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Cemetery Policies

The following policies and fee schedule were adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Wahoo on December 10, 2015, with an effective date of January 1, 2016. Click here for a printable pdf copy.
 
Decoration and Ornamentation of Graves
  • New graves may be decorated with floral sprays and arrangements immediately following interment. The City will remove the decorations one week following interment, or before if the decorations become unsightly.
  • No plantings shall be permitted on graves.
  • From May 1st to October 1st, artificial flowers and plants must be in permanent containers.
  • No grave blankets shall be permitted.
  • No temporary markers shall be permitted.
  • No yard ornaments, figurines, or stuffed animals shall be permitted.
  • No shepherd's planters, wreath stands or hooks, or wind chimes shall be permitted.
  • No dogs permitted.
  • No lighting shall be permitted, except lighting which is built into the monument.
  • Memorial Day decorations:
    • Additional grave decorations will be permitted one week before and one week after Memorial Day
    • Items left on graves after one week after Memorial Day shall be removed by the City and stored at the Cemetery Shed located at Knights of Honor Cemetery (Sunrise) until July 1, at which time they will be thrown away.
  • The City shall not be responsible for lost items in the cemeteries.
Grave Spaces
  • Available spaces can be purchased by anyone. There is no residency requirement for purchase:

 

K of H Cemetery (Sunrise)
$300.00 per space
Sunrise North Cemetery
$300.00 per space
Wahoo Cemetery (Greenwood)
$300.00 per space
K of H Cemetery (Sunrise), Babyland
$100.00 per space
Wahoo Cemetery (Greenwood), Potter's Field
$100.00 per space


Grave Opening and Closing Fees

  • The City shall open and close all adult graves, baby graves, and crematory urn spaces.

 

Graves for children under 5 years of age
$200.00 per grave
All graves for persons over 5 years of age
$450.00 per grave
Crematory urns
$250.00 per grave
In the event a grave is opened or closed on a Saturday, Sunday, or a City holiday, or if an employee is required to stay after 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, an additional fee is charged
$200.00 per space

Disinterment
  • Movement from one site to another within the City's cemeteries will mean the incurring of both disinterment costs and opening costs.
  • Moving of the vault will be done by the vault company.
  • A permit from the State of Nebraska is required for disinterment.

 

Urn
$350.00 per grave
Baby Grave (under 5 years of age)
$350.00 per grave
Adult Grave
$900.00 per grave

Foundations
  • The City shall set all foundations for cemetery markers for the monument companies.
  • The minimum size of a foundation for a vase is 12" x 12" x 10".
  • Foundations for vases must be concrete.
  • The foundations will be poured so that there will be a minimum of a 4" wash from all sides of a monument.
  • Cement urn pads for cement urns must have a minimum size of 12" x 12" x 14".

 

Foundations, unless otherwise listed
$.40 per sq inch
Foundations for double monuments
$30 + $.40 per sq inch
Foundations for vases
$50.00 per vase
Foundations for Veteran's markers
$75.00 each
Cement urn pads for cement urns
$30.00 per pad

Headstones or Markers
  • Maximum height for personal or private cemetery markers in K of H Cemetery (Sunrise) and Sunrise North Cemetery shall be three feet, including foundation.
  • All markers in Babyland located in K of H Cemetery (Sunrise) shall be flush with ground level and shall not be larger than 8" x 16".
  • All markers that have been set will be inspected by City personnel only.
  • Organizational and/or commemorative markers shall be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Streets and Cemetery Committees of the City Council.
Mausoleums

No mausoleums shall be allowed in the City's cemeteries except in Block 14, Third Addition to K of H Cemetery (Sunrise).

 

 

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