Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day weekend, the Village of Bellevue remembers those that have passed serving in our country's armed services.  They have made the ultimate sacrifice protecting our freedoms.  For that, the Village of Bellevue elected officials and staff honors and thanks you.
To all current members of the armed services, our residents, and everyone - Please have a very safe Memorial Day Holiday weekend.
The Village of Bellevue Offices will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

2014 Population Estimates

U.S. Census Bureau Population estimates were released for Wisconsin cities, towns, and villages for 2014 recently. The Village of Bellevue 2014 population estimate is 15,215 an increase of 215 new residents over the 2013 estimate and up from 14,731 from the 2010 Census. The percentage increase from 2013 to 2014 was 1.4%, the seventh highest amongst Brown County communities and the 215 new residents was the 4th highest numerical change amongst Brown County communities.
Overall, Bellevue is now the 5th largest community in Brown County with much more room to grow.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Fire Station No. 1 Now Chief Ray Vanden Bergh Station No. 1

On Friday May 15, a ceremony was completed to honor the renaming of the Village Fire Station No. 1 (3100 Eaton Road) to the Chief Ray Vanden Bergh Station No. 1.  Last December, the Village Board officially passed a Resolution authorizing the renaming of the station.  At the ceremony, family, friends and members of the Fire Department were present to reveal the new station signage and to honor the occasion.

Chief Ran Vanden Bergh served as the first Fire Chief for the then Town of Bellevue Fire Department in 1971.  The Chief dedicated much of his life to the operations of the Department and exemplified volunteer service and a commitment to the Village of Bellevue and its citizens until his passing in March, 2014.

Photos include family members of Chief Ray Vanden Bergh; wife Lynn and children Ben and Stacy. Also shown is the traditional uncoupling of the hose by family members, similar to a ribbon cutting event. The Village thanks the family and all those that attended the ceremony to convey this honor.

Reminder Notice to Village Residents/Property Owners: Special Assessments

As part of the Village’s annual Capital Improvement Planning process, our 71 miles of Village streets are evaluated for needed resurfacing and repairs. Streets are typically resurfaced once every 20-25 years.

Special Assessments are currently used by the Village to fund these resurfacing projects.  Assessments involve charging a fee directly to property owners for improvement projects that benefits the abutting property.  Assessments per property (lot) can range from approximately $5,000- $6,500.

Bills are typically sent out in September and may be paid in full without interest within 30 days. If the bill is not paid in full within 30 days, charges are levied on the property tax bill with interest. Payments are due annually over a 10 year period on the tax bill. Assessments can be paid off early and interest is charged only on the remaining principal.

Residents are encouraged to review our Village Capital Improvement Plan, on-line mapping and special assessment webpage to learn more about our program and when your road may be planned for improvements.  Plans are reviewed annually and therefore are subject to change annually.  No resurfacing projects will be completed by the Village in 2015.