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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Mayor Schielke Weekly Address for Sept. 30, 2022

Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke at his desk

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.

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Posted on: September 30, 2022

Batavia Community Band Concert this Sunday

Batavia Community Band Concert

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.

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

City Hall Renovations and Recycling Drop off changes

No more recycling sign

While the Batavia Municipal Government Center (City Hall and the Batavia Police Department) at 100 N. Island Ave. is under construction, recycling bins for batteries and lightbulbs, as well as pop tops, masks, or eyeglass donation boxes, will not be avail...

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Posted on: September 19, 2022

2023 Consolidated Election Candidate Guide Available

2023 candidate guide

Residents interested in running for Batavia City Council in 2023 can find a candidate guide posted on the City’s website. The guide, which provides election information on how to file for candidacy and all required forms, is av...

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

What do you think Downtown Batavia needs?

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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.

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Batavia names new police chief

Photo of Police Chief Shawn Mazza in uniform

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.

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

2022 Street Resurfacing Program begins

The 2022 Street Resurfacing Program began Aug. 28 2022. This project involves grinding and resurfacing various streets. 

Residents who will be effected by the project will receive a construction notice (PDF) one week prior to the start of...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

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.

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

City congratulates Officer Tony Gramme on his retirement

officer gramme  and mayor schielke shake hands

Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke, along with city staff and colleagues Friday congratulated Officer George (Tony) Gramme on his retirement after 25 years with the Batavia Police Department. Gramme began his career in 1993 when he joined the Batavia Police Auxi...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Slow the Fast Down signs available


The City of Batavia's Slow the Fast Down campaign encourages drivers to drive at a safe, legal speed.

Continuing through Nov. 2, 2022, Slow the Fast Down signs will be available for residents and businesses to post on their property. The signs are...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

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.

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Sidewalk program updates

deteriorated sidewalk

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.

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Strategic Action Plan updates for Q2

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Quarterly update on Batavia’s Strategic plan

 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 the ...

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Posted on: March 28, 2022

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. 

Batteries and lightbulbs: Drop-off boxes for dead batteries and lightbulbs (no LED bulbs or hol...

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