G St. work to start soon

By Signal Staff

The Geneva City Council worked through a light agenda at the council’s second regularly-scheduled meeting this month.
Among the items discussed on the July 15 agenda were:
• Balances in the three Geneva City Sales Tax accounts are Economic Development, $716,636.08; Property Tax Relief, $126,511.09; and Community Betterment, $127,081.37.
• The council approved a geotechnical engineering study and hired JEO Consulting Group to design the one block of paving on S. 10th Street. This project will be a change order with the recent 19th Street paving project. Geneva City Administrator Kyle Svec told The Nebraska Signal that he expects VanKirk Bros. Contracting to begin dirt work on the two blocks of G Street beginning in mid-August.
Black Hills Energy is currently improving some of its service connections in the area. Once VanKirk gets its work done, Werner Constructions workers will pave the two blocks in concrete with a decorative brick element. The project could take until November.
“Those two blocks will be closed for awhile,” Svec said.
• Scrap metal collection and processing alternatives at the city dump were discussed. Svec said the process is not a money maker, but it is a service to city residents. No action was taken.
• During his City Administrator’s Report, Svec noted that several pavement break-up areas in the city are getting attention. He also noted that city staff are flushing hydrants and making sure all caps are able to be removed. “We’re running through all of them in case they would be needed in the event of a fire,” Svec said.