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    Mayor Schielke Weekly Address for Dec. 2, 2022

    Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke talks about holiday events around town, including the Access Toy Drive. Additional Info...
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    FAQs about Batavia's upcoming single-use bag fees

    Batavia City Council approved an ordinance implementing a retail single-use bag fee, beginning July 1, 2023. Find out what the fees is, what bags are included, and other details. Additional Info...
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    The Batavian November-December available online

    The latest issue of The Batavian is now available online. If you'd like a printed copy, please visit City Hall, 100 N. Island Ave. and look for copies in the rack next to Utility Billing. Additional Info...
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    City of Batavia 2023 Proposed Budget

    The Batavia City Council Committee of the Whole recommended the approval proposed budget for 2023 as well as recommend approval of the 2022 tax levy. Council is schedule to vote on final approval of the budget and levy Dec. 5. Read on...
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    Tips to protect your home during winter

    As we head into winter many homeowners face the expense and inconvenience of frozen water pipes or high energy bills. We have a few reminders and tips on how you can prep this winter to help protect your home and your wallet. Read on...
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    Batavia Chamber Announces Community Flag Design Contest

    The Batavia Chamber of Commerce is organizing a Community Flag design contest, with the goal of celebrating our community and showing pride for all that makes Batavia unique. The winning Community Flag design will be available for purchase. Read on...
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    Heat complaints

    The City of Batavia follows the International Property Maintenance Code which orders every owner and operator of any building that rents dwellings – from rooms to houses, must furnish heat, no less than 68 degrees, to its occupants from Oct. 15-May 15. Read on...
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    About battery recycling...

    The City of Batavia City Hall no longer accepts battery recycling. The good news is, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency recommends disposing of alkaline batteries (AA, AAA, C, D) with regular household trash. Read on...
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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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    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...
  11. 2023 candidate guide

    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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