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306.69 CERTAIN CORPORATIONS MAY AMEND ARTICLES.
The board of trustees, board of administration, or other governing body of a religious
corporation that has established and is maintaining a cemetery of more than five acres in any
county of this state with a population of at least 225,000 and not more than 350,000 may by
resolution adopted by at least a two-thirds vote of its members at any authorized meeting of the
board amend its certificates or articles of incorporation as follows:
(1) by providing for the management and conduct of the affairs of the cemetery by a board of
associates and prescribing the number composing the board of associates, the title by which they
are designated, the time and manner of their election, by whom they are elected, their term of
office, their powers and duties, and for the division of the board into classes, if desired, concerning
the time for which the trustees hold office;
(2) by specifying whether the board of associates is elected by the owners of lots in
the cemetery, either from among themselves, from among the board of trustees, board of
administration, or other governing body of the religious corporation, by the board of associates
from their own number, from among the lot owners in the cemetery, or from the board of trustees
or other governing body of the religious corporation;
(3) by specifying the names and addresses of the first board of associates and their term
of office;
(4) by providing that any vacancy in the board of associates may be filled by the board of
associates for the unexpired term;
(5) by providing that the board of associates may elect its own officers and that the duties of
the officers may be defined by the bylaws of the board;
(6) by providing that the board of associates may adopt bylaws and rules and regulations
concerning the management and conduct of the cemetery;
(7) by providing that the board of associates may establish a permanent care and
improvement fund, the income from which is devoted to the care, maintenance, and improvement
of the cemetery;
(8) by providing that the board of associates has the control of the permanent care and
improvement fund and all other trust funds donated for the permanent care of particular burial
plots, and has authority to appoint trustees of the funds from among their number, or to appoint as
trustee one or more trust companies organized under the laws of this state; or
(9) by any other lawful provision defining and regulating the powers or business of the board
of associates, and the powers and duties of its officers, trustees, and lot owners.
History: (7606) 1921 c 422 s 1; 1988 c 469 art 5 s 1