Wet weather hampers upkeep of city cemetery

Weeds, dandelions and tall grass have overrun the 65-acre cemetery Oakland Cemetery on Milan Road in Perkins Township.
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2011

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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Comments

indianaxe

 Time for a chain gang... They wouldnt have to worry about transportation when the prisoners are HOUSED only a few yards away. 

Centauri

Time for a chain gang... They wouldnt have to worry about transportation when the prisoners are HOUSED only a few yards away.

That is a common sense idea, but wouldn't the union city workers file a grievance against the chain gang for doing their work?

What is wrong with city workers wearing rain suits and gas weedwackers? Between the rain, there was plenty of sunshine. Perhaps proper scheduling of cutting the tall weeds would be helpful?

Cracked Cherry

 I managed to keep up on my yard work with all the rain, I know it's 65 acres but c'mon my family has paid money to be layed to rest there. 

Captain Gutz

Sheep.

Pundit

 Let the conservative echo chamber do the work! 

Oh, wait...

Fireside

Where is John Hamilton? Maybe he can get Sandusky Proud Candidate Jeff "better idea" Smith to help out too.

FST

I looks like they are able to mow a lot and are just too lazy to go out and run the weedeaters. I don`t feel there is any good reason for these grounds to be unkept this way. In the south they use county jail prisoners to pick up trash along the roads and mow city and county property so the regular workers can do more important things. It works great and hasn`t really taken a "wanted" job away from anybody either.

looking around

I agree, as in the southern states, take the model and non-violent prisonors out for a days work in the fresh air, if they work to satisfaction perhaps they can earn credits toward time off their sentance.