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205 S Lincoln Ave
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John R. Somers,
Director of Administration
205 S Lincoln Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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Linda L. Carney,
Deputy City Clerk
205 S Lincoln Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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Jana Stephens,
Administrator
209 S Center St
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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203 Corporate Dr
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Director of Facilities and Engineering
205 S Lincoln Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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205 S Lincoln Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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205 S Lincoln Ave
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205 S Lincoln Ave
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311 N Spring St
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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123 Park Ave
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205 W South St
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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205 S Lincoln Ave
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
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209 S Center St
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108 Myrtle Rd
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108 Myrtle Rd
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The Administrative Committee was formed as the result of a modification to the City's charter ordinance which took effect October 24, 2007. This committee combines the former Finance and Personnel Committees, and its purview includes all matters concerning finance, insurance, licensing, and human resources.
 
Committee members were named on April 17, 2018 and they will serve until April 2019:
 
Ald. Lisa Davidson (Chair)
Ald. Kara Nelson
Ald. Mary Morgan
Ald. Kay Appenfeldt
Ald. Kevin Burnett
Ald. David Hansen
Ald. Ken Anderson
 
The Department keeps records of proceedings and serves as the Secretary to the Common Council and performs other duties as designated by the Council. The Clerk maintains City personnel records, maintains the ordinance book, prepares and conducts elections and voter registration, serves as sexton for the City cemetery and is responsible for the care and custody of all official papers of the City.

The City of Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services (BDCAS) Department is located at The Watermark, 209 S. Center St., Beaver Dam, WI 53916.  

  • Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm
  • Walkways hours are Monday-Thursday, 6:00am-6:00pm & Friday, 6:00am-4:00pm

 

The BDCAS Department:

  • provides community events, recreation programs and activities for all ages
  • manages Swan Pool and Crystal Lake Beach
  • operates a multi-purpose Community and Senior Center
  • provides administrative support for the Parks & Forestry Department

 

We encourage individuals and families in the city and surrounding communities to participate in our wide variety of activities at a reasonable cost.  

 

Throughout the year, we also offer volunteer and employment opportunities for our many programs and activities.  

The Finance Department is responsible for handling all aspects of financial administration for the city and consists of the following functions.
 
Financial Reporting - Year-end financial statements are prepared at the conclusion of the annual audit. Departments and the Common Council are given monthly interim financial statements in order to monitor actual revenues and expenses compared to budget.
 
Budgeting - The city budget is prepared on a calendar year basis. The process begins with the preparation of departmental budgets begining in July for review during each September and October by the Mayor and the Finance Committee. The proposed budget is normally completed by November and ready for a public hearing on the third Monday in November. Prior to the public hearing, copies of the proposed budget are available for review at the City Clerk's office in City Hall during normal hours. After the public hearing and Common Council approval of the budget and associated tax levy, property tax bills are prepared and mailed about the 2nd week of December.
 
Payroll - This area is responsible for preparing employee paychecks and is also responsible for payroll tax reporting.
 
Accounts Payable - The Accounts Payable area processes vendor payments for approval by the Common Council on the first and third Mondays of the month. Checks are normally mailed on the Tuesday following the Common Council meetings.
 
Accounts Receivable - This area is reponsible for billing and collection for services provided by the city other than sewer and water services.
 
Utility Billing - This area is responsible for the billing and collection of water and sewer utility bills.
 
Pet Licensing - This area is responsible for processing all license applications for dogs and cats in the city.
 
 
 

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The Dodge County Community Teen Court is an alternative disposition for first-time juvenile offenders only. As part of the State Court System, it is operated according to Wisconsin Statutes and rules of the sponsoring court(s). Teen courts have been countywide in the Unites States for thirty years. The first countywide Teen Courts in Wisconsin began in the middle 1990's. There are currently over 20 Teen Courts, sponsored by county and municipal courts, functioning in Wisconsin.
 
For an overview of the court, click here.
 
 
The City of Beaver Dam provides a variety of great employment opportunities, with an outstanding compensation package. 
  • For a list of all current employment opportunities, visit the Document Center.
 
Police Department Lobby/Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 
The Beaver Dam Police Department has police officers on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We not only handle crimes, accidents, etc. that occur within the city limits of Beaver Dam, but we are here to serve our community and prevent crimes. 
 
POLICE DEPARTMENT DISPATCH (NON-EMERGENCY) - 920-887-4612
POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICE/RECORDS (Mon-Fri 7:30 a.m - 4:30 p.m.) - 920-887-4614
POLICE DEPARTMENT FAX - 920-887-4616
 
IN CASES OF EMERGENCIES call 911 for all Police, Fire, and Medical Services.
 
POLICE AND FIRE ALARM LINE ONLY (Alarm Companies) - 920-386-4862
 
NOTE:  911 should ONLY be used when there is imminent threat to life or property. Call 911 when your house is on fire, if someone is breaking into your house, if you need an ambulance, there is a fight across the street. DON'T call 911 looking for someone's telephone number; if a dog is barking in your neighborhood, or if your neighbors are playing loud music - it ties up a 911 line and might prevent someone who needs help from getting through.

