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Garbage Contract

Tomorrow night, Tuesday 4/11, 7pm, the Batavia City Council Committee of the Whole will be discussing a new 5-yr waste-hauling contract. The contracts they will be discussing do not include stickers or “pay-per-tip” service, where you only pay for the garbage … Continue reading

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School Referendum Voted Down AGAIN!

The $140 million school district referendum was voted down for the 2nd time, with a wider margin than the first: 695 votes on election night, 3966 NOs to 3271 YESes. As of Wednesday morning, 4/5/23, the County Clerk’s office said … Continue reading

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April 4 Ballot

Early voting for the April 4 election has already begun at the Kane County Clerk’s office in Geneva and begins Monday, March 20 at Batavia City Hall. For voting hours at both locations, click here A  referendum on the April … Continue reading

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Insider Corporation Funding “Yes” Campaign AGAIN

Lamp Inc, the construction company (Construction Manager) linked to the Batavia School District referendum, donated ANOTHER $5000 to the “Vote Yes” campaign. Pay-to-Play at its finest, Chicago-style:

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What will the $140 Million Referendum Cost Me?

Note: The chart has been updated using the calculations provided by the School District on their “Tax Calculator” page (which were slightly higher than our previous estimates). Below is a chart of what the $140 million school referendum could cost … Continue reading

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April 4, Vote NO

Why do we recommend a NO vote (again) April 4? There is way too much undefined in the School Board’s plan for $140 million in bonds ($180 million including their Capital Projects budget of $2 million/yr over the next 20 … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu

On Jan. 10, the Board of Education voted to place the same issue on the April 4 ballot that voters rejected last November. The Board is seeking to issue $140 million in debt to fund the replacement of H.C. Storm … Continue reading

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Special Referendum Meeting

The Batavia School Board is holding a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6pm (note the early start time) to consider adopting the same issue that voters defeated in last November’s election by a vote of 7060 NO to 7036 YES. … Continue reading

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Referendum Repeat in April? Taxed to the Max Again

The Batavia School Board plans to hold a special meeting early next year to decide whether to place a bond referendum before voters in the April school board and municipal election. Voters narrowly rejected a $140 million issue in the … Continue reading

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Run for Office!

If you want to effect change, you have to elect good people. Consider running! All paperwork must be filed Dec 12-19. The City Council usually meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, and the Committee of the Whole (where most Council … Continue reading

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