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Cemeteries, mausoleums, and columbaria shall be subject to the following use conditions:

(a) Cemeteries, mausoleums, and columbaria shall be closed from sunset to 7:00 a.m., and all gates shall be locked during the hours of closure. Signs indicating hours shall be prominently displayed at all entry/exit gates at all times.

(b) The minimum setback for cemeteries existing on November 16, 1992, shall be established by resolution of the City Council or shall be as shown on a previously issued special use permit. Minimum setbacks for new cemeteries shall not be less than the setbacks established for R1-A districts and shall be established as part of the special use permit process. No burials may be located within setbacks excepting those burials that have occurred on or before November 16, 1992.

(c) A special use permit shall be required for construction or placement of mausoleums, columbaria, monuments, or other above ground structures that exceed a height of four (4) feet above grade. However, no mausoleum, columbarium, or monument exceeding a height of seven (7) feet above grade shall be permitted.

(d) Applicants for a special use permit for a cemetery use shall be required to submit a landscape plan for setback areas as part of the application.

(e) Cemeteries shall be required to upgrade parking facilities in compliance with the standards of Chapter 27.64 as part of the special use permit process.