City of Beloit, Wisconsin - Government

City of Beloit, Wisconsin - Government Beloit - Gateway to Wisconsin www.beloitwi.gov The beautiful and historic City of Beloit is located along Interstate 39/90, just north of the Wisconsin border.

The City Center is located along the beautiful Rock River, while the new Gateway Business Park is easily accessible to the east side of Interstate 90. The City is conveniently located with the City of Chicago to the southeast along Interstate 90, while Madison, Wisconsin is less than an hour’s drive to the north. The City is directly connected to Milwaukee via Interstate Highway 43, which merges with Interstate 39/90 in Beloit, forming a strategic transportation network in the nation’s heartland. Beloit was founded in 1836, incorporated as a village February 24, 1846 and officially incorporated as a city by the State of Wisconsin on March 31, 1856. The citizens adopted a Council-Manager form of government in 1929. One hundred and sixty-three years after founding, the City of Beloit covers approximately 17 square miles. It is home to 37,110 residents as well as more than 88 industrial firms, 850 retail establishments, several corporate headquarters, a minor league baseball team, several museums and the internationally acclaimed Beloit College which bears the community's name.

Mission: The City of Beloit celebrates its proud heritage, diverse culture, entrepreneurial spirit and stewardship of a high quality of life; employing sustainable practices to continue its resurgence as the gem of the Rock River Valley.

Operating as usual

07/20/2020

The City of Beloit has the following employment opportunities available:

● Bus Driver (Part-Time)
Application Deadline: 08/04/2020
Salary: $15.61 Hourly
Excellent fringe benefit package

● Project Engineer I or II (FT)
Application Deadline: Continuous
Salary Range PE1: $49,082 - $61,342 Annually
Salary Range PE2: $59,697 - $74,562.00 Annually
Excellent fringe benefit package

● Records Clerk Part-Time
Application Deadline: 07/22/2020
Salary: $16.77 Hourly
This position is not eligible for benefits

● Seasonal Head Golf Instructor
Application Deadline: Continuous
Salary: $20.00 - $25.00 Hourly
This position is not eligible for benefits

● Seasonal Streetscape Coordinator
Application Deadline: Continuous
Salary: $9.25 Hourly
This position is not eligible for benefits

For more information or to apply online, please click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/beloitwi
The City of Beloit is an equal opportunity employer.

“Pre-COVID-19, we installed small splash pads at Vernon Park and Summit Park that were designed to be used under adult s...
07/16/2020

“Pre-COVID-19, we installed small splash pads at Vernon Park and Summit Park that were designed to be used under adult supervision,” said City Manager Lori Curtis Luther. “The words ‘social distancing’ and ‘coronavirus’ were never in our vocabulary. But things changed and we’ve had to adjust. We didn’t cause this pandemic, but we’ve had to make hard decisions to keep our community safe. It would have been irresponsible for the City of Beloit to allow the splash pads to open without a program supervisor ensuring that the numbers were kept to a minimum.”

The City of Beloit worked incredibly hard to do the best it could under the circumstance of the global health pandemic to find ways to allow Beloit children to safely cool off this summer, including through the use of supervised activities at the newly installed splash pads at Vernon and Summit parks.

These splash pads are small and can only accommodate about 5 or 6 children with social distancing requirements. The City of Beloit did not have enough staff to adequately administer a program to ensure that physical distancing was taking place. So we turned to partners, Community Action and the Boys and Girls Club, to run programming at the splash pads.

“Pre-COVID-19, we installed small splash pads at Vernon Park and Summit Park that were designed to be used under adult supervision,” said City Manager Lori Curtis Luther. “The words ‘social distancing’ and ‘coronavirus’ were never in our vocabulary. But things changed and we’ve had to adjust. We didn’t cause this pandemic, but we’ve had to make hard decisions to keep our community safe. It would have been irresponsible for the City of Beloit to allow the splash pads to open without a program supervisor ensuring that the numbers were kept to a minimum.”

