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    Slow the Fast Down campaign launches

    The City of Batavia is launching a new sign campaign encouraging drivers to drive at a safe, legal speed. Starting today through Nov. 2, 2022, Slow the Fast Down signs will be available for residents and businesses to post on their property. Read on...
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    Sculpture competition announced

    The City of Batavia will award one artist $10,000 for a sculpture to adorn the new columbarium at Batavia's west cemetery. Read on...
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    City of Batavia Weekly Newsletter for June 24-July 1

    Learn about lawn watering, brush collection, hazardous waste disposal, as well as fun stuff like Windmill City Festival. Read the newsletter
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    Mayor Schielke's Weekly Address June 24, 2022

    Batavia Police Deputy Chief Eric Blowers joins Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke to discuss how to identify and avoid internet and phone scams. Watch the video
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    Mosquito abatement has begun

    The City's contractor has begun monitoring the mosquito larvae and adult mosquito populations and applying control treatments. Learn how you can get notification in advance of spraying. Read on...
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    Brush collection has begun

    Brush collection has begun for the east side of the city. The west side collection begins Monday, June 27. Read on...
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    When can you water your lawn?

    To ensure Batavia has enough water for drinking, bathing, and fire protection, outdoor water use is restricted. Outdoor water use is based on your address, calendar date, and time of day. Read on...
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    Indian Creek Watershed plan input needed

    The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning is working on a plan for a project to improve and protect the water quality and habitats in the Indian Creek watershed. They are looking for community input. Read on...
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    Tri-City Traffic Safety Initiative Nets 373 Stops

    From May 23 to May 30, police officers from Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles worked in collaboration to increase traffic law enforcement along four main roads shared by the three communities: Randall Road, Route 21, Route 25 and Kirk Road. Read on...
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    City of Batavia officially recognizes Pride Month

    At the June 6, 2022, Batavia City Council meeting, Mayor Jeff Schielke proclaimed June 2022 as PRIDE MONTH. Read on...
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    Batavia names new fire chief

    The Batavia City Council approved the appointment of Craig Hanson as the new Chief of the Batavia Fire Department. Hanson has been the interim fire department chief since the January 2022 retirement of Chief Randy Deicke. Read on...
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    It's repair season for streets and sidewalks

    Check out the City of Batavia 2022 Capital Improvement Projects map to find out where the latest street, sidewalk and other projects are underway. Additional Info...
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    Batavia seeking downtown redevelopment partners

    The City of Batavia is looking for qualified development partners to redevelop four city-owned downtown properties. Read on...
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    Be in the know

    Need to know when brush, leaf, and refuse are being collected on your block? Want to receive alerts about power outages? Curious about what the City Council will be discussing at their next meeting? Sign up to receive text or email notifications. 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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