Landscaping at Danville cemeteries will be done by Devine Creations. The $43,410 contract was approved Monday by Danville City Commission.
Local residents have made a strong showing at recent public meetings to ask the city to take better care of the cemeteries.
They have complained that headstones have been covered with grass clippings, trash cans have overflowed and there has been late night traffic because gates aren't locked at dusk.
Commissioner Jamey Gay said he appreciates the staff's efforts to do a better job at the cemeteries, by hiring a contractor.