At Wednesday's regular meeting of the , city staff offered a plan for the creation of a city traffic commission, as requested by Mayor Nick Guccione at the board retreat earlier this year.
Staff suggested that a traffic commission would have the authority to:
- Identify best practices in other cities for possible use in Wentzville
- Identify high-accident locations and look at possible remedies
- Take citizen suggestions, complaints and concerns about traffic
- Make recommendations to city staff, the mayor and board of aldermen
Interim Public Works Director Doug Lee said that the board could consist of two residents from each of the city's three wards, a police designee, a Public Works designee, and a member of the board of aldermen.
Ward 2 Alderman Sonya Shryock asked if the by-laws could specify that the aldermen of each ward appoint their representatives to the commission.
Guccione responded that the mayor would be the one making the appointment, with advice and approval from the board.
Ward 2 Alderman Chris Gard suggested that the board concentrate on creating the commission before continuing the discussion on appointments. Staff were directed to continue to work on formal language to create the commission in the city's codebook.