April 27, 2023

Your Weekly City News...City Views!!
This week's photo by Firefighter Nic Thornton

Arbor Day Celebration 2023

On Monday, April 24th Boone County 4-H partnered with the Boone County Soil and Water Conservation District and the City of Belvidere to plant 25 oak trees along the Appleton Fridh Wetlands. Thank you to all the volunteers!
City of Belvidere will begin providing Ambulance Services on May 1, 2023.
Retirements - May 1, 2023
Please join the City of Belvidere in wishing Deputy Chief Patrick Gardner and Police Officer Todd Moore a very happy and rewarding retirement. Deputy Chief Gardner dedicated 29 years of service to the City of Belvidere's Police Department and Police Officer Moore dedicated over 25 years to the City of Belvidere's Police Department. The city has been honored to have them serve our great community and wishes them the best in their next chapters!!

Scammers will call your phone, when you answer you will hear a female crying hysterically. A male subject will get on the phone and tell you that your loved one was "in the wrong place at the wrong time."
They will demand a ransom, and for you to get a money order and/or gift card for the safe return of your loved one.

They will tell you NOT TO CALL THE POLICE or else.

Tips to prevent this from happening to you:
  • Develop a "Family safe word" for verification in emergency situations. DO NOT tell others your family's safe word.
  • DO NOT send money to ANYONE you do not know.
  • Only answer calls from numbers that you know.
  • Three-way call or text your loved one while on the phone with the scammer to see if they are safe.

Please contact us at 815-544-2135 if there are any concerns about the legitimacy of any scam you may encounter.
2023 Spring Branch Pickup

The City of Belvidere has scheduled a city-wide branch pickup beginning the week of April 3rd. Click Here for more details!
For Eligible Residents of the City of Belvidere

LIWAP (Low Income Water Assistance Program) can help income eligible households who have received a Disconnection Notice to pay their Water/Sewer Bill.

Please call the United Way of Boone Co. 815-544-3144 for further information.
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City Council Meeting
May 1, 7p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Committee of the Whole Meeting
May 8, 6p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

City Council Meeting
May 15, 7p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Committee of the Whole Meeting
May 22, 6p.m.
Belvidere City Hall
City Hall
401 Whitney Blvd.
Belvidere, IL 61008