Category Archives: City Council

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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City Council Putting Cart Before Horse…Again

One North Washington (Shodeen apartments) is on hold. The 13-year TIF extension was voted down by the School Board, killing the extension, effectively killing the project because Shodeen needs 20-year bonds. BUT the project refuses to die. Now the City … Continue reading

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City Council Votes to Extend Shodeen TIF

The City Council COW passed the Shodeen TIF extension 9-4 on 3/3/20. They’re sticking with the project. The apartments will be built if all the taxing bodies agree to the extension, if the legislature passes the extension, and Shodeen gets … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Batavia Taxes Highest in Tri-Cities

Property tax bills are out. Once again, Batavia’s property taxes are higher than both Geneva and St. Charles. To see where we rank in Kane County, and for a link to view your taxes, please see the article on Kane County … Continue reading

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