 

The City of Beaver Dam provides weekly collection of non-recyclable solid waste.  Collection services are not provided for non-residential and/or properties with no residential buildings.  The rules linked from within this section are for single-family through four-unit residential homes and apartments only.

PLEASE NOTE: The rules [EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2013] are basic and may not cover all solid waste generated in the City of Beaver Dam. Separate regulations pertaining to recyclables are listed separately under Recycling and Recycling How To's. All questions, with the exception of the yard waste section, should be referred to the City's Contractor:

All questions, with the exception of yard waste section,
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ADVANCED DISPOSAL (formerly Veolia Environmental Services)
N7296 Hwy. V
Horicon, Wisconsin, 53032
Telephone: 1-800-387-0949

 

Approved Containers for Collection of Non-Recyclable Solid Waste
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    Contractor supplied 65 or 95 gallon wheeled cart only. Resident has choice of size of container provided. No other containers are allowed as collection is now performed weekly, by an automated cart system.

    CART MUST FACE THE STREET AS INDICATED BY ARROW ON CART, MUST BE FULLY ACCESSIBLE AND CAN NOT BE BLOCKED BY PARKED VEHICLES.

 Rules Violation Notices
  1. Items in violation of these rules will be tagged with a written notice of the offense. Residents must remove the tagged material from curbside within 24 hours and correct the violation before the next collection day.

 Miscellaneous Information
  1. All solid waste must be curb side by 7:00 a.m. on scheduled collection day but not sooner than 24 hours prior to that day. Emptied containers must be removed within 24 hours after collection day.

  2. NO solid waste (including yard waste) generated from outside the City Limits of the City of Beaver Dam is allowed to be brought into the City. Violators are subject to prosecution and fines.

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2018 HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Friday-Sunday: 9:00am-7:00pm

May 5-27: Open Saturdays & Sundays only
May 28-August 31: Open Daily
September 1-30: Open Saturdays & Sundays only

Kayak & Canoe Rentals are $10/hour
Stand-up Paddle Boards are $15/hour

CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY!!

 

Enjoy some paddle time on Beaver Dam Lake!  We rent kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards from the boat building at Waterworks Park.  Complete information is available at the BDCAS Customer Service Desk and the boat building.  An attendant will be on duty at the boat building to assist you with your rental.  They'll have the watercraft ready, explain the safety rules, accept your rental fee (cash and credit cards only, sorry no checks!), have you sign a "Waiver of Liability" and issue you a life jacket and paddle(s), if needed.  Those under 16 years of age will need to be accompanied by an adult.    

 


  

SWAN WADING POOL

swan      

The Swan Wading Pool is a shallow wading pool intended for ages 8 & younger.  Swim diapers are required for those not toilet-trained. A parent/babysitter must be present inside the gated pool area to supervise children at all times. Lifeguards are on duty during open hours.

2018 SEASON:

June 2-August 24

2018 HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 1:00-7:00pm
Friday-Sunday: 12:00-7:00pm

ADMISSION IS FREE!!

 

POOL RULES:

  • Facility will be open during the posted hours, weather and attendance permitting.
  • Open swim hours will be cancelled if the air temperature is 65˚ or cooler.
  • Facility closures will be announced on radio stations WBEV 1430AM and WXRO 95.3FM.
  • Proper swim wear is required.  No cut-off jeans, shoes or street clothes are allowed in any swimming area.
  • Visiting with the lifeguards is not allowed.
  • Children ages 8 & younger must be accompanied by a guardian who is at least 12 years old.
  • Swimming aids are allowed for non-swimmers.  A  parent/babysitter must be within an arm's length away from the child at all times.
  • Toys such as balls, inner tubes, etc. are allowed at the lifeguard's discretion.
  • No alcohol or drugs are allowed.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs is allowed.
  • No smoking is allowed.
  • Glass bottles/containers are not allowed.
  • No animals are allowed.
  • Food and beverages are allowed in designated areas only.

  


   

CRYSTAL LAKE BEACH

Crystal Beach

 NOTE:  The above photo includes piers and slides.  Effective Summer 2015, the piers and slides will not be installed.

 

Crystal Lake Beach is a chemical free, spring fed 7-acre lake with a sandy beach.  Kids 11 & under must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Swim at your own risk, no lifeguards are on duty. A facility attendant will supervise the facility during open hours and enforce the rules & regulations. Amenities include:  a bathhouse with bathrooms and showers, vending machines, grassy picnic areas and picnic shelters.  

 

2018 SEASON:

June 2-August 24

2018 HOURS:

Monday-Thursday: 1:00-7:00pm
Friday-Sunday: 12:00-7:00pm

ADMISSION IS FREE!!

 

BEACH RULES:

  • No lifeguards on duty.  Swim at your own risk.
  • Swimming area designated by lifeline.
  • Patrons may not hang or sit on lifelines.
  • Children under 12 must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Patrons may not throw sand, rocks or other potentially dangerous items.
  • Patrons may not engage in rough play.
  • Fishing is not permitted in the swimming areas.
  • Personal music devices must be kept at a normal operating level that is not offensive or bothersome to any surrounding park patrons.
  • Fires prohibited except for cooking within charcoal grills.
  • No alcohol or drugs are allowed.
  • No person under the influence of alcohol or drugs is allowed.
  • Glass bottles/containers are not allowed.
  • No animals are allowed.
  • Food and beverages are allowed in designated areas only.
  • No fireworks allowed.

