Belvidere Township Board

8200 Fairgrounds Road
Belvidere, IL 61008

Phone 815-544-2027

Fax 815-544-2068




ROAD POSTINGS BEGIN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2018. Next board meeting Tuesday, February 27, 2018 @ 5:00 P.M. sharp. SHRED DAY, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2018 - 9:00 A.M. - NOON

Press Release

Boone County Sheriff's Office - October 2017


The Boone County Sheriff's Officer wants to remind everyone of some Harvest Safety Tips.
• Harvest activity can disturb deer causing them to be on the move during times of the day they are usually lying down. Be especially alert for deer during harvest.
• Remember to be watchful on county roads during harvest. A car going 50 mph coming up behind a farm implement moving at 15 mph closes at a rate of over 50 feet per second.
• Don’t pull out in front of farm vehicles. Heavily loaded trucks and grain trailers can’t stop as quickly as a passenger car.
• Be aware of Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) signs. Farmers place these triangular signs on the back of slow moving tractors and wagons. Know to slow down when you see them.
• Watch out! Trucks and farm equipment may be entering the roadway from field lanes in places where you wouldn’t normally expect them. Be extremely cautious when passing farm equipment as it could be making a left turn you are not expecting.
• Give them room. Combines, tractors, wagons, trucks and tillage equipment are big and wide and take up nearly all of a rural roadway. When overtaking a combine, give the farmer time to see you and to find a place where he/she can pull over and make room for you to pass. Never try to pass a combine or other implement on the shoulder of the road and never attempt to pass until the driver is aware of your presence.



Past Agenda's are listed on Clerk's Page. Current Agenda under Latest News and Information in the left side bar.



Annual Town Meeting

Approved minutes - April 12, 2016



Assessor, Tami Torrance

Do you want to know what township you live in? You can look on your tax bill or click here to direct you to Boone County Treasurer's Property Inquiry and search by a parcel number or by name, address, or other criteria.


Click here for the Assessor's website. If you have any questions, please call 815-547-8095.


Breakdown of 2016 Property Tax - payable 2017


Bids & Proposals

Sealed bids – document enclosed in a sealed envelope and submitted in response to invitation-to-bid. Sealed bids received up to the deadline date are generally opened at a stated time and place (usually in the presence of anyone who may wish to be present) and evaluated for award of a contract.





Awarded Bids

Boone County

Council on Aging

Parking Lot


BCCA Parking Lot Bid Tabulation



Recreational Path & Stadium Area Pavement Improvements


Received 6/10/14

Winning Bid


Rec Path Bid Tabulation


Boone County Council on Aging

Keen Age Center




Click here to read Thank You Letter from

Boone County Council on Aging


Boone County Township's


Belvidere - Bill Robertson 815-544-9664
Bonus - Darrel Davis 815-742-9314

Boone - Norman Stimes 815-262-5360

Caledonia - Valerie Alt 815-765-3092

Flora - Kenneth Freeman 815-547-9132

LeRoy - Jonathan Van Laar 815-737-1833

Manchester - Ray Morse 815-765-2757

Poplar Grove - Brian Piske 815-262-3454

Spring - Ryan Kufalk 815-218-1388 click here for website



Belvidere - Mike Dixon
Bonus - Donald Gustafson

Boone - Shane Munro

Caledonia - Norm Pierce

Flora - Michael Frank

LeRoy - John Arabinko

Manchester - William Schwarzbach

Poplar Grove - Wayne Wares

Spring - Chad Harbison


For more information on Boone County Township's click here. Names and numbers starts on page 12 of the Boone County Illinois Year Book 2017.



Board Meetings are held the second and fourth Tuesdays unless otherwise listed.


Google Calendar


Clerk, Judy Schabacker

Elected May 2017 through April 2021. The clerk is ex-officio clerk of the highway district and the local election authority and keeps all town records except for active general assistance case records. The clerk also is responsible for posting legal announcements for the township. Go to the Clerk's page for more information.

Current board minutes


Belvidere/Boone County Precincts Maps


Electric Aggregation

October 10, 2017 Board Meeting
New Business ~~ Discussion and Potential Action on NIMEC Electric Aggregation Agreement, Dave Hover a representative for NIMEC is here to discuss Electric Aggregation for the Township. Mr. Hover has handouts for the Board with all the negotiated rates with the different power suppliers of electricity. After discussion by the board Trustee Culvey made a motion to go with ComEd at a rate of 7.149 kwh good thru June of 2018 then relook at the rates at that time. At the present time ComEd has the lowest rate the next lowest rate is with MC Squared at 7.29 kwh. Trustee Nelson 2nd the motion the motion passed with three ayes two nays with Trustees Culvey, Nelson and Supervisor Robertson indicating aye on a roll call vote and Trustees Turner and Grover indicating nay on a roll call vote.  


