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Genoa celebrates 29 years as a Tree City USA

Friday, May 19, 2023, the City of Genoa planted a young State Street Maple in its newest woodland setting. Located along a crushed limestone path between the Kishwaukee riparian corridor and the ponds of Riverbend subdivision. Residents and Public Works employees were in attendance for the festivities and a proclamation was read by Mayor Brust, highlighting the benefits of trees including clean air, renewable resources, habitat for wildlife, and economic vitality through beautification. 

Genoa celebrates 29 years as a Tree City USA and enters its 17th year receiving the Growth Award. In addition, Genoa is celebrating planting nearly 200 trees as a recipient of a reforestation grant funded by the Morton Arboretum, IDNR and USDA. 

Genoa’s naturalized area is a great way to experience trees in a variety of settings along its forested, woodland, grove, and prairie trails.

Whenever possible support efforts to care for trees through local forestry programs. Trees gladden hearts and promote well-being of present and future generations.


Pictured (left to right):

Alderman Gary Roca with children Leenah, Lilliana, and Lucy;

Mayor Brust with children Ezra, Xyla, and Nova;

Luke Pierce, Mike Doris, Joe Flury, Dan Sorters and Katie Lang, of Genoa Public Works.

Residents Charlie and Cody Lang

Public Works Director, Janice Melton, was also in attendance.

City of Genoa Community Garage Sale

The City of Genoa’s Community Garage Sale will take place on July 6th through 8th! To sign up, please contact City Hall or submit a contact form here with your name, address, phone number, and days your sale will be open (Thursday, Friday and/or Saturday). 

A list of sales will be posted on Facebook and our website early July. 

The City of Genoa is hiring Summer Help!

The City of Genoa is seeking applicants for Summer Help (more information here) in the 2023 season and beyond.  Applicants must be 18 and have a valid driver’s license.  The pay is $14.00 per hour. Applications are available here and at City Hall and can be returned to City Hall at 333 East First Street Genoa, IL 601335. Please contact Janice Melton at (815) 784- 7131 with any questions. 

Downtown Revitalization Project

The City of Genoa is thrilled to share drawings for a proposed Downtown Revitalization project and we hope our residents are equally excited!
This project would include replacing the downtown streetlighting with classic lamp post lighting, concealing overhead cabling beneath the edge of the sidewalk, adding stamped concrete brick crosswalks, upgrading benches, trashcans, planters and street signs, and commissioning wall murals and public art installments. For a larger version of the flyers, click here

We want your feedback!

We need your help! The City of Genoa is working towards updating its Comprehensive Plan. Part of this process is surveying residents and workers on their needs from the community. If you are a resident of Genoa or work in Genoa, we are kindly asking that you fill out the 10 minute survey linked here. Please complete one survey per household.
If you wish, your name can be entered into a drawing for one of several $50 gift cards to be given away. Your responses will still be confidential.
Thank you for helping with this important project!

Special Brush Pickup – 2/27 and 2/28

Following the ice storm, Public Works will be doing a special brush pickup on Monday, February 27th and Tuesday, February 28th.
-Brush pickup per household is limited to a 3′ W x 5′ H area.
-Residents stacking brush in the alley need to contact City Hall no later than 8:30 a.m. Monday for pickup.
-Please make sure that brush is stacked neatly in one direction (not tied) with the cut ends towards the street.
-The chipper is limited to 4-inch diameter limbs and will not chip Y sections of tree limbs exceeding the 4-inch limit.
-Please do not place brush in the street.
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