 Monthly Dining Menu                        
 Dining Menu                            
 
 
Dodge County provides a nutritional meal for seniors 60+ (or one spouse must be 60) at the Beaver Dam Senior Center, Monday-Friday at 11:30am.  A donation of $3.99 per meal is suggested.  The daily menu is announced on WBEV 1430AM, published weekly in the Daily Citizen newspaper and available here.
 
If you are interested in this nutritional meal program, please contact Dodge County by 1:00pm a day in advance at 920-386-3580.  As with most programs that occur at the Center, volunteers are always needed to work in the kitchen.  If interested, call Dodge County.  
 

Top Ten Things you can do to help keep Beaver Dam Lake, Beaver Dam River and Other Area Waterways Clean

 

1. Be a watershed watchdog. If you see a potential stormwater problem, such as clogged storm drains, trash in the gutter, pollutants washing into or discharging from storm sewers, or uncontrolled erosion from construction sites, contact the City at 920-887-4600, ext. 326.

2. Pick Up After Your Pets. You can flush pet waste down the toilet, bury it 4-6 inches deep in the yard or dispose in a specially designed composter. Do not put it in your vegetable garden or compost that will be used for your garden.

3. Properly Apply Lawn and Garden Fertilizer. Test your soil before buying and applying fertilizer to your lawn. Most lawns don't need phosphorus, so don't pay for something you don't need. If soil tests show that your lawn does need fertilizer, apply according to manufacturer's instructions. Don't "double the dose". 

4. Properly Dispose of Yard Waste. Use leaves and/or grass clippings as mulch, or add it to a compost pile. Clippings and leaves can also be tilled directly into gardens or flowerbeds. Do not discharge grass clippings into the street when mowing your lawn.

5. Properly Dispose of Household Chemicals. Use non-toxic alternatives to conventional household chemicals whenever possible. When not possible, properly dispose of hazardous household chemicals such as oil-based paints, cleaning chemicals, pesticides, solvents, batteries and disinfectants. Never dispose of hazardous chemicals or wash paint brushes in the storm drain.

6. Practice Careful Car Care. Regularly maintain your car and fix any oil, radiator or transmission leak as soon as you see them. If you change your own oil, make sure to take the used oil to a recycling collection site. Never pour it behind the garage, on the driveway to kill weeds or down the storm drain. Also, consider using a commercial car wash, or wash your car on your lawn to prevent car-washing detergents from washing down the storm drain.

7. Maximize Infiltration. Maximize infiltration in your yard by directing rainwater away from paved areas. Plant a rain garden filled with deep-rooted grasses and wildflowers to maximize water absorption into the ground. If you don't have a rain garden, aim downspouts to grassy areas or into a rain barrel.

8. Use a proper container for trash and recyclables. Don't put trash into the street or gutter where it can be washed into the storm sewer system and then to local waterways.

9. Keep soil in your yard, and out of waterways. Bare soil easily washes into the storm drains. Cover exposed soil with seed and mulch as soon as possible. Cover piles of soil for your yard or garden with a tarp until you're ready to use it. If you're building a home, choose a builder who takes extra care not to track mud onto the streets, and who installs and maintains practices that prevent soil from washing off your lot during construction.

10. Join A Local Watershed Association. Join a local watershed or conservation group and help clean up waterways in your area. Check out the following website to learn more about local organizations working to clean up local waterways. 

 
To get additional information about keeping our waterways clean click here.
The City of Beaver Dam owns and operates a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) that discharges to the Beaver Dam River, which is part of the Upper Rock River Watershed. The WWTP is an extended air activated sludge plant with grit removal, primary clarifiers, chlorination and dechlorination. Sludge is treated in anaerobic digesters and land applied. The plant was designed in 1983 and placed into operation in 1985. The wastewater characteristics used in the design are given in Table 6.
 
Table 3-1
Design Wastewater Characteristics

Parameter

Design Flow or Loading
Flow
Average 4.3 mgd
Peak Day 12.0 mgd
Peak Hour 17.9 Mgd
Flow
Average 10,000 lb/day
Peak 10,325 lb/day
Suspended Solids
Average 6,700 lb/day
Ammonia-N
Average 856 lb/day
Peak 1,100 lb/day
mgd= millions gallons per day lb/day = Pounds per day
The Beaver Dam Water Utility is owned and operated by the City of Beaver Dam, and it operates under the policy guidance of the Operations Committee, which includes the city's Water Commission.  Its members are appointed by the mayor, subject to approval by the Common Council. Its rates are subject to review and approval by the Public Service Commission of the State of Wisconsin.
 
All utility staff hold Wisconsin Water Supply Operations licenses and are fully trained.The utility's treatment facility was completed in 1998, and it includes a softening operation. The city has five water wells and two elevated storage facilities in service.
 
Billings are combined with those of the wastewater utility, and they are prepared and mailed quarterly. For utility billing information visit the Finance Department Page.
 
