SOLON– Solon’s Main Street may not look quite as festive this holiday season.
The Christmas decorations traditionally attached to utility poles on Solon’s main thoroughfares are apparently not compatible with the period lighting being added as part of a Main Street reconstruction project.
As a result, there may be no holiday lights hanging around downtown.
Members of the Solon City Council discussed the pending problem at a special meeting Aug. 29, but no solution was reached.
According to City Administrator Cassandra Lippincott, council members originally discussed ordering new displays for the Main Street poles as part of the streetscape project, but now it isn’t clear if there will be money to fund the purchase. Lippincott said the new poles would likely not feature attached decorations this year.
Solon’s holiday lights are provided and maintained by Solon Community Enterprises, a non-profit organization headed by Solon’s Tom Trump.