Phone: (815) 784-2327|Email: info@genoa-il.com

Municipal Buildings Temporarily Closed

For the safety of City employees and our residents and based on recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials, the Municipal Center lobbies will remain closed. As of right now, the City Hall and Police Department lobbies are scheduled to reopen on May 1, 2020. The City will remain operational but services that are normally handled in-person will be handled via telephone, email, or mail.

Small Business During COVID-19 Resources

Please join members of the DeKalb small business community (via zoom) to learn more about the recent grants and loans available to business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Jock Sommese, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) expert, will share information and answer questions. Registration is required.

Click here for the flyer. 

Java with Jeff Rescheduled

Java with Jeff Rescheduled

State Representative Jeff Keicher will be rescheduling Java with Jeff (originally scheduled for April 17). When a new date is determined, we will update residents via our website and social media.

Municipal Building Lobbies Closed until April 8th

For the safety of City employees and our residents and based on recommendations from local, state, and federal health officials, the Municipal Center lobbies will remain closed. As of right now, the City Hall and Police Department lobbies are scheduled to reopen on April 8, 2020. The City will remain operational but services that are normally handled in-person will be handled via telephone, email, or mail. 

DeKalb County UNITES Survey for Small Business Owners

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a feedback effort to gather information on how ALL DeKalb County small businesses are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The intent of this survey is to gather feedback from small businesses throughout the county during this difficult time by sharing challenges, ideas for help, and ways to support others. If you are a small business owner, please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help direct the efforts of this new group- DeKalb County UNITES.

Click here to take the survey. 

Please Don’t Flush Wipes

As our community works to sanitize our homes and businesses due to Covid-19, the Public Works Department wants to remind residents that disinfecting wipes and paper towels need to be disposed of along with household garbage and are not to be flushed down the toilet.

Wipes, paper towels, and similar products do not break down like toilet paper and are not designed for the public sanitary sewer system. They can cause clogging, backups, and overflows. Even wipes labeled flushable will interfere with sewage collection and treatment.

Unfortunately, the City’s sewer system is already being negatively effected by wipes and similar products that are being flushed. Please be wise and throw away not flush away.

Change in Waste Management’s Services

Waste Management has notified the City that due to COVID-19, pick-up of bulky items, such as large items outside the cart, is suspended until further notice.

Currently (as of 3/20/20), other pick-up services will remain the same. If there are any other changes in service, the City will notify residents via social media and the City website.

2020 Census

Have you received your 2020 Census invitation to respond via the USPS? Making sure that you are counted in the 2020 Census is critical for funding and it only takes a few minutes to respond online, by phone, or by mail!

• The Census is important for funding: The Census count affects state and federal funding for our community over the next decade. $675 billion in annual federal funding is tied to the census. Every person who is not counted may result in a loss of over $2,000 in funding per year.

• It’s easy: the Census form includes nine questions about each person’s age, gender, race, and relationship to the householder. It should take less than 10 minutes to fill out for most households.

 

Bar/Restaurant Closures

As we all know, the Governor has mandated the closure of bars and restaurants for dine-in customers. We are aware of the tremendous strain this puts on our local business and their families.

We at the City of Genoa value all of our local businesses and the investment you have made in our community. Going forward, please feel free to send us your updated business hours, curbside pick-up instructions, etc via Facebook messenger. To assist you in your announcement of service changes, we will post your information on the City website and Facebook page.

We are all in this together.

Mark Vicary
Mayor

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