Garner leaders work to keep community safe for kids


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GARNER, IA-One north Iowa community is working hard to make the streets safer for kids.

Garner Mayor Kenton Mick tells us city council members are planning to meet with Department of Transportation leaders, as well as a safety consultant to determine what new signage or cross walks need to be added in the community.

This is in response to the Garner-Hayfield Community School District suspending “in-town” bus service because of lack of funding and overcrowding.

The mayor says that will create an influx of students walking to and from school, but these changes will also be beneficial year round.

“The sooner the better because it isn’t just a school issue, we have the activity of going to the pool, going to the rec center, and all the places that children go during the summer and so safety is an issue no matter when,” said Mayor Mick.

He hopes to have the changes added by this fall.

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