July 17, 2020
Beloit Report
City Council Meeting July 20, 2020
The regular City Council meeting will take place via teleconference at 7:00 p.m. Members of the media or the public may watch the council meeting via television on Channel 992, livestream the meeting on Beloit Access Television (BATV) YouTube channel, or by calling 1 (571) 317-3122, access code 852-153-277. All participants' phones will be muted. Attendance at the meeting in person will be limited.

If you would like to provide comments related to the Public Hearing items or for Public Comment, please submit those to PublicComment@beloitwi.gov by 12:00 noon on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Request Your Absentee Ballot

Out of concerns for public health and safety in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City Clerk-Treasurer's office is encouraging all voters to consider voting by absentee ballot in the August 11 and November 3, 2020 elections. No excuses are needed to request an absentee ballot, and any registered voter can request an absentee ballot on your smartphone, tablet or computer at www.myvote.wi.gov.

Help yourself by requesting your absentee ballot today for the August 11 and November 3rd elections. Voters should also be aware that there will only be two polling places for August 11, 2020. Wards 1-12 will vote at the Beloit Historical Society and Wards 13-25 will vote at Central Christian Church. Early in-person Absentee Voting will occur at City Hall July 27 through August 7.

Beloit Farmers' Market Now Requiring Face Masks
All guests attending the Beloit Farmers' Market are now required to wear a face covering while in line and attending the market. This requirement is being done to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Exceptions apply to children under the age of 2 and individuals with respiratory disabilities.

Rock County Impaired Driving Task Force July Deployment Dates
Law enforcement officers from several Rock County agencies will be looking to prevent impaired driving through a high-visibility enforcement. The Rock County Impaired Driving Enforcement Task Force will deploy on the following dates in July:

  • Friday, July 17, 2020
  • Saturday, July 18, 2020
  • Saturday, July 25, 2020
  • Friday, July 31, 2020

The Rock County Impaired Driving Enforcement Task Force includes the Rock County Sheriff's Department and the Janesville, Town of Beloit, City of Beloit, and Orfordville police departments.
Community Development Block Grant - 2020 Funding Applications Available
2021 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications are available through the City of Beloit Community Development Department or online. Completed applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on August 14, 2020.

Beloit Counts. You Count.
Shape Your Future!
Please respond to the Census
As of July 15, Beloit's response rate for the U.S. Census is 66.5%, which is slightly lower than the state average of 68.9% but higher than the national self-response rate of 62.1%.

Starting in July, census takers will visit homes that haven't yet responded to the 2020 Census. Census takers will wear masks and follow local public health guidelines. If someone visits your home, make sure they have a valid ID badge with their photo, a US Dept. of Commerce watermark, and an expiration date. Census workers may also carry Census Bureau bags and other equipment with the Census Bureau logo.

The Beloit Public Library is now open for the use of computers. The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Calling for Volunteers!
We are looking for a few volunteers to serve on our City Boards, Committees and Commissions. Learn about our current vacancies and download the application on the city's website. Have questions? Contact Pam Lathrop at lathropp@beloitwi.gov or call 608-364-6614.
City Meetings
All public meeting agendas and minutes are posted online at www.beloitwi.gov. Call in information is included on each agenda.

  • Monday, July 20, 6:15 p.m. - Special Council Meeting
  • Monday, July 20, 7:00 p.m. - Regular City Council Meeting
  • Monday, July 20, 7:30 p.m. - City Council Workshop
  • Tuesday, July 21, 7:00 p.m. - Landmarks Commission
  • Wednesday, July 22, 4:30 p.m. - Community Development Authority
  • Wednesday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. - Plan Commission

See agenda's for information on providing public comments and how to participate in open sessions via phone.
We're Hiring
The City of Beloit is hiring for various positions. Job openings and applications can be found online at www.beloitwi.gov . Equal Opportunity Employer.