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Geneva seeks volunteers for speed limit task force

Deadline to apply is March 4

GENEVA – Geneva residents can apply to serve on the city’s new Speed Control Policy Task Force, which will be charged with making recommendations on how speed limits are established in the community, officials announced in a news release.

Mayor Kevin Burns announced the creation of the task force during the Feb. 19 City Council meeting.

The panel will be comprised of 11 residents – two from each of the city’s five wards plus one at-large member – who will work with staff liaisons from the Geneva Police Department, Public Works Department and City Administration, the release stated.

Geneva implemented a speed control policy in 1996 following a study by a previous task force.

During a special policy discussion earlier this month, the City Council recommended re-instituting a similar policy review process to make sure the methods used to set speed limits are not outdated.

The formation of the task force is in response to resident concerns about speeding and pedestrian safety, the latter which has been identified as a goal in the city’s newly adopted strategic plan.

Residents interested in serving on the task force should fill out an application, which is available on the city’s website at www.geneva.il.us.

The application deadline is March 4. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed to Geneva City Hall, Attention: Speed Control Policy Task Force, 22 S. First St., Geneva, IL 60134.

Burns will review the applications and consult with aldermen during the first two weeks of March.

Task force members are scheduled to be announced during the March 18 City Council meeting.

The group will then host a series of meetings, which will be open to the public, and will present a report to the City Council in June.

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