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[POLL] Is It Too Early For Snowflake Decorations in White Plains?

Do you think White Plains puts its snowflake decorations up too early in the season? Take our poll and tell us in the comments.

Patch reader Ann Marie Mormile Leamey asked White Plains Patch on our Facebook page what the deal is with snowflakes being placed on lampposts in White Plains so early in the season?

The City’s snowflakes were posted before Halloween, so we asked the City why they post the snowflakes so early.

According to Senior Advisor to the Mayor Karen Pasquale, the snowflake lights go up at the end of October and are turned on the day before Thanksgiving.

“The scheduling of it is really a manpower issue,” said Pasquale.

Pasquale says it takes seven men five to seven working days to put up all the snowflakes. They are put up before leaf collection is heaviest. Leaf collection starts around Columbus Day, and is light during October requiring only one or two crews. During November there are typically seven to eight crews working on leaf collection.

“If the City waited to put up the snowflakes they would have to take a needed crew off of leaf collection, so they do it earlier and thus do not disturb leaf collection services for residents,” said Pasquale.

What do you think?

Take our poll and tell us in the comments. 

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LOVE MY WP November 23, 2011 at 12:45 PM
As a kid, I remember the Christmas trees with blue and green 'bulbs' were turned on Thanksgiving night therefore having to be put up by mid-November. That was at least 40 years ago.
Jo Falcone November 23, 2011 at 01:49 PM
It's all about our Tax dollar - so be understanding. WP starts early because it takes time to get the decorations up during regular hours. And once up and Lit - (Thanksgiving) they make the City look great! I too, rembmer the trees on the poles - but then, it was only on Main street and a little bit of Mamaroneck Ave. Now we light up the City! Just enjoy!
Irach Taraporewala November 23, 2011 at 03:12 PM
We had a snowstorm before Halloween this year. so it was appropriate to have snowflake decorations up that early...
Dina Sciortino November 23, 2011 at 03:17 PM
Thank you everyone for your comments!

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