Residents on Paris Drive in Godfrey who have an interest in the popular Lights on Paris Drive Christmas display will meet with village officials tonight. The village has been trying to mediate a dispute between a handful of neighbors of the light display and the homeowner who has been building the display over the past seven years. It may all come to a conclusion at tonight's Public Safety Committee meeting.
Opponents have expressed concerns mostly over increased traffic, but also costumed characters that stand in the roadway during the display which could lead to accidents. Homeowner Jason Adams has said he's willing to compromise and find a solution, but says he's not met face to face recently with his neighbor Larry Parks over his concerns and suggestions. The two have reportedly exchanged emails. Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick says this is an issue he would like to see both sides hammer out on their own.
The display has been wildly popular, with lines of vehicles to view the display from Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve. Adams has accepted donations in past years, which he then gave to local charities.