Epic Light Show, Alderman Les Redden and Sandwich Police Chief Jim Bianchi

A resolution to authorize Mayor Rick Olson to sign a contract for a Christmas light show (upper photo) at the Sandwich Fairgrounds died for lack of a second at Monday night's Sandwich City Council meeting.  Alderman Les Redden (bottom left) told Police Chief Jim Bianchi (bottom right), "We're keeping a closer eye on you."  Redden was referring to the purchase of computers for the city, which Bianchi has coordinated.  (Top photo provided; bottom photos for WSPYNews.com by James Wyman)

A resolution to authorize Mayor Rick Olson to sign a contract for a Christmas light show at the Sandwich Fairgrounds died for lack of a second at Monday night's Sandwich City Council meeting.

A motion was made to pass the light show resolution, but then the chambers went silent.

Here's Mayor Olson.

Following the meeting, WSPY's Jim Wyman asked the mayor his reaction to the light show not coming to a vote.

The City of Sandwich was going to partner with the Sandwich Fair Association for the light show, which would have run from Thanksgiving night through January 2.

Fair board member Jim Webber reacted to the light show not being voted on at the meeting.

The city was prepared to pay the $185,000 cost to set up the light show.  The fair association and the city would have split the profits.

In other business at Monday night's meeting, alderman Les Redden voted "no" on the approval of just over $113,000 in semi-monthly bills, Redden objecting to the purchase of 15 computers for City Hall and the Sandwich Police Station.

Redden had this exchange with Police Chief Jim Bianchi.

The other six council members present voted in favor of paying the bills, which included the bill for the 15 computers.

Hear Jim Wyman's WSPY Radio story on Monday night's Sandwich City Council meeting.