Public Cemeteries (Excerpt) Act 46 Of 1931

Published: 2015

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Act 46 of 1931

128.13 Burial space; proceedings for termination of rights; forfeiture; city, village or township may re-sell; copy of order served on owner; redemption.

Sec. 3.

On the day noticed for the hearing of said petition or on any subsequent day to which the hearing of the cause is adjourned, the proofs and allegations of the parties shall be presented to the court and if said court shall determine therefrom that the owner has failed and neglected for a period of 7 years preceding the filing of said petition to comply with the rules and regulations relating to the maintenance and the care of said burial space or spaces, an order shall be entered accordingly, forfeiting and terminating the rights and interest of such owner in and to said burial space or spaces, subject to the provisions of this act, and shall further provide that the city, village or township, through and by its proper board or other officials shall have the right to re-sell such spaces and to use the proceeds derived from such sale in the manner and for the purposes hereinafter provided. A duly certified copy of such order shall, within a period of 10 days after the entering thereof, be personally served on such owner or shall be sent by registered mail to his last known place of address. Following the entering of such order aforesaid, the owner shall have a period of 60 days in which to redeem the right or interest in and to such spaces by paying the costs incurred in the proceeding, not exceeding $15.00, and by complying with the rules and regulations provided for the care and maintenance thereof, or by making provision for such compliance. If it shall be made to appear to the court at any time before the expiration of such 60 day period that the owner has so redeemed the right or interest, an order shall be made and entered, setting aside the previous order of termination and forteiture.

History: 1931, Act 46, Eff. Sept. 18, 1931


Am. 1933, Act 72, Imd. Eff. May 5, 1933


Am. 1935, Act 18, Eff. Sept. 21, 1935


Am. 1937, Act 150, Imd. Eff. July 2, 1937


Am. 1939, Act 257, Imd. Eff. June 15, 1939


Am. 1941, Act 187, Imd. Eff. June 16, 1941


CL 1948, 128.13


Am. 1949, Act 107, Imd. Eff. May 17, 1949

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