2016 50/50 Parkway Tree Program Spring Deadline Extended
The City of Batavia offers a cost-sharing program for residents to purchase parkway trees. The deadline for the spring planting has been extended to Friday, April 8, or while supplies last. Only a few more trees remain available for selection. Please visit the City’s website for details about the program: http://www.cityofbatavia.net/parkwaytree
Yard Waste Collection Resumes in April
The yard waste collection season resumes in April. Please visit the City’s website for more details about the yard waste collection program.
Deerpath Road Bridge
Construction for replacement of the bridge is anticipated to start shortly. The contractor has displayed two changeable message boards on Deerpath Road, one on each side of the bridge earlier this week. The message board will be alerting drivers that the road (between Main Street & Deerpath / Saupp) is scheduled to be closed the week of April 11th. A few more utilities need to relocate prior to the bridge construction fully starting. This closure will be for the duration of the project and as of now we are anticipating the road being closed until Labor Day. This is weather pending as well as dependent on the utility contractors.
Posted detour route signs will be up prior to April 11th. Please follow the signed detour route taking Saupp, Hapner & Wade. We appreciate your cooperation during this project.
If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to the Public Works Engineering project manager, Andrea Podraza either via firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 454-2757. Updated information will be on the project website: http://www.cityofbatavia.net/341/Deerpath-Road-Bridge-Improvements or www.cityofbatavia.net/projects
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:
- Terra Cotta
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 first Kane County Recycles Event of the year will be held on Saturday, April 9, between 8 a.m. and 12 noon, at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles. At this event, residents can recycle electronics including TVs (free), books (free), and liquid latex paint (for a fee). Residents may also bring up to 4 large boxes of residential confidential documents for onsite shredding (free). Please note that the list of accepted items is now limited to those electronics items that are banned from landfills; other electronics items should be put in residents’ regular trash (not recycling). At the Electronics Recycling Events, residents can recycle up to 3 TVs per car of any type, size, or age. Large loads of TVs will not be accepted. The monthly Electronics Recycling Events are for Kane County residents only.
To avoid long lines: The April 9 event is expected to have increased traffic and much longer lines due to the winter break for the program. The May 14 event will be for recycling electronics and books only so please wait for this event if you just have those items to recycle.
Electronics recycling drop-off sites closing: The two remaining Kane County weekday drop-off sites in St. Charles and West Dundee are closing indefinitely as of April 8. Here are links to articles about the latest developments in electronics recycling and disposal: Illinois’ Electronics Recycling Struggles Affect Kane County & Where to Recycle Your Big Old TVs Today
Non-residential electronics recycling: Businesses, institutions, schools, and non-profits may not use this event, and should instead contract for recycling services from a certified electronics recycler.
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
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/1ZR2pKW