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  77.120.  Council may acquire land for and maintain cemetery. — The city council shall have power to purchase, receive and hold real estate, as herein mentioned, for public cemetery purposes, either within the city or within three miles thereof; provided, that no such cemetery shall exceed more than one hundred and sixty acres in one body.  The council shall provide for the survey, platting, grading, fencing, ornamenting and improving of all the cemetery ground and the avenues leading thereto, owned by the city, and may construct walks and protect ornamental trees therein, and provide for paying the expenses therefor.  The council may make rules and pass ordinances imposing penalties and fines, not exceeding one hundred dollars, regulating, protecting and governing city cemeteries, the owners of lots therein, visitors thereto, and punishing trespassers therein; and the officers of such city shall have as full jurisdiction and power in the enforcing of such rules and ordinances as though they related to the city itself.

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(RSMo 1939 § 6972)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 6826; 1919 § 8308; 1909 § 9244


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