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Genoa, Nevada, USA

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All About Genoa

Visit Genoa!

Get some tips and statistics about Genoa before you visit...
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The Candy Dance Story

History of the Candy Dance and Arts and Crafts Faire...
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Genoa Cowboy Festival

Genoa's newest annual event is the first weekend of May...
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Genoa Town Rentals

Genoa Town Hall, Genoa Community Church and Genoa Park may be rented…
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History of Genoa

By Billie J. Rightmire
Genoa founded in 1851…

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Volunteers Needed

Genoa is in need of volunteers for the annual Candy Dance event, plus other events and functions around town. If you are interested in helping, or would like to learn more, please contact the Town Office.

Emergencies in Genoa

For FIRE, FLOOD and other Emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

Road and Street Maintenance

For maintenance on roads and streets within the town boundaries, please call the Town Office at (775) 782-8696.

Snow Removal

Snow removal for the Town of Genoa roads and streets is limited to those areas within the town boundaries. Snow is plowed after accumulations of 6 inches or sooner if needed. For more information on which roads and streets are eligible for snow removal, please contact the Town Office.

 

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Nuisance Animals

Problems with wild animals like bears, raccoons, skunks and other nuisance or dangerous animals need to be reported to the Nevada Department of Wildlife.

Bear Problems

During the last several months, residents and business have experienced problems with bears being attracted to their trash.

 

Carl Lackey, from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) spoke at a Town Board meeting. He said bear sightings are more common due to growth in the area, the learned behavior of mother bears teaching their cubs that food is located in trash cans, and because of this year’s drought. He expects the problem will be worse this fall.

 

The Board encourages residents and businesses to do their part to secure their trash. The Town is doing its part as well, and has installed three bear-proof trash containers in the park. The Town has also been testing an experimental bear-proof trash tote in the park. Douglas Disposal Inc., is working with the vendor, Tahoe Bear Box Company, to potentially make this type of tote available to residents in the future for purchase. The totes will be significantly less expensive than installation of a permanently mounted bear-proof container.

 

What residents should do in the meantime:

  1. SECURE YOUR TRASH
    1. Consider putting your trash out the morning of trash pickup
    2. Freeze food waste before putting it out with the trash
  2. REPORT THE BEAR*
    1. Report aggressive bear visits — call the Nevada Department of Wildlife Dispatch to report it (775) 688-1331
  3. BE BEAR AWARE
    1. Visit www.ndow.org and click on "Be Bear Aware" for more trash tips and instructions on how to be safe around bears.

*Due to a large volume of phone calls, NDOW requests you only report bears causing major problems. A bear getting into trash or a bear sighting in Genoa does not warrant a call. Wildlife Dispatch can be reached at (775) 688-1331.

 

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Candy Dance 2007 — Major Incident Evacuation Plan

This evacuation plan is designed to be activated should an incident occur requiring the evacuation of a large number of civilians from town of Genoa.

Should this plan be activated the civilian population should be evacuated East down Genoa lane towards hwy 395. This will be done using DCSO personnel with the assistance of available EFFPD personnel.

  1. All incoming emergency vehicles from the South will access the Genoa area using Muller lane to Foothill.
  2. All incoming emergency vehicle from the North will access the Genoa area using Jacks Valley road to Foothill
  3. EMERGENCY VEHICLES WILL NOT USE GENOA LANE UNLESS NECESSARY.
  4. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT SIREN WILL BE USE ONLY FOR AN EVENT REQUIRING THE EVACUATION OF GENOA. IF THE SIREN IS SOUNDED, RESIDENTS, VENDORS, AND PATRONS WILL BE GIVEN FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS VIA PULIC ADDRESS SYSTEM.
  5. Siren use will be suspended during the Candy Dance weekend for minor or routine fire calls.

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