For additional information about the Water Utility and the required testing that we perform, please click on the Water Quality Report tab for the latest edition of the report. This tab is under the heading "In This Department".
The Beaver Dam Water Utility is an agency of the City of Beaver Dam and was created in 1888 by private funds. You can read more about its funding and history below:
FUNDING

Although the Beaver Dam Water Utility is an agency of the City of Beaver Dam, it operates completely independent of the City's General Fund and any tax dollars. The Utility's funding comes directly from the rates it charges its customers for water usage and fire protection. Our customers are charged for water on a quarterly basis in March, June, September and December through the Finance Office. The water usage charges are authorized and approved by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission. Sewer bills are based upon water usage and are included on the water billing.

 
HISTORY
The City of Beaver Dam was incorporated in 1859, at which time industry started to make its presence. It wasn't until 1887 that the Beaver Dam Common Council granted a franchise to the company Moffet, Hodgins, & Clarke of Watertown, New York to construct a water-works system. The system was built in 1888 by private funds and was called the Beaver Dam Water Works Company.

In 1911 the City filed a complaint stating that the pressure was not sufficient for fire protection. In addition, no water meters were installed and the rates were excessive. After the Baptist Church burned down that winter, the pressure was said to be so poor that the water could not reach the roof of the church during the fire.

In 1913, a special election was called and by a vote of 407-343, the people voted to purchase the water system in 1914 for a cost of $133,000. It has been under City ownership ever since.

 

The City of Beaver Dam Parks & Forestry Department is responsible for the:

  • daily operation and maintenance of 21 city parks, which includes almost 300 acres of park lands and related facilities
  • city's urban forestry program (forestry operations include planting, trimming and removal of city-owned trees and the City Forester may order removal of private trees if they present a hazard to public safety)
  • facility support for recreational programs & community functions
  • pier operations at the city's aquatic and lake facilities

There are library events for all ages. Come visit us today!

The Board of Appeals is comprised of five voting members, one alternate member, and three non-voting members. Terms are for three years.  The Board meets the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30PM in Room 54 of City Hall. They hear appeals from the city's rules for lot and building setbacks, heights, sign placement and dimensions, and similar matters.

 

 

 

 
Del Yaroch                                       4/19/2019
Burt Beyer                                        2/15/2021

Bruce Gall (chair)                             4/19/2019

Mike Wissell                                     2/15/2021
Lowell Peck                                     2/15/2021
Kay Appenfeldt, Alternate                2/15/2021
Non-Voting Members:

John Moosereiner                             Inspection Services

John Somers, City Clerk                   Board Secretary

Becky Glewen, Mayor

Winter On-Street Parking permits and Richter Parking Lot permits are now administered by the Finance Department.
The Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue Department is an ISO 3 rated department that provides fire and EMS-Paramedic level services to over 100 square miles in the Beaver Dam area with an estimated combined population of over 20,000 people. The area includes the entire City and surrounding Township of Beaver Dam. It also includes portions of the Townships of Calamus, Lowell, Trenton, and Westford. The department is considered a combination department because of the mix of full-time and part-time personnel required to perform daily operations.  In addition to normal 911 operations, the department also provides emergent and non-emergent EMS inter-facility transports.  Most transports are from the Beaver Dam Community Hospital to specialty facilities in Madison, WI or area skilled nursing facilities.
  • Full-Time (Career) Staff
    The full-time component consists of 20 people including the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief and an administrative assistant.  Three Captains serve as shift commanders. The typical shift includes a total of five personnel working a 24-hour shift followed by 48-hours off duty time. There is also one day shift position. All full-time personnel are certified EMT-Paramedic or EMT-IV Technician providers, Firefighter I or II, and Pump Operator I or II. Primary responsibilities include: Apparatus operation, fire suppression, EMS response, fire inspection, petroleum tank inspection, fire preplanning, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other station duties. Full-time personnel are represented by the International Association of Firefighters(Local 3432).

  • Paid-on-Call (Part-time) Staff
    The paid-on-call component consists of approximately 21 firefighters including six Lieutenants. Part-time personnel respond directly to the fire scene by pager if the fire is within the city limits. For calls outside the city limits, members respond to the fire station and respond to the scene with the apparatus. All members are certified Entry Firefighter or Firefighter I. Some members maintain various levels of EMT certifications. Primary responsibilities include: fire suppression, search and rescue, extrication, and salvage and overhaul.  The department also maintains numerous part-time EMT-Basics, EMT- IV Technicians, and EMT-Paramedics primarily for operating with inter-facility transports.

