Cemetery Information

DIRECTIONS

Puposky RD NW (Co Rd 301) and just east of Turgi Hill Rd NW

CONTACTS

For more information on the Township Cemetery please contact;

Supervisor Michelle Anderson 218-243-3029 or email tltmichelle@yahoo.com

Turtle Lake Township Cemetery Policy

PLOT PRICING AS FOLLOWS:
• Small 5×10 lot $250.00
• Large 7×10 lot $300.00
Prices include one burial and three plot markings.

BURIALS: Each plot can include either one interment (burial in a casket) and three inurnments (cremains) OR four inurnments. Only one monument per plot. All burials after the first are $100.00 each.

MARKINGS: Markings are anytime the plot needs to be marked for a burial, monument placement, etc. After three markings, a fee of $25 will be charged.

Pricing reflects cost of perpetual care and administrative costs.

RECORDS:
To be retained by the Township:
1) Copy of deeds to plots.
2) Map of cemetery, showing ownership of numbered plots.
4) Burial book kept in order.

PURCHASE PROCEDURE:
Contact the Sexton who will provide you with information on what plots are available. After deciding on a plot, the Sexton will mark the plot and set up a time to meet at the cemetery, if desired. The Sexton or Township Clerk will write up the deed or title to the plot. At the next regular board meeting, you will sign in front of the Clerk who is a notary. After being signed by the Clerk and Town Board Chairman, whose signatures are notarized, the document is delivered to and recorded by the County Recorder. The original is sent to the purchaser and a copy is kept in the Town Hall.

GROUNDS MAINTENANCE:
1) Shrubs pruned and grounds raked and cleaned up in spring.
2) Grounds mowed once a month or as needed.
3) Trees & shrubs planted at discretion of Sexton/board only.
4) Flowers & items left on gravesites:
a) Must be placed near monument to facilitate mowing.
b) Staff may dispose of wilted, dead or acrylic flowers that interfere with mowing or that have been weather damaged or not removed by the following time frames:
c) Holidays/Special Occasions – Flowers shall be placed no earlier than 14 days prior to, and must be removed no later than 14 days after Holiday/Special Occasion.
d) Please remove all items NOT related to a holiday/special occasion no later than October 1 of each year.

MONUMENTS:
1) Monuments may be erected only on lots fully paid for. Sizing may not exceed in length, ½ the width of the lot(s), may not exceed 3 feet in height, and may not exceed ¼ in width of the lot(s).
a) 5 foot wide lots: Length would be 5 X .5 = 2.5 or 30 inches; width would be 5 X .25 = 1.25 or 15 inches.
b) 7 foot wide lots: Length would be 7 X .5 = 3.5 or 42 inches; width would be 7 X .25 = 1.75 or 21 inches.

2) Monuments must have a 4-6” base border to facilitate mowing.
3) No gravel or decorative rock is allowed around monuments.
4) Must be set on concrete foundations & set so tops are level.
5) Must be made of bronze, granite, marble or other suitable material approved by the Sexton.
6) Foundations & monuments should be installed under the supervision of the Sexton.
7) Each site shall be clearly marked out by Sexton before ground breaking.

GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS:
1) No winter burials, unless the Sexton deems conditions are favorable. Cemetery will not be kept plowed due to expense. If plowing is needed, it will be arranged by board.
2) No picnicking or shooting of firearms in the cemetery at any time.
3) Dogs should be on leashes. Please pick up after dog!
4) NO SMOKING on cemetery grounds.
5) NO ALCOHOL on the cemetery grounds.
6) Trash should be disposed of properly.
7) Improvements made to lot(s) shall not encroach unto the adjoining lot(s)
If you find that anything needs attention in the cemetery, please notify the Sexton immediately.
Any rules and regulations are subject to change without notice. Any rules and regulations may be adjusted on a case-by-case basis per need.