CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS

2017 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Now Available
The City of Batavia offers a cost-sharing program for residents to purchase parkway trees.  Please visit the City’s website for details about the program.

Annual Rain Barrel Sale Is Back In Batavia!

The City is hosting the 7th Annual Rain Barrel Sale with The Conservation Foundation and is currently taking orders for your Rain Barrels, available now until the end of the business day on Monday, May 1st.  The orders placed online are for credit card purchases only and cash/check purchases can be brought to the Conservation @ Home program on April 6th at City Hall at 7 P.M. and placed directly with the Conservation Foundation representative.   The Conservation Foundation Rain Barrels are 55 gallons each and made from recycled food grade plastic.  The rain barrels come equipped with a spigot, garden hose threaded overflow and screw off lid with a screen to keep out bugs and debris, and a 1 year warranty. There are two options for pricing and delivery: a barrel with standard pick-up or a barrel and with home delivery: the prices for these options are $60 or $65 respectively and are available in the following colors: black, blue, grey and terra cotta. 
 
To place an order go to www.cityofbatavia.net/rainbarrels anytime from now until May 1st.  The orders will be delivered Saturday, May 6th from 10am-12pm to Clark Island Skate Park located along the Fox River off Route 25 at approximately 411 S. River Street.  If you choose to have home delivery you will be prompted to complete more information on the website.  The delivery date will be coordinated with the supplier when enough barrels are purchased in the area.  If you cannot make the presentation or have additional questions please contact Jim Kleinwacther with the Conservation Foundation at (630) 553-0687 ext 302. 


Spring Schedule Reminders for Yard Waste and Brush Collection


  • Yard waste collection began in April on residents’ regular refuse collection day.  Please see the Yard Waste information page for details about the program.   
  • Brush collection starts in May.  The 2017 schedule and information about how to prepare your brush can be found on the Brush Collection information page

Residents are asked to store their yard waste and brush outside of the parkway until the weekend before the scheduled pickup.  If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 


Ward 1 & Area 3 Drainage Improvements

Investigation work will continue in these are areas over the next few weeks.  TSC (Testing Services Corporation) will be drilling 10 soil borings in Ward 1 and 14 soil borings in Area 3 to explore soil and groundwater conditions.  These borings will help provide design and construction recommendations in connection with the proposed sewer separation for Area 3 and improvements to the storm sewer in Ward 1.  Signs will provide warnings and flaggers may be present as well.
 
For additional information and updates please visit the project websites:
Ward 1
Area 3

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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, costs, and payment options.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size.  Pay online in advance (use link above) or pay at site with cash or card only. 

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.  


Batavia Environmental Commission

HAPPY EARTH MONTH!  Throughout the month of April, we will be bringing you stories of people around town that are making small changes to be a little greener.  Can you CHANGE ONE?  No change is too small. Small changes made by lots of people adds up to something HUGE. 
 
Do you want to participate?  Can you commit to Change One? Tell us here!  Or, go down to the Batavia Public Library and visit our display in the lobby.  You can add your change to a leaf, and we'll add it to the Change One Tree. Let's watch our impact grow!
 
For more information and ideas for change click here  

Employment Opportunities

Please see our current list of employment opportunities with the City listed below:

Electric Journeyman Lineman

Electric Journeyman Lineman Crewleader

Community Development Code Enforcement Seasonal


Batavia Chamber

Please click here for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news. If you’re looking for a reputable local business to serve your needs, check out our Business Directory.  You can also follow us on Facebook!

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 here. 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.



Keep in Touch!

Don't forget to keep in touch with things going on at the City 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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