Chief Alan Mannel Chief Alan Mannel  Contact Chief Mannel      

Christian Deputy Chief Matt Christian Contact Deputy Chief Christian

Lee Smith 2018 Captain Lee Smith Contact Captain Smith         

Hartl Captain Paul Hartl Contact Captain Hartl

Johnson Captain Russell Johnson Contact Captain Russell  

Thomas Fire Inspector Tony Thomas Contact Inspector/FF/IV-Tech Tony Thomas

D. Smith Don Smith    Contact FF/Paramedic Don Smith                    

 Bau Charlie Bau Contact FF/Paramedic Charlie Bau                      

Theel Eric Theel Contact FF/Critical Care Paramedic Eric Theel

JJ John Jatczak  Contact FF/Paramedic/Inspector John Jatczak                   

Braunschweig Corey Braunschweig Contact FF/Paramedic Corey Braunschweig

Ackley Chris Ackley  Contact FF/Paramedic Chris Ackley                   

Jahnke Wesley Jahnke Contact FF/Paramedic Wesley Jahnke

Jake Jake Zemlicks-Retzlaff  Contact FF/CC Paramedic Jake Zemlicka-Retzlaff  

Weidler Matt Weidler Contact FF/Paramedic Matt Weidler

Image Coming SoonNicholas Guthery Contact FF/Paramedic Nick Guthery

Jeremy DuCharmeJeremy DuCharme Contact FF/Paramedic Jeremy DuCharme

Joshua Coffey Joshua Coffey Contact FF/Paramedic Joshua Coffey

Hunter ResopHunter Resop Contact FF/Paramedic Hunter Resop

The Municipal Court handles driving violations within the City of Beaver Dam.
 
K-9 Unit
The Beaver Dam Police Department added a police patrol/narcotics canine program in the spring of 1996. K-9 King joined the department in the spring of 1996 and acted as a "backup" partner for Lieutenant Michael Steffes. King was a dual-purpose canine, certified in patrol work and narcotics detection and won numerous awards. After his certification, King was credited with over 100 arrests. The Department was saddened by the loss of King, who passed away on January 25, 2003 as a result of heart failure.

In 2004, Officer Andrew Strachota accepted the position and challenge of becoming the new K-9 Officer. The Beaver Dam Middle School students raised a significant amount of funds towards the K-9 program. K-9 Ali joined the department in the summer of 2004 after a one month intense training program. She is certified in narcotics and tracking.  The Department was saddened by the loss of Ali, who passed away on June 28, 2010 from sudden complications of a stomach problem. 

On January 16, 2013, Officer Nathan Keener was promoted to the position of K-9 Officer.  K-9 Blade joined the department shortly thereafter.  K-9 Blade is certified in narcotics.

On November 23, 2015, Officer Kevin Hall was promoted to the position of K-9 Officer.  K-9 Yeti joined the department shortly thereafter.  K-9 Yeti is certified in narcotics and searches.

Bike Unit
This unit was established in 1998, with the help of fund raising efforts in the community. Several officers comprise the Bike Patrol Unit. Each officer must complete specialized training and wear special gear and uniforms. Using bicycles enables the officers to go into areas not easily accessible by squad cars. These officers carry full gear and the bikes are equipped with emergency lights. Officer Tony Karel oversees the bike unit. 
 
Training Officers
Department personnel are responsible for training new employees. Each officer must attend training to become certified in each specialized area (Field Training Officer, EVOC, DAAT, RADAR, Firearms).
 
Field Training Officers (FTOs)                     
Officer Jim Van Erem
Officer Mike Kuehn 
Officer Dan Kuhnz 
Officer Meagan Scott
Officer Derek Harmsen 
 
DAAT:
Officer Andrew Strachota
Officer Mike Kuehn
 
Firearms
Officer William Linzenmeyer, Sgt. Scott Bahr and Sergeant Craig Retzlaff are state certified firearm instructors, long gun instructors, and simunition instructors for the department.  All sworn officers need to qualify twice a year with their service weapon and are offered six other training opportunities each year to attend. 
 
Evidence Technicians
Officers are sent to specialized training to assist in processing crime scenes. They specialize in gathering evidence and taking photos of crime scenes that may be used in court.
 
Evidence Technicians
Detective Corey Johnson
Detective Heather Johnson 
Detective Travis Wetterau
Officer Richard Dahl
Officer Brian Linzenmeyer
Officer Derek Harmsen
Officer Meagan Scott
Sergeant Eric Feucht
Sergeant Erik Smedema 
 
Detectives
The Beaver Dam Police Department currently employs four Detectives and one Lieutenant of Detectives.
 
Drug Unit
This unit was established in 2002, comprised of a Detective and several officers who received training on how to conduct drug investigations. Citizens who suspect drug activity at a particular location should contact the department, and the information provided will be passed on to the Drug Unit for investigation.
 
Honor Guard Team
The honor guard team was established in 2016 with Sergeant Craig Retzlaff selected as the coordinator.  The purpose of the honor guard team is to represent the department at memorial services, funerals and public events.  The honor guard is a positive representation for the Beaver Dam Police Department as well as the community.  
 
Honor Guard Members
Sergeant Craig Retzlaff
Sergeant Erik Smedema
Officer Nathan Keener
Officer Ryan Borchardt
Detective Heather Johnson
Officer Derek Harmsen
Honor guard
 
 

Waste recycling exists in Beaver Dam in compliance with Federal and State laws. With new laws come changes, and in this case, personal changes in our "waste disposal habits." With patience, understanding and education we will make recycling work in the City of Beaver Dam.

