The Press Newspaper
Renovations totaling nearly $25,000 are expected to take place soon at the Genoa Senior Center.
Upgrades at the facility, located at 514 Main St. near Genoa Town Hall, include a new entryway, electronic doors, replacing the ADA ramp at the rear of the building, reinstalling a curb ramp in the front and miscellaneous carpentry necessary to make the repairs, according to Todd Bickley, director of the Ottawa Regional Planning Commission.
Costs are being shared by two sources. A $21,430 Community Development Grant, administered through the planning commission, covers the bulk of the project. The village will kick in another $3,875.
Poggemeyer Design Group project engineer Rich Hertzfeld recently updated Genoa Village Council on the design process.
He said he expects the plan to be ready to be put up for bid soon, said Genoa Village Administrator Kevin Gladden.
Bickley said he recently finished the environmental assessment required for the CDBG grant.
“We are now waiting for the release of funds from the government,” he said.
Bickley said project engineers told him they hope the specifications will be ready to be put out for contractors’ bids in about a month.
The Genoa Senior Center is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, serving lunches at 11:30 a.m. The center is a place where older Ottawa County residents can socialize, play games as well as receive health checks. Blood pressure and blood sugar checks are two services available on a monthly basis, according to the center’s Website.