Category Archives: City Council

Prairie State, School Budget, Building, and More

City Council and School Board both have items of interest Tuesday, 6/22/21. Both meetings are at 7pm. Please consider writing to one (using the Quick Contact button at right) and attending the other. City Council COW: Council will talk about … Continue reading

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$5 Million Shed

The City Council COW approved, by a vote of 8-4, a purchase agreement for a building on Raddant for storing equipment, and will finalize that vote Monday night (3/1), 7:30pm. The building, assessed at $2.975 million, will be purchased for $3.55 million, … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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