Monday, November 20, 2017

Village Updates Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan

On November 8th, the Village Board adopted the updated Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan.  Originally adopted in 2009, this plan establishes the overall goals and objectives for the Village’s pedestrian and bicycle transportation system.  The update revised out of date information, updated current projects and recommended new projects.   The Village held an open house where citizen could comment on the updates to the plan and provide feedback as well as took the item through the Village Park and Plan Commission for additional comments.

The Village has made significant progress in providing alternate means of mobility and transportation options throughout the community and the adopted plan is used as a guide in identifying future projects to help connect the  various parts of the Village. 

To view the plan, please visit the Village website on the Adopted Plans page.  


Having Your Water Meter Changed? Sign up for AquaHawk

Have you recently had your water meter changed or will have it changed in the near future? If so, you may wish to register your water utility account with AquaHawk.


What is AquaHawk and what does it do?
AquaHawk is a FREE service for Village of Bellevue water customers that allows you to efficiently manage your utility usage and lower your monthly bills. To register, click on the AquaHawk logo above. Once you register for AquaHawk, you'll be able to take advantage of the following tools and features:

Receive timely leak alerts:
You specify how you want to be contacted: e-mail, text, or telephone. When your consumption indicates abnormally high usage or a leak, we'll contact you. AquaHawk helps prevent costly property damage and gives you peace of mind when you're away from home.

Monitor your water usage:
See how much water you're using and estimate your bill anytime during the billing cycle. AquaHawk empowers customers to take charge and make decisions.

Set your threshold alerts:
Threshold alerts allow you to specify an amount of water (gallons) or a maximum amount ($) that you don't want your bill to exceed. If your usage or your bill is trending too high, AquaHawk will notify you.

Learn ways to save:
Easily see the dates/times when you're using the water. See how your consumption compares to temperature and rainfall data. Learn effective ways to reduce water and energy.

Customer Benefits
  • Know about water leaks before they cause costly damage.
  • See exactly how much water your family is using each hour, day, and month.
  • Set billing and usage thresholds and never be surprised by a high bill again.
  • Monitor for unauthorized utility usage when you're traveling.
  • Opt-in services let you choose how you want to receive alerts: e-mail, text, or phone call.
Who can use AquaHawk?
Unfortunately, not everyone can currently sign up for AquaHawk. Due to the fact that the AquaHawk program is relatively new, access to the program is only available to residents and businesses who have had their meter replaced in the roughly the last three years. These new meters (shown below) are manufactured by Sensus and are compatible with the AquaHawk program. If you have a Sensus water meter or are due to have your meter replaced in the near future, you are able or will be able to use AquaHawk.

Sensus Meter

Have questions about AquaHawk? See the Village website page on AquaHawk and download a printable brochure.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Water Quality Top Notch in Bellevue

The Village of Bellevue is very proud to announce that since the Village has joined the Central Brown County Water Authority (CBCWA) 10 years ago, there have been no water quality violations. The Village would like to credit the hard-working Village Public Works and CBCWA employees who made this achievement possible.








How can you monitor your water usage?
The Village of Bellevue is coming up on one year of implementing the AquaHawk water monitoring program.  AquaHawk is web-based system that monitors your water usage looking for abnormal usage or leaks.  If you had a water meter installed in the last 3 years you can sign up for FREE. Please call the village office (468-5225) with questions or click the AquaHawk logo below to learn more.   

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Consider Joining the Bellevue Business & Professional Association in 2018

The Bellevue Business & Professional Association (BBPA) was started in 1972. Initially it was an avenue for local business owners to gather, get to know one another, share concerns and keep up-to-date with new developments in the area. Today it is the goal of the organization to keep the Village of Bellevue strong by encouraging members and the local community to use the services offered by BBPA members. By doing so, the profitability of members and the community is strengthened and therefore makes Bellevue an attractive area for new business.

Monthly meetings are conducted the first Wednesday of the month at the Rite Place Supper Club. Prospective members can e-mail BellevueBeat@gmail.com and ask to be placed on the BBPA Prospective Member List for future meeting notifications.

For those interesting in joining please see the BBPA website for further details. Annual membership is $150 and provides for a directory listing on the BBPA circulated Bellevue Beat publication, Bellevue Beat article submission opportunities, directory listing on the BBPA website, one attendee meal at each regular membership meeting (excludes annual event). The Village of Bellevue proudly supports the BBPA and its efforts to support its members and community economic development.

15 Turkey Fryer Safety Tips

It's hard to beat the speed of deep-frying a turkey-or the irresistible flavor and juiciness that result. But turkey fryers have the potential to cause fire and serious injury, which is why organizations like Underwriters Laboratories and the National Fire Protection Association advise against using them.



If you plan to deep-fry your holiday bird, be sure you know how to safely use the fryer, and take these precautions to protect yourself, your guests and your home:

  1. Keep outdoor fryers off decks, out of garages, and a safe distance away from trees and other structures.
  2. Make sure the turkey is thawed and dry before cooking. Ice or water that into the hot oil can cause flare-ups.
  3. Watch the weather. Never operate a fryer outdoors in the rain or snow.
  4. Place the fryer on a level surface, and avoid moving it once it's in use.
  5. Leave two feet between the tank and the burner when using a propane-powered fryer.
  6. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to avoid overfilling. Oil can ignite when it makes contact with the burner.
  7. Choose a smaller turkey for frying. A bird that's 8 to 10 pounds is best; pass on turkeys over 12 pounds.
  8. Never leave fryers unattended.
  9. Purchase a fryer with temperature controls, and watch the oil temperature carefully. Cooking oil that is heated beyond its smoke point can catch fire. If you notice the oil is smoking, turn the fryer off.
  10. Turn off the burner before lowering the turkey into the oil. Once the turkey is submerged, turn the burner on.
  11. Wear goggles to shield your eyes, use oven mitts to protect your hands and arms and keep a grease-rated fire extinguisher close by.
  12. Skip the stuffing when frying turkey, and avoid water-based marinades.
  13. Keep children and pets away from the fryer at all times.
  14. Once finished, carefully remove the pot from the burner, place it on a level surface and cover to let the oil cool overnight before disposing.
  15. Opt for an oil-less fryer. This uses infrared heat, rather than oil, to cook the turkey.