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Nelson Council pilot downtown holiday lighting on Baker Street

Nelson City Council approved some funding towards downtown Christmas lighting recently. The City will conduct a pilot project this winter with lights on the 400 block of Baker Street. Mayor Deb Kozak says afterwards they’ll have a look at how things went.

“I think that we’re going to monitor potential vandalism, we’re hoping there won’t be any, and also feedback from residents and business community as well about how we’re doing in terms of how it looks, the cost, the maintenance, all of those things and we’ll have an assessment in a year’s time and see where we end up.”

$10,000 to $12,000 in funding was approved. Mayor Kozak says that would be used for wrapping the trunks of the trees and some catenary lights.

The recommendations came from a committee on downtown lighting who felt this would be the best approach.

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