A bright idea

The Covington News - - OPINION -

There is no ques­tion that the more vis­i­tors we have to our town square, the bet­ter off we all are.

The Main Street board, thanks to the per­sis­tence of board mem­ber Su­san Kirk, agreed this past week to spend more funds to make the square into a lighted win­ter won­der­land around the hol­i­day sea­son.

Mayor Ron­nie John­ston soon signed on to the Main Street plan and got City Coun­cil to match the Main Street funds.

We be­lieve this is a wise ex­pen­di­ture of ho­tel/ mo­tel tax rev­enue.

The newly lighted square will cer­tainly at­tract more traf­fic around the crit­i­cal hol­i­day sea­son, and more traf­fic will mean more rev­enue for lo­cal busi­nesses. That also will mean more tax rev­enue that can be used on other ini­tia­tives in the fu­ture.

We un­der­stand that some peo­ple might be in­con­ve­nienced by the brighter lights.

We hope that those folks will un­der­stand that their in­con­ve­nience will last for only a lit­tle while, but ben­e­fits of hav­ing more busi­ness down­town will last for a long time.

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