1. Rights to the burial of the remains of human beings only are sold, including ordinary perpetual care, at such prices as may be determined by the Board of Directors and according to the plans on file in the office of Beaverdale. Owners of burial rights acquire only the right and privilege of burial of the dead. Beaverdale has the right at all times to plan and change the layout and landscaping of the cemetery, which includes but is not limited to, buildings, garden areas, roadways, entrances, water service, hedges, trees and ornamental plantings.
2. A Certificate of Ownership of rights, subject at all times to such Rules and Regulations as may be determined from time to time by the Board of Directors, will be issued upon full payment of said burial rights.
3. Transfer of rights in lots or graves may be made only upon approval of Beaverdale. All Assignment Certificates must be signed by an officer of Beaverdale and recorded on its records. An Assignment Certificate may be obtained only at the office of Beaverdale. All transfers shall be made subject to the By-Laws and Rules and Regulations of Beaverdale then or thereafter in force.
4. Beaverdale shall have the right at all times to enter upon any lot for the purpose of maintaining, cleaning or policing such lot or for any other reason. 5. No owner of rights shall erect or place any fence, sign or any other structure of any sort on the cemetery grounds except as provided in these Rules and Regulations.
6. An official flagstaff holder will be allowed at owner’s risk on the grave of one who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States. The only other grave marker permitted will be a flush memorial as permitted in these Rules and Regulations.
7. No vault, mausoleum or columbarium will be permitted except as approved by BEAVERDALE. Before any vault, mausoleum or columbarium is erected the owner of burial rights must deposit with Beaverdale a sum of money estimated by it to be sufficient to yield an income adequate for the proper care of such structure in perpetuity.
8. All excavations for burial vaults, monuments and grave markers and the opening and closing of all interments and entombments shall be arranged by the cemetery management at the expense of the owner of rights.
9. Owners of rights or visitors are prohibited from plucking or carrying away any flowers – either wild or cultivated- and shall not injure in any way any shrub, plant or tree or mar or damage any monument, marker, fence or other structure within or around the cemetery.
10. No animals shall be permitted in the cemetery.
11. Vehicles are not to turn around upon any of the roads, but shall follow one of the circular roadways to their objective. They shall keep to the right and, when stopping, shall drive as closely to the lawn as possible without driving or parking thereon.
12. Speed of motor vehicles must not exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour.
13. Access to and egress from the cemetery and all graves therein shall be permitted only at the portals specifically provided, maintained and designated for such purposes.
14. Funeral processions upon entering the cemetery shall be under the control and subject at all times to the directions of the management of the cemetery.
15. Subject to the Rules and Regulations, cemetery management is authorized to maintain order; to expel from the grounds any person who violates any rule or regulation, or acts in an unbecoming or improper manner; and to refuse admission to any person when it is deemed such action is necessary.
16. No burial will be permitted in a single or two grave lot or a lot with monument space until full payments have been made. No entombment will be permitted in any mausoleum crypt or niche until full payments have been made. One burial will be permitted in other multi-grave, non-monument lots when at least the purchase price of the burial rights for two graves has been paid, provided that the payments for said rights have been kept up to date in accordance with the contract of purchase. A second burial will be permitted only in lots upon which full contract price has been paid.
17. An order for the opening of a grave, crypt or niche must be accompanied by a written authorization from the owner of burial or entombment rights, or in the absence of the owner, a member of the owner’s family in the order of priority shown below. “Family” shall mean the owner, the owner’s spouse, the owner’s children, the owner’s parents and spouses of the owner’s children. An authorized representative may act on behalf of any of the above and will be given the same priority as the individual they represent. A funeral director may act as an authorized representative. Whoever signs the authorization then assumes responsibility for the grave, crypt or niche selection.
18. When a person to be interred or entombed is not a member of the family of the owner of burial or entombment rights, Beaverdale will require an order in writing from the owner, or in the absence of the owner, a member of the owner’s family in the order of priority as per paragraph 17 above. An authorized representative of a member of the family may act on behalf of that individual, in the same order of priority.
19. When instructions for opening graves, crypts or niches are deemed indefinite by Beaverdale or for any reason cannot be opened in the location specified, management, to avoid delay, will order openings at such location as may be deemed best under the circumstances.
20. An order for grave, crypt or niche opening shall be given to Beaverdale at least twelve (12) working hours before the desired opening time. Beaverdale shall open the grave, crypt or niche as soon as reasonably possible after the order is received.
21. Owners of burial or entombment rights or a duly authorized funeral director shall make requests for burial, or entombment times to Beaverdale. In the event that Beaverdale is unable to provide burial or entombment at the requested time, Beaverdale shall so notify such owner or funeral director and shall provide a burial or entombment time as close as possible to the requested time.
22. Beaverdale shall open graves, crypts or niches only during regularly scheduled working hours.
23. Burial vaults of concrete, non-corrosive metals or other durable materials of the guaranteed types are required. Wooden over-boxes are not permitted. Vaults must withstand deterioration and must support ground and equipment pressures from above.
24. Vaults for interment must be delivered to the cemetery at least four (4) working hours prior to such interment and during scheduled working hours.
25. No funeral shall be allowed in the cemetery on Sundays or holidays, except in case of death from contagious disease, when immediate burial is ordered by the Board of Health, or by special contract.
26. Only one body shall be interred in a grave, except an adult and an infant or two children in one casket; or, if room, two small children each in a casket-vault combination; or if room, one adult in a casket and vault and one cremains in a container; or two cremains only in containers. No interment shall be made nor placed in a vault unless accompanied by the proper burial permit and burial fee.
27. Cremains shall be buried in a non-biodegradable urn or container. No more than two (2) cremains may be buried in any one adult grave.
28. No firearms, refreshments, intoxicating liquors, drugs or narcotics of any kind shall be brought into the cemetery; except that firearms may be used and discharged in the case of a military funeral or in connection with an approved patriotic service.
29. No disinterment will be permitted except on written request of the owner of burial or entombment rights, or the owner’s representative, with the proper permits and at the owner’s expense. All disinterments must be made by Beaverdale.