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All Geneva Township Highway Signs Being Replaced in March

All of the highway regulatory signs managed by the Highway Department will be replaced to comply with the new Federal Highway Administration Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

All highway regulatory signs managed by the Geneva Township Highway Department will be replaced with larger and brighter signs this month.

The sign replacement complies with the new Federal Highway Administration manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices.

Crews will be working along the roadside near the places that signs will be replaced or installed. JULIE location services will identify the areas affected to prevent underground utility damage by the installation company Traffic Control Protection.

The summer construction season has arrived. Bridges and roads will be repaired or replaced, the parkway grass and trees will get trimmed, utilities will be installed or improved.

"Skilled crews perform this hard and dangerous work in the sweltering heat or pouring rain without very much protection," said Mark T. Wissing, Geneva Township commissioner of highways. "Remember, the work these dedicated employees are performing is not meant to annoy you, so please be patient."

Geneva Townships asks drivers to practice some simple safety rules as you encounter some of the road workers.

  • Turn on your headlights and flashers.
  • Do not talk or text on the cell phone.
  • Follow the signs but don’t follow other vehicles too closely.
  • Slow down, pay close attention, and give the workers a wide berth as you carefully drive by.

 

SOURCE: Press release from Mark T. Wissing, Geneva Township commissioner of highways

Charles Emout March 06, 2012 at 02:28 AM
How many miles of road are there under the direct control of the Geneva Township Highway Department? My recollection is there aren't many, perhaps 10miles or so? If that's the case, hiring an outside company to replace the signs seems like a waste of money to me... especially when (if I'm not mistaken) Kane County DOT has a "sign shop" able to produce the necessary signs - that the highway commissioner could then replace himself with the aid of a step-ladder, socket & ratchet, and a wrench (and his salary is already accounted for in the yearly budget!)
Martha Hanna March 06, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Totally agree with Mr Emout.. This seems like a total waste of money
G.Ryan March 07, 2012 at 04:58 AM
They seem to put in alot of effort spending our taxpayer money foolishly once again!
MattG March 07, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Once again Charles Emout - who is Jon Zahm, is distorting things with commentary that he doesn't understand. These are FEDERALLY mandated changes. Nothing that Geneva Township can do anything about. The signs have to be mounted at a very specific height, again a federally mandated requirement. Because the signs are larger and they have to be mounted as a specific height, the posts have to be replaced in many cases. These normally have to be removed and replaced by machinery. Thus, it is not a "step ladder, Socket & ratchet, and a wrench" fix. Jon, as a paid consultant for Chris Lauzen, haven't you attacked enough people?
T Johnson March 07, 2012 at 01:04 PM
A specific height? Machinery? Whoa, this is clearly way too complex for Geneva Township to handle.
Charles Emout March 07, 2012 at 05:35 PM
Your insistence that I am Jon Zahm is comical. I know it may be hard to believe that people besides Zahm are concerned with the future of their county/community, but there's no need to dawn your tinfoil hat and perpetuate conspiracy theories! As for the sign issue in Geneva Township, don't twist my words. NOWHERE did I challenge the necessity of this work, what I questioned was the need to hire an OUTSIDE company to complete the work! We've got a Road Commissioner that's a tradesman - certainly he knows how to operate a tape measure & a post hole digger if necessary, no? Worst case, if additional equipment were needed, I'm absolutely positive all he would need to do is pick up the phone and call Chris Long over at Batavia Township or Ron Johnson over at St. Charles Township & they would be more than happy to help out with additional equipment to get the job done!
G.Ryan March 07, 2012 at 05:47 PM
Yes, Matt look whose attacking people,? stick to the principles!!! And please before you attack read what the gentlemen is stating instead of telling him he is protraying someone else....your hypothesis is weak!
Karen Phillips March 07, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Can we stop the emotional attack accusations? Can we focus on the issue and not who is posting? No one has any proof when someone posts using another name. That applies to any side in a campaign. Once the rules are no longer applied this will continue. From the past very solid posts by Charles E. it appears he has access to legal documents, perhaps an attorney? Is there not enough embarrassment coming in the form of unapolagetic e-mails attacking innocent family members? These are not "private" e-mails when they are paid by public resources, however unfortunate that may be. Can you not save some anger for the fact that when someone hit the send button it went to city e-mail? The issue at hand was a proposal to SAVE tax money by finding alternatives to sign creation. Your friends are in the process of trashing a good family name with two boys serving their country overseas. They have no ability to defend their own mother from the verbal stabbing at her expense. Save a little bad taste in your mouth for them too perhaps.
MattG March 07, 2012 at 07:18 PM
Yes, Karen. Oh how right you are. Now that you and many others on Lauzen's side have trashed people for months, it's time that everyone behave and act civilized. What was I thinking? Yes, stick to principals. Of course. Because no-one in the Chris Lauzen Fan Club would ever devolve into personal attacks. That's why we have so many FOIA requests going around, and people commenting on a daily basis about Kevin Burns' background, attacks on his supporters, etc., etc., etc. Oh Lordy, Lordy, all these vicious attacks against Lauzen supporters are getting to be too much. You have this playing the victim stuff down pat. Ever thought of a career in movies, Karen? I would give you an Oscar.

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