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Plans to Tear Down Historic Building for Parking Lot

Update: It turns out the pump house at the southwest end of the Larson Becker properties was likely misclassified and has some historic significance, even more so than 124 N. River. Nevertheless, the Historic Preservation Commission voted to tear down … Continue reading

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Committee of the Whole Votes to Approve Massive Apartment Complex

Tuesday night, the Batavia City Council Committee of the Whole sent the 1 N. Washington giant apartment complex, with one no vote (Ald. Kevin Botterman), to the full City Council for approval on Monday, Feb. 20,7:30 pm. The Plan Commission … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Votes Against Project, Action Requested

On January 25, 2017, the Batavia Plan Commission, by a vote of 4-2, sent a negative recommendation to the City Council for the massive, 186-unit apartment complex proposed for downtown Batavia. They thought it was too big and recommended against … Continue reading

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Plan Commission Meeting

Wednesday night, January 25, 7:30pm, is a continuation of the Plan Commission’s hearing and deliberation on the proposed massive Shodeen apartment complex at 1 N. Washington. (Update: video from the 1/25/17 meeting can be viewed here) A video of the … Continue reading

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One North Washington Project Moving Forward

Tuesday night, January 17, 7:30pm, the Batavia City Council will be voting on a number of measures that move the massive downtown apartment complex proposal forward, including boring to run new electrical service equipment, establishing the new TIF (Tax Increment … Continue reading

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Recreational Vehicle Owners Take Note

If you are a recreational vehicle owner (includes all unusual vehicles like campers, boats, jet skis, etc., that you might park in your driveway), or think you might want to be someday, you’ll want to attend the public hearing at … Continue reading

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Meetings This Week

BPS 101–Tuesday, January 10, 6pm– Special School Board Meeting–agendas: http://www.boarddocs.com/il/bps101/Board… District Management Council (DMC) consultants will present a proposal to the Board for their services. Bottom line: cost of $180,000 ($60,000/yr for 3 yrs) to make staffing schedules. This is … Continue reading

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Petitions Filed for Referendum to Remove Home Rule

Update:  The petitions for a referendum to remove home rule were denied ballot access following a hearing before the Electoral Board in response to an objection filed by recently-retired City Administrator Bill McGrath. The 381 signatures submitted were short of the … Continue reading

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Continuance of Public Hearing, Shodeen Project

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 7pm, the public hearing on the Shodeen apartment complex before the Plan Commission will be continued. If you have concerns about the size of the project, this is the meeting to attend and voice those concerns. They … Continue reading

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Referendum to Remove Home Rule

What is “home rule” and what does it have to do with Batavia? Why should we put it to referendum? Ballot question:  Shall the City of Batavia cease to be a home rule unit?   Right now, Batavia is a … Continue reading

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