By Correne Martin
‘Tis the season to purchase holiday decorations at discounted prices. Prairie du Chien Mayor Dave Hemmer showed interest in taking advantage of the lower priced decorations and presented the idea of updating the city’s, to the tune of $30,000, to the Common Council Tuesday night.
The proposal for new decorations would be included in the 2014-2016 Capital Budget, but could be amended prior to any purchases. Council action eventually approved further investigation into short-term and long-term plans regarding replacement of the decorations.
“In my travels around the area, I’ve seen some very nice Christmas lights and decorations, and I feel ours are kind of lacking,” he told the council. Though it was noted that the current decorations and lights are getting “old,” their exact age was not noted.