Effective since January 1, 1995 the City of Beaver Dam has provided contracted curbside collection, processing, and marketing of recyclables from all single family through four-unit residential facilities. In addition to information presented by our residential recycling contractor, as printed in the Recycling "How To's" section of this website, your City government presents the following as pertaining to curbside collection, unless otherwise noted:

  • Lead Acids Batteries - Must be disposed of at retail outlets, any other points of purchase, or at other legal disposal location.

  • Major Appliances -  No appliances or other large metal materials are collected curbside. Also, any generator of a major non-refrigerant appliance or large metals can dispose of the unit at the City Garage, 640 South Center Street, during normal working hours.

  • Waste Engine Oil  - May be disposed of by any city resident at the City Garage, 640 South Center Street, during normal working hours.

  • Waste Tires - Must be disposed of at private retail outlets, at any other points of purchase, or at other legal disposal locations.

  • Yard Waste - Shall be processed as in the past.

  • Residents/Occupants of apartment buildings of more than 4 units and all other non-residential facilities are required to recycle pursuant to law by arranging privately for collection and disposal of recyclables and non-recyclables, except as noted above.

Camp is a fun and active environment in which kids can develop new skills, self-esteem and friendships. We take pride in offering action-packed, variety-filled and exciting weeks of fun. Weekly activities include:  games, sports, crafts, water activities, a field trip, nature activities, scavenger hunts, surprise guests, fitness, nutrition, some relaxation, orienteering, relays and more!

Crystal Lake Park is a 43-acre outdoor arena of nature’s beauty! It has playgrounds, large grassy areas for outdoor activities, a day camp area with a fire pit, a lake with a sandy beach, an indoor facility with restrooms and showers, a sand volleyball court, an 18-hole disc golf course and a fishing pond. There’s plenty of space to take in the sun, get out of the rain or cool off in the shade!

Click here to view our Summer Recreation Guide for more details!

Read the Parent Handbook HERE

Community Center Courier
 
Read all about our active older adult programs, activities, clubs, special events and more in our Community Center Courier monthly newsletter. 
 
 
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The overall operation and function of the current wastewater treatment facility can be broken-down into a number of sub-components. These sub-components are briefly described in the document below, and together they comprise the normal operating process at the WWTP. 

For issues related to Water Utility Billing, please call the Finance Department at (920) 887-4600 ext. 12 or email water@cityofbeaverdam.com

 

For issues relative to water quality or emergencies you may call the Water Softening Plant at (920) 887-4624 or Utility Foreman Rob Minnema (920) 382-5245 or email rminnema@cityofbeaverdam.com

The City of Beaver Dam Parks & Forestry Department is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of 21 city parks, which includes almost 300 acres of park lands and related facilities.  

 

Adopt-A-Park Information

 

Park Regulations

  • Park hours are 6:00am-10:00pm, 7 days per week.
  • Pets, domestic animals, bicycles and camping are prohibited in all city parks (exception: Edgewater Park has a dog-friendly area).
  • No person shall use any of the city parks contrary to posted signs or regulations.
  • No driving or parking of a vehicle is allowed in the park, unless prior approval is received from the City of Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services (BDCAS) Department.

 

City Map With Park Locations

 

General Park Information

 

Park Locations

 

Park Facilities Flyer

 

Boat Launch User Fees

Inspectors are citizens appointed by the Common Council to a three (3) year term. They "police" use of the boat launches, ensuring that boaters participate appropriately in the city's boat launch fee program, which ensures a source of funds for ongoing lake improvements.
 
Bob Roell - expires 12/31/18
 
Jim Gade - expires 12/31/18
 
Jim Niles - expires 12/31/18
 
Bill Boettge - expires 12/31/18
 
Pete Hupf - expires 12/31/18
 
 

Welcome to the City of Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services (BDCAS) Department!  Our department provides year round recreational programs for youth through adults.  As our motto says, "Creating an Active Lifestyle for Our Community".

 

Here are just a few of the benefits of working for BDCAS...

  • Opportunity to make a difference in a participant's life
  • Leadership training and experience
  • Work with people who care about others and their community
  • Meaningful work to build your resume
  • Competitive wages with returning employee incentive program
  • Increased pay for additional certifications
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Positions that offer challenge and variety
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Employment opportunities year round

 

EMPLOYMENT APPLICATIONS

VOLUNTEER APPLICATIONS

 

Department Wins Federal Grant

On December 27, 2012, the Beaver Dam Fire Department was notified that we won a federal grant from the FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.  The grant is to retrofit a fire sprinkler system in the fire station and adjoining city hall in the amount of $110,000.  When the building was built in 1960, sprinkler systems were not required.  Today, all commercial and public structures of a similar size can not be built without a sprinkler system.  Nationwide, there are about 150 fires per year in fire stations that damage the community's ability to respond to emergencies.  The upgrade will help protect the lives of our emergency workers and the communities investment in life saving equipment.

 

Library Policies & Services
Library policies are written as guides to make the Library's resources available to the people of Beaver Dam in as fair a manner as possible. All policies have been approved by the Library Board of Trustees
Find our events on the Events Calendar, Facebook, Google + , Twitter and Pinterest. Keep informed on current library programs and news. Register for text alerts today!
 

