Warrenville city leaders honor Tom Jones

January 5, 2012 by  

Warrenville Mayor David Brummel and the City Council honored Tom Jones, as he retired from the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission last month. Jones was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation for five years of outstanding service.

Jones was a member of a citizen’s advisory committee that directed Warrenville’s landscaping and beautification standards along Routes 59 and 56.

Jones was also a regular contributor to the local newspaper, where he wrote a column on bicycling that required printing services. Mayor Brummel referred to Jones as a model volunteer, noting that citizen involvement is the backbone of a community.

Honoring Tom Jones wasn’t the only order of business during the December 19 city council meeting. The yearly tax levy hearing was also held as the first step toward establishing the annual tax levy ordinance in early 2012. The city is seeking less money than in 2011, as cost cutting measures continue.

The six-year-old Warrenville Bicyclists and Pedestrian Advisory Commission was created to ensure that bicyclists and walkers are safe as they travel around the city. The commission is also involved in capital improvements projects, amenities, programs and events. The commission works closely with local citizens, business owners and agencies to identify and act on the needs, desires and potential services for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The public is always welcome to attend the Bicyclist and Pedestrian Advisory Commission meetings, which are normally held a 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month at City Hall.