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Posted on: August 16, 2018

City Upgrading Security For Online Bill Payments

Online Bill Pay

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 22, Geneva utility bill payment customers will have to create a username and password to access their accounts online.The change is part of security enhancements being made by the City to the utility bill payment portal, which wil...

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Kane County Scheduled To Patch Fabyan Parkway

Road Work Ahead

The Kane County Division of Transportation is scheduled to patch Fabyan Parkway between Bent Tree Drive and Western Avenue in Geneva the week of Aug. 20, weather permitting.This work will occur using temporary daily lane closures and flaggers directing tr...

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City News
Posted on: August 14, 2018

Geneva Fire Engine Crew Returning To Station Spots Residential Deck Fire

Fire News

Geneva firefighters returning to the station from a previous call made an unexpected detour after the crew spotted a fire at 3:55 a.m. Aug. 14 in the vicinity of Randall Road and Fargo Boulevard.The crew immediately responded to 2231 Fargo Blvd., called i...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Community Effort Needed For Back To School Safety

Back To School

As Geneva children return to the classroom Wednesday, Aug. 22, the Geneva Police Department asks families and motorists make back-to-school safety a priority to ensure a successful start to the new year.The Police Department provides a comprehensive list ...

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City News
Posted on: August 13, 2018

Mosquito Spraying Rescheduled For Aug. 14

Mosquito

Mosquito spraying originally scheduled for Aug. 13 in Geneva has been pushed back one day to Tuesday, Aug. 14, according to the City’s contractor.Spraying citywide will now take place from dusk to dawn Aug. 14 to Wednesday, Aug. 15 to help contr...

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City News
Posted on: August 9, 2018

City Issues Building Permit To Geneva Library

Geneva Library

Construction for the new Geneva Public Library near Seventh and Campbell streets will be getting underway shortly after the City issued a building permit Aug. 8.The 57,000-square-foot facility will have 76 off-street parking spaces, meeting areas, a commu...

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City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

Geneva Garbage Stickers, New Pewter Ornament Now Available For Purchase On City's Website

Garbage Stickers - Lakeshore Recyling

Geneva residents who do not have time to buy garbage stickers at their local retailer can now purchase them conveniently from the “Shop the Geneva Store” on the City’s website.Garbage stickers are being sold online in sheets of five for $13. Customers can...

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City News
Posted on: August 2, 2018

New To Geneva? Check Out Our 'New Residents' Web Page

Flower State Street

Moving to a new home tends to be a busy time for many people. The City now provides a centralized list of key services and information to help make the transition a smooth one for Geneva's newest residents.The "New Residents" web page helps peop...

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City News
Posted on: July 24, 2018

Police To Conduct Active Shooter Response Training July 25

Police News

The Geneva Police Department will be conducting an active shooter response training from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at Western Avenue Elementary School, 1500 Western Ave.Being done in coordination with Geneva Community Unit School District 304, t...

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City News
Posted on: July 23, 2018

Third Street To Be Closed, Parking Restrictions Implemented For Geneva Arts Fair

Arts Fair

With thousands of visitors expected to attend the Geneva Arts Fair this weekend, the Geneva Police Department announced a section of South Third Street will be closed during the festival.The Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Ju...

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City News
Posted on: July 11, 2018

New Geneva Utility Bills To Debut In July

Finance Division Utility Bill Payment Dropbox

Geneva customers will be receiving a new-look utility bill starting in July that will provide a greater understanding of their account.The switch to a new printing vendor will reduce the City’s utility bill production costs by 43 percent going forward and...

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City News
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Development Map, New Project Webpages Promote Transparency

Development Map Cetron Place

Last year, the City created an interactive Development Map in response to residents seeking more advanced notice about potential projects in their neighborhood. With the map proving popular, the City has taken the initiative to promote even greater transp...

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City News
Posted on: July 9, 2018

City Reminds Residents About Lawn Watering Schedule

Irrigation System - Lawn Watering

Sprinklers will be out in force this week to help keep lawns green with warm weather in the forecast. As Geneva residents plan their summer watering schedules, they should take note of the City’s sprinkler regulations.Water sprinklers are permitted betwee...

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City News
Posted on: July 6, 2018

ComEd Schedules Tree Trimming In July & August

ComEd Tree Trimming

Commonwealth Edison has informed the City about tree trimming operations scheduled to take place in July and August in several locations on Geneva's west side.While the City of Geneva owns and operates its own electric utility, ComEd does run power lines ...

