Next Halloween may signal more than just a change of the season, but could also include a change in time for the hallowed tradition of trick-r-treating – at least in Burr Ridge.
Current village ordinances do not set a start time for trick-r-treating in Burr Ridge, but do require children to stop haunting their neighborhoods by 9 p.m. Some village leaders, including Village Administrator Steve Stricker heard some complaints from residents over the late hour Burr Ridge allows ghosts and goblins to haunt their neighborhoods on Halloween.
Amending hours for trick-r-treating has been broached before. In 2004 the board considered placing a timeline of to 3 p.m. - 8 p.m., however when it came to a vote the ordinance fell short.
During Monday’s board meeting Trustee Maureen Wott initially proposed to amend the hours for trick-r-treating from to 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Police Chief John Madden said putting a stop to trick-r-treating at 7 p.m. would keep the ordinance in line with the village’s ordinance regarding door to door solicitation. He added it would also match the time frame for trick-r-treating set by neighboring villages. However that proposal did not receive any support from fellow board members.
A new proposal limit trick-r-treating to 3 p.m. - 8 p.m. passed 4-2 with trustees Bob Grela and John Manieri dissenting.
The village board will vote on the new time frame at the Nov. 8 board meeting.