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The Bixby Cemetery has recently undergone a facelift. New fencing and entrance masonry has helped in the beautification of loved ones resting spaces.
For the safety of visitors and caretakers, please take note of the following grave space/lot city code regulations as caretakers have seen an increase in violations.
• Lot owners shall not create or erect improvements, monuments, markers or otherwise install any thing or structure upon any grave space. Such improvements or markers as may be placed or installed shall be done by or under the direction of the superintendent of the cemetery or authorized employees or officers according to the specifications of the city.
• Benches, urns, boxes, shells or similar articles of any description are inconsistent with the intended usage of the cemetery and are prohibited. Such articles, if found upon the premises, shall be removed.
• Funeral homes and individuals may place wreaths, flowers and temporary plants on graves for funerals and other holidays. No planting of shrubs, flowers or the like shall be permitted. No articles of any nature shall be placed upon the surface of the grave space except as herein specifically set out.
• To facilitate maintenance and upkeep of the cemetery, all decorations, flowers, wreaths or other articles of adornment which are not in permanent vases shall be removed from the grave space within five (5) days of placement or no later than five (5) days after any legal holiday. (1993 Code § 6-66)