Genoa is a small community 20 miles west of Columbus located in the Loup Valley in eastern Nance County. Genoa has an excellent school system. The city has a beautiful park and pool for recreation. There is also overnight camping. Genoa is considered a bedroom community with affordable housing.
Genoa is a second class city governed by a Mayor and City Council. These officials are elected by a popular vote of the citizens and serve four-year terms in their respective wards.
Genoa is served by the Nance County Sheriff’s Department. Additional police services are provided by seven officers of the Nebraska State Patrol, Troop B, which is based in Norfolk, Neb. The Nance Country Sheriff’s Department consists of 6 law enforcement personnel. The city has a 30-member Volunteer Fire Department which handles the city and a 10-mile city radius. The fire department has six pieces of equipment, and is a member of the Mid-Nebraska Mutual Aid Association. The city has 28-volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and two emergency vehicles. These EMTs service the entire city and a 10-mile city radius.
Genoa Medical Facilities and Park Street Medical Clinic, conveniently located on a shared campus at 706 Ewing Avenue, provides acute hospital services, nursing home care, assisted living services, and physician services to the community. The 75-bed facility (20 acute care beds, 39 long-term care beds, and 16 assisted living beds) is fully accredited. The not-for-profit organization is owned and operated by the City of Genoa and managed by Faith Regional out of Norfolk, NE. Visit Genoa Medical Facilities and Park Street Medical Clinic on Facebook.
Staffed by a board certified Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, a Family Practice Physician, two physician assistants, two nurse practitioners and 102 full and part-time employees, the services offered include inpatient and outpatient surgery, 24-hour emergency room, clinical laboratory, x-ray services, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and various outpatient clinics staffed by board certified physicians in several specialties.
Nursing home care is provided in an attached facility and was built in 1987; also attached is an assisted living facility that was opened in 2002. Both are staffed by registered and licensed nurses, certified medication aids and certified nurse aides. Activities are directed by full-time and part-time staff. The facility has a beautiful chapel area and an aviary provides the opportunity to watch birds from a very close proximity. Home Health Services are provided through an agreement with a medical center located in Grand Island, Nebraska. For further information regarding health care services and programs, please contact Genoa Medical Facilities at (402) 993-2283.
Genoa Public Library
The mission of the Genoa Public Library is to make learning fun. We promote the love of reading, increase knowledge, further education, and enhance community involvement to our patrons. We do this by providing the necessary educational tools, materials, equipment, and assistance. We strive to continually grow and change to satisfy those needs.
New library hours as of October 1st are: Mondays and Fridays 10 am-noon and 2 pm-5 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays 10 am-noon, 2 pm-5 pm and 6 pm-8pm; Wednesdays 3 pm-6 pm; Saturdays 10 am-12 noon; and closed on Sundays. Story time is every Monday from 3:30 pm-5:30 pm.
Electrical power is supplied to the city by Loup Power District. Source Gas is the supplier of natural gas to the residents and businesses of Genoa. Water is supplied to the citizens of Genoa by a city-owned and operated water department. It utilizes two wells with an average depth of 270 feet. Pumping capacity equals 270 gallons per minute and an above-ground water tower, located in the north part of town, has a storage capacity of 250,000 gallons. The city’s waste-water treatment facility is designed to treat an average flow of 106,000 gallons per day. The current load is 80,000 gallons per day. Commercial and residential garbage is collected and disposed of by a contracted service provider. Users of this service pay a collection fee. Eagle Communications is the local cable provider and also provides internet and phone services to the community.
Frontier provides telecommunication services to the city. GTE has recently constructed a building which includes fiber optics for the community and surrounding area. Megavision provides internet services to the community.
There are an estimated 450 homes in the community, with approximately 95 percent occupancy. The average cost of a home within city limits is $30-35,000. The Genoa Housing Authority operates a 20-unit apartment complex called Sunrise Villa. This complex offers low-cost housing and was built in 1966. The rent is determined by approximately 25-30 percent of the tenant’s income.
Genoa’s major highway, State Highway 22, is the city’s main thoroughfare. Interstate 80 access is approximately 65 miles from Genoa. Genoa has a local airport approximately three miles south on Highway 39. There is 2600 feet of turf runway. 100 LL fuel is available. Call Don Pearson for more information at (402) 948-0067.
The Genoa Development Corporation (GDC) offers financial assistance to any new or existing businesses in order to maintain business growth and opportunity in the community. For more information, contact Joe Swantek, GDC president at (402) 993-6060. Other offices are: Tony Matthes, Vice President; Brad Wieck, Secretary; Dennis Dannelly, Treasurer.
The Genoa Area Chamber strives to keep business in the community and assists in community projects such as seasonal promotions, civic and general interests activities. It provides leadership in economic and social development. The Chamber sponsors an annual event named “Pawnee Days”. The Chamber has recognized several honorary members since its inception in the early 1970s. For more information, contact the Chamber at (402) 993-2330.