Tag Archives: Washington

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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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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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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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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City Council, School Board Meetings

For your convenience, there are contact buttons at right if you wish to send comments to your elected officials. City Council Monday night (9/19)–City Council will vote to purchase the last private property for the Shodeen apartments project, Fisher’s dental … 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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Responsible Government?

If a survey were to be done of Batavia residents, it is likely most would favor the redevelopment of the Baptist church property at Washington and Wilson, AS LONG AS the redevelopment were done in a responsible way. So what … Continue reading

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Private Property Purchase for over 2x Value?

The City of Batavia seems determined to put a massive development on the corner of Wilson and Washington. The first step is to buy the remaining 2 private properties in their target area. Tuesday, August 9, the City Council COW … Continue reading

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