The City of Genoa’s purpose is “..the peace, order and good governance” of the municipal district as defined in the Local Government Act of 1989. The City of Genoa operates under the Mayor/Aldermanic form of government with an elected Mayor and eight Alderman. The City provides a wide range of services including police protection, water supply, sanitary sewer collection and treatment, stormwater collection, public works operations, road maintenance, building and inspection services, development planning, and general administrative services. In addition to the City Council, the City also has a Plan Commission, Economic Development Commission, Police and Fire Commission, Liquor Commission, Tree Board, and Police Pension Board which are comprised of 25 dedicated City of Genoa residents.
The City of Genoa employs approximately 17 full-time employees and 42 part-time employees with a 2021-2022 Fiscal Year total General Fund budget of $3,430,430. The City has five departments: Finance Department, Police Department, Building Department, Economic Development and Public Works Department, as shown in the Organizational Chart. Staff operates out of two locations: the Municipal Building (333 East First Street) and the Public Works Building (100 Madison Street). See the information below to submit a FOIA request.
Fiscal Year Budget
The City of Genoa operates on a May 1- April 30 Fiscal Year Budget. Each year, the City Council is presented with a budget for Administration to operate off of that identifies community needs, special projects, and capital improvements. Below are Fiscal Year budgets of recent years.
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
After the completion of a Fiscal Year, the City of Genoa has an audit performed by an independent firm that specializes in public finance. The firm analyzes the accuracy and completeness of the City’s accounting and finances.
GFOA has stated that “the Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management”. The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 17,500 government finance professionals with offices in Chicago, IL, and Washington, D.C. Genoa’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report has been judged by an impartial panel to meet the high standards of the program including demonstrating a constructive “spirit of full disclosure” to clearly communicate its financial story and motivate potential users and user groups to read the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
This was the fifteenth straight year that Genoa has received this award. This is not only a very significant recognition, but it is even more so by Genoa being one of the smallest Cities or Villages in Illinois to be so recognized. To accomplish this Award takes a considerable effort, and it is very beneficial for future financing efforts in terms of more attractive interest rates and savings by the confidence in financial accuracy and reporting the Award conveys.
Below are Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports of recent Fiscal Years.
The Treasurer’s report itemizes large expenditures and incomes for employees. The City of Genoa’s Treasurer prepares and presents the report to the City Council after the completion of each Fiscal Year.
In accordance with Section 7.3 of the Open Meetings Act concerning public employee benefits, the total compensation package of all municipal employees that exceeds $75,000 is provided in the attached PDF.
In accordance with Public Act 101-0504, the City of Genoa is providing a link to the IMRF “Employer Cost & Participant” webpage here.
Request for Proposal
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FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT (FOIA)
To make an information request you will need to fill out a FOIA Request Form. This form should be submitted to the FOIA Officer as noted below. Once submitted, the form will be reviewed by the FOIA Officer and the requester will be responded to in accordance with the requirements of state law. The City of Genoa may request additional time if more than 5 days is required to complete the request.
The first 50 pages of print copies are free. Additional charges and fees apply for 50+ pages as well as electronic copies. Fees are subject to Sections 6 of the FOIA.
The FOIA Officer is Jan Tures for non-police-related requests. Requests should be sent to her via email, fax or mail.
- Email: email@example.com
- Fax: 815-784-2988
- Mail: City Hall, 333 East First Street, Genoa, IL 60135
If you are submitting a FOIA request for information for the Police Department, please visit their website here.