(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam Mayor Becky Glewen has declared a state of emergency in Beaver Dam in response to the coronavirus situation. In the event the common council is unable to meet, the action authorizes the mayor to authorize purchases and accept bids, approve payments for invoices and payroll, and authorize temporary budget adjustments and transfers. The powers will be formally voted on by the common council the next time they are able to meet.
The city of Beaver Dam has cancelled all non-essential municipal meetings with their next regularly scheduled meeting is set for April 6. Officials are encouraging the public to consider foregoing in-person attendance in favor of reviewing recorded meetings.
Beaver Dam City Hall is closed, except for absentee voting and registration for the April 7 election. However, officials are urging voters to avoid appearing in person by using mailing ballots. City staff will be answering the phone during regular business hours.
Most other city buildings are closed indefinitely including the Watermark and the library. The Public Works, Water Utility and Wastewater Utility are closed to the public and available by appointment only.