FOR PRAIRIE HOME CEMETERY
RICHLAND TOWNSHIP, KALAMAZOO COUNTY
of lots in Prairie Home Cemetery will be to Richland Township residents or
property owners only. The deed holder of a lot may specify that a person
other than a resident may be buried in such grave-site. One family may
purchase a limit of eight (8) burial sites. The consent of the Township
Board is necessary for any additional purchase.
prices will be $250 per grave-site. The Township Board will periodically
set the cost of lots.
will be opened and closed during normal business hours, Monday Through
Friday. Saturday openings will be allowed at an additional charge.
plantings of any kind will be done on the cemetery grounds. Plantings in
containers or urns may be placed on the extended foundations of the
marker. Any plantings done by other than Richland Township may be removed.
owner wishing to sell previously purchased lots may only sell them to
Richland Township at the same price as was paid originally by the holder
of the certificate of right of burial. Repurchase of lots is subject to
approval by the Township Board.
for memorial markers or headstones will be placed by Richland Township.
All foundations will be constructed so as to have a 4" border on all
sides of the marker. The foundation may be constructed with additional
area on the ends of the marker, up to a width of 48" for a single
gravesite, to accommodate the placement of urns or containers. The maximum
width of the foundation is 24 inches. The maximum size of a monument to be
placed on a single grave, therefore, is 16” x 40”. The current charge for setting
of foundations is $.55 per square inch, and is subject to change by the
one upright monument or marker may be placed on any one burial site. In
the case of a subsequent cremains burial, a flush marker may be placed.
Township or cemetery sexton shall have the right to remove and dispose of
any and all growth, emblems, displays or containers which have become
unsightly, a source of litter, or a maintenance problem.
other than sod are prohibited.
lots or burial spaces, which remain vacant for 40 years from the date of
sale, shall automatically revert to the Township upon occurrence of the
shall be sent by the Township Clerk by First Class mail to the last known
address of the last owner of record, informing him of the expiration of
the 40-year period and forfeiture of burial rights to said lots. The
owner shall have 60 days from the date of mailing to notify the Clerk, in
writing, of his desire to retain said burial rights.
written response to said notice indicating a desire to retain the
cemetery lots or burial spaces in question is received by the Township
Clerk from the last owner of record of said lots or spaces or his heirs
or legal representative within 60 days from the date of mailing of said
is the responsibility of the holder of the certificate of burial rights to
notify the Township Clerk of any change of address after the date of
and markers are the responsibility of the lot owner. The Township may
remove any marker, which falls into disrepair with 30 days written notice
mailed to the last known address of the lot owner.