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Posted on: November 23, 2022

Mayor Schielke Weekly Address for Nov. 23, 2022


Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke shares information about the special rally planned for the Batavia High School football team Sunday 4 p.m. at the Peg Bond Center prior to the Celebration of Lights.

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

FAQs about Batavia's upcoming single-use bag fees


Batavia City Council approved an ordinance implementing a retail single-use bag fee, beginning July 1, 2023. Find out what the fees is, what bags are included, and other details.

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Prescribed burn planned for Windmill Lakes


Residents and businesses in the area have been informed of the burn. An EPA Open Burn Permit and approval from the Batavia Fire Department have been secured. 

If weather does not allow for the burn, it will be attempted again in the spring. If you...

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Posted on: November 7, 2022

City of Batavia 2023 Proposed Budget


The City of Batavia has posted its proposed budget for 2023. Key priorities include expanding the wastewater treatment plant; designing a solution to mitigate flooding in Carriage Crest; reconstruction projects at both Prairie Street and Main Street. For ...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Tips to protect your home during winter

winterize your home

As we head into winter many homeowners face the expense and inconvenience of frozen water pipes or high energy bills. We have a few reminders and tips on how you can prep this winter to help protect your home and your wallet. Learn how to prepare your hom...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Batavia Chamber Announces Community Flag Design Contest

drawing of two hands holding flags

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Community Flag design contest, with the goal of celebrating our community and showing pride for all that makes Batavia unique. The winning Community Flag design will be available for purchase to Batavian res...

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Posted on: November 2, 2022

The Batavian November-December available online

Cover of The Batavian

The latest issue of The Batavian is now available online. If you'd like a printed copy, please visit City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave. and look for copies in the rack next to Utility Billing.

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Parkway reminders & refuse collection

furniture in the right of way

The City of Batavia code enforcement department reminds residents that refuse, and recycling totes and bags should not be placed on the curb earlier than the night before your scheduled collection day. Refuse and recycling for pickup needs to be on the cu...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Heat complaints

thermostat set to 68 degrees

The City of Batavia follows the International Property Maintenance Code which orders every owner and operator of any building that rents dwellings – from rooms to houses, must furnish heat, no less than 68 degrees, to its occupants from Oct. 15-...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

About battery recycling...

Alkaline batteries

The City of Batavia City Hall no longer accepts battery recycling. The good news is, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recommends disposing of alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D) with regular household trash. Alkaline batteries contain no hazard...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

City Hall Renovations and Recycling Drop off changes

No more recycling sign

While the Batavia Municipal Government Center (City Hall and the Batavia Police Department) at 100 N. Island Ave. is under construction, recycling bins for batteries and lightbulbs, as well as pop tops, masks, or eyeglass donation boxes, will not be avail...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

What do you think Downtown Batavia needs?

downtown plan link

The City of Batavia has kicked off the Batavia Downtown Plan. What should Downtown look like in the 10 years? We need your input. Create your own Map Social to highlight key issues and opportunities and take the Community Survey.

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

2023 Consolidated Election Candidate Guide Available

2023 candidate guide

Residents interested in running for Batavia City Council in 2023 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website. The guide, which provides election information on how to file for candidacy and all required forms, is av...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

2022 Street Resurfacing Program begins

The 2022 Street Resurfacing Program began Aug. 28 2022. This project involves grinding and resurfacing various streets. 

Residents who will be effected by the project will receive a construction notice (PDF) one week prior to the start of...

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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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