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The Cemetery Committee, also known as the Cemetery and Grounds Team (the “Cemetery Committee”) shall be a committee of the Session consisting of not less than one Session member who serves as chairperson and not less than five (5) total members, who need not be members of the church, to be responsible for ensuring that the church, in connection with the operations of the Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery (the “Cemetery”), fully complies with all statutory requirements set forth in the New Jersey Cemetery Act, N.J.S.A. 45:27-1 et seq. (the “Cemetery Act”), together with all rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.

The Session shall appoint the Cemetery Committee members, who shall have staggered terms of three (3) years. The Session shall determine the terms of the initial members so as to create the staggering of terms. No member shall serve for consecutive terms, either full or partial, aggregating more than six years. A member having served a total of six years shall be ineligible for reelection to the Cemetery Committee for a period of at least one year.

The duties and responsibilities of the Cemetery Committee shall be to ensure that the church, as the Cemetery Company, complies with all requirements of the Cemetery Act, including, without limitation:

  1. Holding an annual meeting of the Cemetery Committee, with proper notice, to report to and address any concerns of the Cemetery members, who shall be the owners of a grave, crypt or niche pursuant to the Cemetery Act;
  2. Filing an annual report to the New Jersey Cemetery Board; and
  3. Maintaining adequate trust funds for the maintenance and preservation of the grave sites and mausoleums. The Cemetery Committee shall also meet as often as needed, but not less than annually, and shall report on the activities of the Cemetery and in its management of the Cemetery to the Session at the Session’s regular stated meetings.

Inquiries regarding the purchase of a grave, crypt, or niche should be directed to:

Inquiries regarding Cemetery governance may be directed to Linda Kaempf at