The Greater Hatboro Chamber of Commerce hopes to install the illuminations on Hatboro's cobra-style light posts in time for the holiday season, the Hatboro Borough Council said during a recent meeting.
The chamber is seeking permission to install the new white light fixtures in place of the wreaths that typically go up during the holiday season, according to Councilman Thomas Harbaugh.
"They thought it would be a nice look for the downtown," said Harbaugh, who sits on the chamber's board. "They are going to keep the lights on the poles (year-round)."
According to Councilman Mark Sheedy, the chamber, if given approval from the governing body, would cover the installation and maintenance costs provided that the borough "absorb" the estimated $950 per year cost of electricity.
Council President John Zygmont asked Borough Manager Fred Zollers to determine the cost differential between all of the Christmas lights throughout town versus replacing them with the new decorative lights all year. Zygmont said the matter is "tentatively" set for consideration during the council's Monday night meeting.
Patch was unsuccessful in reaching the chamber's VP of Hospitality Kathy Salemno for more specifics on what is planned.