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Branch Clean-Up After Storm

Public Works crews have begun to clean up fallen tree branches from the storm this past weekend. Due to the number of fallen branches, this may take a few days so please be patient.

If you have a parkway tree with broken branches or a parkway tree branch that has fallen on your property that needs to be looked at, please send us a message using the link here


June 16th South Sycamore Street Partial Road Closure

Tomorrow, June 16, 2020, the new water main will be connected on Hill Street. For this reason, a portion of South Sycamore Street will be closed.
From the intersection of South Sycamore Street and Homewood Drive and the intersection of South Sycamore Street and Main Street, Sycamore Street will be open to local traffic only.
Traffic will be detoured around Sycamore Street through Homewood Drive to Stott Street to Main Street.

2020 Community Garage Sales

The 2020 Community Garage Sales will take place from July 9th through July 11th this year. To view the flyer, click here


Per the State of Illinois Phase 3 guidelines: “All persons operating a garage sale and all attendees should wear appropriate face coverings. No more than ten (10) individuals, including those operating the garage sale, should be present at any one time. All persons should maintain the recommended six (6) feet of separation. Garage Sale operators should sanitize all frequently touched surfaces as well as products that they wish to sell. Attendees of garage sales should wash or disinfect their hands after each garage sale they attend.”

How You Can Help Reduce Mosquito Breeding

The Public Works Department is asking that residents ensure that they do not have any open containers, toys, tires, etc. in their yards holding water to help reduce mosquito breeding. Here are some helpful tips for reducing mosquito breeding on your property:

1. Keep gutters clean and unclogged. Be sure your downspouts drain properly, without leaving puddles
in the drainage area.

2. Keep swimming pools cleaned and chlorinated, even when not in use.

3. Ornamental ponds should be aerated to keep water moving and discourage mosquitoes from laying eggs.

4. Dump anything that holds water twice per week if it has rained. Birdbaths, non-chlorinated wading pools, footbaths, garbage can lids, and pottery will all attract breeding mosquitoes. Remember to empty the saucers under your flower pots, and don’t leave water in pet bowls for more than two days.

5. Keep your property clean of items that can hold water, including discarded aluminum cans and tires.

Sycamore Street Road Closure

Sycamore Street, between Railroad Avenue and Route 72, will be closed tomorrow (May 28, 2020) beginning at 7:00 AM. This closure is due to a water main project. Once work is complete tomorrow afternoon, the road will be reopened.

5/23/2020 Storm

We are receiving reports of multiple flooded roadways. The Public Works Department is out to help clear storm drains and address flooding.

Please do not attempt to drive through flooded roadways.

If you have a damaged parkway tree, please submit your address here. 

Please Complete the DeKalb County UNITES Survey

Please complete the DeKalb County UNITES Survey, here

The information provided by the survey will provide our small businesses and organizations in Genoa with valuable information about how customers/visitors/clients are feeling and how to encourage business/visits to make customers/visitors/clients feel comfortable. 

Summer Help Applicants Needed

The Public Works Department is seeking applicants for the position of Summer Help. This is an ideal position for high school seniors and college students to gain work experience. Job duties include mowing and construction type activities. Must be 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and be able to work in a team environment. This position involves physical labor and working outside throughout the summer months.

Applications can be submitted at City Hall in the dropbox in the west parking lot at 333 East First Street. 

Click here for the job posting. 

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