The City works crew will be commencing the annual Cemetery clean up from May 1 to 5, 2017. Any offerings or memorabilia that are placed on headstones will be removed and placed at the Pine Ridge Cemetery shed. Memorabilia will only remain at the Cemetery shed for 30 days then the items will be disposed of accordingly.
Pursuant to City of Merritt Cemetery Bylaw No. 2175, 2015 Section L General:
No above ground memorabilia will be permitted after the grave site has been prepared for turf.
Flowers may be placed on graves but may be removed by the "Caretaker" when their condition is deemed by him/her to be detrimental to the beauty of the cemetery. Any non-conforming offerings, wreaths, flowers, fencing, curbs or other devices may be removed by City personnel.
The City shall not be responsible for the loss or theft of any offerings.
Thank you from the City of Merritt Public Works.