Will the flowers in downtown Geneva be as plentiful and pretty this year?
Maybe not, according to Dorothy Flanagan, a former alderman and co-chairman of the Geneva Beautification Committee.
City workers won’t help water the beds that don’t have irrigation systems. Without that aid, Flanagan told the city council this week, she will likely recommend to the gardening volunteers they don’t plant anything in nonirrigated beds.
“I feel that the assets of our flowers would be in dire straits. They would die,” Flanagan said.
Aldermen decided not to hire seasonal workers for the streets and sidewalks division in the budget they adopted Monday night. The workers watered about half the beds. Their other tasks included setup and cleanup for special events, trimming and cutting down trees, mowing grass, patching roads, and…