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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Safe Routes to School Sidewalk Study Information Open House


Three areas near H.C. Storm Elementary, J.B. Nelson, and Alice Gustafson Elementary schools have been identified as potential stops for sidewalks. Learn more at

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Posted on: December 4, 2023

Applications Open for Boardwalk Shops 2024

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Applications for Batavia MainStreet's Boardwalk Shops 2024 are open through Jan. 31. If you have a small business and want to propel it to the next level, apply for one of Batavia MainStreet's 12x12 shops on the corner of Wilson & River Streets.

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Posted on: November 29, 2023

Curbside Leaf Collection Program Concludes for 2023

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For residents who were unable to participate in the 2023 Leaf Collection, beginning Dec.1 residents can place leaves in yard waste bags and set them out for collection on their scheduled refuse collection days throughout December. No yard stickers are req...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Mayor Schielke Discusses City's Future at Mayor's Breakfast

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Batavia Mayor Jeffery Schielke talked about Batavia's rich history and exciting future at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce Mayor's Breakfast Nov. 2, 2023. View his presentation on BATV17.

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Posted on: November 15, 2023

Controlled Burns Throughout Batavia

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Batavians may notice some smoke from controlled burns being conducted throughout the community. The objective of these prescribed burns is to improve native plant communities by reducing invasive plant species.

Residents in the areas around the planned bur...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Batavia's Rules Regarding Open Burning


The City of Batavia Municipal Code sets out the rules for open burning. To summarize the following rules apply within the Batavia city limits:

  • Fires started and attended by the Fire Department personnel are allowed.
  • No fire can be larger than 3 fee...
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Posted on: September 21, 2023

Columbarium Sculpture Selected

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The Batavia City Council, with community input, has selected artist Chad La Fever's "Eternal Flame" concept to adorn the Batavia West Cemetery Columbarium. 

In the spring of 2023, the City of Batavia had sought proposals from ar...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Study Recommends Batavia Dam Removal


Kane County Connects along with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineering Chicago reported the following:

The U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in Chicago has released a draft report on the Fox River and is recommending the removal of nine dams from Carpentersvi...

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