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

Hydrant Flushing 8/26/2020

Tomorrow (August 26, 2020), Public Works will be hydrant flushing at the corner of Middleton Street and Stearn Drive in the Riverbend Subdivision.  Flushing will begin around 9:00 and should be completed by 12:00.  The new 55+ homes on Stearn Drive should be the only homes affected, with lower water pressure or discolored water for a short amount of time.

 

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

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.
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