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City News
Posted on: July 2, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Begins Garbage Service In July

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Lakeshore Recycling's garbage contract with the City of Geneva is now in effect as of July 1. Collection days will remain the same, but pickup the week of July 2 will be pushed back one day later than normal due to the Independence Day holiday.Garbage col...

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City News
Posted on: June 27, 2018

Get The Latest Info With City's Summer Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

The City's Summer Newsletter was delivered to subscribers filled with details about the upcoming garbage transition to Lakeshore Recycling and plenty of local Geneva news. The newsletter has complete coverage of the ongoing garbage transition and new serv...

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City News
Posted on: June 26, 2018

Customers Can Start, Stop Utility Services Online

Online Bill Pay

New to Geneva or moving out of town? People can now start or stop utility services from the convenience of the City’s website.The forms for both residential and commercial utility customers can be found online. Both forms are mobile-friendly.Customers who...

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City News
Posted on: June 25, 2018

Mike Clements Appointed New 2nd Ward Alderman

Alderman Mike Clements

The Geneva City Council approved Mayor Kevin Burns’ appointment of Mike Clements to fill the vacant 2nd Ward alderman seat at a special meeting June 25.Alderman Clements is vice-president of research and development for Meyer Capital Management in Barring...

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City News
Posted on: June 29, 2018

Advanced To Remove Carts After Pickup This Week; Sticker Update

Advanced Disposal Garbage

Update

The City of Geneva officially ran out of Advanced Disposal's yellow garbage stickers June 28. Residents still needing to purchase Advanced stickers can do so at Pride of Geneva, 1166 E. State St. as well as the Jewel Foods in St. Charles, Batavia an...

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City News
Posted on: June 21, 2018

UPDATE: Island Park, Fox River Boating Both Open To Public

Fox River

Update

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will permit recreational boating on the Fox River again as of Wednesday, July 4.The Geneva Park District announced Island Park reopened to the public June 29.

Original News Announcement

The Illinois Departm...

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City News
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Geneva Encourages Residents To Participate In Voluntary Electric Load Reduction Program

Peak Power Day Voluntary Electric Load Program

With warm summer weather entering the forecast, 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 offers a voluntary ele...

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City News
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Swedish Days Festival, Parade To Impact Downtown Traffic

Swedish Days Entertainment

The annual Geneva Swedish Days festival brings plenty of fun, food, music and more to people of all ages each summer. To accommodate this signature event, several downtown streets will be closed throughout the festivities Tuesday to Sunday, June 19 to 24....

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City News
Posted on: June 13, 2018

Garbage Service To Transition To Lakeshore Recycling

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Garbage Truck

Geneva residents will save money and see several new service enhancements as the City transitions its refuse program to Lakeshore Recycling Systems as part of a five-year contract effective in July.Residents will still have the option to “pay-as...

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City News
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Shakespeare In The Park To Feature "Taming Of The Shrew"

Shakespeare In The Park - New

Cowboys and cowgirls will roam Geneva’s Island Park Saturday, July 7 when Stone Soup Shakespeare performs “The Taming of the Shrew.” This free performance starts at 6 p.m.The ensemble will engage the crowd with song, dance, Shakespeare and may even invite...

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City News
Posted on: June 11, 2018

Geneva Offers Amnesty Program To Settle Debt

Money Graphic

People who have an outstanding balance on certain bills, fines or fees owed to the City of Geneva can take advantage of a one-time amnesty program during the month of July.Debtors who have a move out-final utility bill, parking tickets, code compliance vi...

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City News
Posted on: June 7, 2018

RiverPark Summer Concert Series Celebrates 10th Anniversary In Geneva

RiverPark Summer Concert Series 2018

The popular RiverPark Summer Concert Series will mark its 10th anniversary with an expanded entertainment lineup featuring four free performances along the Fox River.  The concerts will be held at 6 p.m. Sundays, July 8, July 15, July 22 and July...

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City News
Posted on: June 4, 2018

Geneva Flag Lowered In Memory Of Julie Schreiner

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva Flag at City Hall has been lowered to half-staff June 4 in memory of Julie (Bricher) Schreiner, 52, who passed away April 26.Born in 1965, Mrs. Schreiner was the fourth of eight children of Tom and Karen Bricher. She grew up on the family farm ...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

Geneva Police Hosting Law Enforcement Torch Run

Law Enforcement Torch Run

The community is invited to run, walk or bike for a good cause as the Geneva Police Department hosts the Kane County Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Illinois.Officers from across the Fox Valley will be joining the public for the four-mile e...

