Rules and Regulations of the
Orland Memorial Park Cemetery
Please ask the business office for a full set of the rules and regulations that govern
the cemetery grounds, the following are an abbreviation of the rules.
PLANTING AT THE GRAVE SITE AND ON CEMETERY GROUNDS.
In the spring and summer planting is restricted to annual flowers within 12 inches of the front of the monument or marker and within 8 inches on the sides of the monument. Individuals are not allowed to plant Trees, shrubs, evergreens, perennials, by the grave or on the grounds of the cemetery. Care must be taken to maintain flowers, weeding and watering is the responsibility of the family. Water is available at the cemetery. An outline of bricks (flush with the ground) around the new plants would allow the grass to be cut without damaging them. The landscaping staff can not guarantee those plants will not be damaged, but will attempt to cut around them.
Objects are not allowed upon the grave site or on the grounds, including but not limited to: articles of clothing, toys, and objects belonging to the deceased, glass ware, shells, balls, pictures, pumpkins, stuffed animals, or flags. Small American flags are allowed on Veterans Day on Veterans grave sites.
Artificial wreaths may be placed upon the grave during winter months, November 1st to April 1st. They must be removed from the grave site by the owner, family member, or responsible party no later than April 15th. Please dispose of them off the cemetery grounds, there are no rubbish containers at the cemetery.
Silk flowers and Shepard’s hooks are not encouraged. They are usually not maintained and cause extra work for the volunteers who attempt to keep the cemetery clean and neat.
Volunteers conduct a spring clean up each year during late April or May and will remove
all articles and artificial items that can deteriorate and blow about the cemetery grounds.
There will be no previous mailed notice of this clean up; please consider this as your notice. PLEASE HELP US KEEP THE CEMETERY A PLACE OF RESPECT AND DIGNITY.
The cemetery is open from dusk to dawn. The cemetery is not liable for any damage to a vehicle, person, or monument on cemetery grounds. The grounds are automatically declared closed in the event of a major wind storm, lighting, rain, act of God, or any incident that involves danger. All vehicles are restricted to roads and parking areas. There
is a 15 mile speed limit on cemetery roads.
VADALISM OR THE DAMAGING, DEFACING OF ANY STRUCTURE MARKER, MONUMENT OR LANDSCAPING IS A CRIME AND THE CEMETERY WILL EXCERSIZE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS IN PREVENTING CRIME. POLICE DO PATROL THE AREA.
The Cemetery requires prior notice before a burial may take place, and will cooperate with the funeral director in making the arrangements to open and close the grave but does not offer this service directly. Two cremated remains can be buried in the same grave.
All burials must be approved by the cemetery. Each grave is restricted to the internment of human remains. At least three days advance notice is required by the cemetery.
MONUMENTS AND MARKERS
Monuments and markers are restricted to the west two feet or the top of the grave. Most of the graves face east. The cemetery must install a foundation for every monument or marker along with a granite cover, the fees due for that vary with the size required. An application to place a monument or marker must be applied for and approval received before an installation can take place. Contact the business office for the proper forms and instructions. Please allow 30 days for approval. An unapproved monument may be removed by the cemetery, with no notice to the family. The cemetery is not responsible for any damage to or the destruction of any monument of any kind on cemetery grounds resulting from but not limited to the elements, acts of God, storms, lighting, thieves, vandalism, malicious mischief, explosion, fire, war, or riots. All repairs are the responsibility of the family of the deceased.