Greenway Cemetery Mowing Stops Labor Day
The Town of Bath’s Cemetery Corporation will stop mowing Greenway Cemetery for the summer on Labor Day, Monday, September 6. The corporation’s budget to mow Greenway Cemetery has been depleted for this year.
Families are encouraged to continue caring for their loved ones’ graves until winter by mowing and weeding as they are able. The Town of Bath’s Perpetual Care Agreement with families to care for Greenway Cemetery plots does not legally require the town to cut and weed in Greenway after Memorial Day. The Cemetery Corporation, however, cuts the grass in Greenway Cemetery each summer until its funds are gone, usually until Labor Day.
With the drought-like conditions for part of July and August, the corporation’s contractor hired to mow was able to use some of its working hours to clear brush behind the maintenance shed along the guard rail on Greenway Drive. This work added to the loveliness of this area in Greenway Cemetery.
At the request of the Cemetery Corporation, the Town of Bath placed “No Thru” signs on the front gate of the cemetery and at the entrance road of the cemetery at the bottom of the hill in the new section of Greenway. These signs should deter cars from cutting through the cemetery to avoid congested roads such as US 522. While the public is encouraged to visit this beautiful, public cemetery, cars traveling at high-speeds through Greenway are bad for its roads, and is disrespectful of the beloved persons buried there. The Town of Bath is also moving to again lock the gates at dusk until early morning at both entrances of Greenway Cemetery to stop vehicles from coming onto the cemetery grounds after dark. Signs directing visitors not to come into the cemetery at night have been posted in Greenway for many years. Questions about caring for Greenway Cemetery can be answered by Elizabeth Skinner with the Cemetery Corporation at 304-258-7920.