Written by Jack McCarthy
Wednesday, 13 February 2013 00:00
The City of Geneva has established a new information telephone number for citizens to get up-to-date information during critical incidents as well as everyday helpful information about city services and programs.
This easy-to-use telephone number—(630) 232-INFO or (630) 232-4636)—is designed to provide another opportunity for enhanced communications.
Since 2006, the city has been adding numerous features to improve its interactions with the community such as the weekly "GenevaMail" email bulletin sent to subscribers that provides them with current information about upcoming meetings, events, and happenings.
The city website also has a service request page link on its home page where requests for services or information may be made directly to the various city departments and those requests may be tracked by the subscriber as well so that citizens can obtain the latest information about the status of their requests.
In an effort to be "greener", the city changed its resident newsletter to a digital format in 2008. Then, in 2009, introduced public access on Comcast Channel 10, which broadcasts City Council and Committee of the Whole meetings. Since then, the city's communication tools have expanded to include Twitter and Facebook.
Now, citizens have another means of communication to get city information by calling (630) 232-INFO for general information about city services such as building permits, leaf and brush pickup, prescription drug disposal program, CPR classes, open burning regulations, just to name a few.
The city will update the general message on the INFO line during critical incidents such as power outages and storms for those who may not choose, or have access, to text messaging (the city sends texts messages through Twitter) or via the internet.
The telephone INFO line will include frequently asked question information regarding programs, services and projects.
Callers just enter an extension number to get to the information they need about general services and programs. Critical incident information will replace the general greeting when needed.
A brochure listing all INFO line extensions was included in every utility bill in January and can also be found at most city facilities as well as a link on the city's website:
City garage sale—The Geneva Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a city-wide garage sale in Geneva the weekend of April 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days.
Participants will have their address and key items listed on a map to be distributed to key locations in town, posted on our website and available on the Garage Sale Rover mobile app.
Participants will also receive a garage sale sign to post near their home.
Geneva Chamber will do all the advertising, marketing, printing and distributing of material; including receiving special permission from the City of Geneva to post garage sale signs at key locations in Geneva.
Sellers keep all the profits.
In order to participate in the Citywide Garage Sale and have your Geneva location listed on the map register online at www.primegaragesales.com/geneva.html .
Interested sellers may also print out a registration form at www.genevachamber.com or pick one up at its office.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 February 2013 15:06