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Neighbors of Kane County

Batavia general city news

Oct 24, 2016 09:25AM ● By Neighbors Magazines

Leaf Collection
The first leaf collection of the season for west side residents will begin on Monday, October 24; the second east side leaf collection begins on Monday, October 31. For additional details about the program, including the 2016 schedule, please click here or call 630-454-2400.  

Kane County Electronics Recycling Program
The Kane County Electronics Recycling Program has resumed and includes three daily drop-off locations throughout the county, as well as the reopening of the one-day collection events in St. Charles.  The closest site for Batavia residents is the former Kane County Jail property at 517 Fabyan Parkway, between Route 25 and Kirk Rd. on the north side of the street.  Most items are still free, but there will be a charge for TVs and computer monitors, depending on the screen size.  Please visit the Kane County Recycles webpage for information about drop off locations, upcoming monthly events, acceptable/unacceptable electronics items, and costs/payment options.  

Liquor Tax and Gasoline Tax Can be Filed and Paid Online
We are very pleased to announce that the City of Batavia Liquor Tax and Gasoline Tax are now able to be filed and paid online. The City of Batavia has partnered with Xpress Bill Pay to provide you with a free online filing and payment system. The site is secure and will protect your information with the latest technology.  You will just need to set up your account initially and then you can log in each month to file your return and make your payment.  If you file and pay online, you will not need to mail anything to the City. You can go directly to or obtain instructions on the City’s website.  For further information, please contact the Finance Department at 630-454-2032.  Thank you.

Batavia Environmental Commission
The Batavia Environmental Commission would like to remind the community to limit the idling of their vehicles.
Air pollution is a major health concern in Batavia, Illinois as it is in many metropolitan areas of the United States. These air pollution problems are caused in large part by emission from automobiles and trucks. Air pollution can cause or aggravate lung illnesses such as acute respiratory infections, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and lung cancer.
Here are a few useful facts about engine idling:
  • Turning off and starting an engine will use less fuel than letting the engine run for thirty seconds.
  • Modern vehicles do not need to be warmed up before driving. The best way to warm up a vehicle is by driving it.
  • Engine wear is greater at prolonged idle than during normal operation.
  • Children are more susceptible to pollution caused lung problems and outdoor sports at school are most likely to occur in the afternoon hours when ozone levels are highest.
If you are picking up or dropping off your child at school or an activity, reduce the pollution in their environment by turning off your car.  The BEC would like to encourage the community to turn off their vehicles if they are sitting idle for more than 30 seconds. 
Click on this link to how much impact you can make by reducing the amount you idle your car.
Kane County 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan Survey Available
Kane County is updating the 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan and needs your help to identify the top priorities and areas of improvement the plan should address. The plan will become a long-term guide to improve the conditions of roadways, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian travel, economic vitality, and help to prioritize infrastructure funding decisions. The result will lead to a higher quality of life for stakeholders in Kane County. 
The County launched an interactive online survey, where participants can easily use their computer, tablet or smart phone to provide their feedback. This interactive survey takes less than 5 minutes and will play a key role in helping us to shape the future of Kane County’s Long Range Transportation Plan. 
Share your vision for Kane County! You have through December 5, 2016 to take the survey in English or Spanish.
To learn more about the project, visit the project website.   

Batavia Chamber
Please click on the link below for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news.

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.

Batavia Bicycle Commission

For additional information about the Batavia Bicycle Commission, please click here.


BATV has a new and interactive website! Check it out at 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.

City Newsletter

The City has joined other Batavia government organizations in the publishing of a bi-monthly magazine called Neighbors of Batavia. You may find articles and other information at that publications’ website,

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