Beaver Dam Community Library Anniversary Video (1884-2015)
On April 14, 2015, the Beaver Dam Community Library celebrated 130 years of library service in Beaver Dam and 30 years in the Spring Street location. Students from the Moraine Park Practice Firm class interviewed Library Staff, Library Board Members, Friends of the Library and the former Library Director to chronicle the history of libraries in Beaver Dam.

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The City of Beaver Dam Parks & Forestry Department maintains 20 city parks, with seven of these parks having shelters available to rent for private use.  Shelter reservations are taken one year in advance from today's date on a first come, first served basis.
 
 
Reservations must be made in person with the City of Beaver Dam Community Activities & Services office located at 209 S Center St, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.  For more information and availability, please call 887-4639.  Office hours are Mon-Fri, 7:30am-4:30pm.
 
 
 
Click on any of the following links for more information:
 
 
  
  
Park Shelters:
 
 

Park Shelter Reservation Policies

 

 

 
The Department of Public Works is responsible for all curb and gutter and concrete and asphalt street pavement maintenance and street and curb painting.  A combination of contracted services and employee services are utilized to complete street maintenance responsibilities.
 
Employees routinely perform the following generalized maintenance functions:  curb and gutter section replacements, replace sections of concrete pavement, replace intersection crosswalks with handicap crosswalk ramps, pothole patching, street and curb painting, etc.  They also prepare sections of asphalt pavement that is paved by a contractor with a paving machine.
 
Contracted services:  crack and joint sealing, chip and oil seal coating, major concrete curb and gutter and concrete or asphalt street reconstruction, street centerline striping (painting), asphalt paving company for sectional replacements, etc.

 

Stay informed!  We plan programs & activities year round for people of all ages. Opportunities are offered within the space available, as interest is expressed and within budgetary limits.

 

2018 Summer Recreation Guide

Summer Guide

Copies are available in the BDCAS office, Library, City Hall and other locations. 

 

 

 

 

Become an active participant!  We are dedicated to promoting a more productive life for area residents 50 years and better by providing a variety of affordable recreational and educational activities, while serving the community as a resource for aging issues.
 
Becoming an active participant at The Watermark is easy!  City residents simply complete a participant card in the office.  Non-residents, or those living outside the city limits, will need to complete a participant card and pay the annual participation fee in the office.  This fee is pro-rated your first year, and then $25 annually in January thereafter.
 
As an active participant of The Watermark, you are able to participate in all activities, programs, trips, special events and more!  All active participants will also have their very own "MySeniorCenter" card.  This card serves as an attendance tracking tool.  Each time you come to The Watermark, scan your card at the Welcome Desk, push the program button you will be participating in and that's it!  So, if you don't already have your "MySeniorCenter" card, stop by the office and we'd be happy to issue one to you!
 
Get involved and meet new friends!
For the most recent data regarding the Beaver Dam Lake, click on the appropriate link provided.
 
 

Every public water supply must publish a Water Quality Report annually. The report reflects the findings of water tests and gives an overview of the source and treatment of the drinking water. Additional copies of this report are available by calling the water plant at 920-887-4624. To directly access the report please place the following link in your browser https://www.cityofbeaverdam.com/egov/documents/1463686161_79006.pdf

Is comprised of five (5) members with citizen members having a one (1) year term.  The Board of Review meets from the 2nd Monday in May for a duration of thirty (30) days. The purpose of the Board of Review is to hear and rule on property tax assessment appeals.
 
Becky Glewen Mayor
John Somers City Clerk/Secretary for Committee
Casey Carney Citizen Member (ends 12/31/2018)
Dan Hilbert Citizen Member (ends 12/31/2018)
Harold Moylan
Citizen Member (ends 12/31/2018)

 

 
This area is responsible for the billing and collection of water and sewer utility bills. For questions regarding your utility bill please call 920-887-4600.
MDA 2015
The Beaver Dam Fire Fighters recently donated $8,524 to the MDA from their Fill the Boot campaign earlier this summer. "For six decades, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) has fueled MDA's mission to assist families with lifesaving help by funding research to find treatments and cures and by rallying communities to fight back,” said MDA President and CEO Steven M. Derks. “Fire fighters are a significant part of MDA’s story of progress and do more for those we serve than any other group. They spend countless hours every year giving back to their communities, and we’re grateful for the support of these inspiring, selfless individuals who have made a profound impact on our families’ health, wellbeing and quality of life.”
A big thank you to FF/Medic Jatczak for organizing this fundraiser.
If interested in donating, make checks out to Beaver Dam Professional Firefighter Charities and mail to 205 S. Lincoln Avenue, Beaver Dam, WI 53916.
Read more about the MDA here: http://mda.org/
Follow the Wisconsin MDA on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/mdawisconsin?ref_type=bookmark
 
 

The members of the Beaver Dam Fire & Rescue Department would like to ask for your support in continuing funding for the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial. This memorial is built in the Ben Hansen Park along the Wisconsin River in the City of Wisconsin Rapids. The park features a pavilion, a memorial center, and a statue. For more information about how you can support this effort, click on the link below.

Firefighters' Memorial

 

 

 


Free will donations are also accepted for the Beaver Dam Fire Department. These donations are placed in the fire prevention account which is used to purchase teaching materials for our school programs unless otherwise directed by the donor. Some have requested their donation go to water rescue or EMS equipment. Call 920-887-4609 for more information.

