Beaver Dam Rolls Out Reopening Plan

(Beaver Dam) The city of Beaver Dam has posted a reopening plan to its website. The 21-page document details policies, procedures and opening dates for city hall, the Watermark, Community Activities and Services, the library, police and fire, the municipal court, parks and forestry, public works, utilities and engineering.

Under the plan, city hall reopened Monday morning with its traditional weekday business hours. Employees are being given personal protective equipment and plexiglass sneeze guards have been installed in the clerk’s office and finance department’s front counter, both of which will be sanitized after each customer visit.

The doors to the Watermark will be locked though staff are working on-site weekdays handling program registration and park reservations online, by mail and by phone unless an appointment has to be made for an in-person meeting. Most programming is on hold for June and until further notice.

Watercraft rentals resumed at Waterworks Park this past weekend. YMCA lifeguards will be at the Swan Wading Pool and Crystal Lake beach tentatively scheduled to open on June 13, which is one week later than scheduled and two weeks later than budgeted.

The community library board has developed a five-stage plan for reopening with a date to be considered at their June 12 meeting. The staff is onsite preparing for the reopening, which when it does happen would include quarantining library materials for 72 hours. Tours and group visits by childcare providers are discouraged. Mailbox services will still be available to vulnerable populations after the reopen.

The municipal court is tentatively scheduled to resume activity on June 10 and all persons, except the clerk and police officers, will be asked but not required to wear a facemask.