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    Cyburbian Plus JNA's avatar
    Jun 2003
    De Noc

    USA Today article about seasonal display time limit ordinances

    HEADLINE: Residents told to store holiday displays, or else

    limits outdoor seasonal displays to 60 days before and after holidays, so starting Thursday, people with lingering Christmas spirit will get 14-day notices to remove them. If they don't, they could be fined $50.

    It's a "quality-of-life issue,"
    Communities discussed in article:
    Aurora, Il
    Pueblo, CO
    South Holland, Il
    San Marcos, CA

    Does you fair city have a similar ordinance ? No
    What time limit is reasonable ? Christmas decorations up only after Thanksgiving are ok and taken down shortly after New Years & before MLK birthday.
    Where is the cross over between quality of life and tackiness ?

    202 comments about this issue.
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    Cyburbian mgk920's avatar
    Mar 2004
    Appleton, Wisconsin
    I see a surprising number of houses here in the Appleton area where the owners keep the lights up all year (complete with requisite sun-fading on the bulbs), but only turn them on when 'in season'.


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    Cyburbian Emeritus Chet's avatar
    Aug 2001
    South Milwaukee
    I think they should be limited to 1 week before and 1 week after. Store displays too. I'm tired of seeing the garden center and christmas glurge up at the same time in the stores. Bah Humbug. Even if you "upgraded" your display to LEDs, you are adding to your carbon footprint.

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    Cyburbian Tobinn's avatar
    Aug 2005
    Clearwater, FL

    Holiday Signs

    The Code of my fair City addresses this, oddly enough, in the definitions:
    Sign, holiday decoration means any display during a holiday season which shall be removed within ten days of the conclusion of the holiday.
    At times like this, you have to ask yourself, "WWJDD?"
    (What Would Jimmy Durante Do?)

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