August Brush Collection

The next east side collection begins on Monday, August 12; west side collection begins Monday, August 19. 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 2019 schedule. If you have any questions, please call 630-454-2400.

Trimming/Removal of Trees Interfering with Electric Lines

Pruning of trees is probably the most important of all City maintenance practices. Proper and systematic pruning helps prevent unscheduled power interruptions to your home caused by tree limbs. Safety of the public and our personnel are also of the utmost importance to the Batavia Municipal Electric Utility.

Within the next few days, Asplundh Tree Expert Company, a tree trimming company under contract with the Batavia Municipal Electric Utility, will be pruning trees that are under/near electric lines. The trees will be pruned in a manner to preserve their health, appearance, and to prevent damage to the electric lines for several years. The pruning operation will include removal of broken, dead, diseased, and interfering limbs that pose a potential to interfere with the electric lines. If you feel that a tree needs to be removed, please contact us as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, concerning City tree trimming operations, please call (630)-454-2350.

Area 3 Storm Sewer Seperation & Watermain Replacement Construction

Performance Construction has been awarded the Area 3 Storm Sewer Separation & Watermain Replacement project. Currently the contractor is finishing up work in Ward 1 and anticipates starting in Area 3 by the end of July. Construction will require local road closures throughout the duration of the project. The map indicates which roads will see closures over the course of construction. The road closures will be moving closures corresponding with the construction.  The project will start on Jefferson Street and move north and west.  More information can be found on the project’s webpage: Work is anticipated to be completed by late fall 2019.  

Map of Affected Streets

Randall Road Intersection Signal Adjustment Work

From July 17-19, the Kane County Division of Transportation will initiate traffic signal adjustments at four intersections along Randall Road. More info.

Streambank Stabilization of Mahoney Creek at Woodland Hills Park and Wilson Street

C&H Excavating, Inc. has been awarded the Streambank Stabilization project for both locations. Construction will continue next week with tree removal and clearing at both locations. Construction will start at will include plants and hardscape to prevent erosion and settling along the creekbanks. More information can be found on the project’s webpage:  All work shall be completed by August 30.  

Kane County Crack Sealing Program

Starting next Monday, the county will start filling cracks on: Fabyan Parkway, Randall Road, Getty Road, W Bartlett Road, Kirk Road, and LaFox Road. Construction hours will be from 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day for approximately four to six weeks, weather permitting. The crack sealing program is part of the County's comprehensive road maintenance program to increase the longevity of the roads by sealing road cracks preventing water from penetrating the road base and the life of the pavement. 

Kane County Road Work at Fabyan and Kirk

Road work began July 8 at the intersection of Fabyan and Kirk. This construction entails shifting traffic and putting in new temporary lanes to facilitate a future build-out of an improved intersection. 

Wildflower Walk at Fermilab

The Batavia Environmental Commission and Fermilab Natural Areas are partnering to host a Summer Wildflower Walk at Fermilab. The event will be held at 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 1. 
Participants will meet outside the Lederman Science Center 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. Make sure to be prepared for the weather. Sunscreen and insect repellent recommended.

Sewer Backup Information

Always call YOUR insurance company first to report any damage to your property or possessions. Then the City of Batavia's insurance company will make a determination if the City is responsible for damages caused by a sewer backup.

Contact Numbers for the City of Batavia:

Water/Sewer Superintendent – Jeremy Barkei 630-454-2452
Water/Sewer Dept. Admin Asst – Lisa Lally 630-454-2450, Fax - 630-454-2401
Public Works Director – Gary Holm 630-454-2309
Finance Dept., Insurance Claim Questions – Jana Crisci 630-454-2032

More information

Be safe when working in areas contaminated by sanitary sewer backups or floodwater. See: "Cleaning up after flood and sewer overflows" from the Illinois Department of Public Health website for proper precautions.

Lawn Watering Restrictions

City of Batavia Ordinance #13-05 limits the use of water for lawn sprinkling to:

  • Even-numbered addresses on even-numbered calendar days
  • Odd-number addresses on odd-numbered calendar days.
  • Watering must take place between the hours of 6-9 am and 6-9 pm only.

Hand-held hose watering is permitted any time for flowers, gardens, lawns, trees & shrubs. Watering of new sod or seeded lawns requires a permit. Permits can be obtained at the Community Development Department, 100 N. Island Ave.
(No permits for sod/seed will be issued during the months of July and August)

Reminder to Residents Using Lawn Irrigation Systems

Cross Connection Control devices (backflow preventers) are mandatory for underground lawn sprinkling systems according to the State Plumbing Code.  Each spring when you turn your sprinkler system on you must have the backflow device tested.  This testing is required on an annual basis, even if you do not use your lawn irrigation system.  The City’s backflow program administrator, Aqua Backflow, Elgin, IL. will send out reminder notices.
The Batavia Cross Connection Control Program is designed to safeguard public health.  We ask for your complete cooperation with our program, its enforcement, and any requests for information that come from Aqua Backflow or Batavia Water Division staff.
Questions can be directed to Aqua Backflow at 847-742-2296 or you may contact the Batavia Water Division at 630-454-2450.

Help Keep Storm Drains Clear

Residents are asked to assist the City by clearing their storm drains of any leaves/buds/flowers/grass that may be covering them. This will help alleviate potential street flooding. Please remember that grass clippings from your mower are not allowed on to the street. Either direct them back into your yard or use a mulching mower. Here is a film for further info: We appreciate your assistance.

Kane County Fabyan Parkway Bridge Repairs

The Kane County Division of Transportation began repairs June 10 on the Fabyan Parkway Bridge. They estimate to complete this project by December 2019. More information here.

2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Construction

As of July 19, the contractor, Performance Construction, has completed the installation and testing all of the watermain and water services. The contractor has also completed the final watermain connection at Chillem and Bluestem.
The main-line storm sewer construction along Bluestem has also been completed. Storm sewer branch connections will be completed on Bluestem the week of July 22. NICOR will also relocate utilities along Bluestem on July 25 & 26. Once this is completed the final storm sewer connection at Lexington will be constructed.
Beginning on July 25, Geneva Construction company will begin removal and replacement of concrete curb and sidewalk. Once this is completed asphalt patching and streets resurfacing work will begin.
Please contact the Engineering Department if you have not been receiving your mail in a prompt manner and they will assist to resolve any issues.

Be aware that no on-street parking will be allowed in the construction area along Larkspur Lane., Bluestem Lane., and Chillem Dr. 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.
For updates on the schedule for this work please contact the Engineering Department at 630-454-2750.

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 07-19-19: Be alert for a new traffic pattern shifting traffic to the south side of Main Street starting Monday 7-22-19. 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.  

Kirk Road at Pine Street Intersection Improvement

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.

Pedestrian Crossing Work Continues

Kane County has begun 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.

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

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