07 - Board Powers & Responsibilities
Board Powers & Responsibilities
The Board of Trustees, whose members are selected as representatives of the people in the cemetery district, shall act as the general agent of the State in carrying out the will of the people of the district in matters of cemetery functions.
The Board has those powers which are expressly granted to it by the legislature and also those powers which may be reasonably implied. Within these constraints, the Board of Trustees views its required function in these broad areas.
- POLICY MAKING: The Board is responsible for the development of policy as guides for administrative action and implementing its policies.
- APPRAISAL: The Board is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness of its policies and their implementation.
- PROVISION OF FINANCIAL RESOURCES: The Board is responsible for the adoption of a budget which will provide the resources in terms of buildings, staff, materials, and equipment to enable the carrying out the Board's policies.
- PUBLIC RELATIONS: The Board is responsible for providing adequate and direct means of keeping the local community informed about the cemetery and for keeping itself informed about the needs and wishes of the public.