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Jun 12, 2015 01:37PM ● Published by Neighbors Magazines

Upcoming Meetings

  • Please check the City's website to view agendas for upcoming city council, committee, and commission meetings. 
  • Read the meeting minutes from past meetings by clicking here.
  • Did you know that BATV tapes all of the City Council meetings?  To watch these meetings click here.  

 

Brush Collection
The east side brush collection was completed this week; the west side begins the week of Monday, June 15. Brush should be at the curb by 7 a.m. on Monday of your scheduled week but no sooner than the weekend before that.  For more information about the program, including the 2015 schedule, please click here or call 630-454-2400. 

Crack Filling on various County Roads
The Kane County 2015 Crack Sealing program is scheduled to continue into the next section of roads, starting the week of June 8, 2015, with an anticipated duration of approximately 4 weeks,weather permitting. The program involves filling and sealing roadway cracks on various County roads to extend the life of the pavement. Subject to change, the roadways are scheduled to be treated in the following order:

Randall Road (Main Street to IL Route 38)
Randall Road (Silver Glen Road to Gyorr Road)
Randall Road (Hopps Road to College Green Drive)
Randall Road (at a bridge located 3,600 feet South of Main Street)
Meredith Road (at a bridge located 3,200 feet North of Beith Road)

The above-mentioned roads will remain open during treatment, with Meredith Road being reduced to one lane travel using temporary daily lane closures, and Randall Road having temporary lane closures in one direction at a time. Motorists should add additional time to their commutes, expect delays, watch for construction activity, and obey flaggers while traveling through the work areas. Motorists may want to consider the use of alternate routes while this work is being completed. Questions or concerns may be directed to David Sitko at (630) 313-0754. For all Kane County Traffic Advisories, see
www.co.kane.il.us/dot/trafficalerts.

Stormwater Utility Feasibility Study
Did you know that the City of Batavia is investigating a Stormwater Utility?  To find out what a Stormwater Utility is and to view the presentation and report that were presented on May 19th please view the Batavia News column on the City’s homepage, www.cityofbatavia.net

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Andrea Podraza, P.E. in Engineering at (630) 454-2757 or apodraza@cityofbatavia.net.

Spend Flag Day (June 14) in Batavia
Sunday, June 14, will be an exciting day in Batavia.  June 14 is Flag Day which was started by Dr. Bernard Cigrand of Batavia and proclaimed by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916. This is the 99th anniversary of Flag Day, and a cemetery walk and ice cream social are planned to celebrate this historic day.

The Batavia Arts Council and the Batavia Historical Society, with support from the  City of Batavia and the Batavia Park District, are sponsoring a Cemetery Walk in the west side cemetery on Route 31 in Batavia from 2:00-4:30 on this day.  This is a fundraiser to benefit the Arts Council and the Historical Society; tickets will be $10 per person and will be sold in advance and at the entrance to the cemetery on the 14th.  Historical figures that will be portrayed graveside include Samuel Lockwood, Elijah Town, Don Carlos Newton, Alice and Lucile Gustafson, Eunice Shumway and William Van Nortwick.  Groups will be starting every 5-10 minutes for this 40-minute walk through the cemetery. Parking is available south of the cemetery near the Batavia Youth Baseball field or on adjacent streets (Merlo, Woodland, and Oak).  Tickets and more information are available at the Batavia Depot Museum or at the Arts Council website at:  http://www.bataviaartscouncil.org/cemetery-walk.html 

From 4:00-7:00pm on June 14, the Batavia Fireworks Committee will be sponsoring a citywide ice cream social on the Riverwalk in downtown Batavia by City Hall. This is a fundraiser for the annual Sky Concert fireworks show on July 4th at Engstrom Park in Batavia.  Cups of decorated vanilla and chocolate ice cream will be sold for $3 each in the Peg Bond Center. 50/50 raffle tickets will also be sold for $10 each or 3 for $25; the winner will be announced on July 4th at the evening show.  Donation buckets will also be available throughout the grounds to help raise funds. Musical groups to perform on the Peg Bond Center stage include the Batavia Community Band, Mr. John Ivan (international performer and award-winning guitarist and songwriter), and student instrumental and dance groups. There will also be members of the USS Illinois’ Commissioning Committee on hand to discuss the USS Illinois and how it came into existence.  Please check the following website for further information:  www.bataviafireworks.org.

Come spend Flag Day (June 14) in Batavia and enjoy a good old-fashioned day of fun with your family and friends while supporting very worthy causes and organizations! 

Batavia MainStreet & Batavia Bike Commission

Batavia Bike Commission & Main Street have started a project to encourage businesses to be bicycle friendly. To see more information click here. 

Kane County Projects
Click here to visit the Kane County Department of Transportation website to see all of the projects they are completing in the Batavia area this year.

Local Links
Click here to visit the City's website for useful links in and around our community.

BATV
BATV has a new and interactive website! Check it out at http://mybatv.com. Watch original programs created for our community on demand. The links below will take you to some of the new and exciting shows offered.

·  City Council Meetings - Did you know that BATV tapes all of the City Council meetings? Watch for information discussed and approved through Batavia's City Council.

·  It's News to Me - Highlights of current news surrounding our community.

·  Viewpoint - In-depth panel discussions to educate residents on hot topics surrounding our community.

·  Out on the Town - Take a ride with Jeff and Joi as they experience local restaurants and entertainment venues. 

Source: Batavia weekly e-news email

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