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Posted on: July 28, 2014

New Bike Racks Arrive In Downtown Geneva

Bike Racks

Residents may notice a splash of color the next time they lock up your bike at Campbell and Third streets.

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission created the Bike Rack Art program to promote more sculptures throughout the... Read on...

Posted on: July 23, 2014

Geneva Named Tree City USA Recipient For 14th Straight Year

Geneva was named a 2013 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Geneva achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a... Read on...

Geneva's Tree Management Program
Posted on: July 21, 2014

City's Finance Office Drop Box Replaced With Building Drop Slot

Finance Division

If you pay your monthly utility bill by using the City of Geneva Finance Division Office drop box, you will notice the box has been removed in favor of a drop slot.

The new slot is located left of the front door of the... Read on...

Utility Bill FAQs
Posted on: July 9, 2014

Geneva's RiverPark Summer Series Returns Sundays In July

Mark your calendars for fun – and free entertainment – the next three Sunday nights as the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission presents its RiverPark Summer Series lineup.

The Summer Series events will be held at 6 p.m. July... Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: July 15, 2014

Catch Up On All Things Geneva With The City's Summer Newsletter

The City's Summer Newsletter was shipped out (electronically) July 15. Catch up on the latest news and happenings in Geneva.

The issue is full of information you can use on the parking deck construction (we are adding... Read on...

Read The Summer Newsletter
Posted on: July 16, 2014

Geneva Parking Lots To Be Closed For Sealcoating

The City Hall and Hamilton Street parking lots will be closed for one day this week for sealcoating work.

The Hamilton Street lot, which is located on the north side of the road between Second and Third streets, will be... Read on...

Posted on: July 15, 2014

Geneva's Shakespeare In The Park Features 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' July 19

Bring the family for a unique – and free – take on Shakespeare at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 19 at Geneva’s Island Park along the beautiful Fox River.

The Midsummer Theatre Troupe will explore the themes of love, dreams, and... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: July 11, 2014

Geneva Residents Can Report Confirmed Coyote Sightings Online

Geneva residents can now report confirmed coyote sightings through the City's online request tracker system.

Residents can visit www.geneva.il.us and select "Report A Concern" (or click the link below).

The... Read on...

Geneva Online Request Tracker
Posted on: July 9, 2014

Construction Crews To Start Sealing Geneva Street Cracks in July

Pardon our dust as construction crews start sealing cracks on streets throughout Geneva July 9.

Residents can find the City’s project wish list at the link below. The goal is to complete as many of the streets as our... Read on...

Crackseal Project Street List
Posted on: July 6, 2014

Geneva Police Conducting Death Investigation

Geneva Police responded to a report of a woman lying on the Union Pacific Railway tracks at 6:50 a.m. July 6 south of Esping Park, 227 Briar Lane.

A Metra conductor observed a white female laying on Track No. 2, the... Read on...

Posted on: July 3, 2014

Police Patrols To Focus On Holiday Driving Safety

Geneva Police officers will be putting extra emphasis on driving safety as part of its holiday enforcement detail this weekend.

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, a nonprofit dedicated to minimizing... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Geneva Police Issue Fireworks Rules, Safety Reminders

The Geneva Police Department wants residents to make safety a top priority during their Fourth of July celebration this weekend.

Both the Geneva Police and Fire Departments echo the message of the Office of the State Fire... Read on...

Posted on: June 30, 2014

Fourth of July Holiday Alters Friday Garbage Collection Schedule

Residents who normally have their garbage collected on Fridays should put their trash out one day later than normal this week due to the Fourth of July.

The holiday will push back collection to Saturday, July 5. Garbage... Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2014

Geneva Police Seeking Assistance In Solving Swedish Days Parade Burglary

The Geneva Police Department received a report of a burglary that occurred on an unsecured school bus during the Swedish Days parade June 22.

The bus, which was used to transport the South Shore Drill Team to the parade,... Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

Mosquito Spraying, Gypsy Moth Treatments Scheduled For June 30

Geneva’s mosquito abatement contractor will be spraying an application of insecticide citywide Monday, June 30 to control the adult insect population.

Spraying is scheduled to take place from dusk to dawn starting June 30... Read on...

Illinois Department of Agriculture
Posted on: June 25, 2014

Interim Leaders Named For Public Works Department

Brian Schiber and Hal Wright have been named to interim leadership positions as the Geneva Public Works Director and Electric Division Superintendent respectively.

Schiber joined the organization last year as a City... Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2014

Geneva Garbage Sticker Prices To Increase July 1

Geneva residents will pay 13 cents more per refuse/yard waste sticker starting Tuesday, July 1, but they may continue to use any previously purchased yellow Advanced Disposal stickers without penalty.

Sticker prices will... Read on...

Garbage and Recycling Information
Posted on: June 18, 2014

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

With warmer weather entering the forecast, the City of Geneva reminds residents about our lawn watering sprinkler regulations.

Water sprinklers are permitted from 6 to 9 a.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on residents’ designated days.... Read on...

City Watering Schedule & Information
Posted on: June 20, 2014

City Mourns The Loss Of Police Records Specialist

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of one of our Police Records Specialists, Cathy Baldwin, who died unexpectedly at her Cortland home on June 20.

When Cathy did not arrive for work this morning, attempts were made... Read on...

Posted on: June 19, 2014

City's Financial Reporting Earns National Award

The City of Geneva’s 2012-13 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) received the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.

The Government Finance Officers... Read on...

Budget & Financial Report Information
Posted on: June 17, 2014

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

During summer’s warmest days, Geneva residents can provide some relief to the City’s electric operations – and their own utility bills – by reducing their power consumption for a few hours in the afternoon.

The City... Read on...

