Batavia general city news
Oct 24, 2016 09:25AM
● Published by Neighbors Magazines
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
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.
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 Xpressbillpay.com or obtain
instructions on the City’s
website. For further information, please contact the Finance
Department at 630-454-2032. Thank you.
Liquor Tax and Gasoline Tax Can be Filed and Paid Online
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.
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
- 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.
Click on this link to how much impact you can make by reducing the amount you
idle your car. http://www.reduceidling.org/not-idling-my-personal-vehicle/
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
Share your vision for Kane County! You have through December 5, 2016 to take
the survey in English or
To learn more about the project, visit the project website.
Please click on the link below for the Batavia Chamber of Commerce “Weekly
Digest” highlighting the week’s events and any chamber news.
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.
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
athttp://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.
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.
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
Keep in Touch!
Don't forget to keep in touch with things going on at
the City atwww.CityofBatavia.net and
our Facebook page.
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