Brush Collection

The final brush collection of the year will begin on Monday, November 30, for both sides of town.  Brush should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday but no sooner than the weekend before that.For more information about the program, please click here or call 630-454-2400. 

2015 Residential Leaf Collection Program
The City of Batavia's Residential Leaf Collection Program is in progress.  The second leaf collection for the east side of town was completed this week.  The second west side leaf collection will start on Monday, November 9.  The third and final east side leaf collection is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, November 16, weather permitting. The third and final west side leaf collection is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, November 23, weather permitting.  Please have leaves raked to curb by 6 a.m. on the Monday of your scheduled week.  Click here for more details about the program, including daily progress while the program is underway, or call the Street Division of Batavia Public Works at 630-454-2400. 

Businesses Open During Construction

Please remember that no businesses are closed due to the Houston Street Project.  The Popcorn Depot, Open Range, Depot Museum, the Professional Building and all the businesses on Island Avenue are all easily accessible at all times, though you may find yourself waling just a bit further for a parking space. Please cross your fingers for continued good work weather. 

Houston Street Update

Below is the work scheduled for the remainder of this week and the week of November 9:

  • Abbey should be finished pouring all the concrete sidewalk and punch list items in preparation for final surface. They are also working on cleaning up the roadway.
  • Rainmakers Irrigation has finished installing valve boxes in the planter islands and constructing the control cabinet.  They are waiting on trees to be installed prior to installing the drip line to complete the system.
  • Thorne Electric still has a few street light pole foundations to pour concrete for.  They will be on site tomorrow to complete them.  They are planning to return the week of November 16 to start pulling wire in the conduits.  We are anticipating the street light poles to be received by the first part of December.  At that point, Thorne will return to start installing them.
  • Breezy Hill is nearly finished with installing brick pavers in the fountain plaza area and will move to other brick sidewalk sections at the intersections. They will be on site at least 2-3 weeks to complete all the brickwork.  Breezy has also started landscape restoration and will continue with that as areas get completed.
  • We anticipate clean up preparations for the final lift of asphalt to occur Monday, November 9.  The final lift is being installed Tuesday, November 10, and striping will follow.  We are planning to have the entire roadway and some of the sidewalks open by Friday, November 13, weather permitting. 

Please note that there will be brickwork and street light work occurring beyond Friday, November 13, that will impact some parking stalls, require intermittent lane closures, and impact intersections when work is being done in those locations but this work will be isolated. Some sections of sidewalks will remain closed until the brickwork is completed and they will be opened as the brickwork is finished. The street lights and ornamental lighting will progress once they are received.

Art Stop Parking Lot Improvements

The Artstop Parking lot improvement was completed last week.  It has been open to public use.  Landscaping (topsoil and seed) was also completed.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mr. Rahat Bari, City Engineer, at 630-454-2760. 

Greening Your Existing Home on a Budget

Jason La Fleur of Eco Achievers
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 7:30 p.m.
Pal Joey’s Restaurant
31 N. River St., Batavia

What does it mean to green your home? Join us for a riveting overview of green renovation strategies for any budget, from simple interior modifications and DIY projects to more elaborate projects.  We'll discuss key green criteria that should be included in any home improvement project if human health and conservation are important to you and your family.
The presentation will begin immediately following the Batavia Environmental Commission monthly meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and we encourage you to attend!  

Batavia Chamber

Please click on the link below for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news.

Winter Break for Kane County Recycling
Due to logistical difficulties and health risks associated with operating an outdoor event in extreme weather, there will not be collection events during the winter months starting in 2016. Please see the webpage for more details.

Location: 540 S. Randall Road, St. Charles / 630-208-3841
Hours: 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. (noon)

2015 Dates
* Nov 14 - electronics, books
* Dec 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee). 

2016 Dates
* Jan - No event, winter break
* Feb - No event, winter break
* Mar - No event, winter break
* Apr 9 - electronics, books
* May 14 - electronics, books
* Jun 11 - Annual EXTRAVAGANZA
* Jul 9 - electronics, books
* Aug 13 - electronics, books
* Sept 10 - electronics, books
* Oct 8 - electronics, books
* Nov 12 - electronics, books, shredding and latex paint (which has a fee).
* Dec - No event, winter break

Batavia MainStreet & Batavia Bike Commission
Batavia Bike Commission & Main Street have started a project to encourage businesses to be bicycle friendly. To see more information click here.

Kane County Projects
Click here to visit the Kane County Department of Transportation website to see all of the projects they are completing in the Batavia area this year.

Local Links
Click here to visit the City's website for useful links in and around our community.

BATV has a new and interactive website! Check it out at Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.
City Council Meetings - Did you know that BATV tapes all of the City Council meetings? Watch for information discussed and approved through Batavia's City Council.
It's News to Me - Highlights of current news surrounding our community.
Viewpoint - In-depth panel discussions to educate residents on hot topics surrounding our community.
Out on the Town - Take a ride with Jeff and Joi as they experience local restaurants and entertainment venues. 

City Newsletter
The City has joined other Batavia government organizations in the publishing of a bi-monthly magazine called Neighbors of Batavia. You may find articles and other information at that publications’ website,

Keep in Touch!
Don't forget to keep in touch with things going on at the City at and our Facebook page. 

Batavia MainStreet
Join MainStreet as we work together as a community to plan for, preserve and promote downtown Batavia.  Click here to learn more about Batavia MainStreet, upcoming events and latest news. 

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