Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Family Kite Fest / Saturday, August 2

The Village of Bellevue Leisure Services Department will be hosting a Kite Fest on Saturday, August 2, 2014.

The village of Bellevue Leisure Services Department is working with the Wisconsin Kiter’s Club in hosting the 3nd Annual “Family Kite Fest.” This event is a great opportunity to spend time with family, friends, and community neighbors in the great outdoors.

Bellevue Family Dentistry will be giving away free kites to the first 100 children to arrive!

Kite Fest offers everyone the chance to see some of the largest kites ever seen in the air and an opportunity to create and fly your own kite. Besides larger than life kites, the event will include face painting, concessions, and Kit Kites available for $2.

This fun filled day will take place at Willow Creek Park on Saturday, August 2, 2014. The event will start at 10:00am and go until 2:00pm.

For more information visit the Village’s website at http://www.vilageofbellevue.org or contact the Leisure Services Department at (920) 468- 5225.

Movie In the Park August 1st to Benefit the Bellevue Dog Park

The Parks and Leisure Services Department is set to offer "Movie in the Park" on August 1, 2014. The feature film will be "Beethoven".

The event takes place at Willow Creek Park (1800 Guns Street). Movie will be shown beginning at dusk (around 8:45pm.) There is a $5 suggested donation for this event. The proceeds will benefit the off-leash dog park in Bellevue. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Dogs are welcome to attend. Proof of current vaccinations required at entrance.

 "Movie in the Park" is a great opportunity for the whole family to enjoy an exciting family-friendly movie on a BIG SCREEN in the great outdoors! Don’t forget to bring chairs or a blanket!

The movie “Beethoven” is sponsored by Bellevue Family Dentistry. For more information visit the Village's website or contact the Leisure Services Department at (920) 468-5225.

Campers Having a Blast This Summer!

The Bellevue Summer Camp is off to another great start! Campers ages 6-12 are getting active outdoors and are participating in a variety of activities. Each day, 36 campers at Josten Park and 48 campers at DeBroux Park participate in physical activities including soccer, kickball and the park favorite; dodgeball! Not only do the campers play active games, but they also create take-home artwork and crafts. Over the summer, campers have created tie dye shirts, jumping cups, hovercrafts, lava bottles and endless paintings to hang on the refrigerators at home.

When the campers aren’t participating in these awesome events at the park, you can find them having fun on field trips. On Wednesdays the Parks and Leisure Services Summer Camp staff and campers at both parks head out to enjoy the day at a fun destination. So far campers have been to the Tundra Lodge Waterpark, the N.E.W. Zoo, the Mulberry Farm and even to a Timber Rattlers Baseball game. There is no doubt; it has been an exciting and memorable summer so far!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Garbage and Recycling Hauler Transition - Update #2

The Village will be changing its garbage and recycling hauler September 1, 2014 to Harter’s Fox Valley Disposal.  Our first update on this topic was on June 27 and focused on the transition required for switching to our new providers carts.  We will provide further updates on the cart transition in future posts.  The Village’s Garbage & Recycling page of the website is also updated with any information or past information from these updates.

One of the primary questions we’ve heard from residents since this announcement is simply, “why are we changing haulers”.  The Village’s existing contract with Advanced Disposal was set to expire on August 31, 2014 upon completion of a five year contract term.  Similar to other Village contracts, staff began the process to review options for renewal of the contract or use of other vendors.  Working closely with the Village Board, pricing was received from our existing hauler and two other haulers.  In making the decision the Board focused on maintaining a similar level of service as currently provided to residents, securing cost savings and providing a fair evaluation process amongst haulers.  The Board made the decision to contract with a new hauler at its May 28th regular meeting.

The costs for garbage and recycling services are directly paid by each resident through monthly utility billing.  There will be an annual estimated savings of approximately $120,000 when compared to our current contract.  That savings will be passed on directly to our residents.  It is difficult to quantify what that savings will mean monthly due to costs that fluctuate from month to month including fuel and charges for the tonnage of waste disposed at the landfill.

We will continue to provide additional information through our website and other social media tools throughout this transition.  In addition, when new carts are delivered a flyer providing necessary information on the transition will be provided by Harter’s.  If you have additional questions please e-mail Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org or call the Village Office at 468-5225.