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Geneva enforces ban on trucks

March 7, 2012

Marshall Rob Johnson

    A Geneva town ordinance prohibiting trucks that are more than 25 feet long or more than 82 inches wide from parking on town streets is beginning to be more strictly enforced. According to Marshall Rob Johnson at Tuesday's town council meeting, this is the result of an increase in complaints. Johnson said the police department has already issued several written warnings.
    Johnson also reported that vehicles parked on both sides continue to crowd Winchester Street. Council members agreed to have Attorney David Baumgartner draw up an ordinance prohibiting parking on a portion of the street and limiting parking to the west side on the remainder of the street.
    In fire department news, Chief John Patch announced that he, Ryan Stahly, Jason Kilsby and Jason Wilke recently received certificates authorizing them to be instructors. The firefighters attended four-hour classes twice a week for six weeks to earn the certification.
    It was also announced that the fire station roof project will soon be opened up for bids. Patch explained that the roof continues to leak and to have problems with ventilation. The bids are due by 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3. Any bids received will be opened at the Geneva Town Council meeting that night.
    Additionally, a breakfast fundraiser for the fire department is scheduled for Saturday, April 7.
    In the clerk-treasurer's report, Bill Warren announced that the force main portion of the wastewater infrastructure improvement project has been completed and the sewer interceptor line portion has been started.
    It was also announced that the state Department of Local Government Finance approved the town's 2012 operating budget as submitted.
    Additionally, Warren said that the town's Tree Board needs a manager in order for Geneva to remain a Tree City.
    Upcoming dates of interest for the town include flushing fire hydrants the week of May 14, and heavy trash day on May 19.

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