County of Brant Mayor David Bailey announced a plan that would bring more holiday decor to two villages during their regular council meeting on Tuesday, January 25.
The project will focus on providing more lights and decorations to St. George and Burford during the holiday season.
“Michael Bradley (Chief Administrative Officer) and I have had discussions that we recognize that it looks like Paris gets everything at Christmastime because it is so lit up and beautiful,” Mayor Bailey said. “While the decorations in Paris are donated, the county is very aware that Burford and St. George need to be caught up to enjoy the same feelings of Christmas, no matter who pays for them.”
Mayor Bailey said that the solution is for the County to buy and store décor for the main block of the two villages with some of their remaining “COVID money.” County staff would be responsible for the installation and take down of the decorations.
The initiative was announced when St. George Business Improvement Association (BIA) representative Shirley Steedman made a presentation to council members requesting funds for a new light pole to support holiday lights and year-round events.
Steedman said that the residential lightmap this past holiday season in St. George had 50 participants and the BIA would like to grow this into community lights to get more people to visit the town.
“We are a little bit early for this discussion but that’s okay,” Mayor Bailey said. “It is in the works and it is going to happen for sure, you heard it here first.”