Missouri Revised Statutes

Chapter 214
Cemeteries
Section 214.020

August 28, 2014


City may establish perpetual care cemetery fund--receive gifts--limitation on use of income from fund.

214.020. Any town, city or village in the state of Missouri which now owns or may hereafter acquire any cemetery, may by ordinance establish a fund for the preservation, care, upkeep and adornment of such cemetery, such fund to be known as "Perpetual Care Cemetery Fund", and may accept and acquire by gift or donation, money or funds to be placed to the credit of such perpetual care cemetery fund. Such town, city or village may also deposit in such fund a portion of the income derived from the sale of lots in such cemetery as shall be determined by ordinance of such town, city or village. Such moneys and funds so placed in such perpetual care cemetery fund shall be invested from time to time in bonds of the United States government or of the state of Missouri, or may be placed in any bank or savings and loan association which is authorized to do business in this state so long as the funds so deposited are* protected by federal deposit insurance. The income therefrom shall be expended by such town, city or village for the preservation, care, upkeep and adornment of such cemetery, for the repurchasing of cemetery lots previously sold, and for no other purpose whatsoever. The principal of said perpetual care cemetery fund shall not be encroached upon for any purpose whatsoever and no money shall be transferred out of such perpetual care cemetery fund except for the purposes of being invested as provided for in this section and for the repurchasing of cemetery lots previously sold. The city council of the various towns, cities or villages which shall establish such perpetual care cemetery fund shall by ordinance accept any gift or donation to such fund, and shall by said ordinance direct the treasurer of said town, city or village to place such money or funds to the credit of such perpetual care cemetery fund. Such city council shall have all the necessary authority by ordinance to invest such funds as provided for in this section.

(L. 1949 p. 234 ยง 15277a, A.L. 1965 p. 364, A.L. 1988 H.B. 1550)

*Word "or" appears in original rolls.


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