While it is “more than likely” too late to change the Halloween Trick or Treat hours in Waukesha for 2011, Waukesha Mayor Jeff Scrima said he would still be opening to changing the date in the future.
The city's website states that Trick or Treat for 2011 is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 31. It's the mayor's duty to set the hours for the Halloween activity each year.
Common Council President Paul Ybarra asked Scrima Tuesday night to see if the hours could change to the Saturday before Halloween. While the kids won’t care about what day they get to dress up in costumes and gather candy from their neighbors, Ybarra said it does affect parents when Oct. 31 is on a school night.
Ybarra, in his request, noted that if it is too late to change the hours for 2011, that consideration to the request is given for Halloween 2012.
The Trick or Treat times is important to parents, Ybarra said after the Common Council meeting.
“It is probably too late for this year, because I know there are a number of other things that are planned around that,” Scrima said.
Scrima said he wants to hear what the community thinks about the issue and invited them to tell him via Patch. We also have a Facebook poll where you can answer how you feel about Trick or Treat hours.
“I would welcome feedback from the community on this issue,” Scrima said. “It is certainly a question that is worth receiving input and being discussed.”