(Seguin) -- The holiday season is now over, but some people, including Seguin Mayor Don Keil, are still talking about it. During Tuesday's Seguin City Council meeting, Mayor Keil praised the city for the overall beauty of the town during the holiday period. Keil says downtown Seguin was especially pretty this year.
"I want to compliment the city and the staff and all the great people...for the way the city looked over the holidays. I had a lot of visitors -- (they) just really are just so complimentary about the way the city looks, particularly Central Park," said Keil.
Keil says he'd like to see if the city could try to capture some of that holiday magic in Central Park year-round.
"Many people have questioned me as to why can't we keep the twinkle lights up in Central Park year-round? I don't know how many people (you've talked to, but) I know several of you here have heard it as well. I know there's folks out here in the audience that are probably (in agreement). I want the staff to look into that, to see what it would take to keep a certain amount of that illumination going on at Central Park, because it really is an amazingly beautiful aesthetic asset that we have. I don't think it's that big of an expense to show it off like that. Particularly, with the Park Plaza (Hotel) downtown, and all the activity going on, and as the library gets online coming up, there's (also) the Tavern on the Creek down the way, and all the things happening downtown. I think it's a really great thing to look at. We'll look into it and see what we can do to maybe make that happen," said Keil.
The item wasn't on the agenda, so there was no discussion on the issue, but the fact that Keil formally asked staff to investigate the issue means that it will liekely come back to the council later for a full discussion.