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HOME RULE INFORMATION

A petition has been filed with the City Clerk to put the following question on the November 6, 2018 ballot:

“Shall the City of Batavia cease to be a home rule unit?” 

The City may not use public resources either to advocate for or against this proposition, but we want to make every effort to provide voters with factual information so that they may make an informed decision.

HOME RULE INFOFor that purpose, the City has created a page on its website where residents can find helpful information for education about what home rule allows and also the limits of home rule authority. The City intends to add to these educational materials on an ongoing basis and to hold meetings to respond to any questions that you may have about home rule.

  1. News and Reminders
  2. City Calendar
  3. City Service Schedule
  1. Area 3 Public Notice for IEPA Loan

    Notice of Intent to Issue a Categorical Exclusion IEPA Loan Project Number: L173152
  2. Water Conservation Regulations

    The City would like to remind residents of lawn watering regulations. Read on...
  3. Slow Down Batavia launches August 15

    A new campaign sponsored by the City of Batavia, Batavia Police Department, and Batavia Public School District 101 and Batavia Public Library is reminding motorists to slow down in town Read on...
  4. 2018 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Accepting Requests

    The City of Batavia offers a parkway tree cost-sharing program for residents. Read on...
  5. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Metronet Construction

    This information is provided by Metronet, Inc., the fiber optic service provider scheduling construction and installation in Batavia. Read on...
  6. Important Information on Metronet construction methods

    The type of groundwork that MetroNet will be doing is primarily “directional boring”. Directional boring is less invasive than digging an open trench which disturbs the earth all along the path of construction Read on...
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Area 3 Construction 


Morton Street continues to be shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson to thru traffic.  Local Traffic will only be able to access Morton Street from Jefferson.  This closure will be for the duration of the project which is anticipated to be completed on August 10th.  Please follow the detour routes and proceed with caution in the construction zone. 

Currently all traffic has shifted to the northbound lanes and will remain in place until the week July 30th where traffic will be shifted back to the southbound lanes to finish utility installations, which require Rt 31/Batavia Avenue lane closures.  Lane closures started the week of June 11on Rt. 31, reducing north and south to one lane in each direction.  Residents and motorists are advised to reduce speeds and expect delays as they travel through the lane closures on Rt 31/Batavia Avenue.  For more information on the project go the project website: 
http://cityofbatavia.net/679/Area-3


2018 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Construction

On Monday July 23, Performance Construction, will continue the large diameter storm sewer installation along Kirk Road just to the south of Giese Rd and then work will shift to Giese Rd. The contractor has set up traffic control for the outside lane closure of Kirk Rd southbound. This will be in place for at least the next 3 weeks and reduced speeds will be in effect so expect traffic delays in the area during this time. Watermain testing and hydrant flushing will continue to take place and Nicor and AT&T are also working on relocating their utilities along the south side of Giese Road next week. No on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area and at times Giese Road will be closed to thru traffic only starting at Larkspur. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. In addition, some material will be staged in the parkway of the north side of Giese Road. 




City of Batavia Holiday Office Closings 2018:  July 4th Wednesday July 4th.  Labor Day Monday, September 3rd  Veteran’s Day Monday, November 12th Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22nd Day After Friday, November 23rd Christmas Eve Monday, December 24th Christmas Day Tuesday, December 25th

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