Purpose and Objectives
To bring about measurable improvements in Main Street safety. The Task Force provides a forum for communication and engagement to identify and solve Main Street safety issues, with a primary focus on traffic and pedestrian safety, and on property safety issues that may arise. Mayor Larry Hushour formed the Main Street Safety Task Force in January 2022.
The Task Force provides recommendations and assists with actions in the areas of:
- Enhanced traffic enforcement and related information sharing.
- Traffic calming and speed monitoring.
- Communication, education, and outreach initiatives to effect behavioral change of drivers.
- Pedestrian safety and other safety hazards.
- Personal property safety issues.
- Measuring the effectiveness of safety efforts and outcomes.
Rationale and Guiding Principles:
Main Street is a key asset that defines Mount Airy. It must be nurtured and protected. Click this link to learn more.
- Tom Neff (Task Force Chairperson)
- Council Member Stephen Domotor (Task Force Liaison)
- Chief Doug Reitz (MAPD)
- Officer James Brooks (Mount Airy Police Department, MAPD)
- Christian Action
- Tom Cindric
- Jim Morton
- Judi Olinger
- Dick Swanson
Please contact Tom Neff or Stephen Domotor with interest in serving on the Task Force.
Meetings are anticipated to be quarterly. Meetings will be held more frequently during the early stages of the Task Force, and on occasion as specific needs or issues arise.