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Kane County To Resurface Four Roads In Geneva

Road Work Ahead

The Kane County Division of Transportation is scheduled to start its annual road resurfacing program, which will include four projects in Geneva.Work is scheduled to begin the week of May 21, weather permitting. Construction work hours will be from 7 a.m....

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City News
Posted on: May 16, 2018

Delnor Multi-Sport Madness Race, Memorial Day Parade Street Closures Announced

Courthouse - Kyle Hampson

Geneva residents should plan accordingly for two Memorial Day weekend events that will temporarily close streets on the City’s west side and downtown.The Delnor Multi-Sport Madness race will be held on the hospital campus and surrounding roadways from 6:3...

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Posted on: May 15, 2018

Geneva Hires New Assistant City Administrator

Ben McCready, Assistant City Administrator

Geneva has named Benjamin McCready as its new Assistant City Administrator and Director of Administrative Services after the position was reinstated into the City’s budget last fiscal year.McCready will manage the City’s Administrative...

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City News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

City Hosting Public Meeting About Road Work

Public Works News

With the arrival of spring weather, road construction season must be around the corner. Geneva residents looking to get more details about the City’s upcoming street improvement program are invited to a public meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 23...

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City News
Posted on: May 2, 2018

City Scheduling To Plant Parkway Trees In Mid-May

Tree Planting

The Geneva Public Works Department is planning to start planting 60 new parkway trees in various locations throughout the City the week of May 14, weather permitting.Trees typically are planted in April, but the cold start to spring pushed back the projec...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

Emergency Management Leader Named Parade Marshal

Dale Warfel - EMA

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Dale Warfel has been named 2018 Swedish Days Parade Marshal.  Warfel grew up in St. Charles and graduated from St. Charles East High School in 1982. While still in high school and after g...

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City News
Posted on: April 23, 2018

City Flag Lowered In Memory Of Jeffrey Keller

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag outside City Hall has been lowered to half-staff in memory of Jeffrey Wolf Keller, 20, who passed away April 13.The Geneva resident worked at Antonio's Pizza Factory on Randall Road. He also enjoyed playing baseball and gaming. His obituar...

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City News
Posted on: April 16, 2018

Swedish Days Entertainment Lineup Announced

Swedish Days Entertainment

Geneva Chamber of Commerce’s 69th Annual Swedish Days Festival supported by Northwestern Medicine runs from June 19-24 in downtown Geneva and has an array of talent that offers something for every type of music fan at three different venues. &am...

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City News
Posted on: April 12, 2018

'Art On Fire' Hydrant Design Contest Registration Open

Art On Fire

Geneva residents can bring their artistic creativity into the community this spring by participating in the “Art on Fire” hydrant design program.The City, in collaboration with the Cultural Arts Commission, is seeking artists to adopt ...

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City News
Posted on: April 11, 2018

Comcast Issues Equipment Update To Customers

Cable TV

Comcast is notifying customers with older legacy set top box converters that they will need to exchange them for new models free of charge.Completing the exchange will enable customers to continue to receive all the channels in their subscription as well ...

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City News
Posted on: April 10, 2018

Geneva Earth Day Celebration Brings Plenty Of Family Fun

Earth Day

Geneva families are encouraged to go green as the City’s Natural Resources Committee and the Geneva Park District team up to celebrate Earth Day.The 11th annual Earth Day festivities will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at Peck Farm Park...

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City News
Posted on: April 9, 2018

City Council Adopts 2018-19 Fiscal Year Budget

Budget

The Geneva City Council approved the 2018-19 budget April 2, and here are some highlights of the upcoming fiscal year spending plan that starts Tuesday, May 1.The City’s budget is actually a combination of 37 individual budgets, all having different purpo...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

City Launches New Online Cemetery Maps

Cemetery Map

People seeking information about Geneva’s two cemeteries can now access a public information map on the City’s website.During the past several years, the City has been compiling data from both Oak Hill and West Side cemeteries regarding burials, lot owner...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

Construction Resumes For Burlington, Fresh Thyme Stores

City News

Construction activity resumed the week of April 2 for the future Burlington and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market stores in the Fabyan Crossing shopping center on Randall Road.Burlington - formerly known as Burlington Coat Factory - is scheduled to be open for b...

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City News
Posted on: April 4, 2018

City Flag Lowered In Memory Of Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King

The Geneva flag has been lowered at City Hall April 4 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.Dr. King made numerous contributions to our country as a civil rights leader advocating for equality for all people...

