Thursday, March 18, 2021

Cemetery clean-up under way

Romulus City Clerk Ellen Craig-Bragg reminded residents during the meeting of the city council members last week that clean up of the Romulus Cemetery is under way.

“We are conducting the annual cemetery cleaning,” she said, “and I want to remind residents that floral arrangements, including wreaths and grave blankets and other items must be removed.”

Craig-Bragg said that flowers placed on graves at the cemetery must be in unbreakable vases and that cemetery officials are hoping to have the grounds cleaned and “looking nice for Palm Sunday.”

Craig-Bragg said that the effort would continue throughout the entire month of March and that items removed from graves and headstones by groundskeepers would be saved for 60 days before disposal.

“I know some items are precious,” Craig-Bragg said.

She explained that many items are placed on graves and headstones by loved ones which are not permitted including holiday decorations, yard ornaments, balloons, figurines, wind chimes lanterns, solar lights, shepherd hooks, picket fences, decorative rocks, vegetable plants, flags, photos and numerous other mementos. 

“Items place are always at their own risk,” she said and explained that the family must remove and claim the items.

“We will place the reminder and the list of permissible items on our Facebook page and city website along with other places,” Craig-Bragg said, “to remind families to remove these items if they want them returned.”

She said that if there are questions about items or procedures, individuals should call (734) 942-7540 and ask for Sean.