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BPS101 Budget Public Hearing Tonight

The School Board is holding a public hearing for their 2021-22 budget TONIGHT (8/24) 7pm. Excepts of letter sent to School Board by a founding BRG member: “Another Great budget with lots of specificity and clarity.  Another KUDOs to everyone involved. … Continue reading

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Dam, Shodeen

Tuesday night’s COW (8/24) will have more discussion of the Shodeen project. Last week, Shodeen had not yet secured funding, but has since done so.  BUT, the bank wants a letter of support from the Council saying he is not in … Continue reading

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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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Tentative BPS Budget

This Tuesday, 7/20/21, 7pm, Rosalie Jones Admin. Building, the School Board will discuss the budget for the next school year. Public hearing will be in August. Of course, maximum tax increases are proposed. Tentative budget here:  https://go.boarddocs.com/il/bps101/Board.nsf/files/C4WTBS769B06/$file/FY22%20Tentative%20Budget%20Summary.pdf During public comments, … Continue reading

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3-4 New Schools? Virtual Q&A Tonight

The Batavia School District is looking to tear down 4 elementary schools and build 3-4 new ones. Enrollment is declining. There are no cost estimates yet. They are having a virtual Q&A tonight (4/26) at 6pm (registration required). They have a … Continue reading

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$5 Million Shed

Update: In May, the City canceled its contract to buy the building. 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. … 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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