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Published:Tuesday | December 20, 2016 | 12:00 AMBryan Miller

Councillors in the Hanover Municipal Corporation, on December 15, approved an expenditure of $600,000 to go towards the municipal Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and children's treat, which is set for today in the parish capital, Lucea.

Chief executive officer of the corporation, David Gardner, advised the corporation that estimates presented to him by the chief engineer were in the range of some $945,000.

He said the officers of the corporation have already done some groundwork on the project, outside of the swearing-in of the new set of councillors. He said several letters have been sent out soliciting assistance from the business community within the parish, and the responses have been positive so far.

It was revealed at a recent meeting of the corporation that approximately $500,000 will come from the council's coffers, and one business establishment has already pledged a contribution of $100,000 to the municipal corporation. Approval was subsequently sought by way of a vote for the expenditure of the $600,000, which saw all councillors voting in favour of the expenditure.

Gardner was emphatic that both events will bring some amount of cheer to residents of the parish, and said a planned programme would have to be put in place for both events.

bryan.miller@gleanerjm.com