- 90 day time limit
- Size limits
- A ban on glass elements (like vases)
- a requirement for contact information
- The article in the paper suggested that there were other rules as well but didn't include them.
As a home owner would you want someone memorial to be the first thing that you see every morning when you look out your window? What would happen if you tried to sell the house? I can pretty much promise that a memorial on your front lawn would impact the sale price. The same types of questions come up in the case of businesses. Some people are superstitious and wouldn't shop near a place where someone died.
The last example is one that I feel deserves special attention and thats the city workers. What happens if a watermain breaks right near a roadside memorial? Is it fair to ask them to move these memorials so that they can do their job. I don't think so, but that is what they are having to do right now. In talking to a few of them over the summer I learned that they move them and then put them back as best they can.
Wouldn't someones memory be better served by doing good in their name? Maybe volunteering time, donating money in their name. At all the site of their death is just that a place, their spirits do not live there, they are not trapped there.