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Posted on: July 1, 2015

City Newsletter: Check Out What Is In Store This Summer For Geneva

The City of Geneva's Summer Newsletter was shipped off to the community.

Find out all the news, happenings, fantastic events and more that will be taking place during the next few months. You can read the newsletter at... Read on...

Read The City's Summer Newsletter
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Geneva Police Issue Reminder About Fireworks Safety

The Geneva Police Department is echoing the message of the Office of the State Fire Marshal when it comes to the Fourth of July weekend – leave the fireworks to the experts.

Fireworks pose a danger to users and bystanders... Read on...

State Fire Marshal's Website
Posted on: June 30, 2015

Geneva Garbage Collection Rates Increase In July; Pickup Remains On Schedule This Week

Geneva residents should take note that garbage collection rates will increase Wednesday, July 1 as part of the City’s five-year contract with Advanced Disposal.

A garbage sticker will now cost $3.11. However, people who... Read on...

Geneva's Garbage Collection Program
Posted on: June 29, 2015

James Street Parking To Be Closed During Underground Electric Project

Underground electric work will prompt the closure of 25 parking spots on James Street in downtown Geneva for a few days the week of June 29.

The Geneva Public Works Electric Division's contractor will be installing new... Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Residents Can Apply To Serve On Geneva Mental Health Board

Residents with a passion to volunteer are encouraged to submit an application to fill a vacancy on the Geneva Mental Health Board.

The Mental Health Board represents the health sector to discuss community issues... Read on...

Boards & Commissions
Posted on: June 16, 2015

City To Issue Garbage Stickers To Residents Who Experienced Storm-Related Damage June 15

Geneva residents who had water damage stemming from the June 15 storm are invited to contact the City’s Public Works Department for a limited allotment of free garbage stickers.

In order to receive stickers, residents... Read on...

City's Garbage/Recycling Collection Program
Posted on: June 17, 2015

Pace Bus To Hold Public Forums Regarding Service Changes

Pace Bus will be holding four public forums in June to present proposed changes to bus service in the Fox Valley area.

Resident feedback at the forums will be incorporated to potential adjustments to the bus route plan,... Read on...

Pace Bus Analysis & Restructuring
Posted on: June 23, 2015

Geneva Flag Lowered After Loss Of City Employee

The City of Geneva's flag at City Hall and our other buildings has been lowered to half-staff the week of June 22 in memory of a City employee who lost his life.

The person was a member of our Public Works Department,... Read on...

Posted on: June 15, 2015

Vote For Your Favorite Downtown Garden While Supporting Geneva Beautification

People who enjoy the downtown flowers can now cast their vote for their favorite garden as part of the Geneva Beautification Committee’s Tour des Fleurs contest.

Ten gardens are featured in the inaugural... Read on...

Tour des Fleurs Contest Webpage
Posted on: June 10, 2015

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...

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Volunteers Needed To Help Weed City Hall Gardens

Spring means yard season for many people, and for the City of Geneva, that includes maintaining the City Hall gardens. With all the recent rain, we could use some dedicated volunteers to help pull weeds to make the gardens... Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Tune in To New Shows On Geneva Broadcast Network

June brings the start of summer and a new lineup of shows airing on Geneva Broadcast Network.

If you have a sweet tooth or seeking gluten free treats, “Business Beat” stops by Sweet Natalie’s Bakery in downtown Geneva.... Read on...

City's YouTube Channel
Posted on: June 8, 2015

Community Offered Chance To Comment On New Fermilab Project

Residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) plans to construct and operate a Long Baseline Neutrino Facility and Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment at Fermilab.

The DOE’s draft... Read on...

Neutrino Project Report
Posted on: June 1, 2015

Kane County Highway Work Includes Randall Road, Fabyan Parkway

The Kane County 2015 Crack Sealing program will begin on Randall Road the week of June 8.

During the next four weeks, the program involves filling and sealing roadway cracks on various County roads to extend the life of... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: May 29, 2015

As Temperatures Warm Up, It Is Time To Protect Against West Nile Virus

The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that as temperatures warm up, we will start to see mosquitoes and possibly West Nile virus enter the area. It’s never too early for residents to inspect their homes and... Read on...

Kane County West Nile Virus Webpage
Posted on: May 7, 2015

City Accepting Applications For Vacant Advisory Board Position

Residents with a passion to volunteer are encouraged to submit an application to fill a vacancy on one of Geneva's advisory boards.

Residents interested in serving the City can submit applications until June 5 for the... Read on...

Boards/Commissions & Volunteer Application
Posted on: May 18, 2015

UPDATE: Road Work To Limit Route 38 Street Parking At Night

UPDATE: IDOT's contractor has postponed the planned overnight construction work on Route 38 between Seventh and First streets. The overnight work has been rescheduled to take place after Swedish Days on June 29... Read on...

