Hayne Meyerson is a member of Liberty’s Beautification committee. She and several others, is in charge of decorating the town of Liberty for the Christmas season. She reported to council on Monday night about the plan they have for decorating the town.
“This is an enthusiastic group of people, volunteers, who want to make our town look good for Christmas,” said Meyerson. “People are donating money, time and decorations to make it look better then ever.”
She asked council why Liberty is the only town to have their Christmas parade at night.
“Several people in the community have expressed that they think we should have the parade on a Saturday and have all of the businesses in the town host an open-house so we can showcase our businesses,” she said.
Mayor Brian Deese didn’t ever say what he thought of the idea but he told her that the Liberty Chamber of Commerce was over the parade. He said if she got an approval from the Chamber, Meyerson could bring it before council.
As for now, the Liberty Christmas parade is set for Tuesday, Dec. 1.
While the topic of Christmas was open, Deese said he recommended that they move $2,000- $2,500 from the contingency funds into the holiday expenditure funds to help with the cost of the tree and decorations.
Councilman Brian Peterson asked Meyerson who would keep track of the decorations and other inventory throughout the year.
“The committee has discussed that,” said Meyerson. “We will be using the same decorations each year, so we will have to find some storage facility for them.”
Peterson responded saying, “Since we are using city funds, I suggest that the city should store them under their control.”
The council unanimously agreed to take $2,000 from the contingency funds and place it for decoration use in the holiday expenditure funds.