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We need your input!

The City of Genoa is beginning the process of updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan and welcomes community input to help plan for the future of Genoa!
The Comprehensive Plan Task Force comprised of residents, business owners, and other community leaders will begin meeting in January but in the meantime, we are asking the community to visit the project website here and share thoughts and ideas on an interactive Comment Map of the community. Some topics you may want to add comments on include:
⚙️What are Genoa’s key assets to preserve?
⚙️What physical constraints limit Genoa’s ability to grow and develop?
⚙️Are there certain properties or sites that should be rehabbed or redeveloped?
⚙️What new businesses would you like to see? Where should they go?
⚙️What new housing types would you like to see? Where should they go?
⚙️Are there certain streets or intersections that raise concerns? (e.g., speeding, pedestrian safety, road conditions, etc.)
⚙️Where should new bike paths or trails go?

Homewood Court Hydrant Flushing

Public Works will be flushing the fire hydrant on Homewood Court. This may cause disturbances in the system resulting in yellow water on Homewood Court. If you experience discolored water shortly after the hydrant flushing, please run cold water until the water is clear.

Special Brush Pickup – October 10, 2022

In addition to the brush pickup provided by Flood Brothers, the City will be conducting a special brush pickup on Monday, October 10th.

For City brush pickup, please keep in mind the following:

-Residents’ brush must be stacked along the curb or road’s edge to be picked up by the City crews.

-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.

Harvest Festival – This Weekend in Downtown Genoa

Friday, September 30th


Stop by the G-K PTO’s Family Fun Fair at G-K Middle School and then come out to Carroll Memorial Park at 7:30 PM for a showing of Sing 2!
Hot dogs and chips from the Boy Scouts and drinks and treats will be available for purchase from OpenDoor Coffee along with free popcorn provided by Gospel Life Bible Church.
Make sure to bring a blanket or two and a comfy chair!
Saturday, October 1st
On Saturday in downtown Genoa, don’t miss the Second Annual Harvest Festival from 9 AM to 3 PM. Many community organizations and businesses will be participating with various activities, markets, and music between South Genoa Street and Warehouse on Park!
The bungee jump and rock climbing attractions start at 10 AM – tickets will be available for purchase on Emmett Street.
After Harvest Fest, make sure to stop by The Warehouse on Park‘s concert and the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce’s Fall Crawl!
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