Effective Aug. 18, 2008, all decorations, including pots, plants, shepard hooks, bushes, candles, trinkets, on the ground and beside the stones must be removed. If they are not removed, the city of Centerville will remove them. Only items secured on the stones will be allowed.

The city will publish in the Daily Iowegian dates that graves may be decorated for Memorial Day and when those decorations need to be removed. During this time, the city is not responsible for those decorations. After the date when decorations are removed, the city may at its discretion remove any decorations that have become unsightly or interfere with the upkeep of the cemetery.

No planting of trees, bushes, or flowers will be allowed. If you wish to plant a memorial tree, contact the city forester at 641-437-4339 and he will coordinate the planting with you, with approval of the cemetery committee.

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