City Times Staff
City leaders on Monday will consider trick-or-treat hours for the upcoming Halloween holiday.
Dates and times for trick-or-treating have not been consistent throughout the years. The City Council has flopped between a 4 PM and 5 PM start time, and in the past, if Halloween landed on a weekday, trick-or-treating would be scheduled on the Sunday prior.
In a memo to the city’s Public Protection Committee, Moe said the City Council has typically considered trick-or-treating hours on a yearly basis.
“Instead of taking this up each year, I would recommend that the Council just set a policy as to when Halloween would be observed,” Moe wrote in the memo.
Moe listed several options for city leaders to take:
- If Halloween falls on Monday through Thursday, trick-or-treat would be held on the Sunday prior from 4-7 PM.
- If Halloween falls on a Friday or Saturday, trick-or-treat would be held that day from 5-8 PM
- If Halloween falls on a Sunday, trick-or-treat would be held that day from 4-7 PM.
“In order to avoid confusion, the Council may want to consider standardizing the time. Alternatively, the Council could just set trick-or-treat to be held on Halloween at a standardized time,” Moe wrote.
The Public Protection Committee, along with the city’s Finance and Personnel committees and Board of Pubic Works, meets at 6 PM in the Lincoln Center, 1519 Water Street. The public is encouraged to attend.