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City News
Posted on: April 2, 2018

Geneva To Flush Fire Hydrants This Spring

Fire Hydrant Flushing

The City of Geneva will be flushing fire hydrants throughout the community for a four-week period starting Monday, April 16 as part of an ongoing maintenance program.Hydrants will be flushed from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The water is safe to dri...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Geneva Continues Proud Tree City USA Tradition

Downtown Trees

Geneva has been going green 18 years and counting. The Arbor Day Foundation has once again named Geneva a "Tree City USA" community for our commitment to effective urban forest management.The City's growing tree canopy earned the distinction by ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Geneva Residents Invited To Come Chat With The Chiefs

Chat With The Chiefs

Have a question that you have always wanted to ask about Geneva’s Police or Fire departments? Residents are invited to pull up a seat for “Coffee and Cookies With Geneva’s Chiefs.”Police Chief Eric Passarelli and Fire Chief Mike Antenore will be hosting t...

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City News
Posted on: March 21, 2018

City's Sales Tax Referendum Wins Approval

Sales Tax Referendum Graphic

Geneva residents have supported the City’s non-home rule sales tax referendum March 20, according to unofficial vote totals from the Kane County Clerk’s Office.Voters were asked if the non-home rule sales tax rate in Geneva should be 1...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Water Treatment Plant

Controlled Burn

The City is planning to conduct a controlled burn Thursday, March 22 near the Water Treatment Plant on Keslinger Road.West side residents may see smoke billowing into the air, but people can be rest assured no emergency is taking place. The Geneva Fire De...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Pace Customers Will No Longer Be Able To Flag Down Buses

Pace Bus

Pace announced customers will no longer be able to flag down buses as the agency converts all of its routes to a posted-stops operation in the future.Pace notified the City of the change, which was made as part of a network evaluation to improve customer ...

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City News
Posted on: March 15, 2018

Don't Be Left Holding The Bag With Garbage Stickers

Advanced Disposal Garbage

Geneva residents purchasing garbage stickers should be mindful that the City's refuse contract with Advanced Disposal will be expiring Saturday, June 30.The City will be going out to bid for a new contract this spring. For residents who buy their garbage ...

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City News
Posted on: March 13, 2018

City Flag Lowered For Longtime Zoning Board Of Appeals Member, Volunteer

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag outside City Hall was lowered to half-staff March 12 in memory of longtime community volunteer George Krippner, who passed away March 5 at the age of 80.Mr. Krippner served on the City's Zoning Board of Appeals, an advisory commission, fro...

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Posted on: March 8, 2018

Collection Zone Changes Coming To Brush Program

Brush Collection

The City of Geneva is notifying residents regarding new collection zones established this year for the monthly brush pickup program, which is scheduled to begin in April.The map was redrawn to distribute the workload more evenly for the City’s brush colle...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

The Readers Have Spoken: Geneva Is The 'Best Of The West'

Shopping In Geneva

Readers of "West Suburban Living" Magazine once again ranked Geneva as the premier community for dining, shopping and festivals as part of its 2018 "Best of the West" contest.Geneva was named the top city readers would most like to liv...

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City News
Posted on: February 27, 2018

Geneva Film Festival Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Film Festival

The Geneva Film Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary with cinema enthusiasts when the curtain rises Friday & Saturday, March 9 to 10.The program includes narrative shorts and features, documentary shorts and features, animated shorts, mus...

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City News
Posted on: February 26, 2018

City Wins Trifecta Of Financial Reporting Accolades

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Geneva’s financial reporting and transparency efforts have culminated with the City’s third national award in 2018.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada recognized the City’s accomplishments during the past two months...

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Posted on: February 26, 2018

City Contractor To Conduct Parkway Tree Inventory

Tree Inventory

A City contractor will be performing a parkway tree inventory throughout Geneva during the next several months.Beginning in late February, residents may see Graf Tree Care, Inc. crews walking through the parkways counting and evaluating the health of the ...

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City News
Posted on: February 22, 2018

City Seeking Applications For Advisory Board Vacancy

Flower State Street

Want to make a difference in your community but not sure where to start? The City of Geneva is looking for a dedicated volunteer to fill a vacancy on its Strategic Plan Advisory Committee.The committee is charged with prioritizing community goals outlined...