 

 

Book Club 2018

Beaver Dam Community Library Book Clubs

The library offers book clubs at different times of the day for lovers of books who would like to get together to  discuss popular and thought-provoking titles. Both Book Clubs discuss the same book each month. Book Club books are available on the Front Desk or we can place a copy on hold from another library. 

Morning Booklovers Book Club
The morning book club meets on Thursday mornings each month at 10 a.m. 

Evening Next Page Book Club
The evening book club meets on a Wednesday evening each month at 6 p.m.

Check out the Beaver Dam Community Book Club Newsletter below:

Even though Beaver Dam is considered a small city compared to some surrounding metropolitan areas, we still see what most people consider big city problems. Here are some tips on making you, your family and your belongings safer.

SECURITY FIRST:

  1. DO lock up your valuables. If you don't want someone to steal it, secure it. This includes your home, car, bicycle. * Don't leave your keys in your car.

     

  2. DO keep a current description, sales receipt, serial numbers and pictures of any valuables. Place an easily identified mark on these items such as your driver's license number or social security number. This helps tremendously in the recovery.

     

  3. Don't leave things that are appealing to thieves in the open or unattended, even if they are parked in your driveway. Bikes disappear from porches, back yards, even garages.

     

  4. Don't leave your purse or wallet in a shopping cart unattended.

     

  5. Don't give out your credit card numbers, social security numbers to anyone whom you find suspicious. If you get a call from a telemarketer, DON'T give out your credit card number or social security number. Give that information out only to people you call and that you are familiar with. Your bank will never call and ask for this information.

     

  6. DO report any incident promptly to the Police. It helps to know the who-what-when-where as soon as possible.

If a wallet is stolen, there are "fraud alert" companies who instantly place a flag on the victim's name, so that anytime anyone tries to establish a charge account in the victim's name, they are denied. Equifax: 1-800-525-6285 Experian (formerly TRW): 1-888-397-3742 Trans Union: 1-800-680-7289 Social Security Administration (fraud line): 1-800-269-0271

DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE: Drinking and driving isn't just dangerous, it affects your entire life. Do you know how much an OWI ticket costs? Add in court costs and missed time from work. How about attorney's fees? Then there is insurance. Some insurance companies won't even insure you if you get an OWI conviction. With the new state laws, the blood alcohol limit allowed in your blood goes down with each conviction and the fines dramatically increase. Don't drink and drive. If you do drink, be responsible - use a designated driver.

DRUG PREVENTION/ABUSE: You've seen those commercial on television about kids and drugs. Who knows their kids the best? Parents. Talk to your children about drugs. Know where they go and who their friends are. Ask them what they are doing. Set a time for them to be home. Be involved in their lives. Educate yourself about drugs and drug abuse. (Alcohol is a drug!) If you need help or have questions, please give us a call. Prevention is the key!

If you see suspicious activity that looks like drug activity, give us a call. There are more residents in the community than there are officers. We can't be everywhere at once. Keep your eyes open!

DRIVER SAFETY INFORMATION: Accidents will happen, but most can be prevented. Below are some safety tips to keep you and your passengers safe.

  • Are the roads slippery and snow covered? If you think you are going too fast, you probably are.
  • If the weather is really bad, do you really need to make the trip? Safety should be first and foremost.
  • Be aware of other drivers on the road. Look both ways - twice.
  • Are children present? Drive slower - they are hard to see between cars.
  • Is your car in good running condition? Have it properly maintained.
  • Remember, having a driver's license is a privilege that can be taken away.
The Department of Public Works performs all street snow & ice removal services within the City.  Several employees from other Departments are utilized to assist with this service, depending on the severity.  The Department owns all of the equipment used to plow, load, haul snow and treat snow and ice with salt or a sand/salt mixture.  Some equipment from other Departments is also used by those employees when assisting.  Pedestrian walkways fronting City-owned property or located in easements are also cleared of snow by this Department.
 
Snow & Ice Removal Policies
Decisions on type of snow and/or ice removal methods used are made by the Supervisor in charge and are dependent upon many factors including forecasted accumulation amount, existing and predicted future temperatures and wind, etc.
 
Policies enforced by ordinance include the following:
 
Property owners are required to clear all snow and/or ice accumulations from sidewalks fronting their lot or parcel, including sidewalk ramps at the intersections for those properties on corner lots, within each day following any accumulation.  Violations are enforced by Department personnel who clear the accumulation, with the property owner invoiced a minimum established cost, or more.  Multiple violations are also subject to municipal citation in addition to removal costs.  It is the property owner's responsibility to inform tenants of this requirement, not the City.  Enforcement action is levied against the owner only.
 
Property owners also may not deposit any snow from private property into City streets, alleys, parking lots or street right-of-ways, i.e. tree borders, etc.  Violations are also subject to cleanup costs and/or citations.
 
To view the City of Beaver Dam Snow & Ice Removal Policy and the Ordinances associated with the snow season, click on the link in the News section at the top of this page.  The Snow/Ice Removal Ordinances can also be found in the Municipal Code, Section 54.9.