The City of Beloit is grateful for the support of the Boys and Girls Club and Community Action -- both non-profit organizations that serve underprivileged youth in our community -- for stepping up and providing the programming. However, due to comments made to staff members and on social media that were perceived as threatening, the decision has been made to cancel the splash pad programming for all of 2020.

The splash pads were open for one day this summer.

“Children look to adults to be a good example, and it’s so disheartening to know that an adult’s action is now impacting so many kids,” Curtis Luther said. “The safety of our children and our community is our primary responsibility, so we are closing the splash pads for the rest of the summer. The City of Beloit has worked hard to ensure safe operations in unprecedented times; it is incredibly disheartening and discouraging to know that adult behavior rose to the level of cancellation.”

“This continues to be a difficult time for our community,” said Marc Perry, Executive Director of Community Action. “We were looking forward to providing a safe outlet for youth to stay cool and have fun this summer through our free and inclusive program. While cancelling this portion of the summer program is the right decision under these circumstances, it’s incredibly disappointing that the actions of a few created an unsafe environment for children.”

“The notion that children attending Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs and Community Action programs are privileged is blatantly false,” said Mark Rand, CEO of the Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs. “The safety of our program participants is our Number 1 priority, and our mission is to give all kids, especially those who need us most, access to opportunities like these. We were thrilled to partner with the city on providing this opportunity for kids during these difficult times. Now, unfortunately, these children will not have that opportunity due to an adult’s action. That is disappointing.”

07/15/2020
City of Beloit Parks & Recreation

City of Beloit Parks & Recreation

***Update, 1 pm Thursday***
The splash pads will be closed for the remainder of the 2020 season. Please see more information here: https://www.facebook.com/BeloitWIParksandRec/photos/a.494607410598962/3312041132188895/?type=1&theater

**Update, 2pm Wednesday**

Without our partnership with Community Action and Boys and Girls Club, it would be impossible to open the splash pads at all. We are doing everything we can to provide a safe summer for our community, and we want to thank those two groups for stepping up when we were unable to open them with city resources.

**Original**

We are unable to guarantee physical distancing is followed at the new splash pads this summer without staffing the splash pads, so we are thankful for Community Action and the Boys and Girls Club for taking the lead on running summer programming this summer.

Given limited City of Beloit staffing, we will not be opening the splash pads outside of these programs. The Boys and Girls Club has some availability left for its members to use the splash pad on Tuesdays through August 18 at Vernon Park. You may contact them at 608-365-8874 for information about how to sign up to use the splash pads.

Thank you to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for this $250,000 Community Development Investment Grant for...
07/14/2020

Thank you to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation for this $250,000 Community Development Investment Grant for the completion of the Beloit Powerhouse Riverwalk project.

The project will also bring over $3.6 million in capital investment into the area. With support from the community, Department of Transportation and the Department of Natural Resources, the new Riverwalk section will fill an 850-foot gap in public access to the riverfront. This includes access to Beloit College, Downtown Beloit, the Ironworks Hotel, ABC Supply Corporate Headquarters, Hotel Goodwin, the Ironworks Campus and the soon-to-be-constructed downtown Riverbend Stadium. Other contributors in this public-private partnership include the City of Beloit, Beloit College, Beloit 200, Alliant Energy, and Kerry Ingredients.

Learn more here: https://wedc.org/blog/city-of-beloit-receives-250000-state-grant-to-support-redevelopment-of-beloit-riverwalk/

Data from Rock County Public Health shows an increase of 31 COVID-19 cases in Beloit since last week.Hospitalizations ha...
07/13/2020

Data from Rock County Public Health shows an increase of 31 COVID-19 cases in Beloit since last week.

Hospitalizations have been increasing in the past week, according to Rock County data.

Please remain vigilant about social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a face covering when in public spaces.

Here is more data from Rock County Public Health: https://coronavirus-response-rockcountylio.hub.arcgis.com/

Thank you, DuPont!
07/09/2020

Thank you, DuPont!

