PURPOSE:

The Traffic Advisory Committee (TAC) meets when necessary to evaluate citizen requests as they relate to traffic concerns and possible changes in signage or traffic regulations.

ABOUT THE COMMITTEE:

Requests are only accepted in written form (letter or email) and addressed to the Mayor and City Council. The City Council then decides if the request is only for information or requires evaluation and referral to the TAC. If review is necessary Council will, by motion, receive and file the item and refer it to TAC.

The TAC evaluates the requests based on several criteria including the following:
1. Traffic counts, speed, vehicle type, and overall volumes provided by staff and traffic data collectors
2. Vehicle and pedestrian accident rates provided by the Police Department
3. Site visibility and stopping distances based on engineering standards
4. Emergency vehicle, snow removal, and garbage pickup accessibility
5. General public use versus individual owner needs
6. Input by the requester and the public

TAC then uses the criteria to discuss, evaluate, and provide a recommendation to City Council at a regular Council Meeting. The requester is notified of the date that the report recommendation will be presented and provided a time to address City Council regarding the request. Once Council has acted on the request notice is sent to the requester and appropriate action is taken by staff.

STAFF CONTACT:

Dan Whitlow
City Engineer
Ph. 319-743-6340
Email Dan

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

MEMBER
 TITLE
 Dan Whitlow  City Engineer
 Lon Pluckhahn  City Manager
Joseph McHale  Police Chief
 Deb Krebill
 Fire Chief
 Tom Treharne  Planning Director
 Ryan Miller  Public Services Director