The Nova Scotia Legislature

The House adjourned:
October 26, 2017.

Bill No. 61

An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Onslow Cemetery Company (amended)

An Act to Amend Chapter 197 of the Acts of 1901, An Act to Incorporate the Trustees of the Onslow Cemetery Company

Introduced by:
Honourable Karen Lynn Casey
Colchester North

First Reading
Second Reading Debates
Second Reading Passed
Private and Local Bills November 4, 2014

Committee of the Whole House
Third Reading Debates
Third Reading
Royal Assent
Commencement November 20, 2014
2014 Statutes, Chapter 61

Explanatory Note

Clause 1 broadens the membership of the Onslow Cemetery Company to include any person who meets the membership requirements prescribed by the by-laws.

Clause 2

(a) continues the authority of the trustees of the Company to make policies and by-laws respecting the cemetery;

(b) permits the trustees to increase the number of trustees; and

(c) requires the trustees to make by-laws prescribing the requirements to be met in order to become a member of the corporation and the advertising requirements for meetings.

Clause 3 revises the possible number of trustees.

Clause 4 adds flexibility with respect to the date of the annual meeting and changes the method of advertising the annual meeting and special meetings to the method prescribed by the by-laws.

Clause 5 provides that members of the Company rather than cemetery lot holders may vote for the trustees and at the meetings of the Company.

Clause 6 removes the five-dollar limit on rates that can be assessed to lot holders for the costs of managing the cemetery.

Clause 7 authorizes the trustees rather than a committee of appointees to determine the value of lots in the cemetery.

Clause 8 replaces gender specific language.

Clause 9 provides that a lot holder may dispose of his or her lot by written transfer in accordance with any applicable policies or by-laws.

Clause 10 gives responsibility for keeping a plan of the cemetery to the trustees rather than the secretary of the Company.

Clause 11 clarifies what a lot holder may do with respect to his or her lot.