July 2, 2020
Beloit Report
City Council Meeting July 6, 2020
The regular City Council meeting will take place via teleconference at 7:00 p.m. Members of the media or the public may watch the council meeting via television on Channel 992, livestream the meeting on Beloit Access Television (BATV) YouTube channel, or by calling 1 (571)317-3122, access code 579-949-293. All participants' phones will be muted. Attendance at the meeting in person will be limited.

If you would like to provide comments related to the Public Hearing items or for Public Comment, please submit those to PublicComment@beloitwi.gov by 12:00 noon on Monday, July 6, 2020.

BDN Headliner Award
Congratulations to City Council President Regina Dunkin, who received the Beloit Daily News Laurence A. Raymer Headliner Award at the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce virtual luncheon on June 30th.

Krueger Pool Reopens July 9th with Changes Due to COVID-19
Krueger Municipal Pool will reopen July 9th with safety precautions, including a reservation requirement, physical distancing and capacity limit.

At this time, we cannot accommodate "drop ins" and swim sessions must be made by registering. Beloit residents will receive preference when making registrations.

Fireworks Safety
We know Independence Day will be different this year without the Pops on the Rock Concert and Fireworks, but please stay safe while celebrating the Fourth of July.

Be kind to your neighbors and our fearful pets, and don't use illegal, loud fireworks. Consider using safer alternatives such as glow sticks, confetti poppers or colored streamers.

"Click It or Ticket" Seat Belt Initiative
The City of Beloit Police, Janesville Police and Rock County Sheriff's Office are working together to join law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin during the "Click It or Ticket" seat belt campaign from June 22 to July 5, 2020.

Holiday Closures
City offices will be closed on Friday, July 3rd in observance of Independence Day.

The Recycling Drop Off Center and Beloit Public Library will be closed on Saturday, July 4th.
Lane Closure on Portion of Shirland Avenue
Weather permitting, the southern two lanes of Shirland Avenue (east of the Rock River) will be closed from July 6 - 20, 2020 as construction begins on the new downtown stadium.

Once the southern lanes are completed, the northern lanes will be closed for approximately a year. (Anticipated to be closed from July 21, 2020 to June 12, 2021.)

Detour Route
Portion of White Avenue Closed for Concrete Repair Project
White Avenue (State Highway 81) is closed in both directions between Milwaukee Road and Prairie Avenue for concrete repair through July 22, weather permitting. The official detour, including truck traffic, will be using Cranston Road and U.S. Highway 51.

I-39/90 Expansion Project

Last week, we mentioned that the massive girders for the I-43 southbound flyover ramp to I-39/90 southbound would be put in place. Wow...they ARE massive and crews anticipate setting 56 girders this year for that interchange. In case you're wondering, the girders are a Wisconsin product from Veritas Steel in Wausau.

To view a graphic of how this interchange will operate once finished, click here: Learn more
Beloit Counts. You Count.
Shape Your Future!
Please respond to the Census
As of June 30, Beloit's response rate for the U.S. Census is 66.3%, which is slightly lower than the state average of 68.8% but higher than the national self-response rate of 61.8%.

The Beloit Public Library is now open for the use of computers. The questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete.

Calling for Volunteers!
We are looking for a few volunteers to serve on our City Boards, Committees and Commissions. Learn about our current vacancies and download the application on the city's website. Have questions? Contact Pam Lathrop at lathropp@beloitwi.gov or call 608-364-6614.
City Meetings
All public meeting agendas and minutes are posted online at www.beloitwi.gov. Call in information is included on each agenda.

  • Monday, July 6, 7:00 p.m. - Beloit City Council
  • Wednesday, July 8, Cancelled - Park, Recreation & Conservation Advisory Commission
  • Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 p.m. - Plan Commission

See agenda's for information on providing public comments and how to participate in open sessions via phone.
We're Hiring
The City of Beloit is hiring for various positions. Job openings and applications can be found online at www.beloitwi.gov . Equal Opportunity Employer.