DuPont donated 20 gallons of hand sanitizer to us and the City of Beloit today. We appreciate the assistance in keeping ourselves and other city workers safe from COVID-19.

07/09/2020
City of Beloit Parks & Recreation

Individuals can reserve their swim sessions by calling 608-364-2877. Reservations must be made before 10 a.m. on the day of the session.

It’s opening day at Krueger Pool! Look forward to seeing you back at the pool.

Link to Krueger Pool changes is in the comments.

Individuals can reserve their swim sessions by calling 608-364-2877. Reservations must be made before 10 a.m. on the day of the session. We will begin taking reservations on Tuesday, July 7. Please call between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8, or Thursday, July 9, for initial reservations.

07/08/2020

Learn about the latest from the City of Beloit! City Manager Lori Curtis Luther is now on WCLO.

The Beloit City Council unanimously approved a resolution that allows the economy to reopen while protecting vulnerable ...
07/07/2020

The Beloit City Council unanimously approved a resolution that allows the economy to reopen while protecting vulnerable residents and helping to keep the health care system from being overwhelmed from COVID-19. This resolution requiring physical distancing and/or the use of personal protective equipment was extended through August 4, 2020, and will be re-evaluated monthly based on the latest available health data.

Visit www.beloitwi.gov/covid19 for more information.

**Just added: guidance about how this impacts churches and religious organizations

07/07/2020
City of Beloit Public Works

City of Beloit Public Works

Gateway Boulevard south of Stateline Road is currently undergoing repairs. The road heaved overnight in the two southbound lanes.

One lane of traffic will be open at all times during the repair. No detour will be required.

Registration opens tomorrow!!Individuals can reserve their swim sessions by calling 608-364-2877. Reservations must be m...
07/06/2020

Registration opens tomorrow!!

Individuals can reserve their swim sessions by calling 608-364-2877. Reservations must be made before 10 a.m. on the day of the session. We will begin taking reservations on Tuesday, July 7. Please call between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8, or Thursday, July 9, for initial reservations.

We started filling up Krueger Pool today! The pool officially opens on Thursday, July 9, with physical distancing requirements. Please read our full announcement here to learn about all of the changes coming due to COVID-19: https://www.beloitwi.gov/index.asp?SEC=725CA980-D88D-45BC-AC9C-3A73AF0BF563&DE=DD01395C-9711-46E9-9AD3-82177CA8EDED

The pool capacity will be limited to 50 people per session. Sessions will be 1-1/2 hours a day Thursdays through Sundays (meaning you can sign up for one slot per day). The pool will be closed Mondays through Wednesdays. The fee for pool entry is $2/person per session. We are not offering season passes for 2020.

Families may sign up for no more than one session a day as space is available. The schedule is as follows to allow time for cleaning between sessions:

• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• 1:30 to 3 p.m.
• 3:30 to 5 p.m.
• 6:30-8 p.m.

Individuals can reserve their swim sessions by calling 608-364-2877. Reservations must be made before 10 a.m. on the day of the session. We will begin taking reservations on Tuesday, July 7. Please call between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8, or Thursday, July 9, for initial reservations.

The schedule hours will allow us to serve up to 200 guests per day Thursdays through Sundays. Beloit residents will receive preference when making registrations.

More info: https://www.beloitwi.gov/index.asp?SEC=725CA980-D88D-45BC-AC9C-3A73AF0BF563&DE=DD01395C-9711-46E9-9AD3-82177CA8EDED

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Beloit increased by 19 in the past week, according to Rock County Wisconsin Public Health De...
07/06/2020

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Beloit increased by 19 in the past week, according to Rock County Wisconsin Public Health Department.

Want to vote absentee in the August Partisan Primary Election? Make sure you check out all of these important deadlines!
07/06/2020
Deadlines for August 11, 2020 Partisan Primary

Want to vote absentee in the August Partisan Primary Election? Make sure you check out all of these important deadlines!

