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Cemetery Notice:

DPW will be doing an annual clean up at Briley Township Cemetery on 08/17/2022. Please note the following section located in the Briley Township Cemetery Ordinance amended 03/18/2019:

SECTION VII GROUND MAINTENANCE

A. No grading, leveling, or excavating upon a burial space shall be allowed without the permission of the cemetery manager.

B. Fresh cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time. Artificial flowers and plants may be used in urns from May 1st to October 15th. Urns must be made of metal, concrete/cement, wood, but not plastic. Urn size not to be less than four inches or more than sixteen inches in width and height. Any of the foregoing items not removed from urns by October 15th shall be removed and discarded by cemetery maintenance. Grave blankets or wreaths may be used during the winter months.

C. Glass, wire, plastic, cans, toys, Christmas trees, molded cement articles and similar items are strictly prohibited. If such decorations are placed in the cemetery, they will be removed and destroyed by cemetery maintenance.

D. No shrubs, trees or vegetation of any type shall be planted. The Township or cemetery maintenance will remove any of the foregoing items planted. Curbing and fencing of cemetery lots and/or gravesites is prohibited.

E. Cemetery maintenance shall have the right and authority to remove and dispose of any and all growth, emblems, displays or containers that through decay, deterioration, damage or otherwise have become unsightly, a source of litter or maintenance problem. Cemetery maintenance further has the right to trim or remove any tree, plant or shrub located within the cemetery in the interest of maintaining proper appearance and the use of the cemetery.

F. Mounds which hinder the free use of a lawnmower or other gardening apparatus are prohibited. Surface other than earth or sod are prohibited.

G. All refuse of any kind not limited to: dried flowers, wreaths, papers and flower containers must be removed and or deposited in receptacles provided within the cemetery, near the building.

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