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    Mayor Schielke Weekly Address for Sept. 30, 2022

    Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke encourages good thoughts and prayers to Batavians who may be dealing the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. He also talks about city hall renovations, the upcoming Batavia Community Band performance, and more. Additional Info...
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    Batavia Community Band Concert this Sunday

    The Batavia Community Band takes to the stage at the Peg Bond Center 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 playing classical dance music including the waltz, polka and jitterbug. Additional Info...
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    City Hall Renovations and Recycling Drop off changes

    The recycling bins for lightbulbs and batteries, along with pop tops, eyeglasses and masks donation boxes will not longer be available at the Batavia Municipal Government Center due to ongoing construction. Read on...
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    2023 Consolidated Election Candidate Guide Available

    Residents interested in running for Batavia City Council in 2023 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website. One seat in each ward is up for election. Read on...
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    What do you think Downtown Batavia needs?

    The City of Batavia has kicked off the Batavia Downtown Plan. What should Downtown look like in the 10 years? We need your input. Create your own Map Social to highlight key issues and opportunities and take the Community Survey. Additional Info...
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    Batavia names new police chief

    Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke delivered the oath of office to Shawn Mazza as the new Chief of the Batavia Police Department. Mazza replaces Chief Dan Eul who is retiring effective Sept. 12. Additional Info...
  7. 2022 Street Resurfacing Program begins

    Residents are receiving notification regarding street resurfacing on their blocks. Read on...
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    Batavia Police Chief Dan Eul Announces Retirement

    After 26 years of service, Batavia Police Chief Dan Eul will retire effective Sept. 12. Eul joined the Batavia Police Department in 1996 as a patrol officer, and then moved up through the organization before being named chief in 2017. Additional Info...
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    City congratulates Officer Tony Gramme on his retirement

    Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, and city staff congratulated Officer George (Tony) Gramme on his retirement after 25 years with the Batavia Police Department. An award-winning officer, Gramme was twice selected Batavia Police Officer of the Year. Read on...
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    Slow the Fast Down signs available

    The City of Batavia's Slow the Fast Down signs are available at City Hall again, as well as at the Batavia Public Library, the Batavia Park District, and the Batavia Farmers Market. Read on...
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    CMAP releases updated data snapshot for Batavia

    The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning 2022 Batavia Community Data Snapshot features statistics from several government agencies and includes information on our population, households, employment, transportation, park access, walkability and more. See the report
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    Sidewalk program updates

    Find out if the sidewalks in your neighborhood are on the repair or replacement list and discover how sidewalks qualify for maintenance. Also, learn how you can sign up to receive updates on the sidewalk program. Additional Info...
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    Strategic Action Plan updates for Q2

    Batavia City Administrator Laura Newman presented a strategic action plan update to the Batavia City Council recently. Updates for 2022’s second quarter included progress toward several city goals. Read on...
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    How to safely dispose of unwanted items

    Batavia offers several waste disposal services. From brush collection to household hazardous waste, learn what Batavia has to offer. Read on...
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