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$140,000,000 School Referendum

Tomorrow night, Tuesday, July 19, 7:00pm, the Batavia School Board will vote to put a referendum on the Nov. ballot, “to build and equip a new H.C. Storm School and a new Louise White School and demolish the existing buildings, and … Continue reading

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Library Remodeling?

Thursday, July 7, 6:30pm, the Batavia Library Committee of the Whole has on its agenda: Remodeling Project, Phase One: Master Plan / Concept Designa. Options for Master Plan / Concept Design, presented by Donald J. McKay, Principal, and AmySchmieding, Associate, … Continue reading

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$27 Million Rec Center Referendum March 17

The Batavia Park District has a referendum on the ballot for the March 17, 2020 General Primary (early voting has started at the Kane County Clerk’s Office ONLY; widespread early voting begins March 3). They are asking taxpayers to approve $27 million … Continue reading

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Propositions Explained

There are 3 propositions on the Nov. 6 ballot for most residents of Batavia. In a nutshell, they are as follows: (CITY OF BATAVIA) This is a BINDING referendum. The City of Batavia became a Home Rule unit in 2009 … Continue reading

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Big City Salary Increase?

Update: This item was removed from the agenda at the meeting. On the City Council agenda tonight is a salary increase for City Administrator Laura Newman. It was originally scheduled for discussion at last week’s Committee of the Whole meeting, … Continue reading

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Home Rule Information Presentation

MARK YOUR CALENDARS for Monday, Sep. 17, 7pm, Batavia Library. Jim Tobin, economist and President of Taxpayers United of America will give a presentation on how Home Rule affects taxpayers. Mr. Tobin has spent decades fighting home rule throughout Illinois, … Continue reading

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Referendum voting info

The Home Rule Referendum is indeed on the ballot for Nov. 6. Early, early voting starts Sep. 27, and plain old early voting starts Oct. 22. You can also vote by mail if you request it (and if you trust … Continue reading

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REFERENDUM ON HOME RULE

WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need 1200 signatures to place a referendum on the ballot to give citizens a choice on whether or not the City of Batavia should remain a HOME RULE community. (The first time we tried, we … 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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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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