Deadlines Wisconsin voters need to know for the November 6, 2018 General Election

Happy Independence Day 💥
07/04/2020

Happy Independence Day 💥

Stay up to date with the Beloit Report, a publication from the City Manager's office. Please click here: https://conta.c...
07/02/2020
Krueger Municipal Pool scheduled to open July 9th

Stay up to date with the Beloit Report, a publication from the City Manager's office. Please click here: https://conta.cc/31DUHxR

Today's highlights:
* Council President Regina Dunkin receives Laurence A. Raymer Headliner Award
* Krueger Pool Reopens with safety precautions; registration required
* Holiday Closures
* Lane Closures on Shirland Avenue
* And more!

City of Beloit Public Works
07/02/2020

City of Beloit Public Works

Heads up! The southern two lanes of Shirland Avenue will be closed July 6 to July 20, 2020, weather permitting, as construction is starting on the new downtown stadium.

The initial closure will allow crews to put a sidewalk on the south side of the road east of the Rock River so that pedestrian traffic can still get through on Shirland Avenue during construction.

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

Thank you for your patience while construction crews work in the area. The road will be open to a lane of traffic in each direction during the project, but please keep a watchful eye out to keep workers safe.

Check out all of the changes to Krueger Pool. It opens on Thursday, July 9!
07/01/2020

Check out all of the changes to Krueger Pool. It opens on Thursday, July 9!

We started filling up Krueger Pool today! The pool officially opens on Thursday, July 9, with physical distancing requirements. Please read our full announcement here to learn about all of the changes coming due to COVID-19: https://www.beloitwi.gov/index.asp?SEC=725CA980-D88D-45BC-AC9C-3A73AF0BF563&DE=DD01395C-9711-46E9-9AD3-82177CA8EDED

The pool capacity will be limited to 50 people per session. Sessions will be 1-1/2 hours a day Thursdays through Sundays (meaning you can sign up for one slot per day). The pool will be closed Mondays through Wednesdays. The fee for pool entry is $2/person per session. We are not offering season passes for 2020.

Families may sign up for no more than one session a day as space is available. The schedule is as follows to allow time for cleaning between sessions:

• 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• 1:30 to 3 p.m.
• 3:30 to 5 p.m.
• 6:30-8 p.m.

Individuals can reserve their swim sessions by calling 608-364-2877. Reservations must be made before 10 a.m. on the day of the session. We will begin taking reservations on Tuesday, July 7. Please call between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, Wednesday, July 8, or Thursday, July 9, for initial reservations.

The schedule hours will allow us to serve up to 200 guests per day Thursdays through Sundays. Beloit residents will receive preference when making registrations.

More info: https://www.beloitwi.gov/index.asp?SEC=725CA980-D88D-45BC-AC9C-3A73AF0BF563&DE=DD01395C-9711-46E9-9AD3-82177CA8EDED

We want to say thank you to Alliant Energy for the donation of 1,000 single-use face masks. We appreciate the support in...
07/01/2020

We want to say thank you to Alliant Energy for the donation of 1,000 single-use face masks. We appreciate the support in helping to protect the safety of our employees!

07/01/2020
KHQ Kevin Kim

This demonstration shows the benefits of wearing a face covering while in public.

Mask on? Mask off? Watch, then decide for yourself.

Huge shout out to Providence Sacred Heart and Holy Family/Providence Health Care, Eastern Washington for working with us on this story!

🎥: Aaron Calendine

Full disclaimer: this is a demonstration about droplets, not about how a virus (i.e. COVID-19) behaves or transmits. As Dr. Rich David said, "We used bacteria to show where the droplets go... The bacteria show where your secretions came from... These spots on the plates we're seeing, those are colonies of thousands of millions of bacteria that have just divided enough and multipled enough that we can actually visually see them on the plate."

tl;dr - Droplets transmit COVID-19. This is a demonstration on droplets.

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