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Shodeen Apartments Back on the Table

Shodeen’s 1 North Washington project has come back, yet again, to the City Council and is on Tuesday night’s COW agenda. Apparently, Shodeen ran into trouble getting a loan for the apartments because the TIF District is set to expire … Continue reading

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$27 Million Rec Center Referendum March 17

The Batavia Park District has a referendum on the ballot for the March 17, 2020 General Primary (early voting has started at the Kane County Clerk’s Office ONLY; widespread early voting begins March 3). They are asking taxpayers to approve $27 million … Continue reading

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Marijuana Going to Referendum

After being divided 10-4, favoring allowing marijuana dispensaries (“pot shops”), the Batavia City Council decided to put the issue to referendum on the November 2020 ballot. Kudos to the Council for letting the people decide.

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Marijuana Back on City Council’s Plate

Up for discussion at the Batavia City Council Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday night (1/14), 7pm, are marijuana dispensaries (“pot shops”). It is #19 on the agenda. Should the City of Batavia allow drug dealers to establish marijuana dispensaries … Continue reading

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Batavia 2020 City Budget Public Hearing

There is a public hearing on the City of Batavia’s 2020 Proposed Budget on Tuesday, 11/12, 7pm, City Council Chambers. Something has happened to the City Council’s secretary, because the minutes from meetings have gone from fantastic to practically useless. Agendas have … Continue reading

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Union, Health, and Budget Review

Regarding tonight’s School Board meeting, please attend if you are able, or you can use the button at right to submit comments to the Board. If you haven’t had a chance to read the documents before tonight’s meeting, one of … Continue reading

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Teachers Union Contract, Health Insurance, Budget

Tomorrow, Monday 9/30, 5:00pm —a loaded school board meeting: teachers union contract, health insurance contract, district budget. If you plan to attend, NOTE THE TIME is 5:00pm. Here are the district’s summaries— Union contract: The recommended Negotiated Agreement would create a new 4-year contract with … Continue reading

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Should Batavia Allow “Pot” Shops?

Short summary of the meeting: Mayor Schielke will veto any ordinance that proposes allowing marijuana dispensaries in Batavia, necessitating 10 aldermen (out of 14) to override him. Most aldermen seem to favor pot shops. A couple of aldermen want to … Continue reading

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School District Tentative 2020 Budget on Display

Tentative Budget for 2020 is on display in the July 23, 2019 Board documents. The state form is here. Schedule from website: July 23, 2019 – Discuss and place a tentative budget on public display. August 20, 2019 – Hold a public hearing … Continue reading

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