Marshall City Council to meet, authorize participation in school safety initiative
Moving forward on participation in a national school safety initiative, Marshall City Council is slated to meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, for its regular session.
The meeting will take place at City Hall, which is located at 201 S. Michigan Ave., Marshall.
The City Council plans to pass a resolution authorizing execution of a local agency agreement for federal participation for the Illinois Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.
SRTS is a nationwide program incorporating encouragement strategies — in this case, to create excitement about walking and bicycling to school safely. The program tries to build on education strategies by promoting safety education, illustrating health benefits and rewarding involvement.
Locally, the areas connecting Sixth St., Mulberry St. and the North School Lot will be demarcated for the program. The council will authorize construction and engineering with the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Additionally, it will consider and vote on a construction engineering agreement for the SRTS Program with long-time regional engineering firm Francis Associates of Paris, Illinois, in the amount of $28,000. Francis Associates has served the east-central area of Illinois since 1963 and has provided the City of Marshall’s primary city engineers since 1975.
The council will also approve previous minutes, hear committee reports and endorse bill payments.