By Alton Mitchell
While many around the LaFayette area have turkey and dressing on their minds this week. Elected officials in LaFayette are looking a month ahead and planning for the best way for city employees to spend the Christmas holiday with their loved ones. That has led to officials voting to give city employees a long weekend for the Christmas holiday.
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day both fall on weekends this year. The days in which LaFayette city workers are already off of work. City officials took that into account and on Monday unanimously voted to celebrate Christmas Eve on Friday December 23rd and to celebrate Christmas Day on Monday December 26th.
This will give employees of the city a four day weekend to celebrate the Christmas season. This will have an impact on some city services that often run on those dates. It is also going to have an impact on LaFayette’s December 26th city council meeting. Members of council are bound by state law to have a certain number of meetings per month. So rather than cancel the meeting the city council will meet a week earlier on December 19th at City Hall.