Families upset with maintenance at Boynton Beach cemetery

BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. --Frustrated family members are asking for better care at the Boynton Beach cemetery. A Facebook post raised concerns over the maintenance at the city’s cemetery. 

The post said the place looked disgraceful and the headstones were covered with overgrown grass. 

Devon Molinari said she saw the post and wanted to come to check on her sister who is buried there. 

“I came here to double check and the grass had grown over it again,” said Molinari. 

She took a picture of the headstone from this weekend and you could barely see through the grass. Molinari said this happened a few years ago when she came to visit and she couldn’t find the headstone the grass was so overgrown. 

“This is their final resting place and you want to know it is being taken care of,” she said. 

Others expressed similar problems and concerns on the Facebook post. 

Emilie Little said she has had a hard time with her flowers being ruined and their vases being broken. 

The Boynton Beach Public Works and Engineering Director said two cemetery workers had gotten behind on cutting the grass last week. He said the city will look into hiring contracted workers and he plans to walk the grounds with the workers on Friday to see how they can address some of the problems. 

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