Kirk Road at Pine Street Intersection Improvement

Starting the week of Monday, May 6th, 2019, Kane County will be performing construction activities beginning at the intersection of Kirk Road and Pine Street in Batavia, Kane County. During the work, there may be temporary single lane closures of Kirk Road with flaggers directing traffic. Construction work hours will be allowed from 7:00 am until 9:00 pm Monday thru Saturday. This work is anticipated to take approximately three months to complete, weather permitting. Questions and concerns may be directed to Patrick VerHalen (630) 208-3138. For all Kane CountyTraffic Advisories, click here.

Deerpath & Main Intersection Project in Progress

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. Weather and unforeseen circumstances permitting, we anticipate this project to be completed in early September, 2019. Current Status 5-2-19: Underground utility work is currently underway with daily lane closures. Within the next week, traffic control will change to a lane-shift to the south side of Main Street. In accordance with the city’s code, maximum construction working hours are from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday. 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. For detailed project updates please visit the City's website.  

2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Construction

Beginning on Monday, May 6, the contractor, Performance Construction, will be mobilizing to the area of Larkspur Lane and Giese Road and will begin construction of the new watermain. Sawcutting of the pavement will be completed and the contractor will be installing erosion control measures. The contractor will also begin setting up traffic control and the segment of Larkspur Lane between Chillem and Giese will be closed to thru traffic. AT&T is currently relocating their utilities along Bluestem north of Chillem and should be completed sometime in the next few weeks.

Please be aware that no on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area on Larkspur Lane, south of Chillem to Giese Road. Some equipment and materials will be staged on street and in the parkway on Larkspur Lane, Clover Ct, and Giese Rd. Construction equipment staged on the street will be barricaded off every night. Residents and motorists are advised to expect delays in the area due to construction activities.

Fox River Cleanup event Saturday, May 11 at 9:00

Brush Collection Resumes this Month

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. 
Wildflower Walk at Fermilab Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 pm

Wildflower Walk at Fermilab Rescheduled

The Batavia Environmental Commission and Fermilab Natural Areas are partnering to host a Wildflower Walk at Fermilab. The event has been rescheduled due to rain.  It will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 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

May is Bike Month

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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