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12-1428. Revestment of title; procedure. (a) Whenever any city or any township has acquired a cemetery from a cemetery association and such city or township or its predecessor in title shall have heretofore conveyed to any person or persons the right of interment upon any platted lot or designated piece of ground within the area of such cemetery and the deed or conveyance thereto from such city or township or its predecessor in title or the predecessor of such title owner provides that the lot shall be held subject to all the regulations of the governing body of such cemetery, and the owners thereof named in such deed or conveyance neglect or refuse to observe such regulations, for the period of 10 successive years, the governing body of such cemetery may revest such city or township with the title to the portion of such cemetery lot not actually used for burial purposes, and in addition thereto sufficient space for two additional graves adjacent to any graves then on such lot, in the manner and procedure specified in subsection (b).

(b) If the owner of such cemetery lot shall be a resident of the county wherein such cemetery is located, then such governing body may cause to be served upon such owner, in the manner prescribed by law for the service of a summons in a civil action, a notice specifying the amount unpaid for lot care upon such lot, and specifying a time within which the same must be paid to the city clerk or township clerk, which time shall not be less than 30 days from the date of the service of such notice, and further specifying that upon the failure of such owner of such lot to pay the amount specified in such notice within such specified time that the governing body will take the necessary steps to revest the city or township with the title to the portion of such cemetery lot not actually used for burial purposes.

History: L. 1935, ch. 104, § 1; L. 1974, ch. 62, § 1; L. 1982, ch. 72, § 10; July 1.


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