Close to 50 people participated in the Village Manager’s 87th Avenue Bridge Task Force (Task Force) Meeting last night. The Task Force heard comments from the public provided by written form and virtually. The Village was very pleased to see such great participation online and on Facebook.
The Task Force discussed their final comments to the draft position paper that is to be presented to the TPO on March 18th. Click here to read the TPO agenda. Members discussed the bridge project extensively, yesterday's Transportation & Mobility Committee meeting and future traffic solutions for the community.
Task Force Secretary Joseph Miorelli prepared a PowerPoint presentation of the Task Force’s position against the bridge as well as the position paper draft that was circulated to all members prior to the meeting. Manager Marano congratulated Mr. Miorelli for his comprehensive and detailed work and all the Task Force Members for their work and dedication to this Task Force and our Village. The Manager assisted the Task Force in understanding the approach and allowable comments and process for the TPO Governing Board meeting next week. The Task Force applauded Secretary Miorelli on drafting an excellent position paper and agreed to do a two-page executive summary. During the public comment period of the upcoming TPO Board Meeting, the Task Force will present their position by highlighting several of their keypoints. The Task Force’s position paper will be sent to the TPO Governing Board this week.
The Task Force will meet one last time next Tuesday, March 16th at 5:30 p.m. in order to do final coordination. More information on the meeting to come.
The meeting was adjourned at approximately 6:45 p.m.