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Whatcom County Cemetery District 10

On January 28, 1974 the Board of County Commissioners of Whatcom County, Washington issued a resolution that Whatcom County Cemetery District No. 10 was now a duly organized Cemetery District under the laws of the State of Washington.

The returns of the election for the formation of Cemetery District No. 10 were duly canvassed and certified in writing to the Board of Whatcom County Commissioners. It was found 1,857 votes in all were cast with 1,362 being cast in favor of the organization of the Cemetery District and 495 votes being cast against. The vote in favor, being 73.3%, surpassed the two-thirds (2/3) vote requirement for the organization of the Cemetery District as provided by RCW 68.16.090 (recodified as 68.52.090).

GENERAL POWERS OF DISTRICT

PURPOSE
To document the policy for the general powers of the district as authorized in RCW 68.52.190

SCOPE
This policy will apply to both the Lynden and Greenwood cemeteries

POLICY
  1. RCW 68.52.190 RCW is the portion of the law that deals with the general powers of the district.
  2. Cemetery districts created under this chapter shall be deemed to be municipal corporations within the purview of the constitution and laws of the state of Washington.
  3. Specific powers included in this chapter are as follows:
    1. Cemetery districts shall constitute bodies corporate and possess all the usual powers of corporations for public purposes.
    2. Cemetery districts shall have full authority to carry out the ojbects of their creation, and to that end, are empowered to acquire, hold, lease, manage, occupy and sell real and personal property or any interest therein.
    3. Cemetery districts shall enter into and perform any and all necessary contracts.
    4. Cemetery districts shall appoint and employ necessary officers, agents and eimployee.
    5. Cemetery districts shall have the power to contract indebtedness, to borrow money and to issue general obligation bonds in accordance with RCW 39.46.
    6. Cemetery districts shall have the power to levy and enforce the collection of taxes against the lands within the district.
    7. Cemetery districts shall have the power to do any and all lawful acts to effectuate the purposes of this chapter.

MAP OF DISTRICT 10

PURPOSE
  1. To provide a record of the boundries of District 10
  2. To show the position of the city of Lynden within the District


Whatcom County Cemetery District 10 encompasses an area of approximately 62 square miles in the northern part of the county.

Northern boundary: The International boundary line from Delta Line Road on the West to Northwood Road on the East

Eastern boundary: Northwood Road from the International boundary line on the north to a section line on the south dividing Township 40 North and Township 39 North except that the portion of the City of Lynden that extends east beyond Northwood Road is included.

Southern boundary: Harksell Road from Delta Line Road on the west to the Nooksack River on the east following its main course east to Guide Meridian Road and then south to a section line dividing Township 40 North and Township 39 North and then east to Northwood Road.

Western boundary: Delta Line Road from the International boundary line on the north to Harksell Road on the south.

Whatcom County Cemetery District 10: Roll your pointer over the map to zoom in.



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