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Posted on: March 21, 2023

MainStreet's Boardwalk Shops open May 12

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The popular Batavia Boardwalk Shops will open their 2023 season May 12 with nine new vendors and one pop-up shop space. Check out the complete lineup.

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Mayor Schielke Weekly Address March 20, 2022

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Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's weekly message includes condolences to the family of former Batavia firefighter Greg Bradley.

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Early Voting at Batavia City Hall for Kane County Residents

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For complete election details, please visit the Kane County Clerk website.

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Posted on: March 15, 2023

Water testing for PFAS in advance of EPA new standards

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The EPA has announced a new proposal to establish national standards for PFAS in drinking water. If finalized, the EPA’s proposal would regulate six different Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. In anticipation of the EPA’s ...

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Posted on: March 14, 2023

Newsletter for March 10-24

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Flag Day Monument, city clerk and treasurer referendums, yard waste collection and more are covered in this newsletter.

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Posted on: March 10, 2023


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The Batavia City Council voted unanimously Monday to adopt the plan which was developed with the assistance of the Active Transportation Alliance and Ride Illinois. The 62-page plan reflects the results of a working group comprised of city staff, members ...

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Posted on: March 9, 2023

Batavia city clerk and city treasurer referendums explained


The City of Batavia has placed two referendums on the ballot for the Consolidated Election on April 4, 2023.   The questions are:

Shall the elected office of the City Clerk of the City of Batavia be abolished and the duties of the City Clerk be as...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Save the Date for Coffee With a Cop

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The Batavia Police Department chief and officers will be at the Batavia Starbucks. 1994 McKee St. from 10 a.m. to noon, and from 4 to 6 p.m. March 23 to field questions, comments and to get to know the community. All are welcome.

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

We're hiring seasonal workers

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Looking for summer work? Our Street Division and Public Properties and Services Division is hiring public works seasonal staff. Apply today!

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Call for cemetery sculpture proposals

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The City of Batavia is seeking proposals from artists to create a public artwork to adorn the new columbarium at Batavia’s west cemetery along Illinois Route 31.

According to city officials, the sculpture work will become a woven part of the fabr...

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Posted on: February 20, 2023

Batavia Police adopt 10 shared principals

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Batavia Police Department received city council approval to adopt the Ten Shared Principles, a historic agreement between the NAACP and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police designed to build trust between law enforcement and communities of color.

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Posted on: November 22, 2022

FAQs about Batavia's upcoming single-use bag fees


Batavia City Council approved an ordinance implementing a retail single-use bag fee, beginning July 1, 2023. Find out what the fees is, what bags are included, and other details.

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

2023 Water & Sewer Rate Increase Explained

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To accomplish these goals, in December 2022, the Batavia City Council approved a 3% rate increase for water usage and an 8% sanitary sewer rate increase. The capital improvement projects these rate increases will help fund include the Prairie Street water...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Heat complaints

thermostat set to 68 degrees

The City of Batavia follows the International Property Maintenance Code which orders every owner and operator of any building that rents dwellings – from rooms to houses, must furnish heat, no less than 68 degrees, to its occupants from Oct. 15-...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

City Hall Renovations and Recycling Drop off changes

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While the Batavia Municipal Government Center (City Hall and the Batavia Police Department) at 100 N. Island Ave. is under construction, recycling bins for batteries and lightbulbs, as well as pop tops, masks, or eyeglass donation boxes, will not be avail...

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