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City addresses cemetery complaints

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany leaders say they're doing the best they can to take care of Oakview and Riverside Cemeteries with limited resources.

A couple of people complained about high grass in some areas this week.

One woman told us she visited her mother's grave on her birthday, and the condition of the area around the grave brought her to tears.

The Recreation and Parks Department Director who oversees the cemeteries says she welcomes input and worked quickly to handle this week's complaints.

"We resolved those in less than 24-hours, we love the community they're our eyes and ears we can't be everywhere, so we do encourage if they see something that they aren't happy with to please call us and let us know," said Suzanne F. Davis, Recreation and Parks Dept. Director.

One worker recently retired and hasn't been replaced. The department welcomes volunteers to help cut grass or clean headstones.

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