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Posted on: February 4, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Ordinance NO. 2015-50 Grounds Regulations for City of Madison Cemeteries

Ordinance NO. 2015-50 Grounds Regulations for City of Madison Cemeteries
On April 5, 2016 Madison will begin enforcing Ordinance NO. 2015-50. In part, this ordinance prohibits ornamentation such as solar lights, animal figurines, concrete benches, and figures, hanging decorations, lawn furniture, vases, urns, and any small items that must be removed/replaced when mowing. The decorative items cause hazards as small flying objects from mowers and weed eaters that can injury employees or damage property. Some of these items/decorations block the designated walking areas in the cemeteries, causing tripping hazards to the public visiting the cemeteries.

Approved in February 2015, Ordinance No. 2015-50 first required the posting of two clearly visible signs in each of Madison’s three city cemeteries. Signage has been posted since October 2015. To read the ordinance: https://www.madisonal.gov/ArchiveCenter/ViewFile/Item/2416
On March 1, 2016 Public Works crews will begin collecting prohibited ornamentation. The items will be placed in a central location for residents to retrieve until April 5th at which time all remaining items will be properly disposed. For additional information please contact Monique Johnson at (256) 774-4401 or Monique.Johnson@Madisonal.gov

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