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Thank you for a great response to the Community Survey. More than 1000 people provided feedback and ideas

The goal of strategic planning by the City of Batavia is to assess existing services and plans and look into the future with an eye on improving quality of life. We thank all who participated in the Community Survey for their insights. 

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Area 3 Construction ongoing

Morton Street – Area 3 Storm Sewer & Watermain Improvements

This past Tuesday, May 1st, Morton Street was shut down from Rt. 31 west to Jefferson to thru traffic.  Local Traffic will only be able to access Morton Street from Jefferson.  This closure will be for the duration of the project which is anticipated to be completed on August 10th.  Please follow the detour routes and proceed with caution in the construction zone. 
For the week of 5/7, watermain installation on the south side of Morton Street will continue with potential to reach the alley between Blaine & Morton.  For more information on the project go the project website:
Please keep the River Clean up in there and can you add info for Truck Tales?


Bridge Inspections

Weather permitting, bridge inspections will be conducted on the following structures. The work will take place between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Traffic will be restricted to a single lane in each direction
to allow the inspectors access.

May 5th - Fabyan Parkway over the Fox River

Any questions and concerns may be directed to Mike Zakosek at (630) 584-1170.

For all Kane County traffic advisories, visit the Traffic Alerts Page of the KDOT website.

Work Zone Safety Alert

Drivers in this project area should be prepared to reduce their speed, exercise caution, watch for construction workers and construction vehicles entering or leaving the site, and obey flaggers and other traffic control devices within the work zone.

Drivers should expect delays and may want to add additional time to their commutes and consider theuse of alternate routes while this work is completed.
KDOT reminds drivers that is illegal to talk on a cell phone or text while driving through a highway

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Fox River Spring Cleanup in Batavia May 19th

Come out and help clean up your river!   Friends of the Fox River (FOFR) is co-sponsoring a clean-up along the Fox River in Batavia with the City of Batavia.  Everyone will meet at the Blackard Skate & Bike Park 411 S. River St. Batavia at 9AM on May 19th. 
FOFR encourages everyone to bring their own garbage bags and gloves (we’ll have extras in case you forget!).  We’ll also provide snacks and water.  Sturdy shoes and sunscreen are recommended.  All participants must sign a waiver and volunteers under 18 will require a parental signature.  For more information, contact Gary Swick, Friends of the Fox River at or visit the Friends of the Fox website ( ).  See you there!
Be a steward to the Fox River and surrounding land that flows through our town.
Thank you Batavia!

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Batavia Residential Brush Collection Begins for the Season

The first east side brush collection will begin on Monday, May 14; west side brush collection begins the week of Monday, May 21.  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.  To view the 2018 schedule and learn more about the program, please click here.   If you have any questions, please call the Street Division at 630-454-2400. 



Kane County Recycles is hosting a recycling event for electronics and books on Saturday, May 12, 2018. This event will take place between 8 a.m. and 12 noon at the Kane County Branch Court office at 540 S. Randall in St. Charles,  just north of Route 38 and south of Route 64 across from the County Fairgrounds.

Wait time will be no more than 10 minutes at a maximum and more likely less than 5 minutes. This event is for electronics and books only. It will NOT include document shredding or paint. The next shredding event will be on July 14. Electronics collection will include computers, laptops, stereos, DVD players, printers, keyboards, mice, phones, electronic games, holiday light strings and more, all of which can be recycled at no charge.


Books are also free to drop off. TVs (of any size, and any age) and computer monitors will also be collected, but they have a cost. The cost for recycling television sets and computer monitors, measured diagonally is $25 for screens under 21 inches, and $35 for screens 21 inches and over. You can pay onsite with cash or card.

Electronics are collected and recycled by eWorks Electronics Services, a non-profit whose mission is to employ individuals with developmental disabilities to sort and disassemble the electronic equipment. Your payment for TVs and monitors goes directly to them and helps fund that work. Books of any age or condition, and both hardcover and paperback, are collected, sorted and redistributed by Pacesetter Books, a church-based non-profit that assesses books for reusability and recycles those that cannot be redistributed.
Kane County also has 2 Electronics Recycling Drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week, except for holidays. They will be closed on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. Kane County Recycles has posted a full schedule of collection events for 2018, which includes the July 14 Recycling Extravaganza event. Here are the poster and map for that event. Questions may be directed to Kane County Recycling Coordinator, Jennifer Jarland at  630-208-3841,

Important Note on Garbage Stickers:

Batavia residents purchasing garbage stickers are advised that the City's refuse contract with Advanced Disposal will be expiring Saturday, June 30.  The City is currently seeking proposals for a new contract. Residents purchasing garbage stickers are encouraged to keep this in mind when purchasing stickers. More details about the City's future waste hauling plans will be posted online in the coming months. For current information on refuse and recycling services, please visit the City’s website.  

