The city’s holiday decorations on Egan Avenue in Madison this year will shine a little brighter. Madison City Commissioners on Monday approved the purchase of new light bulbs and other accessories to fix the decorations. City Park Supervisor Mike McGillivray told commissioners during their meeting Monday that the repairs are long overdue.
Commissioners approved the purchase of the bulbs and equipment for a total of up to 45-hundred dollars to come from the city’s Park & Recreation Fund-Christmas lights reserve. McGillivray said the decorations will be assembled and ready to put up on the Monday after Thanksgiving.
On the subject of Christmas, Commissioner Kelly Johnson said last evening that the city is looking for a tree to use for the Community Christmas tree this year. McGillivray said that if someone has a tree, the city can look at it to see if it will work.
For the past several years, the community Christmas tree has been cut down from another location in Madison and placed near the corner of Egan Avenue and Northeast 2nd Street. Anyone who has a tree that the city may be able to use this year should contact McGillivray at the city’s Public Works office.