For the past 3-4 years, our Department of Public Works has not had to maintain the Shaker Village Cemetery because we were always doing something there with heavy equipment. But now that the heavy work is done, we need DPW to get back to work mowing the Shaker cemetery, weed-cutting around the burial markers, blowing the stone wall and cutting any tree saplings that come up in the cemetery itself and around the cemetery. Basically, we just need to keep the cemetery clean for our researchers, visitors and tourists.
So, we’re making an appeal to our DPW, IT’S TIME TO MOW THE SHAKER CEMETERY AGAIN. We did agree with them that they don’t need to keep it manicured down to 2-3 inches as they do in the other cemeteries. Four to five inches would be fine. But three foot grass is getting ridiculous!
Regardless of how much work our volunteers put into this historic property, this appearance of neglect takes away from that effort.