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Posted on: March 14, 2018

Cemetery regulations for mowing season


Flower and Flag Regulations for City of Athens Cemeteries


(City, Hine-Hobbs St., Old City, Roselawn, & Thatch-Mann Cemeteries)

Placement of flowers is acceptable year-round on monuments, at the base of monuments, or at foot markers.

No flowers or decorations allowed on the ground between April 1 and October 31 for grass mowing and trimming, unless following a funeral.

Flowers will be removed after funerals as follows:

Fresh flower removal will take place seven (7) days following a funeral

Silk flower removal will take place twenty-one (21) days following a funeral or to be placed on grave as specified in item # 2

Approval by Superintendent of Cemeteries is required before planting flowers, shrubs, trees, or sod grass.

City Cemetery personnel shall remove any trees or shrubs that become detrimental to the adjacent lots or prevent opening of a grave.

The City of Athens Cemetery Department will remove flags and properly dispose of them, when they are so worn that they are no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country. The City of Athens will not replace any worn flags that it removes.

The City of Athens does not assume any liability for any monument, flowers, shrubbery, ornaments, flags, etc. in any City owned cemetery.

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