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Tuesday: Shodeen TIF, water rate increase, pay raises

Tuesday night, 7pm, the Batavia City Council Committee of the Whole has a full agenda to discuss, including: the next steps in the creation of a new TIF for Shodeen to build his massive taxpayer-subsidized apartment complex 3% water rate … Continue reading

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Want to Run for Office?

The next local elections are April 6, 2021. If you would like to run for School Board, Mayor, City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, Park Board, Library Board, Township Board, or Community College Board, petitions must be filed by December 21 (filing … Continue reading

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School Tax Levy Tuesday

The Batavia School Board will be voting on its 2020 (payable 2021) tax levy Tuesday night, 11/17, 7pm. Agenda here: https://go.boarddocs.com/il/bps101/Board.nsf/Public. As usual, they will be increasing taxes by the maximum allowed by law, so your property taxes will be going up. From the … Continue reading

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Shodeen TIF Public Hearing TONIGHT

Tonight, Monday, Nov. 2, 7:30pm is the public hearing for the new Shodeen TIF district. Details on attending the meeting are here: http://www.cityofbatavia.net/AgendaCenter/ViewFile/Agenda/_11022020-1635?html=true If you would like to send a comment, they now have an email address for public comments: … Continue reading

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Shodeen TIF Thursday

 Update: The JRB passed all measures 6-2, with School District and Township (in support of the School District) voting NO. The City can now do what it wants.  The School District’s Tony Inglese made an excellent, thorough presentation as to why they … Continue reading

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Tuesday Meetings

This week Tuesday are 3 meetings, City, Library, and School. City Committee of the Whole, 7:00pm. From the City’s site: “The meeting will be broadcast live on BATV’s YouTube channel which can be accessed from their website at myBATV.com or https://www.youtube.com/user/BATV1017. If … Continue reading

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School Board Budget Public Hearing

The Batavia School Board will hold a public hearing Tuesday night (8/25/20), 7pm, in the BATAVIA FINE ARTS CENTER (note new meeting place). The budget and summary can be found here: budget (look at the summary). As the School Board is … Continue reading

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Shodeen Update

City Council COW (8/11/20) passed all measures furthering the Shodeen apartments 8-6. The 8 aldermen voting yes, in favor of the project: Baerren, Beck, Cerone, Wolff, Chanzit, O’Brien, Russotto, McFadden No votes: Callahan, Uher, Meitzler, Malay, Miller, Knopp You can watch … Continue reading

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Shodeen Apartments on Tuesday Agenda

Update here. Tuesday night, 8/11/20, 7pm, the Batavia City Council Committee of the Whole (COW) will be discussing approval of a new Redevelopment Agreement (RDA) and TIF District for the massive 6-story Shodeen apartment complex in the heart of downtown … Continue reading

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Public Hearing, Shodeen Project — Again

Update: The Plan Commission did not approve point  “5. The project design provides for safe and efficient provision of public services. Finding: The project would increase the amount of public parking in the downtown and reduce the deficit of all … Continue reading

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