- Rules, Regulations, Policies and Procedures
- Perpetual Care
- Hours of Operation
- Cemetery Records
- Conduct in the Park
- General Care and Maintenance of the Park
- Gardens Lots and Interment Spaces
- Mausoleum Crypts
- Columbarium Niches
- Pricing Purchase and Ownership
- Interments, Entombments, Inurnments and Committal Services
- Monuments and Markers Ė Crypt, Niche and Memorial Lettering
Pricing Purchase and Ownership
The pricing of all cemetery property is set by the Associationís Board of Directors upon recommendation of the General Manager. The pricing of interment spaces varies by garden. Mausoleum crypt and columbarium niche varies by building/unit and level.
Cemetery property may be paid for at the time of purchase or may be paid for in installments. Cemetery property must be paid in full before any interment/entombment/inurnment. Cemetery property must be paid in full before the installation of any memorial or the lettering of any crypt or niche. Groupings of interment spaces and the associated monument space must be paid in full before the installation of a monument.
Battle Creek Memorial Park Association will provide an interment space in the Little Angel Rest Garden at no cost for the interment of infants through 12 months of age. The appropriate interment fee will apply.
When cemetery property is paid in full, a Certificate of Interment/Entombment/Inurnment Rights will be issued by the Association. Such certificates are the purchaserís evidence of ownership.
Cemetery property may be sold or transferred by the owners of record. The Association reserves the right to approve such transfers of ownership. Such transfers will require a Certificate and Transfer Agreement prepared by the Association, return of the existing evidence of ownership and the payment of a fee.
The appropriate laws and statutes of the State of Michigan will apply upon the death of the owner/s of cemetery property. Documentation of current ownership will be required for all sales, transfers or authorizations of interment/entombment/inurnment rights. Such documentation is the responsibility of the owner. The absence of appropriate documentation will prevent the sale, transfer or authorization of interment/entombment/inurnment rights. Memorial Park will make no assumptions as to the intent of the original owner.
The use of any portion of an interment or monument space will prevent a subsequent transfer of ownership. Use includes both interments and/or the installation of a memorial.
All cemetery property is exempt from taxation and liability for debt. No mortgage or other encumbrance may be place upon it.
Joint or multiple ownership of cemetery property is not recommended, but where such ownership is deemed necessary, it is advisable that an agreement be made between the owners as to the use of each individual space. Such agreement should be recorded at the office of Battle Creek Memorial Park Association. Without such record, the Association will not permit any use without the approval of all owners.
In the case of non-payment of the full price of any cemetery property, the Association will decline to issue the Certificate of Interment/Entombment/Inurnment Rights. Any and all amounts paid on account will be forfeited to the Association. In the event an interment/entombment/inurnment has already taken place, the Association reserves the right to remove the remains and inter them in a single interment section.