The Village of Genoa and its merchants are hosting a free ice cream social for residents from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday Sept. 22 on the Genoa Town Hall lawn.
The event includes a musical performance by the Genoa American Legion Band. “Bring your lawn chairs and blankets” and settle in for a serenade celebrating the end of summer, said Village Administrator Kevin Gladden.
The village is paying for the ice cream provided by the nearby Genoa Big Dipper. The Genoa Chamber of Commerce and the Merchants Association are combining efforts to cover any legion band expenses.
“It’s going to be a nice little get together,” Gladden said.
The ice cream social winds up the weekend kicked off with the Genoa Street Fair, running 9 to 4 p.m. Saturday Sept. 21 along Main Street. A car show tops off Saturday’s festivities.
Genoa’s main drag will close to motor traffic early Saturday when vendors roll in to set up their wares.
Storm sewer work begins
The sixth and final phase of the Northwest Storm Sewer Replacement project is underway. Staking began Tuesday and crews will head in full force next week along the stretch of Buckeye Street.
“They got in there a couple weeks earlier than expected,” Gladden said.
One lane of traffic will be maintained for the duration of most of the project that includes installation of a 12-inch pipe to better handle water flow during heavy downpours.
“There will be a little interruption when they get near 17th Street, but that should be about it,” the administrator said.
Work is expected to take about three weeks, weather permitting.
Residents living along the affected route were notified about the upcoming construction, he added.
Post office access
Access to the post office will be limited at some point when the second phase of the Washington Street construction project begins soon.
The project, which runs from north of Sixth Street to Eighth Street, is slated to start within two to three weeks.
At some point, construction crews will be working directly in front of the post office where the main parking lot entrance is located.
“People won’t be able to drive in there for a while. They will have to walk,” Gladden explained.
The two construction projects will cost an estimated $400,000 combined, paid for with a combination of local money, grants and state loans.