By Laws – Articles Placed on Interment Rights


6.1 General: The Cemetery is committed to supporting a broad array of religious and ethnic preferences and diligent to create a respectful and dignified resting place for the multi-cultural communities that we serve. Permitted articles must be placed within the designated planting area of the Lot or Grave as defined in By-laws 5.2 – 5.8 respectively.
The Cemetery reserves the right to regulate the articles placed on Lot or Graves that pose a threat to the safety of all Interment Rights Holders, visitors to the Cemetery and Cemetery employees, prevent the Cemetery from performing general cemetery operations, or are not in keeping with the dignity and decorum of the Cemetery. Prohibited articles will be removed
and disposed of without notification.
To assist Interment Rights Holder, the following is a sample of articles that are prohibited from being placed on Lots or Graves within the Cemetery:
• articles made of hazardous materials such as glass, ceramics, or corrosive metals;
• loose stones or sharp objects;
• trellises or arches;
• chairs or benches.

6.2 Temporary Wooden Crosses: will not be permitted as on Graves or Lots.

6.3 Candles, Incense or Flammable Articles: Lighted candles, incense, or other flammable articles may be placed on a Lot or Grave only when attended by an adult. Candle holders must be fully enclosed on all sides by means of a door or lid, and housed within a non-flammable, non-breakable container. Due to their hazardous nature, oil lamps are not permitted at any
time. Lighted candles and incense must be extinguished prior to leaving the Lot or Grave.
Any damage caused by candles, incense or flammable articles is the direct and total responsibility of the Interment Rights Holder(s). The Cemetery does not assume any liability in this regard. The Cemetery may remove at its sole discretion, any such article and dispose of it without notification.

6.4 Borders, Fences and Walls: Plastic PVC edging installed not to exceed 10.16 cm (4 in) in height above the ground level, is permitted around the perimeter of a prescribed flowerbed as defined in By-laws 5.2 through 5.8 respectively.
In order to facilitate cemetery maintenance and operations, borders, curbs, coping, fences, railings, walls, ditches, hedges or other articles are not permitted to define the perimeter of a Lot or Grave or planting area, and will be removed and disposed of by the Cemetery without notification.

6.5 Fresh Cut or Artificial Flowers: Fresh cut or artificial flowers or potted plants must be placed in the designated planting area or in a non-breakable, non-corrosive flower vase adjacent to the memorial. Fresh cut or artificial flowers and potted plants that have become unsightly and empty flower vases that cannot be turned down into the ground in a receptacle will be removed and disposed of by the Cemetery without notification.

6.6 Hanging Baskets: Hanging baskets on non-corrosive metal rods are permitted on Lot or Graves provided they are adjacent to and over-hanging the memorial. Under no circumstances may a hanging basket overhang or infringe on an adjacent Lot or Grave. Hanging baskets that become unsightly will be removed and disposed of by the Cemetery without notification.

6.7 Memorial Wreaths: Wreaths may be placed in the Cemetery only between November 1st and March 31st of each year. In order to prepare the grounds for spring, wreaths must be removed prior to April 1st. Wreaths not removed by April 1st will be removed and disposed of by the Cemetery without notification.

6.8 Responsibility for Articles: Articles placed on Graves, Lots, Columbarium Niches, or Mausoleum Crypts are the sole responsibility of the Interment Rights Holder(s). The Cemetery is not responsible for the loss of or damage to any articles placed within the Cemetery.
Articles left on Lots or Graves during the winter months are subject to deterioration and damage, and impede cemetery operations. It is recommended that Interment Rights Holders remove all articles and tokens of remembrance from the Lot or Grave during the winter months.