CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS


Brush Collection

The next east side brush collection will begin the week of Monday, August 8; the west side collection will begin on Monday, August 15. Brush should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week but no sooner than the weekend before that.  For more information about the program,including the 2016 schedule, please click here or call 630-454-2400.  


Kane County Suspends Electronics Recycling Program

Kane County has suspended its free electronics recycling program due to the large volume of televisions being brought to recycling collection events, resulting in overwhelming and unmanageable attendance.  The County is currently working on solutions to the electronics recycling problem.  Please refer to the Kane County Recycles webpage for updates about the program or view a list of Alternative Electronics Recycling Locations.  Questions may be directed to Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Coordinator at 630-208-3841 or recycle@countyofkane.org

Deerpath Road Bridge

Weekly updated information will be available on the project website: http://www.cityofbatavia.net/341/Deerpath-Road-Bridge-Improvements  or www.cityofbatavia.net/projects

The City appreciates 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.  


Kirk Road Closure by BNSF RR

On Monday, August 1, 2016, the Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railroad (BNSF RR) will be closing Kirk Road (County Highway No. 77) at the railroad crossing between Hubbard Avenue and Wilson Street in the City of Batavia. This closure will allow for the railway crossing to be reconstructed, improving the riding surface for Kirk Road motorists.
Kirk Road is scheduled to be closed starting at 7:00 AM on Monday, August 1, 2016 and is expected to reopen by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, weather permitting. The posted detour route will use Butterfield Road (IL Route 56), IL Route 59, and Roosevelt Road (IL Route 38) to divert traffic around the construction area (see attached map). Motorists should be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, and to obey all traffic control devices.  The motoring public should expect significant traffic delays on all segments of the posted detour route and surrounding roadways. All motorists who are able to reroute around the regional area entirely are encouraged to do so. Motorists who cannot avoid this area should reduce their speed, exercise caution, obey all traffic control devices and add considerable time to their expected travel times.
A reminder – it is illegal for drivers to talk on a cell phone or text while driving through a highway construction work zone.  Any questions or concerns may be directed to the Kane County Division of Transportation: Kurt Nika, Chief of Traffic Operations & Permitting, at (630) 584-1171. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see http://www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts/Default.aspx.



Walk Batavia! City Signage Encourages Downtown Pedestrian Traffic

It may not be Pokemon Go, but it's a big thing in Batavia, and it could be just the ticket to encourage downtown pedestrian traffic.  The Batavia Environmental Commission in partnership with Batavia MainStreet launched the Walk Batavia Campaign on July 1 with a series of wayfinding signage posted around town.  Colorful signs tell passersby how long, in minutes, it takes to walk or bike to the location mentioned on the sign, and a QR code provides step by step directions, a map, and information about the destination.

Featured destinations include Batavia amenities and public works.  Batavia Environmental Commissioner Abby Beck says increasing foot traffic around Batavia accomplishes two goals.  "It promotes local patronage of downtown businesses; and it reduces vehicular congestion and the resulting fossil fuel emissions,” she said.  According to Smart Growth America, a 2009 National Household Transportation Survey found that 50 percent of all trips are three miles or less and 28 percent of all trips are one mile or less — distances easily traversed by foot or bicycle. Yet 60 percent of trips under one mile are made by automobile.  The BEC hopes these signs will remind people it is not too far to walk to Batavia’s downtown. Many of these shorter trips can be taken by foot or bicycle.  The Batavia Environmental Commission is grateful for the financial support of the Walk Batavia sponsors: Batavia MainStreet, Batavia Park District, Batavia Creamery, Limestone Coffee and Tea, Water Street Studios, Polly Ernzen and Limestone Production Group. If your business would like to sponsor a sign, please contact Abby Beck at 702-469-2698.  The mission of the Batavia Environmental Commission is to fulfill the role of environmental advisor, educator and motivator to City Government and the community at large.
 

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/29hsfZ6

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.
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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.

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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