RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THE LONG LAKE LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY
Updated December 18, 2018
I. The original cemetery and the second addition of the cemetery are both located at the southeast corner of the southwest quarter section 26 township 37 range 11 west of Washburn County, Wisconsin and shall be known as the Long Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery and the rules and regulations hereby adopted shall become effective and in full operation as of August 1, 2011 and revised on December 19, 2018.
II. The management of said cemetery shall be provided by the Operations chairperson of the Long Lake Lutheran Church council. The Operations chairperson of the Long Lake Lutheran Church council shall act as caretaker of the cemetery unless otherwise appointed. Appointed cemetery sexton(s) will report to the Operations chairperson.
III. The original cemetery shall, as far as feasible, be plotted into full lots of 16.5 feet by 16.5 feet, suitable for eight graves and each grave shall be approximately 4 feet x 8 feet. The second addition to the cemetery will have lots 16 feet by 21.5 feet with graves approximately 4 feet x 10.5 feet, allowing 2 feet at the head of the graves for the marker.
IV. Head stones and markers on graves shall be placed and maintained in a safe position meeting footing specifications for current monumental designs. Columbarium memorial plaques shall include the name and dates of birth and death with no additional designs.
V. Vaults shall be required for all burials.
VI. All future lots to be sold shall include the perpetual care clause. The cost of graves and columbarium niches including perpetual care are:
Single grave: $300 Two graves: $600
Full lot: $2400
Columbarium niche: $300
Columbarium memorial plaque: $100
No distinction shall be made in price for non-members of Long Lake Lutheran Church. The Operations chairperson shall, at his/her discretion, grant non-members burial.
VII. At the discretion of the Operations chairperson or sexton(s), any part of the fund not needed for the current operation may be put in to a savings account to earn interest which will go into the General Cemetery Fund.
VIII. Ashes can be put to rest in either the columbarium or in a regular grave site in suitable containers.
IX. No more than one conventional burial per grave site is allowed. Two burials are allowed per site if one is conventional and one is ashes, or if both are ashes. Two burials of ashes are allowed in columbarium niches.
X. These rules and regulations may be altered at any regular or special meeting of the Long Lake Lutheran Church by concurrent action upon the recommendation of the Operations chairperson.
Rules and Regulations for the Grounds & Graves at the Long Lake Lutheran Church Cemetery
I. Trees and Shrubs: No person shall be permitted to trim, prune or remove branches from any tree or ornamental shrub in the cemetery. All work of pruning or trimming trees or removal of trees shall be done under the direction of the Operations chairperson of the Long Lake Lutheran Church council or the appointed sexton(s).
II. Decorations for the Growing Season (May 1 through October 1): Artificial flowers and potted live plants are allowed if placed on stands 18 to 24 inches high placed next to grave marker. Any pots or vases that interfere with mowing will be removed. All other plantings are strictly prohibited and will be removed. This includes unauthorized flowers, trees, bushes and evergreens. The sexton(s) or Operations chairperson will dispose of all arrangements not removed by October 1.
III. Decorations for the Non-Growing Season (October 2 to April 30): During the non-growing season, artificial arrangements, grave blankets or wreaths will be allowed. All fall and winter (non-growing season) decorations must be removed by May 1. The sexton(s) or Operations chairperson will dispose of all arrangements not removed by May 1.
IV. The sexton(s) or Operations chairperson of the Long Lake Lutheran Church council may remove faded or dead flowers, wreaths, and or grave blankets at any time throughout the year. Empty pots must be removed by October 1 or they will be removed. The sexton(s) or Operations chairperson are NOT responsible for keeping or the replacement of anything that is removed from the cemetery grounds.
V. Veteran Recognition: American flags are placed on veterans' grave sites from mid-May to mid-July. Veteran medallions permanently mark each site.
If you have any questions or special requests regarding these Rules and Regulations, please contact any member of the Long Lake Lutheran Church council, the Operations chairperson, the church sexton(s) or the church office.
Church Office: Phone: 715-354-3804 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org