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Mosquito season is upon us

Managing standing water is critical to mosquito abatement. In fact it drives much of the education provided by companies such as Clarke, a global mosquito abatement and aquatic services company headquartered in St. Charles, Illinois. Because while the company is paid to control mosquitoes, real results are just as likely gained through education about cleaning up standing water as through other means.Read more about the company that helps Batavia control its mosquito population and what you can do to prevent mosquito propagation on your property. BataviaPlus blog: Regional.  

Riverside debris

Fox River Cleanup scheduled for May 20 is postponed due to weather 

Due to the impending rainy forecast for tomorrow morning the City and Friends of the Fox River have decided to postpone the river cleanup for tomorrow. A new date for river clean-up will be posted as soon as the date has been determined.

Batavia Wastewater treatment plan

Batavia Wastewater Treatment work

Work is going to continue “outside the fence” for a few more weeks as the City installs underground utilities. 

The overall purpose of the improvements is to rehabilitate/replace equipment that is at the end of life and also to address ongoing regulatory issues and new requirements imposed by the IEPA.  The plant capacity is not being increased during this phase. 

After that phase of work is completed, then we should be “inside the fence” and the direct impacts to the general public will be minimized. 

The bike path detour will remain in place for the next 18+/- months.  

Progress on One Washington Place project

The developer of the One Washington Place project has indicated to the City that they will be submitting their architectural and engineering plans for first review by mid-july. We are now reaching the point where we will begin to address specific design issues associated with the OWP project. 

Review Cycles

Due to the complexity of the project, it will take City staff and our consultants approx. 4 weeks to complete our first review.  It is common for a project such as this to go through 2-3 review cycles before any permits are issued (subsequent cycles are usually much quicker).  Therefore, we’re not anticipating construction of OWP to begin until mid-September. 

Demolition starts and stops

As a result, the City is working with KLF to complete demolition of the church properties and then suspend the project until after Labor Day.  It is our intention to keep the parking garage, middle lot and upper lot in place throughout the summer months.

Tuesday Meetings
As communicated earlier this week, the 3:00 Tuesday meetings to review River Street activities have been cancelled until further notice.  The City will resume weekly meetings when the demolition project resumes and the OWP project commences.

River Street arch

Cleaning and Maintenance of River Street Arch Monday, May 22

A contractor for the City of Batavia will be cleaning the N. River St. arch the morning of Monday, May 22, weather permitting.  It will be necessary to close N. River St. from E. Wilson St. going north to the entrance of the parking garage by 7 a.m. for 3-5 hours while the work is occurring. 
We will need to close the area again next week, weather permitting, for the sealing part of the maintenance.  Another notice will be sent out beforehand.  

Old tvs

Kane County Electronics Recycling Program

The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program offers three daily drop-off locations throughout the county, as well as one-day collection events in St. Charles.  Please visit the Kane County Recycles webpage for information about drop off locations, upcoming collection events, acceptable/unacceptable electronics items, costs, and payment options.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size.  Pay online in advance (use link above) or pay at site with cash or card only. 

The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Juvenile Justice Center property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Hours are M-F from 8 am to 4 pm.  The site will be closed on Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday. 

Brush collection

Residential Brush Collection

The westside brush collection was completed this week.  The next eastside brush collection of the season begins the week of Monday, June 12; westside begins the week of Monday, June 19.  Please be sure to have your brush out no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week.  Residents are asked to store their brush outside the parkway until the weekend before the scheduled pickup.  The complete 2017 schedule and information about how to prepare your brush can be found on the Brush Collection information page.  If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 

Deer at Nelson Lake
These deer at Nelson Lake Marsh were wary but May is a great time of year to visit area parks. 
Batavia chamber women in business

Batavia Chamber welcomes Dr. Raynette Ilg for discussion of "Stress; what's happening in your body." 

Learn how to cope with stress as you identify five key reasons why you have it, and what to do about it. This informative, fun session will be held June 13, 2017 at Prairie Landing (Route 38 at Kautz Road). $25 Member. $35
Prospective members and guests. 

The Batavia Chamber of Commerce event calendar is a great way to keep up with business and civic events. If you’re looking for a reputable local business to serve your needs, check out our Business Directory.  You can also follow us on Facebook!
Please click here for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news. If you’re looking for a reputable local business to serve your needs, check out our Business Directory.  You can also follow us on Facebook!
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Batavia Main Street invites you to better health at WellBatavia June 3, 2017

WellBatavia is a health and wellness fair designed to showcase the health, wellness, and fitness resources our community has to offer.  It will promote healthy living by directly increasing the health literacy of our community on an individual level with screenings, presentations and access to vendors.  The event will host 5 distinct “villages”, highlighting the following areas:

Prevention – participate in health screenings that look for diseases before you have symptoms. Learn about conditions you can detect by common health screening tests.

Healthy Practices – integrate healthy lifestyle choices in your everyday life.

Alternative Medicine – explore a range of non-traditional healing systems.

Healthy World – previously the Green Fair On the Fox, an eco-marketplace featuring local businesses, and organizations focused on a healthy world and sustainable living.

Fitness – we will promote many different fitness options with free group fitness classes being offered throughout the entire event!  Check back soon to see the complete listing of fitness classes being offered and to sign up for the FREE classes!

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BATV interactive website

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

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