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City to begin semi-annual cemetery cleanup on Feb. 4

City to begin semi-annual cemetery cleanup on Feb. 4
January 17
08:42 2019

The City of Breckenridge will begin its semi-annual cleanup of the Breckenridge Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 4, in preparation for the grass and flower season.

The City has a set of rules for the cemetery, mostly regarding what is allowed or not allowed around the graves. Items which are not allowed and are not removed by the families will be removed by the cemetery personnel.

The rules that must be observed include:

Rule 18 – No gravel, stone, brick, cement or artificial walks will be allowed upon the lots. No boxes, shells, toys, glassware, trinkets or similar items (other than sleeved vases), except they being attached to the base of an upright monument will be permitted to be placed on any space or lot.

Rule 19 – No fencing, coping, or enclosure of any nature whatever will be allowed upon lots or graves, except cornerstones for lots which must be level with the ground, and made of unpolished granite or bronze to replace markers placed by the City. Initials are allowed on only one corner.

Rule 21 – Solar lights are not permitted.

Rule 22 – Flower saddles are allowed on upright stones only.

Rule 23 – No benches, chairs or like items shall be permitted on any space or lot. The placing of flowers on a space or lot shall be in a sleeve-type metal container or hanging from a “shepherd’s hook” type hanger. Only one flower arrangement per space will be permitted. The planting of trees, shrubs and bushes will not be permitted without prior approval.

Rule 24 – For the following special dates, floral arrangements consisting of blankets (maximum size 4-by-6-feet), easels and potted plants may be placed on gravesites three days before through three days after the date, except for Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, which will be five days before and five days after:

Easter Sunday
Mother’s Day
Memorial Day
Father’s Day
Fourth of July
Veterans Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day

At the expiration of the third day after the special date, if the individuals involved have not removed the decorations, the cemetery personnel have been instructed to remove them and not to keep them over 30 days. The City reserves the right to remove any plant, tree or shrub should the same become detrimental or unsightly.

Rule 29(c) – Any temporary marker that has been in place longer than 90 days will be removed.

For more information about the cemetery, call the Cemeterian at 254-559 -2075 or call City Offices at 254-559-8287.

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