Monday, March 30, 2015

Get to Know Your Village - Green Bay Metro Services

Welcome to the 10th article in the “Get to Know Your Village” series through the Bellevue Focus.  We hope these articles educate and inform about the services we provide and who provides them.

Green Bay Metro operates 13 full-service bus routes, a number of limited-service bus routes and Paratransit services throughout the Green Bay area.  The Gold Line (Route #18) serves the Village of Bellevue and includes key Bellevue stops at Target and Costco.  Route #14 provides a service stop at Walmart.  From the Transit Center (901 University Avenue), riders can switch to any line in the system.

Bus hours of operation are Monday thru Friday 5:15 am to 9:45 pm, Saturdays 7:15 am to 6:45 pm, except for six holidays a year.  All of Green Bay Metro’s buses are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible and can accommodate mobility devices such as standard wheelchairs and scooters.  In addition, bike racks are also available on all buses.

Similar to other municipalities in the Green Bay area, the Village of Bellevue contributes to the costs of operating a bus route in the Village.  We also routinely review current routes and evaluate the need for new or expanded routes in coordination with Green Bay Metro.  We welcome citizen input on these services.

For the latest information on services, fares, real time data on bus locations and trip planner tools, visit the Green Bay Metro website.  On green Saturday’s everyone rides for free, give it a try this weekend.


Rummage Sales

There will be two large scale neighborhood rummage sales in the Village of Bellevue coming up in April.

The first will be the Josten Park area neighborhood rummage sale taking place on April 18th followed by the Denmark State Bank area neighborhood rummage sale the following weekend on the 24th and 25th of April.

Please use caution when driving or walking in this area and happy hunting!

Friday, March 27, 2015

2015 Lime Kiln Road (CTH V) Construction Update

Beginning in June of 2015, utility companies will begin relocating facilities ahead of the planned road construction starting July 24, 2015.  The Brown County Highway Department will be closing Lime Kiln Road (CTH V) from STH 172 to Monroe Road through mid-November.  Local access will be provided via Landmark Boulevard, and detours will be set up.

The road reconstruction will involve constructing new pavement, curb and gutter, drainage, a trail, street lighting, intersection turning improvements, and improved sight distance for driving.

Construction updates are provided in the Village website under "Construction Updates".  There you will find updated maps and construction timelines as provided by Brown County and the Village.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Reminder: New Recycling Materials Accepted

The Tri-County (Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties) Single Stream Recycling Facility has now expanded its processing capabilities to add new plastic materials. Since December 1, 2014, the following new items can be recycled:
  • Cartons (milk, juice, soup, wine, etc.)
  • Dairy Containers (yogurt, sour cream, margarine, cottage cheese, etc.)
  • Produce, bakery and deli containers (berry, donut, potatoes salad, etc.)
  • Lids from above containers
These items can be placed in the provided Harter’s recycling carts. Bags should not be used because they can severely damage the sorting equipment. Please remember to rinse containers. Please don’t forget the original recyclable items:
  • Newspapers, inserts, magazines, junk mail and catalogs
  • Cardboard and paperboard packaging
  • Office, writing, school paper and envelopes
  • Phonebooks, other soft and hard cover books
  • Paper bags, towel/toilet paper cores, paper egg cartons
  • Shredded paper in a paper bag, stapled shut
  • Glass food and beverage bottles and jars (all colors)
  • Aluminum, steel, tin, bi-metal bottles and cans (empty aerosol cans)
  • Plastic beverage and household bottles and jugs
Recycle More, Landfill Less, Happy Recycling!!  For further information on recycling, visit the Brown County recycling website.