Cemetery care takes center stage at council

Allison residents showed up last Monday to sound off about the horrible conditions of the cemetery on Memorial Day weekend. (Pat Racette Photo)

Mayor Scot Henrichs went out to Allison Cemetery every night the week before Memorial Day weekend.

And when city maintenance began mowing that Thursday morning, Henrichs turned them off. Though he knew the grass needed to be mowed, he chose to leave let it be to avoid blowing lawn on both flowers and stones.

“We’ve had problems with this every year,” he said Monday at a council meeting, “not being mowed right, or mowed too soon or blowing grass. And flowers are expensive, wreaths are expensive; I got chewed on last year for blowing flowers. So do I apologize, but we will fix it – guarantee. Next year, it will look like a golf course.”

Read full story in the June 19 Tribune-Journal.