Geneva's Twitterfeed
Posted on: June 17, 2014

Obituary: Michael Buffington, Geneva Electric Superintendent

Mike Buffington

Service: Saturday, June 21st, 2014 at 2:00 PM at O-Ace-Is, 6639 South Route US 31, Bunker Hill, Indiana
Burial Location: Private

Michael J BuffingtonBorn on 01/07/1950
Entered eternal life on 06/12/2014

Former... Read on...

City Mourns The Loss Of Electric Superintendent
Posted on: June 13, 2014

City Mourns Loss Of Electric Superintendent

Mike Buffington

The City of Geneva is mourning the loss of our Electric Superintendent Mike Buffington, who died in a fatal car accident in Sugar Grove June 12.

City leaders and our Police Department have reached out to the Buffington... Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2014

Kane County Pavement Marking Program Includes Several Local Roadways

The annual Kane County Pavement Marking Program work will begin the week of June 16 weather permitting, including several major roadways in Geneva.

The work shall include installation of urethane and paint pavement... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: June 10, 2014

Kane County Hosting Recycling Extravaganza June 14

Kane County is hosting a free* residential recycling and document shredding event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 14 at 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.

The county will be collecting for reuse or recycling:
•... Read on...

Kane County Recyling
Posted on: June 4, 2014

City To Host Public Information Meeting Regarding 2014 Road Construction Projects

The City invites residents impacted by the 2014 road construction program to a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12 at the Public Works Department, 1800 South St.

A list of streets slated for repairs this summer... Read on...

2014 Street Program
Posted on: May 23, 2014

City To Conduct Search For Public Works Director

The City of Geneva will be searching for a new leader to head up its Public Works Department after current director Dan Dinges submitted his resignation effective Thursday, June 19.

Dinges, who has worked with the City... Read on...

City of Geneva Job Postings
Posted on: May 21, 2014

Geneva Honors Residents For Preserving City's Historic Buildings

The City recognized 11 property owners for their role in preserving Geneva’s historic charm during an award presentation at the May 19 City Council meeting.

Coinciding with National Preservation Month, Geneva handed out... Read on...

Historic Preservation Award Winners & Activities
Posted on: May 16, 2014

Geneva Police Announce Street Closures For Delnor Triathalon, Memorial Day Parade

Motorists heading to Geneva Memorial Day weekend should take note of two special events that will temporarily impact local traffic.

The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness youth triathlon will be held from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Sunday,... Read on...

Posted on: May 13, 2014

Geneva Supporting Downtown Entertainment With Outdoor Music Grant Program

Downtown Geneva will come alive this year with a host of entertainment acts thanks to the City’s outdoor music grant program.

Outdoor Music Geneva (OMG) grant funding has been approved to help downtown businesses bring in... Read on...

OMG Grant Program Information
Posted on: May 13, 2014

Fire Department To Perform Water Flow Testing On Geneva's East Side May 21-23

Geneva will be conducting water flow tests on the City’s east side fire hydrants between 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday to Friday, May 21 to 23.

The testing provides valuable information to Geneva’s Fire and Water departments... Read on...

Posted on: May 10, 2014

Geneva Children Can Learn Important Safety Tips At Risk Watch Summer Sessions

Geneva children who will be entering first-grade this fall can learn important safety first lessons as part of the City’s annual Risk Watch summer program.

Presented by the Geneva Fire and Police departments, Risk Watch... Read on...

Risk Watch Details
Posted on: May 6, 2014

Geneva Recognizes Historic Preservation Month

The City of Geneva will embrace connections to its past with special recognitions and programs in May to coincide with Historic Preservation Month.

Geneva’s Historic Preservation Commission is tasked with preserving... Read on...

Historic Preservation Month Info
Posted on: May 1, 2014

Volunteers Sought For Community-Wide Spring Clean-Up Day May 10

Geneva’s streets and neighborhoods will receive a spring cleaning as part of a community-wide litter collection campaign Saturday, May 10.

The clean-up effort will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and is a great opportunity... Read on...

Aldermen Contact Webpage
Posted on: April 22, 2014

Water Rate Changes Taking Effect May 1 For Geneva Customers

Effective May 1, City of Geneva utility bill customers will notice changes in their monthly water rates.

The consumption fee per cubic foot will decrease, however, the monthly water base and sewer base charges will... Read on...

Water and Sewer Rates
Posted on: April 24, 2014

Geneva Police Participating In National Drug Take-Back Program April 26

The Geneva Police Department will be working with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in collecting expired or unwanted prescription medications Saturday, April 26 as part of the National Drug Take-Back Day.

People can turn... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Utility Bills Provide Donation Opportunities To City's Volunteer Groups, Programs

Geneva residents wanting to make a donation to one of the City’s volunteer committees and non-profit programs can do so through the convenience of their monthly utility bill.

Starting in April, customers should notice the... Read on...

City Boards & Commissions
Posted on: March 28, 2014

Geneva's ‘Art On Fire’ Hydrant Design Contest Returns This Spring

After a successful inaugural venture last fall, the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program returns for a second year to spread Geneva’s creative spirit even further throughout the community.

The City of Geneva, in... Read on...

Art on Fire Application
Posted on: March 20, 2014

Geneva’s Brush Collection Starts In April; Pickup Schedule Modified

The City of Geneva’s brush program returns this April, but residents should take note of the transition from bi-weekly pickups to monthly collections starting in May.

The City Council approved a new contract March 17 with... Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: March 18, 2014

Geneva Honored As Best Place To Live by 'Chicago Magazine'

Geneva continues to be a premier community to work, live, play and raise a family after being recognized as one of the region’s best places to live in the April edition of “Chicago Magazine.”

Geneva was one of 12 suburbs... Read on...

'Chicago Magazine' website