Lake View Cemetery - Rules and Regulations

Rules Changes for Grave Decorations


     Copies of our rules are available in the office at 907 Lakeview Avenue.     


     The Lake View Cemetery Association is considering updating its rules regarding decorations at gravesites. 

     Our office has received a number of complaints the last few years concerning excessive or inappropriate

     decorations on various graves within the cemetery.  In the past the cemetery took the position that as

     long the decorations were confined to the grave space and weren't offensive, they were allowed.  Also,

     decoration rules specific to various sections have not always been strictly enforced.  

     In recent years various graves have occasionally been decorated with items so numerous, or haphazardly 

     placed that it can become nearly impossible to properly maintain the area.  Grass and weeds may grow

     unchecked and unsightly in between the items, which are often small, hard-to-spot 'knick-knacks' that can 

     get flung by string trimmers, or turn into 'shrapnel' if they are accidentally run over by a mower.  We will 

     remove items deemed to be a hazard, or otherwise uncared for.  It is highly recommended that mulch be

     placed in and around a flower bed or other decorations.  This helps to keep down weeds, and also aids the

     groundskeepers in identifying young plants and other items.

     Occasionally, graves have decorations all out of proportion to the size of the marker, which overwhelm the

     ambiance of the area.  Please consider the ambiance of the cemetery as a whole when deciding which items 

     to place at a grave site.   Our office staff will be happy to advise and assist you in this area.  

     Please note that items such as glass blocks, glass vases, stone chips (including plastic, marble, glass, etc.) and

     other items likely to shatter or be thrown violently if caught up in a mower or string trimmer are already              

     disallowed.  Permanent plantings (trees, bushes, spreading or invasive plants, and certain perennials) are not

     allowed on sections where only flat markers are allowed, and some other areas.  Again, please check with

     our office staff.


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