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Flower, Decorations & Curfew Regulations

CARE OF GRAVES AND CEMENTERY GROUNDS-

The absolute control of the cemetery grounds in every particular is vested in the Board; internment rights owner(s) and others are entitled only to such privileges within the grounds as are provided by these rules and regulating the general care of the graves and cemetery grounds.

  1. No person other than district employees or persons acting under the direction of the General Manager shall plant any tree, shrub, flowers, grass seed, ground covering or plants of any type on the cemetery grounds. Also, no person is allowed to mow or weed eat any part of the cemetery grounds. Donations for trees will be taken by the Friends of the San Jacinto Valley Cemetery. The trees will be selected and planted by district personnel under the direction of the Board.

  2. Each internment space may have no more than (3) approved flower containers: Two containers shall be a flower vase placed flush with the surface of the ground that is purchased and installed by District employees. The third container shall be a small (8 inch max. diameter) unbreakable container that may only be placed on the headstone, and may not be staked or secured to the ground. Unauthorized containers will be removed and discarded by district personnel. No decorations may exceed 30 inches in height measured from the base of the container to the top of the decorations, with an exception made for balloons.

  3. Flowers (fresh or artificial) may only be placed in the two approved vases and/or in the small unbreakable container as mentioned above.

  4. Dead flowers, or decorations not in the approved containers, will be removed and discarded by the District employees every Monday morning.

  5. Funeral arrangements will remain on the grave for approximately one week.

  6. No person shall place on any grave any statues, toys, boxes, globes, shells, cans, jugs, bottles, bric-a brac etc. unless in the two approved vases and/or in the small unbreakable container as mentioned above. Fences, Flammable Wax Candles, Glass Objects, Decorative Marbles, Rocks, Food or any other unauthorized items are not allowed. Battery operated candles are acceptable.

  7. Only service dogs on a leash allowed.

  8. Alcoholic beverages, marijuana or any drugs are not allowed on cemetery grounds.

  9. If any tree, shrub, plant or vine situated on any plot becomes detrimental or unsightly due to roots, branches, height, or infringement to adjacent plots, streets or the cemetery grounds, the manager or any other person authorized by the Board may enter upon such plot and remove or trim such trees, shrubs, plants or vines as deemed necessary.

  10. No person shall burn any combustible material within the cemetery grounds.

  11. The Board reserves the right to make improvements to any lot or to any public portion of the cemetery grounds at any time at the District's expense.

  12. Barbecues and picnics, and all items and activities associated with barbecues and picnics, are not allowed on cemetery grounds. Canopies, tents or tables, unless provided by the District are prohibited unless pre-approved. Chairs being used on the cemetery grounds that are not supplied by the district during a funeral service can only be placed on your loved ones grave while you are visiting.

  13. The Cemetery grounds will open at 7:30AM and close at 10:00PM. Anyone trespassing will be asked to leave the property immediately. (PC602)

  14. The cemetery or its employees shall not be responsible for any items whatsoever left on cemetery property, including but not limited to anything of a breakable or moveable nature that becomes broken or stolen including flowers or decorations.

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