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    City Council Committee of the Whole meets Tuesday

    The regular COW meeting will include a public hearing on the 2022 City of Batavia tax levy. Other agenda items include a water and sewer rate increase, designs for an archway on north River Street, and adding a new city staff position. Read on...
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    Mayor Schielke Weekly Address for Nov. 23, 2022

    Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke shares information about the special rally planned for the Batavia High School football team Sunday 4 p.m. at the Peg Bond Center prior to the Celebration of Lights. 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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    Prescribed burn planned for Windmill Lakes

    A prescribed burn is planned for the Windmill Lakes detention basin on Main Street sometime in the coming weeks, weather permitting. The burn is to control non-native vegetation and to promote native growth. Read on...
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    City of Batavia newsletter for Nov. 18-Dec. 2.

    Learn about leaf and brush collection, get tips for winter, find out how to handle heat complaints, and more. See this week's newsletter. Read on...
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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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    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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    Parkway reminders & refuse collection

    "Free" items are not allowed on the city parkways and rights-of-ways. Refuse and recycling totes and bags should not be on the curb earlier than the night before your collection day. Receptacles must be out by 6 a.m. on collection day and removed by 8 pm. 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...
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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...
  16. 2022 Street Resurfacing Program begins

    Residents are receiving notification regarding street resurfacing on their blocks. 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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