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Posted on: July 1, 2022

This week's newsletter and Mayor's message info


Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's weekly message will return Friday, July 8. Get the latest Read this week's newsletter for info about Windmills City Fest, a special recycling event, bridge maintenance, lawn watering rules and more.

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Slow the Fast Down campaign launches


The City of Batavia is launching a new sign campaign encouraging drivers to drive at a safe, legal speed.

Starting today through Nov. 2, 2022, Slow the Fast Down signs will be available for residents and businesses to post on their property. The signs are ...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Batavia Sky Concert and Fireworks


Batavia is hosting its annual fireworks sky concert on Monday, July 4, 2022. Observation areas for the show will be at Engstrom Park on Main Street at Millview Drive and the Batavia High School athletic practice fields between Main Street and W. Wilson St...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Bridge preventative maintenance projects

Donovan Bridge road

The City of Batavia has upcoming preventative maintenance at two city bridges:

Wilson St./Donovan Bridge over the Fox River:Most of the work will occur on the underside of the bridge. There may be times when access to the bike paths under the bridge will b...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Sculpture competition announced

columbarium at cemetery

The City of Batavia is seeking proposals from artists to create a public artwork to adorn the new columbarium (pictured right) at Batavia’s west cemetery along Illinois Route 31.

Open to artists over 18 years old and residing in the United States...

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Posted on: June 23, 2022

Mosquito abatement has begun

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Learn about the City's mosquito abatement program and get answers to frequently asked questions about mosquito spraying at

Sign up for notifications about spraying in your area through the Clarke Portal.

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Brush collection has begun

Brush Pile

The next east side brush collection begins the week of Monday, June 20; west side collection begins on Monday, June 27. Please have brush/limbs at the curb for collection no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week, but no sooner than the weeken...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

When can you water your lawn?

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Outdoor water use restrictions apply to all properties connected to the city water system.  Watering is permitted between the following hours subject to the odd / even address rule:

  • 6 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Even-numbered street addre...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Indian Creek Watershed plan input needed

indian creek with trees

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) is developing the Indian Creek Watershed-based Plan. CMAP is working with several organizations and communities in and around the watershed, which straddles southeastern Kane and southwestern Du...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

It's repair season for streets and sidewalks


Check out the City of Batavia 2022 Capital Improvement Projects map to find out where the latest street, sidewalk and other projects are underway.

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Batavia seeking downtown redevelopment partners


The City of Batavia is looking for qualified development partners to redevelop four city-owned downtown properties, including the properties currently housing the Boardwalk Shops, the former Larson-Becker sites, and the former First Baptist Church locatio...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

How to safely dispose of unwanted items


Batavia offers several waste disposal services. From brush collection to household hazardous waste, learn what Batavia has to offer. 

Batteries and lightbulbs: Drop-off boxes for dead batteries and lightbulbs (no LED bulbs or hol...

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