Pilot Point Community Cemetery

Rules & Regulations

PILOT POINT COMMUNITY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION, INC.

Updated Policies and Procedures

Dorothy Benton Memorial Garden

The following policies and procedures have been updated and adopted in order to maintain more attractive grounds, ease the maintenance problems and use the maintenance funds more efficiently. Your observance of these policies will be of mutual benefit to both the owners/shareholders and the Association.

The Pilot Point Community Cemetery Association Board of Directors has sole governance of the cemetery and reserves the right to make, amend or change any policies deemed necessary to inform the shareholders and to do this in a timely fashion. Enforcement of the following policies and procedures is left to the discretion of the Officers and/or Board of Directors or its Sexton.

DECORATIONS

1. Fencing, railing, hedging, or borders will not be allowed around lots or graves. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

2. Ornaments, toys, glass cases, benches, chairs, and miscellaneous articles are not allowed upon graves/lots and will be removed without notice. (Revised: 23 Oct 2000)

3. The Association reserves the right to remove all unsightly and forbidden objects, and to destroy all diseased or unsightly trees, shrubs, or plants, or those which, for some reason, have become detrimental, undesirable or inconvenient. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

4. Floral design or other decorations will be removed from lots and graves as soon as the flowers become wilted or unsightly, and persons wishing to retain any must remove them from said lot or grave within seven days after burial. All Christmas silk flowers, decorations and standing easels will be removed from the cemetery and discarded by the Association after March 1st each year. (Revised: 24 Jan 2002)

5. Future use of decorative gravel on lots or graves is prohibited. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

6. Future planting of trees on lots or graves is prohibited. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

BORDERS

1. Future building of curbs of any type around lots or grave spaces is prohibited. Ground level corner markers are permitted in lieu of curbing. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

MARKERS

1. All memorial markers set in Pilot Point Community Cemetery in the future must be placed on a steel reinforced base not to exceed 3 1/2" thickness, an exception being infant markers. All markers must be installed with a band of "bondo" around the complete perimeter of the base adjacent to the pad or base it is placed upon. (Revised: 23 Oct 2000)

2. Where concrete curbs already exist around lots or graves, newly installed memorial markers or concrete pads must butt against the existing curb. Family memorial markers will be considered on an individual basis. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

3. All excess concrete and other debris left from setting memorial markers must be removed from the cemetery premises by installing party using the same. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

4. Permission and on-site inspection of all installations is required. A 3-day notice is required by calling 469-387-8930 or 940-686-2442. No exceptions. (Revised: 7 Feb 2005)

5. The Association reserves the right to remove from a lot or grave any broken or unrepaired curbing which becomes unsightly or difficult to maintain. (Adopted: 23 Nov 1998)

FEES & SERVICES

1. All Funeral Homes who bury in Pilot Point Community Cemetery are responsible for the following (Revised: 31 Mar 2008):

  • Collecting the $150.00 grave opening and/or disinterment fee (4'x10') space and remitting to the Association by the 10th day of the month following burial or disinterment.

  • Removal and replacement of memorial markers and curbing at the gravesite if necessary for burial.

  • All damages to adjacent memorial markers, curbing, vases, etc., resulting from burials.

  • Examining gravesite and notify family BEFORE grave is dug IF a curb must be broken out to accommodate a vault or casket.

2. The Association requires a minimum of a Concrete Box grave liner for all standard burials.

3. Payment for burial spaces must be by cash or check at the time of purchase. No Credit, No Exceptions.

4. The Pilot Point Police Department is hereby authorized to enforce all laws within the boundaries of Pilot Point Community Cemetery relating to vandalism and other miscellaneous crimes. Motorbikes, four-wheelers, dumping of debris, consumption of alcoholic beverages and the use of illegal narcotics and/or illegal drugs are specifically prohibited in the cemetery.

APPEALS TO ANY OF THE ABOVE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
MUST BE SUBMITTED BY LETTER TO THE
PILOT POINT COMMUNITY CEMETERY ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS,
P.O. BOX 65, PILOT POINT, TEXAS 76258.



Directions:

The cemetery is at 601 N. Prairie Street. From Hwy 377 (N. Washington Street), go one block south on N. Prairie Street. From the downtown area, go two blocks east on Main Street to N. Prairie Street, then north six blocks to the cemetery..

Donations:

Pilot Point Community Cemetery Association is a non-profit organization chartered in 1990. If anyone would like to help in the upkeep and preservation of the cemetery, donations may be sent to P. O. Box 65, Pilot Point, Texas 76258.