Friday, February 25, 2011

Remove Flowers and Vases for Cemetery Cleanup

Owners of lots and gravesites in City-owned and operated cemeteries are reminded that according to City Code all flowers, decorations and vases placed on the ground must be removed by March.1. This is to allow the Cemeteries Division of the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities to conduct its annual spring cleanup.
City-owned cemeteries include Shockoe Hill, Oakwood, St. John’s Church, Riverview, Maury and Mount Olivet; however only Oakwood, Riverview, Maury and Mount Olivet are active.
As authorized by the City Code, any items left on the ground will be collected and disposed of by cemetery staff beginning Monday, March 7. Floral arrangements on monuments or memorials, or in vases that are on monuments or memorials, do not need to be removed for the cleanup.
New flower arrangements may be placed on gravesites and lots beginning Tuesday, March 21.
Owners of lots and gravesites who have questions about the spring cleanup can call (804) 646-1401 or (804) 646-1402, Mondays through Fridays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.