2016 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Now Available

The City of Batavia offers a cost-sharing program for residents to purchase parkway trees.  Please visit the City’s website for details about the program:

Annual Rain Barrel Sale

It’s that time of year again, the City of Batavia is partnering up with The Conservation Foundation to bring you our Annual Rain Barrel Sale.  Ordering your rain barrel is simple, you can order right now by following this link. Online orders can be placed until April 27, 2016. You can also place a cash order after the Conservation @ Home presentation on April 13th at 7pm with Jim Kleinwacther, from the Conservation Foundation. The Conservation Foundation sells 4 different colors of plastic rain barrels:

  • Black
  • Grey
  • Terra Cotta 
  • Blue

The Rain Barrels start at $60 and for $5 more you can have your barrel delivered to your home, otherwise pick up is Saturday April 30th from 9am to 11am at the Skate Park at 411 S. River Street.  

Next Kane County Electronics Recycling Event Is April 9

The next Kane County Electronics Recycling event will be held on Saturday, April 9, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon at 540 S. Randall Rd. in St. Charles (Circuit Court Clerk’s Office).  This event is for Kane County residents only.  Please note that the 2015-16 Kane County Recycles Green Guide listed an event on March 12, but it will NOT be held.  Residents can visit the Kane County Recycling website for current options. If you have any questions, please contact the Kane County Recycling Coordinator at 630-208-3841.

Conservation @ Home Presentation is back

The Conservation Foundation will be presenting their Conservation @ Home program and having a discussion about Rain Barrels and Rain Gardens at City Hall in the Council Chambers on Wednesday, April 13th at 7 pm. Please come and join us to learn more about rain barrels and what makes a rain garden as well as how to certify your home with Conservation @ Home. 

Save the Date for Upcoming Spring Events

May 19th – Truck Tales at the Batavia Public Library for elementary aged children
May 21st – Fox River Clean Up

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.

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.

Batavia Bicycle Commission
For additional information about the Batavia Bicycle Commission, please click here.

BATV has a new and interactive website! Check it out at 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.

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,

Keep in Touch!
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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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