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Calendar says summer, but Geneva City Council takes on snow removal

In the middle of summer, City Council spent considerable time Wednesday talking about winter issues of on-street parking and snow removal.

Assistant City Manager Adam Blowers said staff wants Council to consider dropping the winter parking regulations in place the past two years in favor of going back to the “old” system.

“A few years ago, we started a pilot program of temporarily allowing people to park their cars on city streets unless and until there is a snowstorm that requires plowing,” Blowers said. “We wanted to give a break because we know there are a lot of cars and limited off-street parking. We’d issue a notice of a snowstorm coming to move cars off the street so we can plow.”

Blowers said after two years, staff wants to go back to the old system of banning all on-street parking from Dec. 1 to April 1, except for certain streets designated for alternate side parking.

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