Bulldogs Unleashed
Get ready for the big reveal of all new Bulldogs Unleashed on June 10!

Batavia Committee of the Whole Reviewing Waste Hauling vendors at May 15 Meeting

The City of Batavia issued Request For Proposals to invite proposals from service providers for its solid waste-hauling contract. The Committee of the Whole will be provided with information from these RFPs and city staff recommendations to help them determine the best options and values for City of Batavia residents. No action or decision has thus been made related to the waste-hauling contract. The public is invited to attend the COW meeting on May 15, 7:00 pm at City Hall. 

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Area 3 Construction ongoing

Morton Street – Area 3 Storm Sewer & Watermain Improvements

Morton Street continues to be 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.  The may be interim closures at the intersection of Jefferson & Morton as well where Jackson would need to be utilized as an alternate.  Please follow the detour routes and proceed with caution in the construction zone. 

For the week of 5/14, new watermain installation on the south side of Morton Street should be wrapped up, including the intersection of Jefferson & Morton.  Work will commence in the alleys between Walnut & Morton.  For more information on the project go the project website: http://cityofbatavia.net/679/Area-3

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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 swick@mc.net or visit the Friends of the Fox website (http://www.friendsofthefoxriver.org/ ).  See you there!
Be a steward to the Fox River and surrounding land that flows through our town.
Thank you Batavia!

Brush collection

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, recycle@countyofkane.org

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 reviewing 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 weeks. 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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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: http://bit.ly/PitchNight2018

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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