8200 Fairgrounds Road
Belvidere, IL 61008
Patrick J. Murphy, 67, of Belvidere, passed away suddenly, September 16, 2016. He was born January 5, 1949 in Ottumwa, IA, son of Ted and Mary (Darner) Murphy. Patrick graduated from Ottumwa High School in 1967, and went on to attend the University of Iowa. He was a prominent member of the community. Patrick was the Belvidere Township supervisor, served as Mayor of Belvidere, and was a devoted IOU member; he belonged to numerous boards and committees within the community and state. Patrick loved helping people, and being involved in the community. He loved his grandchildren, and adored music. His positive aura was infectious.
Patrick is loved and missed by his children, Ryan (Dominika) Murphy, Tim (Lindsay) Murphy, Sean Murphy; grandchildren, Patryk Murphy, Solomon Murphy, Mila Murphy; siblings, Deborah Dyer, and Robert (Sharon) Murphy; 25 nieces and nephews; mothers of his children, Lori Murphy-Remiker, and Pam Murphy. He is preceded in death by his mother, Mary Williamson, father, Ted Murphy, stepfather, Brick Williamson, sister, Phyllis Murphy-Acton, and niece, Kathy Murphy.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Belvidere Community Building, 111 W. 1st Street, Belvidere, IL 61008. A visitation will be held from 3:00-8:00 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2016 at the Belvidere Community Building. Burial will take place in Belvidere Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a fund to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.
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PRESS RELEASE- March 15, 2016
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Supervisor Patrick J. Murphy
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Belvidere Township supplier is Constellation, and the rate is fixed at 7.14 cents per kWh for a three-year term ending January 2018. For any resident who would like to enroll (currently not enrolled) may do so by calling Constellation at 800-718-1493.
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PRESS RELEASE- January 2015
The Township initiated an electric aggregation program for all residents in unincorporated Belvidere Township in early 2013. The program enables the Township to conduct a competitive bid to procure power for its residents’ home electric bills.
Starting in January 2013, the Township negotiated a power rate of 5.229 cents. This rate continues to be significantly lower than the rate residents would have received, had they remained with Commonwealth Edison. The average Township household has saved $275 from the program’s lower power rate.
The program has achieved savings for the entire Township of $450,000.
Recently, the Township went to bid to renew the program. Unfortunately, rates have risen significantly since the inception of the program in early 2013. The current ComEd rate (energy plus transmission) is 7.43 cents.
The Township has accepted a fixed rate of 7.14 cents for 36 months. The program features no early termination fee, so residents are able to leave the program at no expense should they choose to do so.
The Township will be mailing letters out to the program’s participants explaining the new rate in the next few weeks.
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9759 IL Rt. 76
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Belvidere Township is dedicated to doing the best job of snow removal possible, within the restrains of reasonable cost. By its nature, there will always be someone who is plowed first or last. We operate on routes designed to best utilize our equipment and to give the fastest economic service possible. Conditions such as: when snow starts and stops, how wet or deep, and or how windy affect the timing, method and success of snow removal. There are times when it is impossible to make progress and we may have to delay starting or pull off the road. And there are times and conditions where we may only plow to keep roads open. Your understanding and cooperation is very important to our efforts. With the best planning and efforts, there are still things that go wrong. If you need to report special problems, please call 815-544-2029 and leave a message. Snow crews can operate all hours of the night, so patience and understanding can go a long way.
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Township government is the oldest form of government in North America, beginning in 1636 and in Illinois in 1848. Belvidere Township began in 1850. There are nine townships in Boone County and these elected officials represent what is most commonly referred to as the government closest to the people. General Assistance, Property Assessment, and Road & Bridge Maintenance are the three basic services provided by our Township. Other services provide a link to the community that includes, but is not limited to, senior citizens programs, youth programs, assistance to the disabled, and cemetery maintenance.
A Brief History of Boone County (1835-1900)
Compiled by Anna E. Ralston
It is well established that the settlement of Boone County began in 1835. In that year there were permanent settlers in several of the townships. At that time there was no defined area called Boone County and the townships had numbers but no names.
The townships were very important to the early settlers. They were made up of thirty six sections of land, each section being one mile square. As the settlers filed claims to their land, their purchases were described in the deed as a fraction of a numbered section in a certain numbered township. The need for names for the townships was obvious.
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Front Row: Tami Torrance, Patrick J. Murphy, Judy Schabacker, & Richard Lee
Back Row: Bill Robertson, Robert "Bob" Turner, Richard Nelson & Kathy Grover
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