On Monday, the Stillwater City Council met for the usual business, as well as to anticipate the coming of the holiday season.
After a public hearing related to zoning, Councilmember Alane Zannotti took the podium with Shannon Williams to discuss the upcoming Merry Main St. festivities. Zannotti said that come this November, Main street will be decked out from 6th street to 10th street with all new lighting.
“We couldn’t think of a more appropriate thing to concentrate on this year than lights and the feeling of hope,” said Zannotti. “It is going to be the new and latest technology in lighting.”
Williams was also excited about the new lighting. “It’s replaceable, it’s adaptable, and we can add to it,” she said from the podium.
The festivities will also include a tree lot and a “reverse-parade," in which cars can drive through and look at storefront decorations, according to Williams.
“It may look different than last year, but this is part of our plan that we didn’t get to last year,” said Williams. “It’s just giving us a more creative way to do it.”
Following the anticipation of the holidays, Mayor Joyce gave the council an update on COVID-19 in Stillwater.
“We are in the red from the school district’s perspective,” said Joyce. “But our numbers have dipped some.”
Joyce cautiously praised the stagnant case count in Stillwater saying, “It is, to me, a reflection of the community’s commitment to work a little harder.”
Even though the OSU football game brought people in from around Stillwater, Joyce said he was impressed with the way that the school handled the traffic and provided guidelines to keep the community safe.
The next public meeting of the Stillwater City Council is scheduled for Oct. 5th, at 5:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Council Hearing Room of the municipal building, and are also broadcast online on the city’s YouTube channel.