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Public hearings on the Proposed Campana Redevelopment proposal will continue August 16
Batavia City Hall meeting
A full house at the recent Campana hearings has resulted in scheduled of an August 16 followup

Campana hearings continue on August 16 at City Hall


Due to overflow crowds and more than two hours of public comments received by the Batavia Plan Commission at the August 2 hearing, the City of Batavia will host a second hearing on August 16 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Comcast Channel 10 will again broadcast the meeting in Batavia. The meeting will also stream live on the BATV YouTube channel and be available On Demand through the BATV website. 


For information on the progress and background of the proposed Campana Redevelopment Project, this page is designed to provide information and updates regarding this project from the City, as it proceeds.

To date: A complete development application was received on June 1st and is now under review by City staff.  The Public Hearing for this proposal is scheduled to be held by the Plan Commission on August 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM.    

All documents related to the Proposed Campana Project can be accessed on the City of Batavia website. 


If you would like to be added to an e-mail list for project updates, please contact Anthony Isom


Please note: The council chambers has a legal occupancy up to 330 people.
Due to the anticipated interest in the subject matter of the 8/2/17 meeting, space to attend the meeting may become a consideration. If necessary due to overflow capacity, the meeting may  be tabled and moved to another location with more attendance capacity two weeks later


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Bulldogs Unleashed 2018 kicks off on August 11 at Water Street Studios


Bulldogs Unleashed to Return to Batavia for 2018 Encore

Batavia, Illinois: The Batavia Library Foundation, the Batavia FoundaHon for Educational Excellence, and the Batavia Parks FoundaHon are back in the dog house together to bring the beloved painted bulldog statues back to the streets of Batavia next summer.

“Bulldogs Unleashed II”, is a public art-based effort to raise community spirit as well as funds and awareness for the the founding organizations. Teaming up with the foundations are new community partners: Batavia MainStreet, Water Street Studios, City of Batavia and the Batavia Chamber of Commerce to help with celebrations and promoHons all year long.


The kick-off event is scheduled for next Friday August 11, 2017 at 6:00
p.m. at Water Street Studios as part of downtown Batavia’s “Second Friday.” 


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BPS 101 Hall of Honor Celebration


Hall of Honor Celebration tickets now available

2017 BPS101 Hall of Honor Celebration is Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017


Tickets now available online
July 24, 2017 (Batavia, IL) - Batavia Public School District 101’s third annual Hall of Honor celebration is set for Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6 p.m., at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre located at Batavia High School (Wilson St. entrance). Tickets are available at http://hoh.ezregister.com($25/adult; $5/child or student).

The BPS101 Hall of Honor was initiated by the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence and BPS101 to promote pride in Batavia Public Schools and to honor alumni, faculty, and friends who have made outstanding accomplishments in their communities and personal lives since they have been associated with District 101.
Because the awards ceremony will be part of Homecoming Week, Hall of Honor inductees will also be recognized at the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, October 4 and the Homecoming football game on Friday,

Oct. 6.
2017 Inductees
Batavia High School Alumni
Francis Alberovsky, 1934, deceased 1941
Roy C. Bailey Jr. , 1966
Pat Bergeson, 1979
Michael J. Fisher, M.D., 1993
Thomas L. Schmitz, 1958, deceased 2013
Corey Williams, 1992
BPS101 Staff Member
John Heath, 22 years of service, 1990-2012
BPS101 Friend
Richard Johnson, deceased 1983

Registration for Batavia Hall of Honor - Oct 5, 2017 - EZregister
HOH.EZREGISTER.COM


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Boosters Corn Boil Friday, August 18

 
The Corn Boil 2017 is Friday, August 18 at Batavia High School
 
August 3, 2017 (Batavia, IL) - Fri., Aug. 18 is the official kick off for Batavia High School fall athletics and Marching Band season. In celebration, all community members are invited to the annual Corn Boil at Batavia High School.
 
The Corn Boil draws community members of all ages for great food, spirit wear and yard sign purchases, and performances by the BHS Marching Band, Cheer Teams, and Dance Teams. Various sports practices will also take place during the event in Bulldog Stadium. Come out and enjoy the evening!
 
When: Fri., Aug. 18, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
Where: Batavia High School Baseball Outfield
 
Parking: Please park in the Main or Wilson St. lots and walk behind the stadium visitor stands to the walkway leading to the baseball fields. There will be directional signs.
 
Menu: hot dog or brat, ear of corn, chips, water or soda. Please note: There will be seating under tents for 200 people. We encourage attendees to bring their own lawn chairs in case seating gets too crowded.
 
Dinner Pricing: Adults $8, Students $7, Seniors 65 and older $4, Family of four $28, ($6 for each additional family member).
 
Tickets: Purchase online at bataviabulldogboosters.org or at the gate.


Executive Director Jamie Saam talks about Batavia Mainstreet success 


The City of Batavia sat down with the Executive Director of Batavia Mainstreet to do a profile on its Executive Director, Jamie Saam, a Batavia native who pours her love of the city into everything she does.

"All the events and activities of Batavia Main Street have the purpose of bringing people to downtown Batavia, which serves as both a backdrop and a focal point for drawing visitors Ito a relationship with the community and businesses.We try to do events every year that people can plan around,” Saam notes. “But we also like when people drop in and say, ‘This is great. Let’s hang around. Our business model in many of our events is to make it cheap and easy for people to enjoy themselves. And we welcome everybody.” 

