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BATV has a new and interactive website that provides full recordings of government meetings free of charge. 

If you want to know what's happening in Batavia, the site offers
 complete on-demand coverage of City Council Meetings and Committee of the Whole meetings.

BATV also covers Batavia Park District meetings, Batavia Public Library meetings, Batavia Public Schools meetings, both Kane County Board and Forest Preserve meetings, League of Women Voters, and Batavia Township meetings. 

Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.n addition to meeting coverage, BATV generates newsworthy content with the following programs. 

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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Batavia Residential Brush Collection Schedule for June

The next eastside brush collection begins the week of Monday, June 12; westside collection 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. 

Water sampling pipes

Batavia Households needed for Water Sampling Program 

The Water Dept. is looking for homeowners to participate in our Lead/Copper Sampling Program for drinking water.  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S.E.P.A.) mandates the testing for lead/copper concentrations in drinking water.  Batavia’s water has successfully complied with the lead/copper regulation since the program began in the mid 1990’s. 
Potential homes used for testing should be built prior to 1987, or have a lead water service line entering the basement.  Homes with water softeners are disqualified unless they have a hard water by-pass to the kitchen faucet. A City of Batavia Water Technician will need to complete a 5-10 minute in-home analysis to confirm your home meets specific plumbing criteria. The City will be providing a $40.00 credit on water bills to those who participate in the testing program.
Please call the Water Division at 630-454-2450 if you are interested in participating.  

Melinda Lesure
Melinda Lesure smiles as she receives her bike in company with her aunt Veronica Giles

A bike story with a happy ending

The Batavia Bicycle Commission has delivered more than 300 bikes free of charge to people in the community that have expressed need of a bicycle for transportation or the simple joy of riding. 

Recently a bike was delivered to a Batavia resident, Melinda Lesure.

Read the happy story of how it all came about.thanks to the Bikes for Batavia program of the Batavia Bike Commission. 

Batavia Farmers Market


This year will mark the 22nd year of the Annual Batavia Farmers’ Market which takes place every Saturday from 8am to 12pm beginning June 3rd through October 28th on the newly renovated N. River St. between Wilson and State St.

Come enjoy over 20 different vendors offering a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, eggs, meat, cheese, herbs, flowers, music and more.  Along with our weekly pop up vendors, check our website weekly for who will be in attendance.

3rd Saturdays – Will feature the Artisan Collective where you can enjoy living and shopping local. Shop for handmade items from your favorite artists and designers.
Join Batavia United Way and our friends at Batavia Kiwanis as they come to the market with different kids activities every week.  Check back soon for the line up!


Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry open during construction

The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) organization founded by various churches. Its purpose is to serve the needs of our community. Those who have lost a job, are underemployed, disabled or are homeless come to the pantry for food and household supplies.

When you have time, please volunteer.
When you have extra, please share.

FOOD: a list of most needed items is below.
CLOTHING: all sizes, all ages, including XXL
MONETARY DONATIONS: Every dollar counts.
A $1 donation buys $8 of food from the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
When you are in need, please come.

While construction takes place near the wastewater treament plant, roads are being kept open to the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet. That means patrons of the organization can pick up food or clothes as always. Donations are always welcome and can be made through contacting Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry. 

Chamber of commerce services

Looking for businesses or services in Batavia? Use the Batavia Chamber of Commerce directory

Batavia's Chamber of Commerce is growing in membership and services. From vets for pets to tree and lawn care, the Chamber Directory has you covered with businesses that are close to home. 

Cocktails in the Park

Batavia Mainstreet Cocktails in the Park coming up July 22

It's the height of summer event that should not be missed. Hosted downtown on the Riverwalk Green between the government building and the Fox River. 

This is the 6th annual event and it gets better every year. 

Fabulous food and fun drinks. Benefits Batavia MainStreet for our revitalization efforts in downtown Batavia. 

*Must bring a valid ID to purchase alcoholic beverages
*Ticket price includes small plates, a collectible whiskey class (first come, first serve) and entry to the event. Cash/credit bar is available
Advanced ticket price: $25 each
Day of ticket price: $30  
Date and Time
Saturday, July 22, 2017
7:00pm – 11:00pm CDT

Malt shop

Malt Shop Memories at Batavia Public Library Sunday, June 25

Return to the 1950s with performers Jan and Gino. The popular duo will perform doo-wop and hits of the decade. Registration required. Register online at or call the Reference Desk, (630) 879-1393, ext. 200.

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