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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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Flooding Studies, Limited Funds

At the Aug. 23 City Council COW meeting (item 5 on the agenda) there was a presentation on a study done on the east side of Batavia in response to flooding issues. A quick summary of the Presentation and Report … Continue reading

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More Property to be Purchased for $1.25 Million, Redevelopment Agreement to be Signed

On the Agenda for the Batavia City Council meeting Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 7:30 pm, is the Washington-Wilson Redevelopment Agreement, and the purchase of 2 properties related to that project. One property is the Frydendall property, previously discussed, but the … Continue reading

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BPS101 Seeks $12 Million in Bonds

This past Tuesday (1/12/16), the Batavia School Board voted to apply for $12 million in bonds for capital projects through a program administered by the state. The bonds would, if awarded, have a higher interest rate than market value. The … Continue reading

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$12 Million in Bonds for the School District?

This Tuesday, 1/12/16, is a special school board meeting that among other things will involve the board taking a vote on whether or not to apply for $12 million in low or no interest bonds for capital projects. (Never mind … Continue reading

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Belated Reports

From May: School Board Meeting: The school district excels at hiding information. You have to go to Tuesday night’s meeting (or watch it on BATV) to see what’s in the proposed budget for next year. The agenda for May 26 … Continue reading

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School District Referendum Fails

The Batavia School District’s $15 million referendum lost by a wide margin, with 73.5% of voters voting “No”, according to the unofficial tally cited by the Chicago Tribune, Nov. 5, 2014. That amounts to 8,551 residents of the district rejecting … Continue reading

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“Virelli: It’s about the kids”

An excellent column appeared on the editorial page of the Kane County Chronicle, Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014: “Virelli: It’s about the kids” (online publication date 10/31/14). Please take the time to read it. It gives examples of how this father … Continue reading

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It’s About the Kids’ DEBT

If this referendum passes, a student entering Batavia high school next year as a senior will be able to play football on the artificial turf fields installed summer 2015. That same student could graduate from college, move back to Batavia … Continue reading

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