You can read the full profile on BataviaPlus Voices blog on the City of Batavia website


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Construction on Route 31

Route 31 Resurfacing and ADA sidewalk work on Route 25 continues


The Illinois Department of Transportation has closed lanes on IL Route 31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue, in Batavia and North Aurora. The closures are necessary for resurfacing and pedestrian ramp improvements along Route 31.

In order to complete the work, daytime lane closures will take place on Route 31 between Main Street and Maple Avenue when construction activities are taking place.

The scope of the project includes resurfacing, pavement patching and pedestrian ramp improvements. The overall project will improve mobility and safety for motorists and pedestrians.

The project is expected to be completed in Fall 2017.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Route 25 work will consist of revising crosswalk ramps to be ADA compliant. 


CREDIT FOR THIS CONTENT: KANE COUNTY CONNECTS AND ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. 


Multi Chamber progressive dinner

7th Annual Multi-Chamber Progressive Luncheon August 8


Name: Batavia Women in Business Progressive Luncheon: August 2017
Date: August 8, 2017
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Event Description:
Join nearby Chambers for a progressive luncheon and have lunch with three tables of new contacts to grow your business.
Location:
Mill Creek Golf Club, 39W525 Herrington Drive, Geneva
Date/Time Information:
August 8th, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Contact Information:
Catherine Fitch
Fees/Admission:
$25 for Members and Guests

Veggie Wraps and Gluten Free options are available - please indicate in Dietary Restrictions your preference.
Batavia Bulldogs

BPS 101 Hall of Honor Celebration tickets now available


2017 BPS101 Hall of Honor Celebration is Thurs., Oct. 5, 2017

Tickets now available online
 
July 24, 2017 (Batavia, IL) - Batavia Public School District 101’s third annual Hall of Honor celebration is set for Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6 p.m., at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre located at Batavia High School (Wilson St. entrance). Tickets are available at http://hoh.ezregister.com ($25/adult; $5/child or student).
 
The BPS101 Hall of Honor was initiated by the Batavia Foundation for Educational Excellence and BPS101 to promote pride in Batavia Public Schools and to honor alumni, faculty, and friends who have made outstanding accomplishments in their communities and personal lives since they have been associated with District 101.
 
Because the awards ceremony will be part of Homecoming Week, Hall of Honor inductees will also be recognized at the Homecoming Parade on Wednesday, October 4 and the Homecoming football game on Friday, Oct. 6.
 
2017  Inductees
Batavia High School Alumni
Francis Alberovsky, 1934, deceased 1941
Roy C. Bailey Jr. , 1966
Pat Bergeson, 1979
Michael J. Fisher, M.D., 1993
Thomas L. Schmitz, 1958, deceased 2013
Corey Williams, 1992
 
BPS101 Staff Member
John Heath, 22 years of service, 1990-2012
 
BPS101 Friend
Richard Johnson, deceased 1983


Batavia Residential Brush Collection Schedule for August

 
The next eastside brush collection begins the week of Monday, August 14; westside collection begins the week of Monday, August 21.  Please be sure to have your brush out no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week.  Residents are asked to store their brush outside the parkway until the weekend before the scheduled pickup.  The complete 2017 schedule and information about how to prepare your brush can be found on the Brush Collection information page.  If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 

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Batavia-Opoly is here

Batavia Chamber of Commerce releases new edition of popular game featuring local attractions
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Many of you are already aware, we have made a Batavia Board Game! The game features the Batavia Public Library, Batavia Public School District, Batavia MainStreet, City of Batavia, Fermilab, Batavia Park District, and many of your favorite businesses and organizations around Batavia.  All the properties are named after streets in Batavia.  You and your family will also be able to play using custom pewter pieces including: a bulldog, a lighthouse, Wilson Hall, Bruce the Spruce, Mr. Egghead, and even Mayor Schielke! 

Pre-sales have already started and will continue throughout the summer.  You can visit us at Batavia Farmers Market on July 8th and July 22nd, the Batavia Fireworks Show, and during Windmill City Festival.  You can also reserve your game by calling Batavia Chamber of Commerce at 630-879-7134.  Each game is $25.  A limited quantity will be available at select Batavia retailers, but reserving your game now guarantees you will be able to receive one.  These games make wonderful gifts and will be in hand for the holiday season!


Recycling

Get those old electronics out of your life! Recycle safely and conveniently


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.  


SHREDDING AVAILABLE TOO


Document shredding is also offered for residents only with a four-box limit; must be in paper bags or boxes.  Fees may be paid online in advance or onsite by exact cash or card; paint is cash or check only. It is recommended that you pay online in advance if possible and bring your receipt to any drop-off or the collection event. Unloading assistance is provided.  A complete list of accepted items and more information can be found on the Kane County Recycles website.  Hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators are not accepted. 

In addition, the Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county.  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.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size. 


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Keep up with city and county government on demand at MyBATV.com


BATV has a new and interactive website that provides full recordings of government meetings free of charge. 

If you want to know what's happening in Batavia, the site offers
 complete on-demand coverage of City Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole meetings.


BATV also covers Batavia Park District meetings, Batavia Public Library meetings, Batavia Public Schools meetings, both Kane County Board and Forest Preserve meetings, League of Women Voters, and Batavia Township meetings. 

Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.n addition to meeting coverage, BATV generates newsworthy content with the following programs. 

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.


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