Liability the Reason for Cemetery Notice


A public notice was recently published by the Crown Hill Cemetery Board about mowing at the cemetery.

According to Board President Ben Bennett, the notice that no private mowing or weed eating of individual graves was posted strictly for liability purposes. He said a contractor comes in to mow the cemetery and has a schedule and attempts to do it often to keep it manicured.

Bennett added that the issue came up when some teens were in the cemetery tending to some grave maintenance. If someone got hurt, the cemetery board would be liable. Bennett and the board members thought it would be a better idea to leave any cemetery vegetation maintenance to the hired contractor who is bonded and insured.