Electronics Recycling in Boone County

Permanent Drop off Site

Boone County Highway Dept.
9759 IL Rt. 76
Belvidere, IL

Hours – Mon. – Fri. 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

(Excluding Holidays)


Drop off your household electronics including:

Computer monitors, phones, televisions, desktop computers, printers, fax machines, electronic games, stereos, microwaves, scanners, VCR’s, hard drives, and modems.


Materials that will NOT be accepted are devices containing or omitting radioactivity, mercury containing devices, light bulbs, appliances, and hazardous materials.


Please be respectful and do not leave garbage or other unacceptable items at the site.


This site is not staffed with people to help unload vehicles.


This site is sponsored by Boone County Government in coordination with Universal Recycling Technologies. Click here to find a location near you.

For more information please call the County Administration Office (815) 547-4770.


Boone County Electronics Recycling at BC Highway Dept.

NORTH of Belvidere Township on Rt. 76

Click here for more information.

For other locations click here.


Greener Gadgets Website


Email Addresses

For Elected Officials email addresses please go to the "Officials" web page.


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Keep yourself informed. Check out our "Facts" page.



Monthly "Bills Paid Report" will be posted one month after the 2nd Regular Board Meeting of the month. This will be after all have been paid and approved by the board. Click on the Finances page for more information. For the most current "Bills Paid Report" click here.


Click here for the Supervisor's Annual Report 2016-2017.


Freedom of Information Act & Open Meetings Act

To examine or request copies of township records, a Freedom of Information form must be submitted. Click here for FOIA FEES. FOIA Officers can be reached at 815-544-2027 (8200 Fairgrounds Road, Belvidere, IL) or by email.


FOIA Officers:


Terri Bullard -

Cathryn A Flynn -


General/Emergency Assistance

Click here for guidelines.


LiHeap - Click here for much more information regarding sites and schedules.


Are you a Veteran? Click here for website to The Veterans Assistance Commission of Boone County, IL.


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Happenings Around the Area


Great American Cleanup

Was held on Saturday, April 22

We encourage residents to get your neighborhood groups, co-workers, church groups or just friends and family together to clean up the neighborhoods. You don't have to wait until April to do it feel free to do it throughout the year. If you have cleaned up around your neighborhood please contact the township and let us know we would be glad to come and pick up what has been collected from the roadways.


Med Collection was held

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Next one in 2018



Shred Day 2018

Saturday, April 28, 2018


Service provided to Belvidere Township Residents

Limit approximately 100 lbs per household


Paper Recovery Service Corporation

Loves Park, IL 61111




For more details and "Happenings Around the Township" click here.


Highway Commissioner, Mike Dixon

ROAD POSTINGS BEGIN - Monday, February 26, 2018.


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.


Click here for Belvidere Township Bounty map.


Belvidere Township Snow Removal Ordinance No. 12-08


Illinois Department of Transportation - click here for "Winter Road Conditions".

Shaw Road Ordinance dated May 14, 2013.


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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.


To read more about Boone County click HERE.




Belvidere Township 1975-1999 click here to learn more.




Agencies, Education, Government (click here for a helpful link to the Boone County Illinois Year Book 2015), Media, Recreation, Resources, Services, and helpful information for New Residents are on this page. If you would like something considered for this page, please feel free to email us,


Elected Officials



Resolution 02-16

Resolution Setting the Compensation of the Elected Officials of the Township of Belvidere for the Term Beginning on May 15, 2017.



Swearing In of Elected Officials - May 9, 2017


They will take office on May 15, 2017. Thank you Tricia Smith our States Attorney for swearing all of them in.




Front row - Bill Robertson-Supervisor, Judy Schabacker-Clerk

Back row - Mike Dixon-Highway Commissioner, Richard Nelson-Trustee, Bob Turner-Trustee, Trisha Smith-States Attorney, Kathy Grover-Trustee, Jim Culvey-Trustee, Tami Torrance-Assessor



Q & A

Q. What is a Township's responsibility? For the answer click "here".


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"Let the people know the facts, and the country will be safe."


Abraham Lincoln 1861


State of Illinois & Surrounding Areas



Boone County,



Illinois General Assembly


State Comptroller


Township Officials

of Illinois

Village of Caledonia


Candlewick Lake


Village of Cherry Valley


Village of

Machesney Park



McHenry Township



Rockford Township







U.S. Post Office

1800 Doc Wolf Dr.




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