Cemetery Maintenance Guidelines

Cemetery Maintenance Guidelines

The following rules are established in order that the maintenance of the cemetery can be done with the least interference.

No tin cans, glassware or markers, other than stone or marble shall be placed on the lots, except hanging baskets will be allowed if that meet the following requirements:

a. All rods must be at least one-half inch, with reinforcement wing in the ground.

b. Rod must be on the backside of the stone, with the basket hanging above the stone

c. Anything not meeting these specifications will be removed and can be recovered at the office.

No wire, nails, or metal of any kind are to be placed in the cemetery except for metal plaques properly erected by veterans’ organizations.

No holes are to be dug in graves for flowerpots or containers for cut or artificial flowers.

All Christmas decorations placed on the ground after October 15th, will be picked up March 1st. The Superintendent of Public Property has the sole discretion to remove any floral display that becomes unattractive or uncared for. All decorations placed in cemetery after March 1 must be placed on stones or in vases or urns, until two weeks before Memorial Day. All decorations on the ground after Memorial Day will be removed June 10th. No more decorations may be placed on the ground until October 15th.

Urns not maintained will be removed.

Flags will be allowed to be displayed the entire year if properly maintained. Proper maintaining is defined as placing the flag as close to the stone as possible and keeping the flag presentable, being not faded, ripped or torn. During Memorial Holiday, personal flags are not to be placed in the veteran holders so as to not interfere with the placement and removal of the flags owned by that veteran organization