(1) The mayor and council of a city or the board of trustees of a village may accept
ownership of a cemetery from a cemetery association formed under the provisions of
sections 12-501 to 12-529 or 17-944 to 17-947 and may manage and operate the cemetery as a municipal cemetery.
(2) Upon the transfer of the cemetery from the cemetery association to the city or
village, the following shall occur:
(a) All property and money under the control of the cemetery association shall vest
in the city or village, and all money in the control of the cemetery association shall
be turned over to the city or village;
(b) The deeds to all burial lots and other property of the cemetery association shall
be transferred to the city or village. If any real estate of the cemetery association was acquired by gift or devise, the
city or village shall take title subject to the conditions imposed by the donor. Upon acceptance by the city or village, the conditions shall be binding on such city
(c) Any funds or any money credited to the cemetery association's perpetual care fund
created under section 12-509 shall be transferred by the cemetery association to the city or village and placed
in a new or existing fund dedicated to the general care, management, maintenance,
improvement, beautification, and welfare of the cemetery; and
(d) All endowments received by the cemetery association under section 12-301 shall vest absolutely in the city or village to whom the control and management of
such cemetery has been transferred. The city or village shall use any such endowment for the exclusive benefits and purposes
designated by the endower.
(3) After the transfer of the cemetery from the cemetery association to the city or
village is complete, the cemetery association shall be deemed to be disbanded.
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