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City of Geneva Creates Speed Control Policy Task Force

Feb 23, 2019 09:26PM ● By Hannah Ott

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.

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 – that will work with City staff liaisons from the Geneva Police Department, Public Works Department and City Administration.

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recommended re-instituting a similar policy review process to make sure the methods used to set speed limits are not outdated.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 The application deadline is Monday, 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.

Mayor Burns will then review the applications and consult with aldermen during the first two weeks of March. Task force members are scheduled to be announced during the Monday, March 18th 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.

Visit the City’s website or call Geneva City Hall at 630-232-7494 to learn more about the Speed Control Policy Task Force.

About The City of Geneva: Located 40 miles west of Chicago along the Fox River, Geneva is home to 21,495 residents and serves as the seat of Kane County government. The City’s character is found in its distinct architecture, historic buildings and picturesque natural areas. With festivals and events year-round, Geneva is a special destination for unique and award-winning shopping, restaurants, galleries and more. Home to excellent schools, library, parks and a vibrant cultural arts scene, Geneva continues to be one of the premier cities in the Chicago area to live, work, play and raise a family. For the latest news, visit

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