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$5 Million Shed???

Item 7 on Tuesday’s Batavia City Council Committee of the Whole Agenda is discussion geared toward purchasing property for $5 million. Bonds would be issued that would be paid with an INCREASE IN PROPERTY TAXES. The agenda document basically says … Continue reading

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Monday—Shodeen TIF/Apartments Final Vote

Update: The TIF District passed 8-7, with the Council tied and Mayor Schielke breaking the tie in favor. YES: Baerren, O’Brien, Cerone, McFadden, Russotto, Chanzit, Wolff, Schielke NO: Callahan, Meitzler, Malay, Uher, Miller, Beck, Knopp Final vote of the City … Continue reading

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Local Elections April 2021

Elections have consequences. Your property taxes are the result of local elections. This is where your property taxes went this past year (rounded): School District 67%City 8%Park District 6%Waubonsee 6%Library 5%Kane County 4%Forest Preserve 2%Township 1%Township Road .5% School Board … Continue reading

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City Budget, Tax Levy, Pay Raises

Update: Everything passed. Aldermen Callahan and Meitzler held firm against the pay raises. Tonight (12/7) at 7:30pm, The Batavia City Council is set to approve a budget, tax levy, and 2.5% pay raises for non-union employees. Based on last week’s … Continue reading

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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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