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Wet weather hampers upkeep of city cemetery

Sandusky Register Staff • May 24, 2011 at 7:00 AM

Weeds, dandelions and tall grass have overrun the 65-acre cemetery Oakland Cemetery on Milan Road in Perkins Township.

The thick, tall blades even cloaked several small burial markers, making it almost impossible to detect them from a few feet away.

Rampant rainfall is the major reason the lawn has run amok at the city-owned property, cemetery manager Dan Hedberg said.

The cemetery staff consists of two full-timers and two part-timers. City officials also chose not to fill a position left vacant by a worker who retired a few years ago.

"We just don't have enough people out here," said Chaz Kneer, a ground maintenance employee.

Cemetery woes

If you have any specific concerns about the Oakland Cemetery or specific grave sites, call cemetery manager Dan Hedberg at 419-627-5842.

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