CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS

Brush Collection

The next east side brush collection begins the week of Monday, October 12; the west side collection begins the week of Monday, October 19.  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 2015 schedule, please click here or call 630-454-2400. 

2015 Residential Leaf Collection Program
The City of Batavia's Residential Leaf Collection Program begins on Monday, October 19, for east side residents and on Monday, October 26, for west side residents.  Please have leaves raked to curb by 6 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week.  Click here for more details about the program, including daily progress while the program is underway, or call the Street Division of Batavia Public Works at 630-454-2400. 

Businesses Open During Construction
Please remember that no businesses are closed due to the Houston Street Project.  The Popcorn Depot, Open Range, Depot Museum, the Professional Building and all the businesses on Island Avenue are all easily accessible at all times, though you may find yourself waling just a bit further for a parking space. Please cross your fingers for continued good work weather. 

Houston Street Update

The following is a status update and work scheduled for the week of October 12:
•    Landmark is currently performing the final grading of the roadway in preparation for the asphalt paving scheduled for next Tuesday or Wednesday.
•    Abbey will complete the curb work between tomorrow and Saturday, if necessary. By Saturday, we are expecting Houston Street to be fully curbed and graded for asphalt.
•    Beginning tomorrow and running through all of next week, Landmark will be excavating and installing stone backfill behind the street curbs for the sidewalks.
•    Contractor will begin paving the roadway with the asphalt binder course on 10/13 or 10/14 (it’s likely that it’ll be 10/13).
•    Rainmakers Irrigation will install their valve boxes in the planter islands on 10/15.
•    Thorne Electric will begin installing street light pole foundations on 10/15.
•    Tentatively scheduled to begin pouring concrete sidewalks on 10/16.



Art Stop
The week of October 12th, expect the sidewalk on the east side of Route 25 from Webster to Wilson Street to be closed for removal and replacement of sidewalk and curb, use the sidewalk on the west side as an alternate.  In addition, the driveway entrance to the Art Stop Parking lot will be closed starting Tuesday morning for approximately 14 days while the concrete curb cures.  Alternate City parking is located near Andre’s on the west side of Rt. 25 and at the Baptist Church Parking Lot at the northwest corner of Route 25 & Wilson.  


Winter Break for Kane County Recycling
Due to logistical difficulties and health risks associated with operating an outdoor event in extreme weather, there will not be collection events during the winter months starting in 2016. Please see the webpage for more details.

Recycling events are FOR KANE COUNTY RESIDENTS ONLY
Location: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841
Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)

2015 Dates
* Oct 10 - electronics, books
* Nov 14 - electronics, books
* Dec 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee). 

2016 Dates
* Jan - No event, winter break
* Feb - No event, winter break
* Mar - No event, winter break
* Apr 9 - electronics, books
* May 14 - electronics, books
* Jun 11 - Annual EXTRAVAGANZA
* Jul 9 - electronics, books
* Aug 13 - electronics, books
* Sept 10 - electronics, books
* Oct 8 - electronics, books
* Nov 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Dec - No event, winter break


Batavia MainStreet & Batavia Bike Commission
Batavia Bike Commission & Main Street have started a project to encourage businesses to be bicycle friendly. To see more information click here.

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.

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.
· 
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.
· 
Out on the Town - Take a ride with Jeff and Joi as they experience local restaurants and entertainment venues. 

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.neighborsofbatavia.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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