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Batavia Mainstreet 2018 Calendar of Events is ready for you!

The 2018 Batavia Mainstreet Calendar is here. Plan your year with Mainstreet! We'll see you there!

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This weekend! 25th Anniversary Batavia Citywide Garage Sale to benefit Batavia Fireworks fund 

Get ready for our 25th Annual City-Wide Garage Sale!

Friday, May 4th & Saturday, May 5th – 8am-4pm.

The City-Wide Garage Sale is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and it will be our biggest one yet. What once started with 25 sales has now blossomed into a yearly tradition where the residents of Batavia come together to Spring clean and sell their stuff on the first weekend in May. This fundraiser is one of the biggest events that the volunteers of the Batavia Fireworks Committee host each year to help raise the funds to put on Batavia’s 4th of July Sky Concert in Engstrom Park. In honor of this tradition and its 25 years of success, we are hoping for a record garage sale year. Our goal is to have at least 250 garage and/or yard sales registered for this unique Batavia event.

Hosting a garage/yard sale:

  • Register by April 25th, 2018 at 5pm online at and pay the $35 registration fee. All proceeds go to the Batavia Fireworks Fund. Printed registrations will be available in your City Utility Bill, Neighbors Magazine, and can be downloaded from our website.
    • Sales must be held within the City of Batavia and/or within the Batavia Township limits.
    • Registration guarantees that your sale will be listed on our printed maps that are distributed to thousands of potential shoppers as well as on our online map on our website.
    • We are giving away two (2) Google Home devices. One (1) device per each side of the river. Drawing will be held on May 5th, 2018. Must be a registered sale to win.
    • The Batavia Fireworks Committee advertises this event in all the local newspapers, city calendars, multiple social media outlets, and on Craigslist.
  • Pick up your Sale Packet from City Hall (100 N. Island Ave., Batavia, IL 60510) on May 2nd, 2018 from noon-7pm. Packet includes copies of the Garage Sale Map, signs, balloons, and flowers donated by Shady Hill Gardens in Elburn. (
  • Host your sale on May 4th & 5th, 2018.

Garage Sale Shoppers:
Printed maps will be available after May 2nd, 2018 at City Hall and other establishments around town. You can visit our website to see a list of providers. There will also be a digital map of all the sales that you can use on your cell phone on the days of the sales.
Registration deadline is April 25th, 2018 by 5:00pm.

Click here for our Online Registration Form!
Download the Registration form here

The Batavia 4th of July Sky Concert is made possible by our Sponsors, fundraising events held by our Batavia Fireworks Committee, donations from our residents throughout the year, and this City-Wide Garage Sale.

The Wednesday Walkabout crew says "Come Join Us!"

We're up to 25 participants now. Meet at the south end of City Hall on Wednesday at 11:45 to walk either a one-mile loop around the Riverwalk or a three-mile loop up to Fabyan Forest Preserve and back. It's a free community event and everyone is welcome to participate. Walk at your own pace and enjoy the fellowship or other walkers as you see fit! We're all looking forward to better weather and this past Wednesday was a beautiful, sunny day. We thank Walk Batavia, Batavia Mainstreet, Well Batavia and the Batavia Park District for helping us get the word out. Bring your friends! 

BHS pitch night

BHS Incubator Pitch Night a showcase for young entrepreneurs, and you're invited!

Wed., May 16, 6:30 p.m.
Batavia Fine Arts Centre at BHS
Live studio audience | Broadcast on BATV
Sponsorship Opportunities:

See which BHS INCubator team(s) will walk away with a funded company ...
Just In Case Discreet on-the-go safety
Influencer marketing agency with the goal to help small businesses advertise through social media.
Suplex Shoes
Athletic shoe company which provides interchangeable soled shoes for athletes.

Connecting parents for safe, reliable carpools.
West Exit
Streetwear brand for creative and ambitious teenagers.

Sunshine Seat
Car seat attachments designed to protect children from overheating vehicles.

Hyra Parking
Making students’ lives easier one spot at a time.
OSA Secure

Chamber golf outing invite
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