BURIAL GROUNDS, MUNICIPAL CONTROL
                  Act of May 10, 1923, P.L. 198, No. 144              Cl. 53
                                  AN ACT

     Authorizing courts of quarter sessions to commit the care of
        certain burial grounds to the councils of boroughs, township
        commissioners and township supervisors of townships; and
        requiring boroughs and townships to pay the expenses in
        connection therewith.

        Compiler's Note:  Section 2201 of Act 69 of 1933 provided
            that Act 144 is repealed insofar as it relates to
            townships of the second class.
        Section  1.  Be it enacted, &c., That whenever any burial
     ground, incorporated or unincorporated, is being neglected so as
     to become a nuisance, even though said burial ground may
     occasionally be used for burial purposes, the court of quarter
     sessions of the county in which such burial ground is situated
     may direct that such burial ground be placed in the care of the
     council of the borough, the township commissioners or township
     supervisors of the township, under the direction and supervision
     of said court.
        Section 2. That upon the petition of twenty-five or more
     citizens, residing within a radius of five miles of any such
     burial ground, to the court of quarter sessions, the said court
     may order and direct the council of the borough or the township
     commissioners or township supervisors of the township to cut
     down, before the thirtieth day of May and before the fifteenth
     day of August of each year, all brush, grass, briars, and weeds
     growing in such burial ground, and to remove the same, and place
     such grounds in good order and condition.
        The cost thereof shall be paid out of the borough or township
     treasury, but in no case shall the council of any borough or the
     township commissioners or township expend more than thirty
     dollars on any one cemetery, in any one year, for such purposes.
        Section 3.  Such burial ground shall remain open to the
     public, according to such regulations as may be made by the said
     court.
        Section 4.  That the act, approved the twenty-fourth day of
     May, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen (Pamphlet Laws, two
     hundred and ninety-two), entitled "An act authorizing courts of
     quarter sessions to commit the care of certain burial grounds to
     township supervisors of townships, and requiring townships to
     pay the expenses in connection therewith," be, and the same is
     hereby, repealed.
        All other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are
     hereby repealed.