All lots in the Washington Hollow Cemetery are sold in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of New York and shall not be used for any other purposes than as a burial place for dead human beings.
The full purchase price must be paid before a deed will be given or a burial allowed on the lot. Corner markers will be furnished and will be properly placed by the Washington Hollow Cemetery Association. The corner markers and their installation are to be paid for by the plot owner at the time of purchase of the plot.
Except as provided for in Section 1512 (c) of the Not-for-Profit Corporation law (http://codes.lp.findlaw.com/nycode/NPC/15/1512), no lot owners may transfer his or her lot without the permission of the Washington Hollow Cemetery Association. Lot owners are prohibited from allowing interments to be made on their lots for compensation.
All lot owners are required to notify the cemetery of any change in address. All required notices shall be sent to the owner's last recorded address, and such notices shall be deemed adequate.
The Cemetery shall take reasonable precaution to protect plot owners, and the property rights of plot owners, within the Cemetery, from loss or damage; but it distinctly disclaims all responsibility for loss or damage from causes beyond its reasonable control.
No interment shall be allowed without permission being first obtained from the Washington Hollow Cemetery Association. Time and date of interment is to be determined in consultation with the superintendent. At the time of applying for permission, the following information must be furnished:
1. Name of deceased. 2. Age of deceased, including date of birth, if known. 3. Place of birth of deceased, if known. 4. Date of death. 5. Time and date of internment. 6. If not an adult, the name(s) of parent(s) or legal guardian(s) of deceased
Interments in a lot are restricted to those entitled to burial therein according to the terms of Section 1512 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law. Permission for burial of those not entitled to burial according to the said Section must be filed with the Washington Hollow Cemetery Association by the lot owner.
Concrete vaults or concrete grave liners are required for interments in all graves, in accordance with the provisions of Cemetery Board Directive 201.6.
Only one human remains and one cremated remains or two cremated remains will be permitted in each grave. Concrete vaults or concrete grave liners are required for interments of human remains. The interment of cremated remains will be permitted only in appropriate rigid receptacles such as wood, metal, plastic, or concrete. Cremated remains will not be permitted to be scattered in any part of the Cemetery.
Funerals and burials at the Cemetery must be held at no later than 3 PM, so that workmen will have sufficient time to close the grave and remove their equipment before dark.
All funerals, processions and vehicles will be under the control of the Superintendent while in the Cemetery.
Interments on Sundays and Holidays will be governed by Cemetery Board Directives 201.8 and 201.12.
Graves will not be opened when frost and weather conditions warrant such refusal.
All work done in the Cemetery shall be under the control of, or with the permission of the Superintendent or the Board of Directors. Only one monument shall be allowed on an individual grave, and it shall be set in accordance with the general plan of the Cemetery and shall conform with said plan in size and material.
No monuments or markers shall be permitted which utilize colors other than those of natural stone. All monuments or markers must be constructed of stone or bronze.
Monuments are restricted in size and may not cover more than 10% of the surface area of the lot. Monuments must be at least 3" in thickness.
The bases of all monuments shall be finished true and level so as to fit on their foundation without wedging or sprawls.
All foundations will be constructed under the direction of the Washington Hollow Cemetery Association. Monuments may not be delivered to the Cemetery until the foundation is installed and ready to receive the monument.
No vault or mausoleum shall be built above ground without the permission of the Board of Directors, and then only in such locations as they may approve. Before permission can be granted, a sufficient endowment must be established to provide adequate income to maintain the structure.
Heavy trucking or other vehicular traffic shall be refused entrance to the Cemetery when, in the opinion of the superintendent, injury to roads and driveways or lawns might result.
PLANTINGS & DÉCOR
The Washington Hollow Cemetery Association reserves the right to restrict the planting of shrubs and trees, and to remove any shrub or tree deemed dangerous to the public, upon due notice given to the lot owner.
The Cemetery exercises normal care while excavating a grave but cannot be held responsible if the grass and planting beds of adjoining graves is disturbed. Although every effort will be made to repair the grounds as soon as possible, nature and weather conditions may dictate that damage during winter burials cannot be repaired until spring.
The Washington Hollow Cemetery Association reserves the right to remove all flowers, wreaths, or other decorations from lots as soon as they become unsightly.
Placing of glass blocks or vases as receptacles for flowers, either artificial or grown, on graves or plots, is prohibited.
The Washington Hollow Cemetery Association reserves the right to remove, after due notice to the lot owner, any embellishment on the lot, effigy or inscription, which, in the opinion of the majority of the Trustees or Directors, is unsightly or dangerous.
All persons shall be allowed access to the Washington Hollow Cemetery during daylight hours, observing the rules which are in effect, and the propriety due to the Cemetery.
The Washington Hollow Cemetery is open to visitors and lot owners from dawn until dusk every day. Washington Hollow Cemetery is an active and working cemetery, therefore it is expected that all visitors be respectful of funeral services and those visiting loved ones. The Cemetery Association has the right to refuse admission to any person or persons whose behavior is unbecoming to the Cemetery.
For visitation by lot owners and guests, entrance to the cemetery must be through the Cemetery Entrance adjacent to the La Puerta Azul Restaurant parking lot, at #2510 Route 44. Automobiles are only permitted for funerals, grave visitation, and must remain on paved surfaces unless approved by the Cemetery Association. All vehicles must be operated in a manner that insures safety of people, memorials, and plantings. Pedestrians have the right of way.
Dog walking is a privilege of our plot holders. Dogs must be leashed and cleaned up after. The Cemetery Association has the right to refuse admission to dogs and owners deemed objectionable to the best interests of the Cemetery or whose behavior is destructive, or disruptive to other Cemetery plot holders and visitors.
The following activities are prohibited anywhere within the Cemetery: placing signs, notices, or advertisements of any kind; bringing or using firearms; playing of loud music and other sound generating devices; littering the grounds with paper, trash or other refuse; the defacement, destruction or desecration of graves, gravestone monuments or the Cemetery grounds. DISINTERMENTS
Disinterments will be allowed after consultation with the Superintendent, provided the provisions of Section 1510(e) of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law are complied with.
These rules and regulations may be amended by the Directors of The Washington Hollow Cemetery Association, but no such amendments shall be effective until approved by the New York State Cemetery Board.