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Notice: Amendments to Cemeteries By-law

November 02, 2015

Sault Ste. Marie City Council passed amendments to Cemeteries By-law 2012-129 on September 14, 2015 and October 26, 2015. The by-law amendments will become effective once approved by the Provincial Cemetery Registrar.

Leashed Pets
The existing by-law prohibited animals (except service animals) within the cemetery. The amendment provides that leashed pets are permitted on cemetery grounds. Owners must control their animals at all times and clean up after them if necessary.

Markers on Graves
The existing by-law permitted only one marker on a grave. The amendment provides for additional markers to be placed on a single grave.

Flowers
The October 26, 2015 by-law amendment provides that artificial flowers may be permitted on graves having a marker (restricted to the area in front of the marker, no wide than 40 cm and no longer than the marker base). Previously only fresh flowers were permitted.

Copies of the by-law amendments are available at the office of the City Clerk, Level 4, Civic Centre, 99 Foster Drive, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, P6A 5X6 and online below.

By-law 2015-163

By-law 2015-191

Submissions relating to By-laws 2015-163 and 2015-191 that effect these amendments may be made to:

City Clerk
Corporation of the City of Sault Ste. Marie
Level 4, Civic Centre
99 Foster Drive
Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5X6

Cemetery Registrar
Ministry of Consumer Services
Consumer Protection Branch
5775 Yonge Street, Suite 1500
Toronto, ON M7A 2E5

Dated at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario this 30th day of October, 2015.

For more information please contact:
Malcolm White, City Clerk
City of Sault Ste. Marie
Phone: 705-759-5391
Email: m.white@cityssm.on.ca
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