What type of plantings and flowers are permitted and when are they removed?

All unauthorized plantings and prohibited items may be removed or altered at any time with the Superintendent’s authorization and without notification. No schedule of removal will be posted due to the removal of unmaintained or unsightly items.

Single lots/graves:

Planting and flowers is limited to annual plants and flowers placed in an area in front of a monument that is not more than twelve inches deep by the width of the monument. Cut flowers and/or potted plants may be placed on a grave, but will be removed by cemetery personnel after two weeks, or sooner, if such flowers or plants have become unsightly or unattractive.

Flat marker sections:

No plantings of any kind are allowed. Flower Pot Dimensions: (1) flower pot per lot is allowed with dimensions not to exceed 6” wide (square or round) and overall height (with plantings) not to exceed 12” high. Flag Holders and/or Vigil Lights: (1) flag holder and/or one vigil standard vigil light per lot is allowed with flag dimensions not to exceed 12” by 18” with a maximum height of 24”. All other items and decorations will be removed on a weekly basis.


Funeral Flowers may be placed in the Columbarium area at the time of inurnment and will be removed within twenty-four hours following the inurnment. No fastening or adhering of any objects including flower holders, solar lights, emblems, decorations, etc. on or around Columbarium, Niche panels, doors walls or surface.

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1. What day is trash/recycling picked up?
2. Do plastic bags go in the trash or recycle bin?
3. How do I schedule a bulk item to be picked up?
4. What is the process for when my trash isn't picked up?
5. Where do I get the orange overflow bags?
6. Is there a town dump for my excess trash?
7. Who do I call for down wires in front of my house?
8. A tree fell on my property, can you come pick it up?
9. Are private irrigation wells exempt from the water ban?
10. Who do I call if my property was damaged by the Town?
11. How do I pay my water bill online?
12. Can I pay my bill over the phone?
13. Why are we always on a water ban? Aren’t we connected to the MWRA now?
14. What is the Town's current water ban? Are there any exemptions?
15. How do I appeal my water ban violation/fine?
16. How do I sign up to get important notifications from the Town/DPW?
17. How do I get rid of paint or hazardous materials?
18. Who do I call about a dead/stray/wild animal?
19. How do I change the name on my water bill?
20. How much does a second water meter cost?
21. When are the sidewalks plowed after a storm?
22. What is the plowing procedure for roads?
23. How do I report a broken or damaged trash/recycling toter?
24. Are there any graves left in Town for future arrangements?
25. What happens when the Town runs out of graves?
26. What type of monument may I purchase to have set on my grave?
27. What type of plantings and flowers are permitted and when are they removed?
28. Are decorations permitted and when are they removed?
29. How do I find the location of someone buried in the cemeteries?