2018 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

The City of Batavia is pleased to announce there were no violations recorded in 2018.  View the entire report here.  

Deerpath & Main Intersection Project in Progress

Roadway widening and intersection improvements on Main Street at Deerpath Road are scheduled to commence on Monday, April 15, 2019, weather and utility relocation permitting. This is a joint project between the City of Batavia and Kane County. The work consists generally of widening both Main Street and Deerpath Road and installing a traffic signal. The scope of work will have both directions of Main Street and Deerpath Road accessible to traffic with the use of staged construction.
 
In accordance with the city’s code, construction working hours is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. Weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting, we anticipate this project to be completed in early September, 2019. If you have any questions about the project, please feel free to contact Chris Bong with the City of Batavia Engineering Division at 630-454-2752. 

Brush Collection Begins in May 

Curbside residential brush collection resumes in May for residents that pay the monthly leaf/brush fee on their utility bill. The first east side collection begins the week of Monday, May 13; the west side collection begins Monday, May 20.  Brush and limbs are to be at the curb for collection no later than 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week, and no sooner than the weekend before that.  Please visit the Brush Collection page to learn more about the program and view the entire 2019 schedule.  If you have any questions, please contact the Street Division at 630-454-2400.  

City Launches Online Application for Overnight Parking

The City of Batavia has an overnight parking ordinance which prohibits parking on all City of Batavia streets between the hours of 1 a.m. to 6 a.m.  Realizing that there are situations when citizens may need a temporary exemption, a process has been developed for residents to request a permit. 
 

A resident may request a temporary exemption for vehicles owned by them or by guests staying at their residence. Permission will be considered only if the resident does not have enough space within their garage and driveway to accommodate all their vehicles or guests’ vehicles. There are no permanent exemptions. For exemptions extending beyond three nights, residents are required to contact the Police Department at 630-454-2500 for authorization. Residents seeking permitting for three nights or less are encouraged to complete the electronic overnight permit application

In order to be considered for a permit, residents must include their name, location of the vehicle, make/model/color of the vehicle, vehicle plate number and state. Residents will need to indicate the date(s) for which the exemption is being requested.  Persons and/or vehicles that have outstanding tickets will not be granted permission for overnight parking privileges until all fines/fees are paid. Commercial vehicles, recreational vehicles, and trailers are prohibited from parking on city streets. Requests for permission to park these larger vehicles must be made by contacting the Police Department Administration. There are additional restrictions in place regarding the number of permits that can be granted to an individual or vehicle within a 14-day time frame. 

When there is a forecast for snow fall of two inches or more, the snow parking ordinance will supersede any parking exemptions. The City of Batavia reserves the right to deny on-street parking for emergency purposes. Residents with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact the Batavia Police Department at (630) 454-2500. 

Activities to Celebrate Preservation Week

For a second year, eight Batavia organizations are teaming up to inspire community members to preserve personal, family, and community history in conjunction with National Preservation Week.  Residents can share and enjoy a common history in Batavia by attending the programs presented by Batavia organizations that have a vested interest in the community.

Wildflower Walk at Fermilab on May 1, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

Wildflower Walk at Fermilab

The Batavia Environmental Commission and Fermilab Natural Areas are partnering to host a Wildflower Walk at Fermilab. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Please mark your calendars.  We will meet outside the Lederman Science Center. and then take a wildflower walk through Fermilab's restored prairie and learn about the importance of native plants.  Afterward, all are welcome to join the BEC and Fermilab employees at Fermilab's very own Frontier Pub. You can learn more about what both groups are doing and how you can be involved. We hope to see you there!

Yard Waste Collection 

Yard waste collection has resumed for the season. A disposal sticker is required on every bag and labeled yard waste container from April 1 through November 30.   To learn more about yard waste, click hereIf you have any questions, please contact the Street Division at 630-454-2400.  

Household Hazard Waste Front Door Collection Service

The City of Batavia now offers a new Household Hazardous Waste collection service to its residents.  The City’s third-party provider, U.S. Ecology, will provide front door collection of many items that should not be placed in the regular weekly refuse collection.  For contact information and to learn about the items that will be accepted, please visit the City’s website

811 Call before you dig.  April is Safe Digging Month.

April Is Safe Digging Month 

April marks National Safe Digging Month, reminding homeowners and professional excavators in Illinois to call JULIE, Inc. (JULIE) at 8-1-1 before every digging project this spring, regardless of the size or depth. This is a free call and service.

4 Steps to Safety
There are four important steps to every safe excavation project:
1. Call JULIE at 811 before you dig;
2. Wait the required amount of time (two business days);
3. Respect the marks; and
4. Dig with care.
 
When homeowners call 8-1-1, they will speak with a helpful JULIE call center agent who will take the location and description of the project site and notify affected member facility owners and operators. These members will then send a professional locator to mark the approximate location of their underground utility lines with small flags or paint at no cost. (JULIE personnel do not perform locating or marking services).
 
There is no reason to take a chance when it comes to safety. JULIE’s call center agents are available to receive and process requests 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 8-1-1.  For an explanation of the color-code markings and information about the one-call process, visit www.illinois1call.com. 

Fireworks

2019 Batavia Citywide Garage Sale in May

The 2019 Batavia Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
 
This Citywide Garage Sale is the biggest fundraising event hosted by the volunteer members of the Batavia Fireworks Committee. The Batavia Fireworks Committee has set a goal to raise $40,000 for the fireworks display at The Batavia Fourth of July Sky Concert. The annual fireworks budget is made possible by contributions provided by sponsors, through various fundraising events organized by the Batavia Fireworks Committee year-round, private donations from residents throughout the year, and registration fees from the 2019 Batavia Citywide Garage Sale.

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