City street light decorations

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Just wondering

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Nov 16, 2012
 
When is the city going to buy new street pole decorations? The ones they put up each year must be from the dinosaur era! If they can afford a fake town zoo and a pavilion no one will use on such a busy street, why not spend our tax dollars on something to make the town look have way decent at least for the holidays. It would sure be nice if there were some shops in town to visit after the parade too! How about an ice skating rink in the city park?
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Nov 17, 2012
 

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The city doesn't own or put the decorations up, the Lions Club does. Your tax money doesn't pay for those. The Lions Club volunteers along with a couple city workers donate their time on Thanksgiving morning to put them up. They use the money they raise throughout the year to buy new ones. They are very expensive and the club tries to buy a couple new ones each year.
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Nov 17, 2012
 
Just wondering wrote:
When is the city going to buy new street pole decorations? The ones they put up each year must be from the dinosaur era! If they can afford a fake town zoo and a pavilion no one will use on such a busy street, why not spend our tax dollars on something to make the town look have way decent at least for the holidays. It would sure be nice if there were some shops in town to visit after the parade too! How about an ice skating rink in the city park?
It would be nice if the city could help out with some new decorations.. But they won't...
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Nov 17, 2012
 
maybe so wrote:
<quoted text>It would be nice if the city could help out with some new decorations.. But they won't...
They have to decorate the zoo downtown. instead help buying new ones.
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Nov 17, 2012
 

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maybe so wrote:
<quoted text>It would be nice if the city could help out with some new decorations.. But they won't...
The City will not even trim the evergreens out front of cityhall then expect the resisdents to decorate the mess.
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Nov 17, 2012
 

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your tax dollars do pay for the decorations and the city workers do put them up. The city got 8 new decorations this year. The each run 300.00 to 500.00.
what u talkin bout willis

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Nov 17, 2012
 
Don't know what town you are talking about but in Braidwood it's not the city workers on city time... it's the Lions Club on Thanksgiving morning.
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Nov 18, 2012
 

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this is the coal city forum
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Nov 19, 2012
 

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your answer wrote:
The city doesn't own or put the decorations up, the Lions Club does. Your tax money doesn't pay for those. The Lions Club volunteers along with a couple city workers donate their time on Thanksgiving morning to put them up. They use the money they raise throughout the year to buy new ones. They are very expensive and the club tries to buy a couple new ones each year.
City workers getting overtime, usually on Thanksgiving put up the decorations.
not in Braidwood

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Nov 19, 2012
 

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Andrew wrote:
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City workers getting overtime, usually on Thanksgiving put up the decorations.
Not in Braidwood they don't. The couple that help out are not on city time.
Just wondering

Wilmington, IL

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Nov 19, 2012
 
wingnut56 wrote:
this is the coal city forum
NO, this is the Braidwood forum
Just wondering

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Nov 20, 2012
 
I see the Braidwood zoo is getting dressed up for Christmas. Now we know where the city's priorities lie.. Thank GOD for the LIONS. At least someone cares for this city.
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#17
Nov 20, 2012
 
I wish more people would put lihts up on there houses. The city has old small town decorations...which is what we are an old small town. I think thy add to the charm. How about individuals decorate there own houses a little more.
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Braidwood, IL

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Nov 22, 2012
 

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Santas Little Hleper wrote:
I wish more people would put lihts up on there houses. The city has old small town decorations...which is what we are an old small town. I think thy add to the charm. How about individuals decorate there own houses a little mre.
How about you pay my electric bill and I would be happy to decorate my house for you to enjoy.
Merry Christmas

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#20
Nov 25, 2012
 
Check out 316 North st in Wilmington for decorations.
The residents say it is their gift to Wilmington & area
wishing a very Merry & Blessed Christmas to everyone.
It will be lite weekends through Christmas day
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#21
Nov 28, 2012
 
Hey I can't believe the Christmas lights on main street got turned on, what is the city trying to save money and hold out as long as possible.
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You people are a joke. Kudos to the Lion's club and boo city. Wonder where or who your working for. The City decorates up town and that sucks but when you thought the decorations were City owned they stucked too. Hey guess what if you don't like the City MOVE. No one is forcing you to live here or better yet shut the hell up and get out and help. The Lions do a great job, the park district does a great job, Wayne Saltzman's does a great job with the food pantry, the Chamber does a great job. But guess what...this town has about fifty some workers and a council that do a great job too. You may not agree with everything everyone does, but instead of always slamming everything give credit where it is due. Most of the people that work for the City live in it too. Maybe they should go into where you work and bad mouth you to your employeer with no real evidence that you suck at your job other than they like someone else better then you. So Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you all get the karma you deserve.
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WOW wrote:
You people are a joke. Kudos to the Lion's club and boo city. Wonder where or who your working for. The City decorates up town and that sucks but when you thought the decorations were City owned they stucked too. Hey guess what if you don't like the City MOVE. No one is forcing you to live here or better yet shut the hell up and get out and help. The Lions do a great job, the park district does a great job, Wayne Saltzman's does a great job with the food pantry, the Chamber does a great job. But guess what...this town has about fifty some workers and a council that do a great job too. You may not agree with everything everyone does, but instead of always slamming everything give credit where it is due. Most of the people that work for the City live in it too. Maybe they should go into where you work and bad mouth you to your employeer with no real evidence that you suck at your job other than they like someone else better then you. So Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you all get the karma you deserve.
Decorated what up town the zoo! I heard last week the giraffe bit someone. Welcoming center on prime commercial realeastate property and we have a pavillian on it.
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Nov 30, 2012
 
WOW wrote:
You people are a joke. Kudos to the Lion's club and boo city. Wonder where or who your working for. The City decorates up town and that sucks but when you thought the decorations were City owned they stucked too. Hey guess what if you don't like the City MOVE. No one is forcing you to live here or better yet shut the hell up and get out and help. The Lions do a great job, the park district does a great job, Wayne Saltzman's does a great job with the food pantry, the Chamber does a great job. But guess what...this town has about fifty some workers and a council that do a great job too. You may not agree with everything everyone does, but instead of always slamming everything give credit where it is due. Most of the people that work for the City live in it too. Maybe they should go into where you work and bad mouth you to your employeer with no real evidence that you suck at your job other than they like someone else better then you. So Merry Christmas to you all, I hope you all get the karma you deserve.
I agree with kudos to the Lions, Park District. They are the ones who purchase and put the decorations on Main St. They are also the majority of people who help with the food pantry. The Chamber is finally starting to get more involved in community events along with the library. You think the city can turn the street light decorations on at night. The so called welcome center is decorated better than Main Street. If it wasn't for these groups this town would be nothing.

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