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Aldermen at a special City Council meeting Monday unanimously approved a resolution that would allow the city to purchase the former Geneva library building for $450,000.
After extensive discussion Tuesday, aldermen approved a compensation and classification study costing $35,500, with Tri-Com Central Dispatch contributing $5,700.
Geneva residents should expect to see increases in their water, sewer and electric utilities in the coming fiscal year, as aldermen on Monday heard presentations on the need for more revenue to keep up with costs, maintenance, existing debt and more.
Mayor Kevin Burns said 2023 in Geneva will see more economic development as one of the five principles of its strategic plan that also include strong governance, environmental stewardship, excellent city services and quality of life.
Aldermen recommended approval Monday for a compensation and classification study costing $35,500, with Tri-Com Central Dispatch contributing $5,700.
The Geneva 708 Mental Health Board announced the award of $177,000 in grants to 13 nonprofits that serve Geneva residents in the areas of mental health, addiction and for those with developmental delays.
Geneva aldermen Monday recommended approval of an engineering contract for $98,750 to replace approximately 900 lead and galvanized water pipes in the oldest part of the city.
Geneva aldermen approved an intergovernmental agreement with the state for acquiring right-of-way parcels required for the $22 million East State Street reconstruction project.
Aldermen approved a resolution for a redevelopment proposal that could involve up to $1.4 million in tax increment financing for a commercial and residential development on the city’s east side.
Geneva Mayor Kevin Burns issued a proclamation recognizing Nov. 26 as Small Business Saturday while downtown merchants are joining a Shop Local Challenge from Black Friday through Christmas.
Geneva aldermen approved a special event application for the Christmas Walk on Dec. 2 and the Holiday House Tour on Dec. 2 and 3, hosted by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce.
Geneva aldermen on Monday approved a liquor license for a new Mexican restaurant with a cocktail lounge in Geneva Commons – which will be the 12th eatery in the group which includes Salsa Verde in St. Charles and Batavia.
Affordable housing, youth and community policing are the biggest themes that emerged in the city, according to a report from Geneva’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force to the City Council this week.
Aldermen approved a new liquor license Monday for Geneva Lager Works, 421 Stevens St., for the retail sale of beer in connection with an onsite brewery.
Geneva fourth grader Sawyer Rinn took first place in a world robot competition and will go to Germany next month to represent the U.S. in a global competition.