the coffins will be numbered, and a registry made of them, so that they may be readily distinguished when finally removed. In this, as well as in all arrangements pertaining to interments, care will be taken to avoid everything that might be unpleasant to relatives and friends, and to consult, as far as practicable, their peculiar views and wishes.

 

 

CHARGES FOR RECEIVING VAULT

 

                                                                  For each adult..................... $20 00.

 

If removed to any lot or grave in the Cemetery within six months, $15.00 will be returned, and $10.00 if removed within a year. If removed from the Cemetery within a year, $10.00 will be returned.

 

                               For each child under 12 years of age ............... $10 00

 

If removed to any lot or grave in the Cemetry (sic) within six months, $6.00 will be returned, and $4.00 if within a year. If removed from the Cemetery within a year, $5.00 will be returned.

 

All persons owning lots in the old cemetery who are desirous of uniting with the Association may do so upon making application to the Trustees at one of their regular meetings and upon the payment of a fee of one dollar and a half.

 



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