For immediate release
Contact: Vince Kelley, Cemetery Supervisor
Tel.: (308) 630-6237
Fairview Cemetery Memorial Day Office Hours and flower regulations SCOTTSBLUFF – The City of Scottsbluff Parks and Recreation Department would like to announce the office will be closed during the Memorial Day week end, and Memorial Day. The office is open during regular hours of 7:00AM –Noon and 1:00PM –4:00 Monday thru Thursday and 7:00 – 11:00AM Friday.
Fairview Cemetery is located at 4109 5th Ave., Scottsbluff and is open for visitors from sunrise until sunset. The City will allow flowers and adornments to be placed on the graves 10 days prior to, and 10 days following Memorial Day. Deadline for removing decorations is the end of day, Thursday, June 6, 2019. We remind everyone that all permanent flower arrangement or adornments must be part of the monument in an approved vase or cemetery staff, following the June 6, 2019 deadline, will remove all decoration not in compliance with cemetery rules. For a list of cemetery rules, or to view the cemetery directory please go to the City of Scottsbluff web site at www.scottsbluff.org. and under Departments click Cemetery or please stop by the cemetery office.
GRAVE DECORATION REGULATIONS
The rules covering the decoration of graves have been developed to insure safety of the public and cemetery employees. Flowers and other forms of decoration will only be allowed in an approved vase attached to a headstone. An approved vase is one constructed and installed by a licensed and bonded monument company and ALL vases must be approved in writing by the cemetery supervisor before installation or Cemetery staff will remove them.
During the months of March 15 through October 31 placement of decorations on the ground will not be allowed, however, artificial flowers are allowed in APPROVED vases year around and may be place on the grave November 1 through March 15. Any time before or after these dates they will be removed by cemetery staff.
Memorial Day decorations and potted plants are permitted on gravesites 10 day before and after Memorial Day. Examples of things not allowed include, but not limited to include: shepherds hooks, metal or wooden rods, solar lights, toys, glass or ceramic statues or flowerpots. These items can become projectiles and cause harm to people and objects in surrounding areas. Planting of live flowers and placement of borders of any kind on the ground next to a headstone is not allowed. Floral arrangements accompanying casket or urn to the cemetery will be placed on the completed grave and will be removed when they become unsightly or wilted.