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Title : Title 11 COUNTIES AND MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.
Chapter : title 1 Chapter 17 BURIAL PLACES, GRAVEYARDS AND CEMETERIES.
Section 11-17-1

Section 11-17-1
Petition for appointment of commission to locate or enlarge, mark boundaries, etc., of burial places, graveyards or cemeteries.

Five or more citizens may petition the judge of probate of any county in which any burial place, graveyard or cemetery is located, requesting him to appoint a commission to locate, mark the boundaries, plat and survey such burial place or to enlarge the area of any burial place, mark the boundaries thereof, plat and survey the part enlarged.



(Code 1907, §86; Code 1923, §91; Code 1940, T. 12, §208.)Section 11-17-10

Section 11-17-10
Appeals from assessment of damages - Conduct of hearing generally; establishment of damages by jury.

On the hearing of such trial, the court shall cause an issue to be made between the parties interested to ascertain the amount of damages for the property taken or injured in locating the burial place. Either party may examine witnesses on such trial and may argue the questions to the court or jury by themselves or counsel, which questions must then be submitted to the jury for their determination, which amount of damages shall be fixed by the verdict of the jury.



(Code 1907, §95; Code 1923, §100; Code 1940, T. 12, §217.)Section 11-17-11

Section 11-17-11
Appeals from assessment of damages - Entry of judgment for damages and costs.

The court shall enter an appropriate order of judgment of the court based upon the verdict of the jury fixing the amount of damages and awarding the costs against the parties as may seem proper to the court.



(Code 1907, §96; Code 1923, §101; Code 1940, T. 12, §218.)Section 11-17-12

Section 11-17-12
Property not deemed dedicated until damages and costs paid.

The property set apart for burial places as provided in this chapter shall not be deemed as dedicated as provided in this chapter until all damages and costs awarded shall have been paid into the probate court by the parties interested in the proceedings.



(Code 1907, §97; Code 1923, §102; Code 1940, T. 12, §219.)Section 11-17-13

Section 11-17-13
Preservation, repair, etc., of public or private burial places, etc., declared charitable purposes; conveyances, devises, etc., of burial places for such purposes deemed to create charitable trusts.

The preservation, repair and maintenance of public or private burial places or burial lots and the preservation, repair, maintenance, embellishment, improvement and replacement of monuments and other things thereon and the ways and easements appurtenant thereto are hereby declared and made proper matters of charity, and every conveyance, transfer, devise and bequest of any such burial place or burial lot or any money or property in trust for such purposes or any of them shall be held to create a charitable trust.



(Acts 1931, No. 336, p. 393; Code 1940, T. 12, §220.)Section 11-17-14

Section 11-17-14
Burial societies, cemeteries, etc., empowered to accept conveyances, devises, etc., and to act as trustees.

Every burial society or burial association organized under the laws of this state and every corporation having power to act as trustee or engage in the business of owning, controlling and maintaining private or public cemeteries are hereby empowered to accept any such conveyance, transfer, devise or bequest and to act as trustee for any such trust.



(Acts 1931, No. 336, p. 393; Code 1940, T. 12, §221.)Section 11-17-15

Section 11-17-15
Trusts created by conveyances, devises, etc., may be perpetual; terms and conditions of same.

Any trust created by any such conveyance, transfer, devise or bequest may be perpetual or for any other length of time and may be made subject to any lawful terms and conditions which shall not be inconsistent with the uses for which such burial place or burial lot, money or property may be so conveyed, transferred, devised or bequeathed.



(Acts 1931, No. 336, p. 393; Code 1940, T. 12, §222.)Section 11-17-16

Section 11-17-16
Validation, etc., of prior conveyances, bequests, etc.

All conveyances, transfers, devises and bequests for any purpose set out in section 11-17-13 made prior to July 2, 1931, are hereby validated, ratified and confirmed.



(Acts 1931, No. 336, p. 393; Code 1940, T. 12, §223.)Section 11-17-2

Section 11-17-2
Commission - Appointment; notice of appointment and issuance of commission to members.

Upon the filing of such petition, the judge shall appoint a commission, not to exceed five nor less than three, to locate the boundaries, survey, map and plat such burial place and shall forthwith notify each member of such commission of his appointment and issue to him a commission directing him to perform the duties required of him under this chapter.



(Code 1907, §87; Code 1923, §92; Code 1940, T. 12, §209.)Section 11-17-3

Section 11-17-3
Commission - Establishment and marking of boundaries; preparation and filing of reports.

Within 60 days after their appointment, the commission shall meet at the proposed burial place, fix the boundaries and mark with posts, brick, stone or other durable material the graveyard to be established or enlarged and shall make their report in writing and file the same in the office of the judge of probate.



(Code 1907, §88; Code 1923, §93; Code 1940, T. 12, §210.)Section 11-17-4

Section 11-17-4
Commission - Assessment and report of damages from taking of property, etc.

The commission shall also assess the damages suffered by any person by reason of the taking of his property or injury thereto in locating and marking boundaries for burying places, which shall be included in their reports to the probate judge and shall state the names of the owners of land so taken or injured.



(Code 1907, §89; Code 1923, §94; Code 1940, T. 12, §211.)Section 11-17-5

Section 11-17-5
Recordation of proceedings upon payment of damages and costs.

Upon the payment to the probate judge by the petitioners of the amount of damages assessed, together with the costs of the proceedings, the judge shall cause such proceedings to be recorded in the probate office in said county.



(Code 1907, §90; Code 1923, §95; Code 1940, T. 12, §212.)Section 11-17-6

Section 11-17-6
Dedication to public and use of burial place.

After such proceedings are recorded, the burial place so located, bounded or enlarged as shown by such proceedings shall be thereafter dedicated to the public and may be used for a burying place.



(Code 1907, §91; Code 1923, §96; Code 1940, T. 12, §213.)Section 11-17-7

Section 11-17-7
Appeals from assessment of damages - Authorized.

Any party interested in such proceeding to locate and fix boundaries of burial places, as provided for in this chapter, may appeal to the probate court within 30 days from the filing of such report for the purpose only of fixing the amount of damages to the property taken or injured.



(Code 1907, §92; Code 1923, §97; Code 1940, T. 12, §214.)Section 11-17-8

Section 11-17-8
Appeals from assessment of damages - Bond.

Any person desiring to appeal as provided for in this chapter shall execute a bond in an amount to be fixed by the probate judge and payable to him for the use of any person injured, conditioned to prosecute such appeal to effect and to pay or perform such judgment as may be entered against him in the probate court, which bond must be approved by the probate judge.



(Code 1907, §93; Code 1923, §98; Code 1940, T. 12, §215.)Section 11-17-9

Section 11-17-9
Appeals from assessment of damages - Establishment of date for hearing; summoning and empaneling of jurors; notice of hearing.

On the approval of such appeal bond by the probate judge, he shall set a day for hearing the same, not less than 10 nor more than 30 days from that date, and must summon and empanel jurors as provided for in contests of wills in such court and shall give notice to the adverse parties of such hearing.



(Code 1907, §94; Code 1923, §99; Code 1940, T. 12, §216.)

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