The Finance Department is the customer service core for the City of Geneva. Our staff, and that of our financial partner, Lyons National Bank, recognize that your investment dollars, be they in the form of property taxes, sales, taxes, utility payments, or other payments to the City are as precious to you as they are to us. To that end, we manage your investment with the goal of providing a high level of value in terms of efficiency, great services, programs, and facilities.
Our groundbreaking partnership with Lyons National Bank is a prime example of leveraging your investment. In 2012, we entered into this partnership with an eye toward delivering a higher level of service and value to our customer-investors. Staff from Lyons National Bank process payments for utility bills and property taxes. Additionally, they manage your investment to ensure that we are earning proper returns.
Finance Department staff manage other internal and external customer service functions, including
acceptance of payments for fines, fees, and late taxes, accounts receivable and payable, payroll,
budget administration, and audit services.
Looking to sign up for the Citizen Budget Academy?
For more information, please contact Adam Blowers, City of Geneva Comptroller at acb@Geneva.ny.us or (315) 828-6582.
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For the last two years, City Comptroller and Assistant City Manager, Adam Blowers received positive feedback from attendees and is excited to get ready for the upcoming third cohort in 2019. The academy will be on Mondays starting on March 11th and will end on April 15th. Academy sessions will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Housing Authority located at 41 Lewis Street. Dinner will be provided each session.
Citizen Budget Academy participants will learn about key city budget items including, but not limited to, revenues, expenses, debt financing, and capital planning. All resources will be provided and there is no registration fee. Anyone who is interested in city operations, how the City of Geneva budget is allocated, the cost of projects, relationships to the planning process, or just want to have a general understanding of municipal budgeting is encouraged to attend.
For more information, please contact Adam Blowers at acb@Geneva.ny.us or (315) 828-6582. To Register: https://goo.gl/forms/wcj1EzgVEDQYszHy1
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
January – City/County Tax Bill – 1st installment due by 1/31
February – School Tax Bill – 2nd installment due by 2/28
May – City/County Tax Bill – 2nd installment due by 5/31
September – School Tax Bill – 1st installment due by 9/30
Current tax bills are paid via our financial services partner, Lyons National Bank. Payments may be made at the downtown Geneva branch, on Exchange Street, or by mail according to the instructions on your bill.
Any taxes paid after the due date may be made in our offices, located at Geneva City Hall; 47 Castle Street, in downtown Geneva.
PENALTIES ON OVERDUE TAXES
City and County tax bills paid after the due date accrue penalty of 5% for the first month and 1% per month after that.
School taxes paid after the due date accrue penalty of 1% per month.
School taxes paid after February 28th have an additional 5% added to the installment and penalty.
WATER BILLS ISSUED
Water bills are due within 30 days of issue
If water service has been discontinued due to non-payment of a bill, the full amount of the bill, any penalties and a $150 reconnection fee must be paid before service will be reinstated. For questions regarding your water bill, please contact the City Comptroller’s Office.
Water bills are paid via our financial services partner, Lyons National Bank or online: https://www.municipalonlinepayments.com/genevany/utilities. Payments may be made at the downtown Geneva branch on Exchange Street, or by mail according to the instructions on your bill.