Beloit City Council Meeting-February 5, 2019


The regular meeting of the Beloit City Council was held on Tuesday, February 5th.

Chautaqua Isle of Lights President Michele Heidrick gave a report on the 2018 season of the Isle of Lights.  After thanking many people who helped with the Isle of Lights, she reported that 3,582 cars and 12,636 people went through the Isle of Lights. 189 towns, 35 states and 11 foreign countries were represented among those visitors.

It was reported that City Crews are busy trimming trees throughout Beloit and that a lot of potholes are in need of repair on West Court and West Main streets. Once the weather improves, the city will begin work on those potholes.

An ordinance for Ducks Unlimited was approved.

The council voted to terminate the current lease agreement for the 128 acres of farm ground adjacent to the sewer plant. This farm ground will be available to bid for by area farmers.

An updated city fee schedule for 2019 was approved.

In addition, Beloit city manager, Jason Rabe, gives us an update on projects he shared with the city council.

Derek Nester
Derek Nester
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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