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Taxpayer-Funded Health Insurance

The Batavia School District will vote on a health insurance contract tonight (4/23/19). This represents a large cost to taxpayers, one that keeps going up every year, even as enrollment is declining. Details are here. Sheet 1 has a summary … 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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Petitions filed!

1195 signatures on referendum petitions were filed today at 1:33pm at City Hall. The minimum necessary valid signatures is 764. Thank you to all who helped in the effort! We couldn’t have met our goal without you .

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Plan Commission Approves Shodeen Design

According to a report by Susan Sarkauskas of the Daily Herald (5/4/17), the Batavia Plan Commission came to an agreement with Shodeen on the design of the massive 1 N. Washington apartments project. Shodeen would add more red to the … Continue reading

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Shodeen 1 N. Washington Appeal

Update: City Council sent it back to the Plan Commission for further cooperative deliberation with Shodeen. Plan Commission was instructed to not consider the height, mass, or general design of the building, as Council has declared those aspects a done … Continue reading

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2017 Voter Guide

Please take the time to research candidates before voting, and then vote. Election Day is April 4, 2017. A voter guide for the Batavia local elections, contributed by Sylvia Keppel, can be found here.

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BRG Endorsement: Carl Dinwiddie for Batavia Alderman

There is only one contested aldermanic race for Batavia’s City Council. In that race for 1st Ward alderman, Batavians for Responsible Government endorses candidate Carl Dinwiddie. Carl Dinwiddie’s years of effort as a Batavia watchdog served as inspiration and example … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Rejects Shodeen Design

A report from an attendee at the Plan Commission meeting: There were about ten citizens in attendance, including Dave Patzelt, president of Shodeen. The first agenda item was the Design Review (continued from 25 January), along with the Preliminary/Final Plat … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Meeting Tonight

Tonight (Wed, 3/15/17), 7pm, Batavia City Council Chambers, the Plan Commission will meet to discuss the design of the 1 N. Washington apartments.

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Last Chance to Comment on Massive Apartment Complex Proposal

Update: The variances passed the Batavia City Council, overriding the Plan Commission’s vote, and clearing the way for the project to be built. Only Alderman Kevin Botterman voted against it. Monday night, Feb. 20, 7:30pm, the Batavia City Council will … Continue reading

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