A post on the city’s Facebook page said the ordinance requires approval and coordination with the police department for other locations to ensure public safety issues like traffic safety and notification of residents are managed.
If a requested location is problematic, alternative locations are always recommended, according to the city.
Police Chief David Zibolski met with local funeral directors, the VFW, American Legion and Marine Corps League to discuss ways to continue honoring our veterans while meeting public safety needs.
The meeting established protocols for notification of final salutes to both the public and the police department within the current ordinance, according to Zibolski.
Future discussions will occur regarding the existing language of the ordinance as it relates to cremations and final ceremonies versus traditional burial for our veterans.
Zibolski said he had spoken with a other law enforcement leaders and many of them were unaware of these ceremonies taking place in neighborhood locations as well.