Route 38 Construction Webpage
Posted on: May 22, 2015

Greater Geneva Art Guild Festival Of The Art Coming To Downtown May 30

Downtown Geneva will be brimming with creativity as part of the Greater Geneva Art Guild’s inaugural Festival of the Art Saturday, May 30.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to dusk on Campbell Street from Third to... Read on...

Greater Geneva Art Guild Website
Posted on: May 15, 2015

Downtown Parking Deck's New Third Level Opens This Month

The Third Street Commuter Parking Deck’s capacity will officially increased by 180 spaces May 16 with the opening of the new third tier expansion.

Construction on the $4.5 million project began in August and was funded... Read on...

Geneva Parking Information
Posted on: May 12, 2015

Geneva Urges Residents To Help Protect Local Funding

The City of Geneva is urging residents to visit www.ProtectMyTown.com to voice their opposition to Illinois leaders regarding Governor Bruce Rauner’s proposal aimed at taking local revenue to fix the state’s budget problems.... Read on...

Visit ProtectMyTown.com
Posted on: May 8, 2015

City Saves $300K Through Power Contract Negotiation; Helps Defer Future Electric Rate Increases

The City of Geneva was able to negotiate a $301,046 savings on its current power purchase contract with NextEra Energy Power Marketing, LLC.

Purchasing energy contracts allows Geneva to take advantage of low market prices... Read on...

City's YouTube Channel
Posted on: May 6, 2015

Geneva Recognizes Aldermen Brown & Flanagan For Decades Of Service; New Members Take Their Seats

As the Geneva City Council bid a fond farewell to two longtime members, two new aldermen officially took their seats on May 4.

First Ward Alderman Chuck Brown (24 years) and 4th Ward Alderman Dorothy Flanagan (22 years)... Read on...

Watch The May 4 City Council Meeting on YouTube
Posted on: May 1, 2015

IDOT Route 38 Road Construction Begins In May

The Illinois Department of Transportation’s (IDOT) Route 38 construction operations are scheduled to move east of Randall Road into Geneva next week.

Crews anticipate starting pavement grinding on West State Street from... Read on...

Route 38 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: April 30, 2015

Tickets Available For International Cultural Exchange Committee's Wine Tasting Party

Come enjoy a night of fine wine to support the City of Geneva’s International Cultural Exchange Committee (ICEC) as they strengthen ties to its friends in France.

The wine tasting party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.... Read on...

International Cultural Exchange Committee Webpage
Posted on: April 30, 2015

County To Install Warning Lights At Kirk Road-Prairie Path Crossing

Kane County will be installing pedestrian warning lights on Kirk Road at the Illinois Prairie Path crossing starting the week of May 4.

Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for about the next... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: April 28, 2015

Gardenology Offers Great Tips To Jump Start Your Gardening Season

Novice and avid gardeners are invited to bring their questions on how to create a successful flower bed at Geneva’s Gardenology in May.

The seventh annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 16 along... Read on...

Gardenology Website
Posted on: April 16, 2015

City To Add 103 Parkway Trees As Part Of Spring Planting Program

The City of Geneva was named a 2014 Tree City USA community for the 15 consecutive year by the National Arbor Day Foundation.

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

Geneva Parkway Tree Replacement Program
Posted on: April 9, 2015

IDOT To Begin Route 31 Road Construction This Spring

Motorists should expect daily lane closures as the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) prepares to resurface South Batavia Avenue (Route 31) in Geneva this spring.

Starting Friday, May 1, IDOT will begin a... Read on...

Route 31 Road Construction Webpage
Posted on: April 8, 2015

Geneva To Celebrate Earth Day April 18

Bring the entire family to Peck Farm Park Saturday, April 18 as Geneva goes green for Earth Day thanks to the City’s Natural Resources Committee and Geneva Park District.

The eighth annual event will be held from 11 a.m.... Read on...

Geneva Natural Resources Committee Webpage
Posted on: April 7, 2015

County's Randall Road Traffic Signalization Improvements Start This Spring

NEWS RELEASE COURTESY OF THE KANE COUNTY DIVISION OF TRANSPORTATION

The Kane County Division of Transportation will be upgrading traffic signal equipment at 16 intersections along Randall Road from Fabyan Parkway to... Read on...

Kane County Traffic Advisories
Posted on: March 26, 2015

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

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Geneva residents can leave their artistic mark on our community this spring by participating in the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.

The City of Geneva, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking... Read on...

'Art on Fire' Application
Posted on: March 30, 2015

City Will Be Flushing Fire Hydrants Starting In April

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a six-week period starting Monday, April 6 as part of an ongoing maintenance program.

Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to... Read on...

Fire Hydrant Flushing Progress Map
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Route 38 Construction Prep Work Starts April 1

Motorists traveling on State Street should expect daily lane closures in April as crews start preliminary work on the Route 38 construction project, which will begin in earnest come mid-May.

Starting Wednesday, April 1,... Read on...

