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City of Breckenridge plans cemetery clean-up beginning Feb. 7

City of Breckenridge plans cemetery clean-up beginning Feb. 7
January 10
08:18 2022

The City of Breckenridge cemetery personnel will begin cleaning the Breckenridge Cemetery on Monday, Feb. 7. The project is a semi-annual procedure to clean the cemetery in preparation for the grass and flower season.

The following portions of the new rules regarding the cemetery must be observed:

  • 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 allowed on only one corner.
  • Rule 21 Solar lights are not permitted.
  • Rule 22. – Flower saddles 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-feet-by-6-feet), easels and potted plants may be placed on grave sites 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 the following holidays: Easter Sunday, Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. At the expiration of the third day after the special date, if the individuals involved have not removed the decorations, the cemetery persom1el have been instructed to remove the decorations. 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.

City officials have stated that the City will not be responsible for storing any items removed during Cemetery Clean-up that takes place twice a year.

For more information about the cemetery, call the Cemetarian at 254-559-2075 or the Ci y Offices at 254-559-8287.

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