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Shodeen: Never Ending Drama

Tuesday night, 8/17, agenda item 6: “ Discussion: Update On One Washington Place”. What does this mean? We don’t know—there is no accompanying document. What we do know is that Shodeen failed to apply for permits by his contracted deadline, … Continue reading

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Local Elections 2021

Tomorrow, April 6, are the 2021 Consolidated Elections. PLEASE VOTE!!! There are only 3 contested races for Batavia residents: City Council Wards 6 and 7 and Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees. All other offices have candidates running unopposed. Sample … 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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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 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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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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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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Home Rule Forum

A video of the League of Women Voters forum on Home Rule is available from BATV here. The moderator from the non-partisan Citizens Advocacy Center did a nice job laying out the facts of home rule. Please be sure to … Continue reading

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