January 26, 2023
Your Weekly City News...City Views!!
This week's photo provided by Public Works Director Brent Anderson.
Four Entrepreneurs Graduate from FastTrac Program
Congratulations to Angelica Zarco, Nancy Tejeda, Ruth Mendez and Esteban Gutierrez on successfully completing the first-ever Spanish-led Kauffman FastTrac Program for entrepreneurs in Belvidere and Boone County, IL, offered through Growth Dimensions. Your commitment to your businesses shows the time and efforts you put into this program. We are so excited to watch your businesses flourish!

Pictured above: Melissa Erickson, Angelica Zarco, Nancy Tejeda, Mayor Clinton Morris, Ruth Mendez and Esteban Gutierrez
Committee of the Whole Meeting January 23, 2023

At the Committee of the Whole Meeting of January 23, 2023, Fire Chief Shawn Schadle presented the Ambulance Services Proposals the City of Belvidere received. Council made a motion for a 5-year agreement with Metro Paramedic Services Inc. to provide ambulance services as outlined in the January 4, 2023 proposal at an approximate annual cost of $1,659,733.00 per year and total cost not to exceed $8,298,665.00 for the term of the 5-year agreement. City staff shall negotiate the final Paramedic Service Agreement for final approval of the City Council. This motion will be forwarded to City Council Meeting of February 6, 2023.

City of Belvidere Business License Registration

The City of Belvidere Business License Registration Ordinance states that it shall be unlawful for any person to operate, conduct or engage in any business within the city, or any territory subject to its ordinances, without first having obtained a business registration license from the city. The Clerk's office is diligently working on trying to get all new businesses and any business that may have not yet completed the form to obtain a license. There is no fee for the General Business License Registration. If your business has not obtained a license, please click here for application.

Are you curious how Ida Public Library operates? Would you like the opportunity to help the library grow? You're in luck because Ida Public Library has an open spot for a Library Board Trustee! This is a volunteer position with monthly board meetings on the 4th Tuesday of each month. You will work with the rest of the Library Board and the Library Director to determine budgets, tax levy requests, growth opportunities, policies, and other general public library tasks. You must be a resident or taxpayer of the City of Belvidere to apply. If interested, please fill out the application and submit to Library Director Mindy Long ([email protected])
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Who is my garbage provider? Is the #1 Question asked.

Belvidere residents are required to set up their own curbside collection with a waste hauler of their choice. Listed below are the licensed refuse haulers in the City of Belvidere:
DC Trash (815)758-7274                      
MDC Environmental Services (815)568-7274
Waste Management (877)969-2783
GFL Environmental ( Commercial Only) (800)248-2373
Rock River Disposal ( Commercial Only) (815)965-2489
Employment Opportunity - Public Works
The City of Belvidere, Illinois is seeking a highly motivated, qualified individual to serve as its Assistant Director of Public Works. The Assistant Director of Public Works reports to the Director of Public Works and provides management and oversight of the Public Works Department consisting of 31 employees and an annual operating budget of $7.5 million. Click here for more information.

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
Feb. 6, 2023 7p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Committee of the Whole Meeting
Feb. 13, 6p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

City Council Meeting
Feb. 20, 7p.m.
Belvidere City Hall

Committee of the Whole Meeting
Feb. 27, 6p.m.
Belvidere City Hall
City Hall
401 Whitney Blvd.
Belvidere, IL 61008