ELGIN – Halloween falls on a Monday this year, prompting some Oklahoma cities to move their official trick-or-treat night to another day.
But Elgin is sticking with the traditional date.
In a special meeting Monday, the Elgin City Council voted 3-0 to designate 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 as the city’s official time for trick-or-treating.
Councilman Sean Bateman asked if the council could make Oct. 31 Elgin’s trick-or-treat night on a permanent basis.
“The other thing we were talking about was, can we make this motion for perpetuity to have it on Oct. 31 unless it’s on a Sunday, in which case it would be on Saturday, so we don’t have to action this every year?” he asked.
Mayor JJ Francais said the current council could approve a motion setting Oct. 31 as the official trick-or-treat night, but it cannot tie the hands of future councils.
“It would have to be done in a resolution for it to be suggested going forward,” he said.
In other business, the council:
• Set a 15-mph speed limit for the section of Seventh Street between F and G streets. The new speed limit will take effect immediately.
• Approved the Priddy Foundation’s grant to the Elgin Community Library for technology.
The grant will provide funding for items including new computers throughout the building, library-specific software and a large-format plotter printer suitable for printing, Library Director Leslie Durham said Tuesday. She said the amount of the grant has not been released yet.
The Wichita Falls, Texas-based Priddy Foundation makes grants for programs that could have a positive effect on people and organizations within the foundation’s service area, according to the foundation’s website. The service area covers 24 Texas and Oklahoma counties, including Comanche County in Oklahoma.