CITY OF BATAVIA, ILLINOIS

Brush Collection

The final brush collection of the year will begin on Monday, November 30, for both sides of town.  Brush should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday but no sooner than the weekend before that.For more information about the program, please click here or call 630-454-2400. 

2015 Residential Leaf Collection Program
The City of Batavia's Residential Leaf Collection Program is in progress.  The second leaf collection for the east side of town will begin next Monday, November 2.  The second west side leaf collection will begin on Monday, November 9.  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

As the end of the project nears, current activities have been included, along with work scheduled for the weeks of November 2 and November 9:

  • Abbey is nearly finished pouring concrete in the section of Houston Street between Water Street and Island Avenue, and all the planters have been completed.  They will be working on the section between Water Street and Batavia Avenue pouring sidewalks and driveway aprons.
  • Rainmakers Irrigation is on site installing valve boxes in the planter islands and constructing the control cabinet.
  • Thorne Electric is on site to pour the last few street light pole foundations.  They will return when the light poles are received to start pulling wire and installing street lights.
  • Breezy Hill is currently on site installing brick pavers in the fountain plaza area first and then moving to other brick sidewalk sections at the intersections. They will be on site at least 2-3 weeks to complete all the brickwork.  Breezy will also be starting landscape restoration the week of Monday, November 2.
  • We anticipate clean up preparations for the final lift of asphalt to occur Monday, November 9.  The final lift is being installed Tuesday, November 10, and striping will follow.  We are planning to have the entire roadway and some of the sidewalks open by Friday, November 13, weather permitting.

Please note that there will be brickwork and street light work occurring beyond Friday, November 13, that will impact some parking stalls, require intermittent lane closures, and impact intersections when work is being done in those locations, but this work will be isolated. 

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/1SdehDd

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
* 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.
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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.
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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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