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Cemetery Trustee

Cemetery Trustee

Elected Position

Duties of Position:    Acting as a member of the board of cemetery trustees, adopt bylaws for the management of all municipal cemeteries, prepare a proposed annual budget needed for the support and maintenance of municipal cemeteries, expend all funds appropriated for cemetery purposes, expend income from trust funds for cemetery purposes in accordance with the conditions of each donation or bequest accepted by the municipality, prepare deeds for cemetery plots, manage and maintain all cemetery and burial records of the municipality, appoint a cemetery custodian or sexton who will supervise work done in municipal cemeteries.

Responsibilities:     Acting through the board of cemetery trustees manage all aspects of municipal cemetery operations. Appointing Authority: In Towns, elected for three-year terms. In cities elected as provided in the city charter

Length of Appointment:  In Towns elected for three-year term. In cities a trustee shall be chosen and hold their office for such term as shall be provided by city ordinance.

Time Commitment:    Attend regular meetings of the Board of Cemetery Trustees and undertake such other duties that are assigned by the Board.

Qualifications:      Eligible candidates include adults over the age of 18 who are U.S. Citizens and who reside in the town or city and are registered voters. Prior interest in and knowledge about public cemeteries preferred but not required.

Support Provided:    The town or city may pay for attendance at training programs provided by the New Hampshire Municipal Association.