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From: Jane Davis <>
Subject: Re: [BRE] Cemetery care
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:14:01 -0600
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Regarding permission to cross private property to any cemetery:

Someone may want to correct this, but I believe there is law applying to all cemeteries that are on private property. Property owners cannot refuse you the right to enter the cemetery when you are crossing their land to get to the cemetery. However, it is always a good idea to let the property owner know you want to cross their land to enter the cemetery when there is no road to the cemetery. I believe this is a national law and not a state law, but I could always be wrong. Jane Davis.

> Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 15:37:19 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [BRE] Cemetery care
> For good and bad, Steve points out a good reason so little gets done for
> cemeteries.
> So, we the living--who might be able, even a little--can try to do what we
> can, finacially or with physical labor.
> Another poster said they had to get permission to do cemetery work. That's
> true. A cemetery falls under regular property laws; just as I'd have to ask
> to come onto someone's property and make physical changes, it is the same
> with cemeteries. Also there is liability for monument companies or
> restoration companies, as well as getting approval for any contracted
> services. When I paid to restore a number of tombstones in one cemetery,
> the monument company had to have approval from the person responsible at the
> church, even though I initiated and paid the contract. Also, getting
> permission seems to me to just be polite. I don't think anyone would care
> if I just took clippers to cut grass or if I planted flowers, but with
> restoration, I'm having a company remove stones, re-pour footers, repair and
> re-set stones, fill in and level sunken graves. The "head person" of the
> church needs to be involved in case there's injury to a worker-- or even if
> the company caused some other damage in the process of doing my work. And
> because I live out of State, I couldn't follow-up; the church person checked
> the finished work before I signed off as satisfied with the outcome. So
> don't feel that having to get permission is a burden or an obstacle; it
> protects the church/cemetery "owner", the hired company, as well as your
> payment for the work.
> Judy
> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 9:26 PM, buckeye49 <> wrote:
> > <snipped> The first priority for spending tax dollars is probably the
> > living. <snipped>
> > Steve Stover
> >
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