By-The-Sea says “Take ’em down”. Especially if they are seasonal home use grade – not meant for outdoor exposure for long periods.
City code allows the lights to be on display from the third Wednesday of November until the second Wednesday of January. The law applies to trees, public rights-of-way and private properties in commercial zones, and commercial operations in residential districts.
Nearly all merchants have complied, but there are some who should remove the remaining lights, said planning chief Rob Mullane.