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Posted on: May 16, 2022

Batavia names new fire chief

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The Batavia City Council approved the appointment of Craig Hanson as the new Chief of the Batavia Fire Department. Hanson has been the interim fire department chief since the January 2022 retirement of Chief Randy Deicke.

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Mayor Schielke Weekly Address May 13 2022

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Mayor Schielke talks about the 4th of July Fireworks and Sky Show fundraiser, renovations to Harold Hall Quarry Beach, and makes a request for cards to be sent to a very special Batavian.

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Posted on: May 16, 2022

The tale of Sparky, the Firehouse Dog

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The June 1955 issue of the children's magazine, Jack and Jill, featured the story, "SPARKY, the Firehouse Dog," by Peg Tyndal Jackson. Based on the true story of a stray Dalmatian who wandered into the Batavia Fire station and was adopt...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

It's repair season for streets and sidewalks

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Check out the City of Batavia 2022 Capital Improvement Projects map to find out where the latest street, sidewalk and other projects are underway.

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Youth Preparedness classes offered

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Youth Emergency and Disaster Preparedness students will learn about the difference between an emergency, a disaster, and a hazard as well as what types of emergencies to be prepared for, protective actions to take, family emergency communications plans, d...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Stakeholder meetings to direct economic development strategic plan

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A series of stakeholder engagement meetings are underway as part of the City of Batavia's efforts to create its first economic development strategic plan. 

City staff are holding focus group sessions with members of the Batavia Chamber of...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

Plant a tree with the city's help

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Batavia offers a 50/50 Parkway Tree Program. This program gives residents the opportunity to purchase a parkway tree – paying for half the cost of the tree which includes planting and mulch. The locally grown trees, selected because they are known to thri...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Batavia likes bikes

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Batavia likes bikes

May is Bicycle Safety Month and we’ve rounded up all the events and initiatives that have kept Batavia on the American Bicyclists’ Bicycle Friendly Community list since 2013.

Wednesday, May 4: National Walk Bike &...

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Posted on: April 24, 2022

Batavia seeking downtown redevelopment partners

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The City of Batavia is looking for qualified development partners to redevelop four city-owned downtown properties, including the properties currently housing the Boardwalk Shops, the former Larson-Becker sites, and the former First Baptist Church locatio...

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Posted on: April 20, 2022

Be in the know

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The Nofify Me center includes over 40 specific alerts you can sign up to receive from the City of Batavia -- everything from Batavia City Council agendas to Service Schedules to community emergency alerts. Visit the notification center to sign up for the ...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Road Diet for Rt. 31

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City of Batavia has been exploring opportunities to improve traffic flow and safety along Batavia Avenue, or Illinois Route 31, including a Road Diet.

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

How to safely dispose of unwanted items

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Batavia offers several waste disposal services. From brush collection to household hazardous waste, learn what Batavia has to offer. 

Batteries and lightbulbs: Drop-off boxes for dead batteries and lightbulbs (no LED bulbs or hol...

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