By MARGIE NETZEL - email@example.com
Even though it’s still summer, Geneva City Manager Jim Pearson is in a race against the weather to finish several city projects.
Select city streets will be “chip and sealed” by Specialized Construction, Pearson said, and bids for pavement improvement on Sherman Street will be collected on Aug. 24.
Pearson said the city administration is pushing to get the $350,000 project done.
“We are requesting that the project completion will be 21 days after the notice to proceed,” he said.
Wine-barrel garbage cans have been placed throughout the downtown area, and the new “Welcome to Geneva” signs have been installed in four locations coming into the city.
Work continues on the Western County Courthouse project, Pearson said, and the paving of the parking lot is complete.
“It looks good,” he said. “Other areas that have been addressed are the removal of old wood planters that had deteriorated.”
Pearson said the public is invited to tour the courthouse and attend the Platt R. Spencer Monument dedication at 4 p.m. on Aug. 24. The event will feature a dedication presentation by Spencerian master penman Michael Sull.
The Platt R. Spencer Historical Society sponsored the monument construction. The limestone statue will be placed outside the courthouse.
Society President Debbie Caranci said Spencer’s monument will look similar to the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in Geneva.
Caranci said the society has raised $2,000 toward the purchase of the $10,000 monument, which will be crafted by Memorials by Behm. Behm’s is doing all site prep work for free, and the cement for the footer was donated by the Osbourne family.