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Parks & Rec lacks manpower to maintain cemetery

by Krystal Paco

Guam - The Department of Parks & Rec is working to address concerns made in the community over maintenance at the Vicente Limitiaco Cemetery at Nimitz Hill. Director Ray Blas tells KUAM that the cemetery is the responsibility of his department noting there have been reports of trash in the area.

"I don't blame them being upset, but I just want you to know that yes we have a contract for cutting the grass up there and I even have a crew who goes up there to even pick up some trash 0905 but it's really hard to upkeep something when you only have one people, one person to take care of the burial up at Tiguac, and I'm also working with the mayor of Piti," he said.

Along with the lack of manpower, Blas says the department is also in need of more vehicles. He adds because the cemetery has no gate, it leaves it open for people to illegally dump their trash at the cemetery. He says in the past week including today, Parks & Rec staff were up at the cemetery cutting grass and cleaning the area.

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