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Geneva- Water Street Press Release


For Immediate Release Contact: Mr. William D. Baker, Jr., P.E

January 11, 2019 440-530-2273




The City of Geneva has secured funding for a future bridge and pavement replacement project on both Water Street and North Cedar Street. The proposed project is in the design stages of development and public input is requested at this time.

This project involves the replacement of the bridge carrying Water Street over Cowles Creek and resurfacing the remaining portion of Water Street. The second improvement is the complete pavement reconstruction of North Cedar Street from Water Street to North Avenue. The purpose of this project is to replace the structurally deficient bridge that was placed on ODOT’s targeted bridge list, correct roadway deficiencies, and improve roadway drainage. A result will be safer and better access to local homes and businesses.

The proposed improvements will result in the acquisition of temporary and permanent right-of-way from 3 property owners. Temporary right-of-way will be necessary for access to the bridge and creek below on Water Street. Permanent right-of-way acquisition is necessary due to current bridge standards requiring the design of the wingwalls to extend past the existing right-of-way boundaries.

Construction of this estimated $1.2 million project is expected to begin in the summer of 2019 and end in the winter of the same year.

The project development team is working on plans to minimize traffic delays and detours by phasing construction activities. The sequence of construction includes two phases with maintenance of traffic for each phase.

Phase I: Bridge Replacement and Resurfacing of Water Street – All work on Water Street will be completed in this phase and traffic will be detoured using North Avenue and North Cedar Street. However, access to homes and businesses will be maintained at all times. The length of closure is estimated to be 6 months.

Phase II: North Cedar Street Reconstruction – All work on North Cedar Street will be completed in this phase and traffic will be detoured using North Avenue and Water Street. As with Phase I, access will be maintained to local businesses. The length of this closure is estimated to be 1 month.

The City of Geneva is seeking public comments on the project. Any questions or comments regarding this undertaking should submitted be to William D. Baker, Jr., P.E. via telephone at 440-520-2273, via mail at CT Consultants, Inc., 8150 Sterling Court, Mentor, Ohio 44060, or via email at Comments must be received by January 26, 2019.

Official Copy of Release can be downloaded —> HERE

Geneva Winterfest 2019 is HERE!

Geneva Winterfest is a festival of indoor and outdoor winter activities designed for family-friendly fun! 

Join us on Feb. 2 in Downtown Geneva!

Start the day off with a FREE pancake breakfast at the Geneva United Methodist Church. The parade steps off at noon, with FREE carriage rides, Chili Cook Off samples, and hot chocolate in the Depot Street lot. Meet Disney princesses Anna and Elsa (with free mini manicures!) and play in the Big LEGO Build-Off at the Geneva Recreation Center. Sip local wine and beer at the Kent State Ice Bar at Luisa’s Mexican Grill. Perform in the Kids Talent Show or adult Gong Show, see Jungle Terry, and decorate a cookie at the Geneva Community Center. Watch artists from Kent State carve blocks of ice into amazing sculptures at Rotary Pavilion, and warm up at the Geneva United Methodist Church and watch the movie FROZEN.

Compete in one of the contests being held and show off your talent!

Snowman Contest Entry Form

Winterfest Pageant Application

2019 Chili Cook-off Entry Form

Ashtabula County Hazard Mitigation Plan – Survey

Ashtabula County is in the process of updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan and would greatly appreciate your input! Please take a few minutes to answer some simple questions about natural, technological, and intentionally human-caused hazards in the county and tell us about how you would support initiatives to reduce negative effects of impacts from those hazards.


civil service test


The City of Geneva will hold a Police Civil Service Exam on February 24, 2019. Applications and requirement packets are available at the City Manager’s Office, 44 N. Forest Street, Geneva, Ohio, and Monday – Friday from 8 AM – 5 PM. Applicants must possess an OPOTA Certificate at time of appointment and Tri-C Physical Agility Certificate must be presented by oral interview in 2019.  Written test will be given on February 24, 2019 at 10:00 am in the Geneva City Council Chambers.


Applications must be returned, along with a $25.00 filing fee, on or before 4:00 p.m. on February 15, 2019.



Citizens of Geneva THANK YOU!!

The Geneva Police Department would like to thank the community for their support of our No-Shave November efforts to raise funds for the Geneva Area Safety Forces Share-A-Christmas. Because of your generosity we were able donate over $1,000 to Share-A-Christmas.

We are overwhelmed at the outpouring of support shown to us and extend a heartfelt thank you to all who donated.


Thank you citizens of Geneva. You have made us proud!


legal notice


Legal Notice – First Notice

The City of Geneva is accepting sealed bids for the purchase of .0413 acres of real property, identified as 78 East Main Street, permanent parcel number 20-007-00-008-00. The parcel is located in Downtown Geneva at the corner of East Main Street and North Forest Street. The parcel is zoned  Central Business District. The minimum acceptable bid shall be $15,000.00. Successful bidder will be required to provide a plan for the building which shall include time lines of completion. Payment in full or proof of loan commitment from reputable lending institution required.  Each Bid must contain the full name and address of each person or company submitting the bid, and any terms, conditions or contingencies for the purchase.  Sealed bids will be opened on November 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM in the Geneva City Council Chambers. Bids shall be enclosed in a sealed envelope addressed to the City of Geneva, City Manager, 44 North Forest Street, Geneva, Ohio 44041.  Qualified bids will be reviewed by the City Manager and City Solicitor, and a recommendation will be made to the Geneva City Council for sale.  The City reserves the right to reject any or all bids, to waive any informalities and/or irregularities in any bid, to request additional information, and to accept any bid, consistent with law, deemed in the best interest of, and most favorable to, the City.

Official Document



A Finance Committee Meeting to discuss City financial needs and potential revenue sources will be held on October 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building.

The Municipal Building is located at 44 North Forest Street, Geneva, Ohio.


Official Notice can be downloaded HERE


EMPLOYMENT: PART-TIME POLICE OFFICER: The City of Geneva will be accepting applications until filled for the position of part-time police. Applications and job descriptions may be picked up at the City Manager’s Office, 44 North Forest Street from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday or


Job Description

Architectural Review Board Opening

The City of Geneva has a vacancy on its Architectural Review Board. This Board meets on an as needed basis to review plans for exterior changes to our downtown. Meetings take place on the third Monday of every month in which there is an application. This is an active Board position and every member counts. If you are a member of the Geneva community, looking for a way to get involved and have a background in real estate, construction, planning or like field, you can pick up an application at City Hall Monday – Friday from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM or at The deadline for applications is Monday, May 14th at 12:00 PM.

Application can be found by clicking here


Blocked Rail Road Crossing


Have you been impacted by a stationary CSX train blocking a railroad crossing or intersection for more than 5 minutes?  SHARE YOUR COMPLAINT WITH THE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD! Please contact:


Michael H. Higgins

Deputy Director

Surface Transportation Board

Office of Public Assistance, Governmental Affairs and Compliance

Rail Customer and Public Assistance Program

(202) 245-0284 (Direct)