§ 2-643. Enclosures, coping, curbing and borders.  

Effective on Tuesday, August 4, 2015
  • (a) Fences, hedges, pipe, chains or raised enclosures of any kind are prohibited on grave sites. No coping or curbing shall be installed after November 19, 1996. Where coping or curbing exists prior to that date, it shall be permitted to remain at no risk to the city, and the repair of damage due to routine maintenance, settling, erosion, and the like, shall be the responsibility of the family.

    (b) Flat borders will be permitted in the Lake Wales Cemetery and the Willow Lawn Cemetery subject to the following:

    (1) A border must be flush-mounted and must be laid upon a foundation that will prevent tilting or shifting out of place.

    (2) A border must be made of a material specified by the city, and an example of such acceptable material shall be displayed in the cemetery office.

    (3) A border must be maintained by the family; if a border appears to be unkempt or not maintained for a period of three (3) months, the city shall remove the border after providing notice as required in section 2-645

    (4) No border shall be installed unless the burial space has been located and clearly marked by the cemetery manager or his designated representative. The cemetery manager shall issue written authorization to the family to proceed with the setting of the border. A request for authorization must be made to the cemetery manager by 4:00 p.m. on the business day preceding the day on which the border will be set.

    (5) A border installed in violation of this section shall be removed by the city after providing notice as required in section 2-645

    (c)  Flat borders will not be permitted in the Lake Wales Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

    (d) The requirements of this section shall not apply to portable fences, chains and other structures or equipment used during interments or memorial ceremonies provided said fences, chains, structures, or equipment are removed immediately after completion of the interment or ceremony. 

(Ord. No. 2009-32, § 1, 12-15-09; Ord. No. 2015-05, § 1, 08-04-15)