Kirk Road at Pine Street Intersection Improvement

Starting the week of Monday, May 6, 2019, Kane County began 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 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. 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 5-10-19: 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 Tuesday, May 7, the contractor, Performance Construction, began mobilizing to the area of Larkspur Lane and Giese Road and commenced construction of the new water main. The contractor has completed installing the erosion control measures. The contractor has begun 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 Court, and Giese Road. 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.

Kane County Recycling Event on Saturday, May 11  

Kane County will be accepting electronics, book, and paint for recycling, and documents for shredding at the recycling event on Saturday, May 11, 2019.  The event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Kane County Branch Court parking lot, 540 S. Randall Road in St. Charles.  At this event, you can recycle:

Electronics:  Computers, keyboards, laptops, printers, televisions (any size, type or age), stereos, cell phones, microwaves, Christmas lights and more. A complete list of accepted items, and more information can be found at this page of the Kane County Recycles website.  Workers are present to unload items.  Please note that there is a fee to recycle TVs and monitors.

Books & Shredded Paper:  Books of any age and condition for reuse or recycling.  Also, you can bring shredded paper — documents you have already shredded at home — to the book recycling area for recycling.

Paint:  Liquid latex paint will be recycled at this event.  Paint has a recycling fee per container, payable by the resident with cash or check; see below for costs.  Latex paint is non-toxic but difficult to dispose of normally because you must dry it out before placing it in your landfill trash. However, liquid latex paint can be recycled into new products with no drying out necessary by bringing it to this event!  Kane County will also take oil paint, but please note that you can recycle it for free at the Naperville Hazardous Waste Facility. More details and costs for recycling oil paint at the event can be found at the Paint Recycling Page of the Kane County Recycles website

Confidential Document Shredding:  Paper documents of a confidential nature may be shredded for free onsite.  The limit is about four boxes, because this free service is for residents only. No documents from businesses will be recycled. More guidelines can be found at Confidential Document Recycling page of the Kane County Recycles website.

Costs:

  • TVs and computer monitors have a recycling fee, which is paid directly to the non-profit recycler. The fee is $25 for screens under 21 inches, measured diagonally across the screen, or $35 for screens 21 inches or more wide, measured diagonally The fee is payable by the resident with cash or card.
  • Paint has a recycling fee per container, payable by the resident with cash or check. The fee for liquid LATEX paint is $2 per quart can, $3.50 per gallon can, and $10 for a 5-gallon bucket.
  • All else is free to drop off.

Next Event:  The next event after this one will be June 8, 2019, and will be for electronics, books and shredding. Click here for a full schedule of collection events for 2019.

Not Accepted:  Kane County Does not accept hazardous waste or large household appliances like washers and refrigerators.

Weekday Electronics Drop-offs:  Kane County also has two Electronics Recycling Drop-off locations that are open Monday through Friday every week.

Questions?  Contact Kane County Recycling Coordinator Jennifer Jarland at 630-208-3841 or recycle@countyofkane.org

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.  

Pedestrian Crossing Work to Start Next Week

Starting the week of May 13, 2019, Kane County will begin the process of updating pedestrian crossings to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. Each crossing will have the sidewalks and curbs replaced with depressed curbs, detectable warnings, and wheelchair accessible slopes. Each crossing will be closed for up to 5 days at a time to allow for concrete removal, replacement, and curing.
Signs indicating start dates will be posted at each route approximately one week prior to starting construction at the crossing. Construction work hours will be 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Friday for approximately three months, weather permitting.
Batavia crossings affected include Main Street at Holy Cross entry, car wash entry and windmill entry, Fabyan crossings at River Rock Road, Nagel Boulevard, Holmstad entry, Carriage Drive and Van Nortwick.

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. 

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 National Bike Month

Batavia has miles of scenic bicycle trails that make easy and enjoyable to enjoy Batavia outside!  May is National Bike Month, a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to give biking a try.  Whether you bike to work or school; ride to save money or time; pump those pedals to preserve your health or the environment; or simply to explore your community, National Bike Month is an opportunity to celebrate the unique power of the bicycle and the many reasons to ride.  Head to a Batavia bike shop for a spring tune-up or visit a bicycle-friendly business for a trail map.  Watch for cycling events like bike week (May 13 - 19) and ride to work day on May 17.  More information and events are available at www.bikingbatavia.org

May is Bike Month

Backyard Stormwater Management & Flood Preparedness Presentation on May 17

Join Kane County Division of Environmental and Water Resources to gain an understanding of stormwater, ways to utilize it, and how to prepare for a flood, presented by Jim Kleinwachter of the Conservation Foundation.  The presentation will be given on Friday, May 17, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Kane County Government Center, Building A - 1st Floor Auditorium, 719 S. Batavia Avenue in Geneva.  Please contact Resource Management Coordinator Jessica Mino for registration information.  

Backyard Stormwater Management & Flood Preparedness on Friday, 5/17 1-2:30 PM
Kane County Rain Barrel Sale
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