Friday, June 24, 2016

FREE Yoga in the Park at Josten Park this Summer

Join the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Evolve Yoga and Wellness for FREE Yoga in the Park at Josten Park this summer.  Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm beginning on July 13th through August 31st.  Registration is not required and the classes are open to all levels.  Please bring your own yoga mat.  Classes will be held at Josten North Open Shelter. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Village's year ended 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is now available on the Village website.  The CAFR includes introductory information about the Village and its operations, a financial section including detailed audited financial statements, and a statistical section with long-term financial and other trends about the Village.  To view the 2015 CAFR visit the Budget & CIP page of the website.  Note that the document may take a moment to load due to its size.

Village Offices Closed Monday, July 4th

The Village Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Please have a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Outdoor Tree ID Workshop on July 13th

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a real threat to our ash trees.  A third of the Village's trees (park or right-of-way) are ash, not to mention the amount of private trees that are resident owned.  When EAB gets to Bellevue, ash tree owners will have some hard decisions to make.  As part of a grant from the WI DNR the Village is offering a FREE Tree ID workshop at the Brown County UW Extension.  Residents can go to the UW Extension Office and walk through their grounds to learn about trees that are appropriate replacements for ash trees.  The Tree ID workshop is lead by UW Extension Horticulturist, Vijai Pandian. 

Registration is required for this free event.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 5th.  You may register online HERE or by calling the Village offices at 468-5225.

The Tree ID workshop is Wednesday, July 13th from 6:00-7:30pm at the UW Extension Office (1150 Bellevue St.)

Classes are funded in part by an Urban Forestry Grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forestry Program as authorized under S.23.097, Wisconsin Statutes and are made possible by a partnership with UW Extension.  Classes are open to residents and non-residents. 

New Phase of Bedford Heights Under Construction

Construction continues on the next phase of the Bedford Heights subdivision which is located south of Main Street in a wooded and scenic area between Klondike Road and I-43.  This next phase will add 19 new single-family residential lots on the extension of a new cul-de-sac of Rodeo Drive.  Some of the new lots will back up to a future Village Park as well as existing landscaped stormwater management ponds designed to appear like amenities.

Interest in this subdivision as well as in building new homes elsewhere in Bellevue continues to be strong.  The Village is working with developers to identify areas where new subdivisions could be constructed.  17 single-family permits have been issued so far through June this year compared to 20 in all of 2015.