AN ORDINANCE
NO.


An ordinance repealing Columbus Code Section 9-3 pertaining to pauper burials and replacing it with a new Code Section 9-3 providing for cremations and burials for the indigent at City expense; and for other purposes.
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THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY ORDAINS:
SECTION 1.

Section 9-3 pertaining to pauper burial is hereby repealed in its entirety and a new Section 9-3 is hereby adopted in its place.

Sec. 9-3. Disposition of the Remains of Indigent Persons.

In order to satisfy the requirements of O.C.G.A. 36-12-5 and O.C.G.A. 31-21-21, pertaining to deceased indigents, Columbus will undertake the following obligations. The determination of indigency will be made by the Columbus Office of the Department of Human Resources, Division of Family and Children Services (DFACS). Once that determination is certified by DFACS and provided to the cemetery sexton, Columbus will offer the following options to dispose of the remains:

SECTION 2.

All ordinances and parts of ordinances in conflict with this ordinance are hereby repealed.
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Introduced at a regular meeting of the Council of Columbus, Georgia held on the 22nd day of January, 2013, introduced a second time at a regular meeting of said Council held on the ______ day of _________________, 2013, and adopted at said meeting by the affirmative vote of ________ members of said Council.


Councilor Allen voting____________.
Councilor Baker voting____________.
Councilor Barnes voting___________.
Councilor Davis voting____________.
Councilor Henderson voting________.
Councilor Huff voting_____________.
Councilor McDaniel voting_________.
Councilor Pugh voting_____________.
Councilor Thomas voting___________.
Councilor Woodson voting__________.



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TINY B. WASHINGTON TERESA PIKE TOMLINSON
CLERK MAYOR