CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS

Winter Operations

With the winter season upon us, residents interested in learning more about the City’s snow and ice removal operations can read about these activities on our website
 

Kane County Electronics Recycling Program

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county, as well as one-day collection events in St. Charles.  Please visit the Kane County Recycles webpage for information about drop off locations, upcoming collection events, acceptable/unacceptable electronics items, and costs/payment options.  

The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Juvenile Justice Center property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Hours are M-F from 8 am to 4 pm through the end of the year except for Monday, December 26 (closed).  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size. 

Batavia Environmental Commission

This holiday season, please refrain from dumping cooking oil down your drain!
If you missed our collection event after Thanksgiving here are some tips.
 
Cooking oil is harmful to our wastewater treatment process and should be handled responsibly. Here are some options:
1. Wipe up small amounts of oil from cooled pans with a paper towel.
2. Store large amounts of oil in a jar in your refrigerator. Throw the jar out when it is full.
3. Donate or reuse your cooking oil.
For more information, please visit the following site(s): http://www.wikihow.com/Dispose-of-Cooking-Oil or for more information on permanent oil drop off sites for cooking oil (vegetable oils only –no animal fats):  www.scarce.org/cooking-oil.


The Batavia Environmental Commission is looking for businesses and groups to sponsor and participate at Green Night Out at the Movies

Green Night Out at the Movies 2017- “Wisdom to Survive”
Saturday, March 11, 2017
Expo: 6pm,  Presentation/Movie:  7pm
City Hall Council Chambers
 
For More information about the Event Go to:  the BEC Facebook Event Page
Title Sponsorship -  $250 (1 available) -Your business or group helps underwrite the cost of the screening and will have your business name or logo prominently displayed on all print materials, electronic mailings and social media as Title Sponsor.
Sponsor - $50 -Your business or group’s name or logo on promotional materials and a table for exhibiting at Green Night Out at the Movies.
Exhibitor - $25 -We will provide you table space at the event that you can use to promote your business or group
 
Click Here to register online.  Payments need to be sent separately.  Deadline for registration and payments is Friday, January 13, 2017. 
For more information contact Carolyn Burnham at Carolyn@BurnhamCreativeGroup.com


Liquor Tax and Gasoline Tax Can be Filed and Paid Online

We are very pleased to announce that the City of Batavia Liquor Tax and Gasoline Tax are now able to be filed and paid online. The City of Batavia has partnered with Xpress Bill Pay to provide you with a free online filing and payment system. The site is secure and will protect your information with the latest technology.  You will just need to set up your account initially and then you can log in each month to file your return and make your payment.  If you file and pay online, you will not need to mail anything to the City. You can go directly to Xpressbillpay.com or obtain instructions on the City’s website.  For further information, please contact the Finance Department at 630-454-2032.  Thank you.


Kane County 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan Survey Available
Kane County is updating the 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan and needs your help to identify the top priorities and areas of improvement the plan should address. The plan will become a long-term guide to improve the conditions of roadways, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian travel, economic vitality, and help to prioritize infrastructure funding decisions. The result will lead to a higher quality of life for stakeholders in Kane County. 

The County launched an interactive online survey, where participants can easily use their computer, tablet or smart phone to provide their feedback. This interactive survey takes less than 5 minutes and will play a key role in helping us to shape the future of Kane County’s Long Range Transportation Plan. 

Share your vision for Kane County! You have through December 5, 2016 to take the survey in English or Spanish.

To learn more about the project, visit the project website.   

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/2g8RsGS

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 athttp://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.

·  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.

·  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 atwww.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. 

Comments or questions on this newsletter?  Forward them to newsletter@cityofbatavia.net

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