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A non-profit, non-sectarian cemetery, Vale Road Cemetery is located at 711 Vale Road, Springfield, Ohio. The Cemetery Supervisor/Sexton is Vicki Gundolf. The normal hours of the cemetery are from sunrise to sunset.
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Vale Road Cemetery Articles
Section 1. General
- Vale Road Cemetery is maintained and operated as a non-profit interment facility.
- Is non-sectarian.
- Cemetery is closed sundown to sunup.
- Cemetery is responsible only for markers and items installed to township specifications and approval per Ohio Revised Code.
Section 2. Visitations
- Cemetery grounds are sacredly devoted to the burial of the dead.
- No visitor is permitted to carry or use tools in the cemetery, or do any work in the cemetery without the permission of the Sexton.
- All visitors' vehicles shall remain on drives.
- All debris, discarded flowers or decorations shall be placed in trash containers.
- Artificial flowers may be placed on graves between November 15 and March 15 ONLY.
- Visitor is not permitted to remove, cut, deface or destroy cemetery property.
Section 3. Interments
- All Interments in cemetery "grave space" facilities must be enclosed in an outer container of concrete or synthetic material approved for burial purposes. The Wilbert Way Vault type of setup is not allowed.
Section 4. Lot Deed
- A lot holder may dispose of his/her holdings to a second party by sale or transfer with the notifications of the Sexton. Lots can be sold only for the original purchase price or less. It is against the law to sell holdings for a profit. (See Ohio Cemetery Laws)
Section 1. Burials
- All remains must be permanently memorialized at Vale Road Cemetery by being deposited in an interment space in the earth.
Section 2. Cremated Remains
- Cremated remains being in an urn may be buried in a space in the earth. Under no circumstances will the cemetery scatter human remains.
- Planting of flowers, flower pots, trees or bushy plants is strictly prohibited.
- Cutting and trimming of grass is one of the largest and most costly maintenance activities of your cemetery. For economy of maintenance during the growing season NO flowers shall be placed on graves.
- Other than special holidays between March 15 and November 15 all decorations, with the exception of Veteran flag staff holders, shall not be placed in the ground or on the grass to allow for proper grave maintenance.
- All floral decorations must be placed on the headstone or an approved concrete slab, installed by cemetery personnel at lot owner's expense and in an approved flower container.
- The cemetery shall have the right to remove all floral designs, flowers and other decoration of any kind if, in the judgement of the Sexton, they do not conform to the standards set forth herein.
- The placing on cemetery graves of boxes, shells, toys, metal designs, ornaments, chairs, vases, glass, plastic flowers, or wires of any kind, wood or iron cases, glass or plastic blocks, artificial animals, tin cans, crockery, waste baskets, pails, cardboard cartons, white rock with mulch, candle light holders, statues or the like will not be permitted.
- Decorations placed upon graves on special holidays during growing season, Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, et cetera, will be removed after a period of FIVE days (protects the grass). Winter decorations, such as natural wreaths placed on easels, artificial arrangements, and other approved arrangements will be permitted between November 15 to March 15 ONLY.
- Winter decorations will be removed when they become unsightly.
- All winter decorations will be removed March 15.
- Metal rods for hanging baskets allowed; maximum 36 inches high (from the ground) and not permanent.
- Markers or monuments must be on a foundation conforming to township specifications. No foot stones permitted except as a marker flush with the ground.
- All monuments and markers must be constructed of granite from a recognized quarrier or of standard cast bronze of approved composition, all of which are guaranteed by a responsible producer.
- All foundations must be built by and in accordance with the specifications of the cemetery at the expense of the lot owner.
- No order for the construction of a foundation may be acted on until specifications and certifications of payment for same have been received by the Sexton. No guarantee of footer completion of less than 90 days.
- All monuments delivered to the cemetery must be handled by insured monument companies only. No stones can be handled by cemetery employees unless arrangements for same are made in advance with the cemetery Sexton.
- Springfield Township or its employees are not responsible for the positioning of name on a monument or marker.
Section 1. Construction Work
- Monuments and construction material shall not be brought to the Cemetery until all preparatory work on the lot has been completed and further work shall proceed promptly
Section 1. Lots and Grave Care
- The purchase price for your lot provides regular care which includes such services as scheduled grass mowing, trimming, tree and shrubbery trimming, seeding and fertilizing and road maintenance. Owners cannot expect special or preferential treatment of their lots beyond such scheduled services. All maintenance of graves, headstones and monuments will be performed by cemetery or authorized personnel.
Section 1. Special Provision, Vaults
- Only top seal vaults will be used at Vale Road Cemetery.
Section 2. Special Provision, Indigent Burial
- They must be township residents; cremations only.
- Springfield Township Resident - $450.00
- Non-Springfield Township Resident - $550.00
Opening & Closing
Note: No Sunday or Monday AM
- Weekdays - $550.00
- 8:00 AM to Noon - $650.00
- Noon to 4:00 PM - $1000.00
- Infant (up to 2 years old)
- Weekdays - $250.00
- Saturday, 8:00 AM to Noon - $350.00
- Weekdays - $400.00
- Saturday - $450.00
- with Service - $300.00
- at cemetery's convenience - $200.00
- Saturday, 8:00 AM to Noon - $500.00
- Saturday, Noon to 4:00 PM - $750.00
- $0.75 per square inch, adding a 2 inch margin to size of stone. Minimum - $150.00
- Precast Government marker foundation - $100.00
- Corner Post - $20.00 each
- Foundation poured only April 15 through October 15.