March 23, 2023
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The City of Belvidere has scheduled a city-wide branch pickup beginning the week of April 3rd. The City will be divided into four sections with Public Works crews picking up branches according to the schedule shown on the map. In order to provide the most efficient service and least inconvenience to you, please follow the guidelines below:

-Please have all branches placed on the terrace (area between sidewalk and street) by 7:00am Monday on the date shown for your section. We will only make one pass down each street for branch pickup.
- If you have mutiliple branches, place the butt ends together and lay the branches parallel to the street.

-Leave branches larger than 10" in diameter or branch piles larger than 4 feet high by 4 feet wide by 24 feet long.
- Leave root balls.
- Leave branches less than 24" long or any branches with wire, plastic or nails attached.

Highlights from the Belvidere City Council Meeting
of March 20, 2023

Mike Eickhoff, Grant Thornton LLP presented Project Yukon's proposed New Fresh Good Distribution in Belvidere.

Council passed and adopted the following ordinances and resolutions:

Ord. #617H – An Ordinance Amending Section 14-452 of the City of Belvidere Municpal Code Video Gaming Under Annexation Agreements.  Section 14-452, in part, limits the number of locations where video gaming is allowed in the City to 40 and requires issuance of a location permit to operate video gaming. The City recently entered into an annexation agreement that specifically allows for additional video gaming locations in the annexed parcel. In order to adequately ensure that we comply with the annexation agreement, and to make things clear for future generations, The city council amended Section 14-452 of the Belvidere Municipal Code to remove the location permit requirement for facilities in which video gaming is allowed pursuant to an annexation agreement or developer agreement.

Res. #2023-5: A Resolution Directing the Planning Department to Publish a Zoning Map of the City of Belvidere.

Res. #2023-11: A Resolution Establishing Ambulance Billing Policies for the City of Belvidere.
Cross-Connection Control Survey 

City of Belvidere residents/businesses who pay a City Water Bill are required to complete the Cross-Connection Control Survey by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. The City is required to get 100% participation.

Surveys will also be mailed to each resident/ business that are connected to the public water supply. If you choose to not participate online, please return completed survey to 401 Whitney Blvd., Suite 200, Belvidere, IL 61008. You may include the completed survey with your water bill payment or fax it to (815) 544-4255 within 30 days. 

What is Cross-Connection? Cross-Connection is an unprotected or improper connection to the public water system that may cause contamination or pollution to enter the system. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) are responsible for enforcing Cross-Connection regulations. Please be assured this is not necessarily an indication of any problems, but is required by the IEPA. 

If you have any questions, please call (815) 544-6622.

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
March 27, 6p.m.
Belvidere City Hall
City Hall
401 Whitney Blvd.
Belvidere, IL 61008