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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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Wednesday Public Hearing — Shodeen Zoning

Update: Public hearing will be continued January 4, 2017. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, 7pm, Batavia City Council Chambers, there will be a public hearing before the Plan Commission on amending the zoning map for the land that would be developed … Continue reading

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Monday City Council: Budget, Levy, Privilege

Monday’s City Council meeting, 7:30pm, has on its agenda the approval of the 2017 budget and tax levy, as well as the transfer of over $660,000 from the General Fund to Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District 1. This “loan” has … Continue reading

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Public Hearing–Batavia City Budget

Update:  The property tax increase was lowered to $300,000 from $500,000. The leaf and brush fee will rise $1, to $5/mo. The ban on video gambling has been lifted and will now be allowed in Batavia. Monday night, Nov. 21, … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on New TIF for Shodeen Project

Monday night, November 7, 7:35pm, Batavia City Hall, there will be a public hearing for the proposed Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district that will be created for the massive Shodeen-affiliated 1 N. Washington Project. This project includes 186 apartments, retail/commercial … Continue reading

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