Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The city of Geneva OKs 12th and 13th updates of the Delnor Hospital PUD, including expansion of the north entrance, construction of a new 24,000-square-foot building (shell space) on the north side of the hospital, and parking.
Cadence Health is continuing a steady beat of improvements at Delnor Hospital, including an upgrade of the north entrance to the hospital. At Monday's Geneva City Council meeting, alderman unanimously ratified staff approval to Updates No. 12 and 13 to the hospital's Planned Unit Development. The two projects are part of "a long array of projects beyond these two to repurpose space," Community Development Director Dick Untch told the City Council. "I think there are a number of plans at this point," he said. "Hospitals by their very nature tend to build and improve." Update No. 12 is the renovation and expansion of the north entrance, renovation of the emergency department entrance, construction of a new 24,000-square-foot building (shell …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Project includes widening and reconstructing on new alignment of Route 38 allowing for the construction of a grade-separation bridge carrying traffic over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks.
How many times have you been driving on Route 38 near the Geneva-West Chicago border and been stuck by a passing freight train? Or maybe, one frieght train after the other? Probably plenty, and the good news is that the wait might soon be over. That's because the city of Geneva, the state of Illinois and other local government units finally have come to terms on the $26 million project that's primarily funded by the state's capital program. More than 21,000 vehicles travel daily over those tracks, along with 75 freight trains and 54 commuter trains, according to state officials. Geneva Public Works Director Dan Dinges said the project is scheduled to start in November. In his announcement of the project, Gov. Pat Quinn said work would be …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Streets Superintendent Steve LeMaire, indicted for theft of more than $24,000 through city credit card purchases, is dismissed from his position.
The city of Geneva is reviewing its internal controls after the firing of Streets Superintendent Steve LeMaire for bilking the city of $24,000 by misusing his city-issued credit card. After Monday's City Council meeting, City Administrator Mary McKittrick said the city is reevaluating and already implementing new policies for the review of credit-card payments. "Each (credit card holder) has to provide invoices with receipts and descriptions to his or her immediate supervisor," McKittrick said. So, for example, department heads will turn in their paperwork for McKittrick to review. McKittrick will turn hers in to the mayor for review. The City Council adjourned to closed session to discuss the LeMaire issue but did not take any action …
Geneva Streets Superintendent Steve LeMaire is formally indicted of theft, online deception and official misconduct.
- POLICE & FIRE
Monday, February 6, 2012
Geneva Streets Superintendent Steve LeMaire has been taken into police custody and formally indicted on charges of theft, online theft by deception and Official Misconduct. On Friday (Feb. 3), a grand jury formally indicted LeMaire on the criminal charges listed below: LeMaire surrendered himself to the Geneva Police on Saturday, Feb. 4. While at the Police Department, he was processed, posted the required $2,500 bail and was then released from custody. The misuse of funds originally was discovered on Jan. 11, when Director of Public Works Dan Dinges was reviewing a monthly credit card statement and noticed purchases made by LeMaire that seemed suspicious. Past purchases were re-examined, revealing many additional purchases made by …
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Internal and police investigations are pending against Steve LeMaire, Geneva's superintendent of streets and fleet.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
City of Geneva Street Superintendent Steve LeMaire has been suspended from work pending an internal and police investigation into allegations that he misappropriated city funds. LeMaire has been on administrative leave without pay since Jan. 12, when city officials, in cooperation with Police Department detectives began the investigation. LeMaire is a 33-year employee of the city. Due to the ongoing nature of this investigation, no additional information is available at this time. Upon completion of the investigation, a press release will be distributed. All questions regarding this matter should be directed to Chief Steve Mexin at the Geneva Police Department.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
A Tuesday update from Batavia City Hall indicates methane gas was discovered underground on Orion Street between Surrey Road and Nagel Boulevard on the city's north side.
A Waste Management probe on Tuesday found methane gas south of Batavia Rehabilitation & Health Care, the City of Batavia announced. The probe is located on Orion Street, between Surrey and Nagel. The city shared information about the discovery in updates time stamped at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday. Batavia Rehabilitation & Health Care Center is a facility for seniors who are recovering from injuries or surgery and require special medical attention. The center was tested before Christmas and no actual methane was discovered there, said Julie Hearst, a regional marketing director works with Batavia's center. "In response to this concern, Waste Management representatives, accompanied by city of Batavia Public Works employees, are in the process…
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
City workers attempt to fix water main and their equipment is stolen from the scene.
Someone took a city of Geneva-owned Radio Detection model T10 transmitter from a city transformer in the area of the 0-100 block of Simpson Street, where city employees were trying to fix a water main break around 7:32 a.m. Sept. 22, reports said. The city employee told police he was in the area trying to locate underground utilities for a water main break when he "affixed the transmitter to a transformer box." He walked a short distance to where the digging was to occur, and when he walked back to the transformer box, the transmitter was missing. City employees knocked on the doors of area residents' homes, but no one had seen the transmitter or anyone in the area. According to the employee, it will cost the city about $5,000 to replace …
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The city of Geneva is planning to purchase the current library property if the library relocates.
The Geneva Public Library isn’t for sale. And, because of a recent agreement with the city of Geneva, the property may never go on the open market despite the library’s potential move to a new location. Instead, the space may be used by the city in some capacity if the library relocates to the Cetron property in the next several years. Within the last three weeks, the City of Geneva and the Library Board passed mirroring resolutions that would allow the city to purchase the Geneva Public Library District property at 127 James St. The resolutions passed by the two bodies are non-binding agreements. The details of these agreements include a determination of the library’s purchase price based on averaging three appraisals. The future sale …