Route 38 Construction Webpage
Posted on: March 30, 2015

Geneva Earns Excellence In Financial Reporting Honors

The City of Geneva’s 2013-14 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...

Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
Posted on: March 27, 2015

Eat Your Art Out! Raises $15,000 For The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission

The Geneva Cultural Arts Commission is thrilled to report it raised $15,000 during its Eat Your Art Out! gala fundraiser March 7.

The second annual event held at the Herrington Inn & Spa provided a night of fine dining... Read on...

Geneva Cultural Arts Commission
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Geneva's Monthly Brush Program Starts In April

Geneva residents looking to tidy up their yard this spring should take note that the City’s 2015 brush collection starts in April.

The monthly brush program is intended for the disposal of tree limbs and branches that are... Read on...

Geneva Brush Collection Program
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Residents Invited To Coyote Awareness Workshop

Geneva residents wanting to learn how to live with coyotes in our area can attend a community workshop at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 30 at the City’s Public Works Department, 1800 South St.

Lynsey White Dasher, Director of... Read on...

Register For Coyote Community Workshop
Posted on: March 20, 2015

Overhead Electric Wire Replacement Program To Start This Spring

Overhead electric wires and select utility poles are scheduled to be replaced in several areas across Geneva this spring starting the week of March 23.

The City’s contractor, Mohawk Electric, is set to perform work in the... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Route 38 Road Construction To Start This Spring

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be resurfacing Route 38 from the western border of Kane County to First Street in downtown Geneva this spring.

The project is anticipated to start in late March or... Read on...

Sign Up For Road Construction Updates
Posted on: March 3, 2015

‘West Suburban Living’ Readers Love Geneva

The City of Geneva was ranked the number one place to live by readers of the "West Suburban Magazine" 19th annual “Best of the West” survey.

Readers were asked which town (other than their own) would they like to... Read on...

WSL 'Best Of The West' Survey
Posted on: March 2, 2015

Wine, Cheese & Trees Event Raises Money To Reforest City's Downtown Parkways

An entertaining evening of fine wine paired with tasty appetizers and a live auction will help bolster the City of Geneva’s downtown parkway tree canopy.

The fourth annual Wine, Cheese and Trees fundraiser will take place... Read on...

Purchase Wine, Cheese & Tree Tickets
Posted on: February 26, 2015

Geneva's City Services Would See Impact With Potential 50 Percent Loss Of Income Tax Revenue

Geneva residents could see a noticeable impact to some key City services and programs if Gov. Bruce Rauner’s call to reduce the municipal share of the state income tax revenue by 50 percent comes to fruition.

Mayor Kevin... Read on...

"Just The Facts" - Income Tax Plan
Posted on: February 24, 2015

Geneva Film Festival Coming March 12-14

Cinema fans will enjoy more than 30 independent movies from across the globe as part of the eighth annual Geneva Film Festival being held Thursday to Saturday, March 12 to 14.

The festival showcases feature-length and... Read on...

Geneva Film Festival Website
Posted on: February 19, 2015

Mayors Caucus Statement On Governor Rauner's Proposed Reduction Of Local Government Funds

The following news release is from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus:

The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is extremely disappointed in Governor Rauner’s call to reduce the local share of the State income tax by 50 percent which... Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Kane County Planning To Install Stop Lights At Fabyan & Kaneville Intersection

Kane County has announced plans to install new stop lights at the intersection of Fabyan Parkway and Kaneville Road on the City's southwest side in 2015.

The County's Division of Transportation notified the City of... Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2015

Geneva Earns 2014 Snowfighting Award

Geneva was one of 63 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2014 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.

The City has received national recognition for the second... Read on...

Geneva's Snow Removal Operations
Posted on: February 6, 2015

Eat Your Art Out! Gala Returns To Delight The Senses

A night of fine dining combined with exquisite art awaits guests attending the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission’s second annual Eat Your Art Out! gala fundraiser Saturday, March 7.

This unique and exclusive event will be... Read on...

Purchase Tickets For Eat Your Art Out!
Posted on: January 30, 2015

Downtown Parking Deck Set To Reopen In February

Commuters will be able to return to their familiar morning routine when the Third Street Commuter Parking Deck reopens Sunday, Feb. 1 for the first time in six months.

The first two levels of the deck will be available... Read on...

Parking Deck Construction Webpage
Posted on: January 20, 2015

Geneva Residents Can Schedule Free Home Pickup For Hazardous Waste Materials

Geneva residents looking to safely dispose of motor oil, old paint cans or other hazardous household waste materials can conveniently schedule to have them collected right at their front door.

The City has once again... Read on...

Accepted Items List
Posted on: January 13, 2015

Route 31 ‘Road Diet’ Open Houses Scheduled

Before Batavia Avenue goes on a “diet,” the public is encouraged to weigh in on a proposed lane reconfiguration to a segment of Route 31.

The City of Geneva is considering a plan to reduce the number of traffic lanes... Read on...

Route 31 Road Diet Webpage