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As a reminder on June 6th all decorations must be removed by Ordinance Section 35.400. 



1. Flowers are to be maintained and removed when they become faded and unsightly.


2. Funeral flowers may remain on the grave for a maximum of three (3) days after burial.

After this time period, the City may remove the funeral flowers without notice.


3. Flags may only be placed on or beside a headstone monument between three (3) days

prior to and seven (7) days after Memorial Day, July Fourth (4th), and Veterans Day.

Flags may be no larger than eighteen (18) inches by twelve (12) inches. All flags that are

faded or torn or which contain offensive language or symbols, in the opinion of the City,

will be removed by the City.


4. Grave blankets are allowed after November first (1st) but must be removed by March first (1st).


5. One (1) "eternal" or "memorial" type light is permitted per headstone monument. Only

battery or solar operated styles that do not flash are allowed. The light must be securely

mounted to the tombstone and be secured in such a manner that it cannot blow or fall off.


6. No plantings other than grass, glass or ceramic holders, balloons, gravel or rocks are

permitted on grave sites. Flowers may be planted immediately adjacent to the headstone

but may not extend more than six inches from the foundation apron.


7. No fences, stakes, curbs, corner markers, or rails shall be allowed, whether of material or living substance, to mark individual lots or graves.


8. The City reserves the right to remove and dispose of flowers that have become unsightly or become detached from a monument without notice or compensation. The City also reserves the right to remove all non-conforming materials including an eternal or memorial light if it becomes a maintenance issue or exceeds the number allowed without notice or compensation.


§35.410 GRADING.

No person owning a lot in the City Cemetery shall be permitted to grade or fill his lot above the natural elevation of the lots adjoining his, nor to fill or grade the same in any manner that will injure the appearance, usefulness or value of the adjoining lots.

(Ord. 9-1-98)



The Board of Aldermen is hereby given sole power and control over the matter of planting shade and ornamental trees and shrubs on the roads, drives, and avenues of the City Cemetery and of otherwise ornamenting same.

(Ord. 9-1-1998)