The popular Christmas Lights on Paris Drive display will continue, although will be somewhat limited as compared to past years. An agreement was reached at last night's Public Safety Committee Meeting at Godfrey Village Hall, and the lights will now be on only during the month of December, and from 5:30 - 9:00pm. The street will also be limited to one-way traffic.
Which direction the traffic will run will be decided upon at a later date, after input from the Madison County Sheriff's Department is taken into account and an ordinance is drafted to reflect the decision. Village officials attempted to address the safety aspect of the added traffic by making Paris one-way near the display during the 2012 Christmas season. The now-multiple home display has been a fixture in the D'Adrian neighborhood for a number of years, but some neighbors had brought their complaints of added traffic and safety issues to the Village Board earlier this year. Donations at the display has raised thousands of dollars, donated to both the Crisis Food Center and 5A's animal shelter.