CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS

Brush Collection

The final brush collection of the year was completed this week for both sides of town.  If you accumulate any additional brush over the winter, please store it outside the parkway until the program resumes in the spring.  The 2016 collection dates will be publicized on the City of Batavia website next year.  

2015 Residential Leaf Collection Program
The leaf collection program has concluded for the season.  Crews were able to complete three full collections for the east and west sides of town even with the two snow events that occurred in mid-November and early December.  Residents who may have additional leaves can place them in yard waste bags without stickers, and the bags will be picked up by Advanced Disposal on regularly scheduled refuse collection dates during the month of December.  Refer to the City’s website for details about alternate measures that can be used to dispose of your leaves.  Please contact the Street Division at 630-454-2400 with any questions.


Safe Routes to School (Hart, Raddant & Larkspur) 

It is with much excitement the City will be adding additional 6 Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons installed with this Safe Routes to School project.  The RRFBs will be located on both sides of the street where the Illinois Prairie Path intersects Raddant, Larkspur/Wagner & Hart Road. As anticipated at this date the signs will be installed the week of 12/7 and functional by the end of the same week.

The units are solar powered and alert drivers of pedestrians intent to cross the street.  While the lights are flashing drivers are suppose to stop and allow the pedestrian to cross the street.  There will be no pavement work or striping with this job.  This job was fully funded by a Safe Routes to School Grant that provides safe means for students to bike or walk to and from school.  

Batavia Chamber

Please click on the link below for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news.
http://conta.cc/1MWxffV

Winter Break for Kane County Recycling
Due to logistical difficulties and health risks associated with operating an outdoor event in extreme weather, there will not be collection events during the winter months starting in 2016. Please see the webpage for more details.

Recycling events are FOR KANE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
Location: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841
Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)

2015 Dates
* Dec 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee). 

2016 Dates
* Jan - No event, winter break
* Feb - No event, winter break
* Mar - No event, winter break
* Apr 9 - electronics, books
* May 14 - electronics, books
* Jun 11 - Annual EXTRAVAGANZA
* Jul 9 - electronics, books
* Aug 13 - electronics, books
* Sept 10 - electronics, books
* Oct 8 - electronics, books
* Nov 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Dec - No event, winter break


Batavia MainStreet & Batavia Bike Commission
Batavia Bike Commission & Main Street have started a project to encourage businesses to be bicycle friendly. To see more information click here.

Kane County Projects
Click here to visit the Kane County Department of Transportation website to see all of the projects they are completing in the Batavia area this year.

Local Links
Click here to visit the City's website for useful links in and around our community.

BATV
BATV has a new and interactive website! Check it out at http://mybatv.com. Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.
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City Council Meetings - Did you know that BATV tapes all of the City Council meetings? Watch for information discussed and approved through Batavia's City Council.
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It's News to Me - Highlights of current news surrounding our community.
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Viewpoint - In-depth panel discussions to educate residents on hot topics surrounding our community.
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Out on the Town - Take a ride with Jeff and Joi as they experience local restaurants and entertainment venues. 

City Newsletter
The City has joined other Batavia government organizations in the publishing of a bi-monthly magazine called Neighbors of Batavia. You may find articles and other information at that publications’ website,

www.KaneNeighbors.com

Keep in Touch!
Don't forget to keep in touch with things going on at the City at www.CityofBatavia.net and our Facebook page. 

Batavia MainStreet
Join MainStreet as we work together as a community to plan for, preserve and promote downtown Batavia.  Click here to learn more about Batavia MainStreet, upcoming events and latest news. 

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