Public Meeting on Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries

On Tuesday, August 27 at 7:00 PM, the Committee of the Whole will be discussing Recreational Cannabis Dispensaries. Residents are welcome to attend and speak.

Temporary Traffic Change on Wilson Street Next Week

Next week starting on Thursday 8/29, construction will begin on a water service installation at 107 E Wilson St. This will require temporary traffic control to be set up and westbound lanes will be shifted over to the left turn lane. Westbound traffic will be transitioned back on the west side of River Street. The Parking spaces on the north side east of 107 E Wilson will be closed off during this time. The work is expected to take place between 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM and scheduled for completion by the end of the week.

September Brush Collection

The next east side collection will begin on Monday, September 9; west side collection begins Monday, September 16.  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 remaining 2019 schedule. If you have any questions, please call 630-454-2400.

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.

Solar Power Hour Information Session

Monday, September 9, 7:00 PM at the Batavia Public Library. Thinking about going solar? Residents throughout Cook, Kane, DuPage, and Will counties have an opportunity to participate in Solarize Chicagoland, a grassroots program combining volume purchasing with community education to make solar more accessible and affordable.

Regardless of where you live in the counties, you can participate in any of the free informational Solar Power Hours. You’ll learn about the basics of solar, its financial implications for a household, and how the solar group buy program works. After the session, get a free, no-obligation site assessment from the competitively selected installer. You have until September 30, 2019, to decide whether to get solar through the program.

To view the full calendar of info sessions and sign up for updates visit www.SolarizeChicagoland.com.

Batavia Green Business Ole Award

Is your Batavia-based business working hard to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly? The Batavia Chamber of Commerce and Batavia Environmental Commission would like to reward you! This will be the first annual Green Business Ole. Areas of interest include: Improved water quality and water conservation, energy conservation, promoting healthy ecology, waste management, improving air quality, and employee education. You can apply at: bit.ly/BataviaGreenBusinessOle. The application deadline is Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Parkway Tree Program

The City of Batavia is again offering its residents the opportunity to purchase a parkway tree on a 50/50 cost-sharing basis. The available species are locally grown, quality trees that do well in City parkways, and we offer a variety of species each year to provide a diversified parkway tree population for our community. Program details

Area 3 Storm Sewer Separation & Watermain Replacement Construction

Performance Construction has been working on the Area 3 Storm Sewer Separation & Watermain Replacement project since the week of 7/29. The week of 8/26 Performance will continue installing storm sewer on Blaine with work also occurring at the intersection of Harrison & Blaine for sanitary improvements . Pipe will continued to be delivered onsite and left in the street for staging. Storm sewer will has been installed on Jefferson between Morton and Blaine and now installation is occurring on Blaine Street heading west past Harrison. Construction will require local road closures throughout the duration of the project. The road closures will be moving closures corresponding with the construction.  Please drive with caution through the construction zone.  More information can be found on the project’s webpage. Work is anticipated to be completed by late fall 2019 for a winter shutdown and then remaining work to be completed in the spring of 2020. If you have any questions regarding this project please contact Andrea Podraza in the Engineering Department at (630) 454-2757.

Map of Affected Streets

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

C&H Excavating, Inc. was awarded the Streambank Stabilization project for both locations. All work has been completed at Wilson Street. Grading started at Woodland Hills Park the week of 8/12 and includes grading, installing a settling basin, 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. If you have any questions regarding this project please contact the Engineering Department at (630) 454-2750.

2019 Ward 1 Storm Sewer Construction

As of the week of August 19th, Geneva Construction has completed the asphalt driveway patching. Landscape restoration of the parkway areas has begun and is expected to be completed next week, weather permitting. The contractor will be removing any construction materials from the parkway areas, rough grading, and then placement of topsoil.
 
Once all of the landscape work is completed, Geneva Construction will complete the final asphalt surface course. This is tentatively scheduled for the week of August 26th. Concrete driveway patching will also be completed the week of August 26th.  Door notifications will be passed out the day before of the work if your driveway will be impacted. If you receive a door notice please remove your vehicle by 7am of the date work is to start.
 
For updates on the schedule for this work please check the project webpage. If you have any other concerns 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 October, 2019. Current Status 8-23-19: Base course paving along the eastbound widened sections of Main Street and the continuation of traffic signal conduit installation is planned for the coming week. 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.  


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.

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. 

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.

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