CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS


Yard Waste Collection Resumes in April  

The yard waste collection season resumes in April. Please visit the City’s website for more details about the yard waste collection program.  

Deerpath Road Bridge

Construction for replacement of the bridge is anticipated to start shortly.  The contractor has displayed two changeable message boards on Deerpath Road, one on each side of the bridge.  The message board will be alerting drivers that the road (between Main Street & Deerpath / Saupp) is scheduled to be closed the week of April 11th.  A few more utilities need to relocate prior to the bridge construction fully starting.  This closure will be for the duration of the project and as of now we are anticipating the road being closed until Labor Day.  This is weather pending as well as dependent on the utility contractors. 

Posted detour route signs will be up prior to April 11th.  Please follow the signed detour route taking Saupp, Hapner & Wade.   We appreciate your cooperation during this project. 

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Public Works Engineering project manager, Andrea Podraza either via apodraza@cityofbatavia.net or (630) 454-2757.  Updated information will be on the project website: http://www.cityofbatavia.net/341/Deerpath-Road-Bridge-Improvements  or www.cityofbatavia.net/projects


Annual Rain Barrel Sale

It’s that time of year again, the City of Batavia is partnering up with The Conservation Foundation to bring you our Annual Rain Barrel Sale.  Ordering your rain barrel is simple, you can order right now by following this link. Online orders can be placed until April 27, 2016. You can also place a cash order after the Conservation @ Home presentation on April 13th at 7pm with Jim Kleinwacther, from the Conservation Foundation. The Conservation Foundation sells 4 different colors of plastic rain barrels:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Terra Cotta 
  • Blue

The Rain Barrels start at $60 and for $5 more you can have your barrel delivered to your home, otherwise pick up is Saturday April 30th from 9am to 11am at the Skate Park at 411 S. River Street.  

Next Kane County Electronics Recycling Event Is April 9

The first Kane County Recycles Event of the year will be held on Saturday, April 9, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles. At this event, residents can recycle electronics including TVs (free), books (free), and liquid latex paint (for a fee). Residents may also bring up to 4 large boxes of residential confidential documents for onsite shredding (free).  Please note that the list of accepted items is now limited to those electronics items that are banned from landfills; other electronics items should be put in residents’ regular trash (not recycling).  At the Electronics Recycling Events, residents can recycle up to 3 TVs per car of any type, size, or age. Large loads of TVs will not be accepted.  The monthly Electronics Recycling Events are for Kane County residents only. 
 
To avoid long lines:  The April 9 event is expected to have increased traffic and much longer lines due to the winter break for the program. The May 14 event will be for recycling electronics and books only so please wait for this event if you just have those items to recycle.
 
Electronics recycling drop-off sites closing:  The two remaining Kane County weekday drop-off sites in St. Charles and West Dundee are closing indefinitely as of April 8.  Here are links to articles about the latest developments in electronics recycling and disposal: Illinois’ Electronics Recycling Struggles Affect Kane County & Where to Recycle Your Big Old TVs Today
 
Non-residential electronics recycling:  Businesses, institutions, schools, and non-profits may not use this event, and should instead contract for recycling services from a certified electronics recycler.
 
Residents can visit the Kane County Recycling website for current options. If you have any questions, please contact the Kane County Recycling Coordinator at 630-208-3841.


Conservation @ Home Presentation is back

The Conservation Foundation will be presenting their Conservation @ Home program and having a discussion about Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens at City Hall in the Council Chambers on Wednesday, April 13th at 7 pm. Please come and join us to learn more about rain barrels and what makes a rain garden as well as how to certify your home with Conservation @ Home. 

Kane County Recycles 2016-17 Green Guide Is Online and Ready to Download!

The new Kane County Recycles Green Guide is now online for you to download!
The annual Kane County Recycles Green Guide is published each April, in celebration of Earth Day, April 22. The guide is full of information on everything you can recycle in Kane County and when and where.
It’s still always a good idea to refer to the Kane County Recycles website for the most updated information, especially after November of each year when the printed copy is becoming outdated.
The Green Guide is no longer distributed in the newspapers, so you can obtain a copy or copies in these ways:
(1) Download a Printable PDF here!
(2) Get on the E-mail List!
Sign up on the e-mail list to receive an electronic copy direct to your inbox each spring. Note: If you sign up now, you will not receive a copy until next year when the guide comes out. If you want the current guide, download it directly from the link below.
(3) Get on the Paper Copy Mailing List!
E-mail the Kane County Recycling Coordinator, at recycle@countyofkane.org to get on the mailing list to receive a copy (or a number of copies) each year in April, mailed directly to your home or business. Include your full name, full address, and how many copies you would like each year.
(4) Pick Up a Paper Copy!
You can pick up a hard copy of the 2016-17 Green Guide at ...

  • Public locations throughout the county. If you would like to be a pick up point for the guide, let us know. We can deliver quantities to you directly.
  • Recycling events from 8 a.m. to noon, on the second Saturday of each month, from April through November, at 540 S Randall Road, St. Charles, IL 60174.
  • Our Recycling Office located in the Kane County Government Center, Building A, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva, IL 60134. First floor, south end of hall, Room # 109.


Save the Date for Upcoming Spring Events

May 19th – Truck Tales at the Batavia Public Library for elementary aged children
May 21st – Fox River Clean Up

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/20fIjKw

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.


Batavia Bicycle Commission
For additional information about the Batavia Bicycle Commission, please click here.

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.
· 
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.

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. 

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