A Christmas light display that has been delighting spectators since 2006 could be shut down before the power switch is thrown next year. The Godfrey Public Safety Committee heard complaints from a couple of neighbors at last night's meeting that could spell the end of the Christmas Lights on Paris Drive. The complaints revolve mostly around the added traffic the lights bring to the subdivision each year.
Godfrey Trustee Eldon "Twirp" Williams chairs the Public Safety Committee. He says both sides of the issue were passionate about their stance on the issue:
The lights, at the home of Jason Adams, have become a fixture in D'Adrian Subdivision, and crowds have donated money to Adams who in turn sends donations to the 5A's animal shelter and Crisis Food Center. In the end, the committee directed the village attorney to study the issue and report back to the village board with an opinion. In the meantime, the village offered to meet with Adams and concerned neighbors on finding a solution to the issue before the next season.
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