At what point should the doorbell stop ringing on Halloween night?
Oswego Village trustees discussed the issue of trick-or-treating hours at Tuesday night's board meeting and if changes should be made.
Village president Brian LeClercq said there had been a motion to move trick-or-treating hours to 4 to 8 p.m. They currently stand at 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Village trustee Terry Michels said it was the end time of trick-or-treating that is creating a problem.
“People say if your lights are turned out they won’t come to your door, but they do," he said.
Michels suggested that three hours of trick-or-treating is “more than enough,” adding the hours should be set for 4 to 7 p.m.
On the opposite end trustee Scott Volpe thought the hours should start earlier, at 3 p.m. as he said there were “two rounds” of trick-or-treating; the little kids and then the older kids.
Trustee Gail Johnson said her only concern with earlier hours is some parents don’t get home from work until 5 p.m.
“Not to be harsh, but does it really matter what the trick-or-treating hours (are)?” asked trustee Tony Giles. “Most neighborhoods self-discipline. Are we going to arrest people who are out? No.”
Johnson pointed out that this year’s hours had already been posted and the entire board agreed to not make any changes.
LeClercq said they would have a discussion in November after seeing how trick-or-treating goes this year to see if there should be changes.
TELL US: What time do you think trick-or-treating should start and/or end at? Do you have any trouble with late night trick-or-treaters?