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Excessive Heat Warning

Summer is here! 


Please be advised that an excessive heat warning has been issued until 8 PM on Saturday, June 30th. View this link for more information about the excessive heat warning and how to stay safe during excessive heat. 


As always, the Police Department is open as a cooling station. 

2018 Most Beautiful Tree Contest

The City of Genoa’s Tree Board is excited to announce that the Board will be having a Most Beautiful Tree Contest. Contestants can submit to City Hall, c/o Janice Melton, a picture of or paragraph about what they think is the most beautiful tree in town. Please be sure to include the Contestant’s name and address of the tree. Janice Melton, the City’s Arborist, will then photograph and evaluate the tree. Trees will be judged on beauty, character for the species, and health.  Winners will be announced at the Pioneer Day event in August.  The winner of the Most Beautiful Tree Contest will be photographed with the winning tree and submitted to the paper.

Going Places? Contact us!

J6 Polymers, “a space age company”, in Genoa was recently featured in Your Resource magazine! J6 produces the liquid components of high-tech polyurethane

systems that will find their way into airplanes, missiles, rockets, naval vessels, and other structures that must be light and strong. Read the full article here


Have a business that you’d like to locate in Genoa? Visit our Economic Development page to hear about our business benefits and incentives, or call us at (815) 784- 2327.

Winter Storm Warning February 8-9, 2018

The U.S. Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning in effect from 6 PM this evening (2/8/2018) until 6 PM tomorrow evening (2/9/2018). Heavy snow is likely with accumulations estimated to amount to 6 to 10 inches.
Below is the City of Genoa Public Works Department’s snow route map.

City-wide Sewer Flushing


The City will be conducting City-wide sewer flushing over the next few days. Sewer flushing consists of running a jet rodder in the main sewer pipe to remove any remaining debris. If you experience and sewer smell and/or gurgling toilets, please contact City Hall at (815) 784- 2327.

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