December 29, 2022
Your Weekly City News...City Views!!
This weeks photo provided by Public Works Director Brent Anderson
Non-Emergency City Offices will be closed January 2, 2023

Non-Emergency City Offices will be closed Monday, January 2nd in observance of New Year's Day. City Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

After the holiday festivities are over, Belvidere residents and businesses are encouraged to recycle their real Christmas trees. Trees can be dropped off from now until January 27, 2023 at the Belvidere Street Dept., 515 West Locust Street.

Recycling Your Christmas Tree
• Remove lights, ornaments and tree stands, including wooden stands and nails.
• Do not place the tree in a plastic bag.
• Flocked trees are acceptable for recycling.

Free mulch from the trees and branches collected through the City branch collections will be available to Belvidere residents at the Street Department in the spring.
For questions about Christmas tree recycling, please call Public Works Dept. (815)544-9256.
City's Newest Retiree

Jack Butenschoen with the City of Belvidere Public Works Department will be retiring January 2, 2023. Jack started with the Public Works Department on August 20, 2001 and has dedicated over 21 years of service to our City.

Congratulations and Best Wishes Jack!!
Caswell Street Fire
On December 24, 2022, Belvidere Fire was dispatched for a house fire with flames showing on the second floor. First arriving crews found a two-story residence with light smoke on the first floor and all occupants were accounted for in the front yard. Crews quickly advanced to the second floor finding heavy smoke and fire in a bedroom. The fire was under control in about ten minutes and no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. Fire damage was contained to the upstairs bedroom, but the home had extensive smoke damage. The cause of the fire is under investigation and unfortunately the home had to remain unoccupied for the night. Damages are estimated at $50,000 with the value of the home about $200,000. Approximately 30 Fire/EMS personnel from Belvidere, Boone County, Cherry Valley, and LifeLine assisted with the fire.
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.

PLEASE REMEMBER during snow removal this year to be considerate and please do not place the snow from your driveway and sidewalk in the street or on your neighbor's property. Pursuant to Sec. 74-165 of the City Code.
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City Hall Closed
Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of the New Years Holiday.

City Council Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 7p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Committee of the Whole Meeting
Jan. 9, 6p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Planning and Zoning Commission
Jan. 10, 6pm
Belvidere City Hall

City Hall Closed
Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Council Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 7p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Committee of the Whole Meeting
Jan. 23, 6p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Historic Preservation Meeting
Jan. 24, 5:30p.m.
Belvidere City Hall
City Hall
401 Whitney Blvd.
Belvidere, IL 61008