January 5, 2023
Your Weekly City News...City Views!!
This week’s photo of Ida Public Library's first skate day at Riverside Ice Arena.
Photo provided by Library Director Mindy Long.
City Council Meeting- January 3, 2023

Throughout the year Council members pass a number of ordinances as part of conducting City business. On January 3, Ordinance #606H was passed allowing a special use for indoor sales or service at 1550 Pearl Street, the former driver’s license facility. The intended use for this property will be the sale of candies, pottery, decorations and gifts, as well as offering Folklore dance, painting and crafting classes. You will probably see renovations throughout the winter on the building. 

The City is excited to see the building occupied and looking forward to the opening!

City of Belvidere Budget

About this time each year the City begins the process of creating a budget for the next fiscal year. That process consists of internal meetings to discuss projects and needs for the coming year as well as anticipated revenue. The departments then present and discuss their budget proposals with Council members. By early April a budget is finalized, approved and is in place at the start of the fiscal year, which is May 1. Budget discussions are open to the public and can be viewed on YouTube as part of City Council regularly scheduled meetings.

Police and Fire Budgets Presented and Discussed - January 23, 6:00 p.m.

Public Works, Building and Community Development Budgets Presented and Discussed - February 13, 6:00 p.m.

Administrative, Capital and Personnel Budgets Presented and Discussed - February 27, 6:00 p.m.

First Reading of the Budget Ordinance - March 20, 7:00 p.m.

Public Hearing and Second Reading of the Budget Ordinance - April 3, 7:00 p.m.
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.
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The application window is currently open. All applications must be submitted by January 18, 2023 no later than 4:00pm.


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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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