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Posted on: February 20, 2018

Registration Now Open For Geneva's Citywide Garage Sale

Garage Sale

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a citywide garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 27 and 28.People can clean out their Attics, Basements and Closets for the Geneva Citywide ABC Garage Sale.Participants will have their ...

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City News
Posted on: February 14, 2018

Geneva Wins Snowfighting Award For Fifth Straight Year

Snow Plowing Downtown

Geneva was one of 85 communities in the United States and Canada to be named a 2017 Safe and Sustainable Snowfighting Award winner from the Salt Institute.The City has received national recognition for the fifth consecutive year for excellence in environm...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Geneva Flag Lowered For Former Longtime Public Works Employee

City Hall Flag Lowered

The Geneva flag at City Hall has been lowered in memory of the City's former Downtown Business District Crew Leader Tim Carey, who passed away at age 63 on Feb. 11.Mayor Kevin Burns said much of downtown Geneva's beauty can be attributed to Mr. Carey's wo...

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City News
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Plowing Reminders

Snow Car

With significant snow expected to enter the forecast, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently through the community.The Public Works Department’s prima...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

Fundraiser Furthers Mission To Reforest Downtown Parkways

Wine Cheese And Trees

People interested in bolstering Geneva’s downtown urban tree canopy are invited out for a night of fine wine, delicious treats and live auction to raise money toward the cause.The seventh annual Wine, Cheese & Trees fundraiser will take plac...

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Posted on: January 12, 2018

Geneva Film Festival To Host Sneak Preview Events

Film Festival

With the Geneva Film Festival ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary in March, cinema enthusiasts can get a sneak preview of what is to come at two special events.The first preview event will be held from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26 at Water Street Studi...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

City Wins Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

For the eighth consecutive year, the City’s budget practices have once again earned national acclaim after Geneva received the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada honor reflec...

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Posted on: December 27, 2017

City Announces Christmas Tree Collection Schedule

Chrstmas Tree Disposal

Geneva residents will have two opportunities to dispose of their live Christmas trees for free during January.Trees will be picked up on residents’ garbage collection day the weeks of Jan. 1 and Jan. 8 by Advanced Disposal, the City’s waste hauler. People...

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Posted on: December 13, 2017

Mi-Tech Services Will Be Testing Geneva Utility Poles

Public Works News

Geneva residents will be seeing Mi-Tech Services crews testing utility poles throughout the City during the next three weeks.Mi-Tech vans and pickup trucks will have a City of Geneva contractor logo on the door. Crew members will be wearing hard hats and ...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

Geneva To Install New Welcome Signage In December

Welcome Signs Rendering

Residents and visitors driving into Geneva will be greeted with new welcome signage at some of the City’s major gateway points by year’s end.Two primary arterial signs are scheduled to be installed on State Street (Route 38)/Bricher Road and Fabyan Parkwa...

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Posted on: December 6, 2017

City of Geneva Issues Winter Parking, Snow Plow Operations Reminders

Snow Plowing Downtown

With snow expected to enter the forecast, the City of Geneva would like to remind residents about parking regulations to ensure plowing operations run smoothly and efficiently throughout the community.When road conditions become hazardous, streets that ar...

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Posted on: December 1, 2017

Controlled Burn Scheduled For Dec. 6 At Prairie Green Preserve

Controlled Burn

A controlled burn has been scheduled for Wednesday, Dec. 6 at Prairie Green Preserve located near Keslinger and Peck roads on Geneva's west side.The City's contractor plans to start around 7 a.m. and will continue until finished or weather conditions warr...

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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Support Local Retailers By Shopping Small Nov. 25

Small Business Saturday 2017

Shopping Small Business Saturday in Geneva Nov. 25 goes a long way for customer discounts and supporting our local retail community this holiday season.To encourage people to patronize Geneva’s wide selection of independent stores and restaurants, the Cit...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Alderman Kilburg Wins Geneva Chamber Wood Award

Alderman Dean Kilburg Wood Award Winner

The Geneva Chamber of Commerce named Third Ward Alderman Dean Kilburg as its 2017 Wood Award recipient during the agency's annual dinner and awards night Nov. 9 at Eagle Brook County Club.The Wood Community Service award is presented each year by the Cham...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Tickets On Sale For Annual Geneva Steeple Walk

Steeple Walk

Geneva’s weekend of holiday magic is capped off with the Steeple Walk, greeting patrons with a variety of seasonal music concerts at four local churches.Presented by the Geneva Cultural Arts Commission, the ninth annual event will take place from 2 to 4:3...

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