TheIn order to maintain the quality of the cemetery grounds, there is an annual cleanup in the spring. We ask that you remove all decorative items during this time. Please note that decorative items not removed from graves and headstones prior to the spring cleanup will be collected by the contractor. Collected items, other than perishable or deteriorated items, will be stored until claimed or until November of the same year.
Purchasing Grave Space
When purchasing a grave space, it is necessary to also purchase the perpetual care (the eternal care) for that grave space. Come into the Public Works Department in City Hall and meet with Jennifer Murphy or Joyce Bornstedt to discuss vacant grave space locations. If you are out of town or unable to come into City Hall, and you know the specific area in which you would like to purchase a grave space, you can contact Public Works at 524-2047, Jennifer at (541) 524-2063 or Joyce at (541) 524-2046. Payment for grave purchases can be made over the phone.
Scheduling a Burial
Contact Public Works at (541) 524-2047 or Jennifer Murphy at (541) 524-2063 or Joyce Bornstedt at (541) 524-2046 in the Public Works Department to schedule a burial. A burial must be scheduled a minimum of two business days prior to the requested burial in order to avoid additional fees.
Installing a Headstone
The installing party must submit a monument permit application to the Public Works Department prior to installing a headstone in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. This permit ensures that the headstone will be located on the correct grave space and that the headstone is the appropriate size for the grave space, while also providing staff with necessary information should anything happen to the headstone (it begins to sink/settle, etc.). Maintenance of headstones is the responsibility of the grave space owners and/or their family members. In 2010 a policy regarding placement of headstones in the Mt. Hope Cemetery was established. This policy outlines such things as height restrictions for headstones, headstone foundation requirements and the headstone installation procedure.