Monday, January 31, 2011

10th Annual Freeze Fest Scheduled for February 4th at Josten Park

The Bellevue Leisure Services Department, Allouez Park & Rec Department, Broadview YMCA and East Side YMCA are joining together again to bring the 10th Annual FREEZE FEST.

This action-packed, exciting three day event is filled with outdoor and indoor activities designed to get the family out of the house to enjoy the winter season. The following is planned:

Friday, February 4 – Josten Park, 2280 Town Hall Road 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pack up the family and sleds, and head to Josten Park to enjoy the season with sledding, a bonfire, snowmobile rides, a horse-drawn carriage ride through the park, and the FREEZER – a 50 foot, strobe lit, covered sledding tunnel.

Saturday, February 5 – Broadview YMCA – Allouez
Free Family Fun – 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy the Broadview YMCA gym & swimming pool, free of charge! “Dive – In” Movie – 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm. Splash into the Freeze Fest “Dive-In” Movie and watch the blockbuster hit “Despicable Me.”

Sunday, February 6 – East Side YMCA
Family Fun – 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come enjoy the warmth of the YMCA and beat the cabin fever. There will be many opportunities for your family to spend time together this Sunday afternoon. Special events will include; open gym, swimming pool, inflatables, and family center.

Visit the Village of Bellevue’s website for more information:

Monday, January 24, 2011

Village Board Goes Green with Paperless Agenda Packets

The Village Board of Trustees is going green starting in 2011. As part of the 2011 Village budget, trustees voted to switch from a paper agenda packet to an electronic format using netbook computers.

Based on the past practice of providing paper agenda packets, a total of 15 packets would be prepared for the Board and staff. It is estimated that between 33,600 to 63,000 sheets of paper would be used in a year time period for the bi-monthly agenda packets. At the industry standard of $.04 per page, that equates to between $1,344 to $2,520 in savings. In addition, staff time copying and assembling the packets has been greatly reduced.

In addition to going green, Village Trustees will also be provided with an official village email address. Village Trustee contact information can be found at the following url:

New Carbon Monoxide Alarm Law Starts February 1, 2011

The Bellevue Fire Department along with the Wisconsin State Fire Chief's Association is reminding residents that a new carbon monoxide detector law will go into effect on February 1, 2011.

The law requires that homes with any fuel burning appliance, which includes: stoves, ovens, grills, clothes dryers, furnaces, boilers, water heaters, fireplaces and heaters OR an attached garage are required to install a CO alarm on every floor level, near sleeping areas. Carbon Monoxide detectors in new construction must be hard-wired with a battery back-up systems.

For more information, please contact the Bellevue Fire Department at 884-1077 or go to the village's website at

Village Board Meeting for January 26, 2011

The Village Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, January, 26, 2011 for a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board will review and possibly make action on the following items:
  1. Ray & Joan Kroc Center Presentation - Representatives from the Salvation Army will present to the Village Board the Ray & Joan Kroc Center. Representatives will be displaying the center as well as provide an update to the construction progress.

  2. Snow & Ice Control Policy Presentation- Bill Balke, Director of Public Works will be presenting the village's snow & ice control policy and operating procedures.

  3. New Business "Amendment to the Village's Special Assessment Policy" - The administration is proposing an administrative policy amendment to enhance the Village’s notification process regarding special assessments and to provide residents with the opportunity to provide feedback on when roadwork is scheduled to be completed.

The Village of Bellevue is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees consisting of a Village President and four (4) Village Trustees. The Village President is elected every three (3) years.

All positions are elected at large. Two Trustees are elected in the even numbered years with the other two Trustees being elected in the odd numbered years. The Village Board is responsible for overseeing all activities and functions of the Village.

Meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Public Safety Building / Village Hall (3100 Eaton Road).

For more information please visit the Village's website at:

Monday, January 17, 2011

2010 Leisure Services Department Annual Report Now Available Online

The Leisure Services Department recently published its 2010 Annual Report; which reflects one of the most eventful years in the department's history.

The report annually highlights key program and facility participation measures, sponsorship history, department awards and highlights several key program and projects from 2010.

To download a copy of the 2010 Leisure Services Annual Report, go to the Village's website at:

AARP Tax-Aide Program Begins in February For Area Seniors

Senior citizens and low-income residents can get free help with their income tax returns between February and April through the Village of Bellevue.

The service is available to any Brown County resident who calls for an appointment at (920) 468-5225. Appointments are available everyMonday & Tuesday starting February 1st. Appointment times are at 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:45 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. The tax help occurs at the Bellevue Community Center, 1811 Allouez Ave.

The program is presented by the Bellevue Leisure Services Department and is sponsored by American Association of Retired Persons in cooperation with the Internal Revenue Service and Wisconsin Department of Revenue.

Trained volunteers will be available to help.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Garbage & Recycling Bin Placement

The Village is reminding residents to place their garbage and recycling carts in the driveway apron, or shovel an area behind the curb to place the carts.

Public Works plow operators have noticed a number of carts that were placed in the roadway while snow plowing. Having the carts in the road is a hazard to the plow operator and the motoring public by requiring the plow to weave in and out of traffic to avoid the carts. Carts in the road after a snow fall also require additional time and money for cleanup.

If you are out walking and see the bins in the roadway before or during a snowfall, please consider helping our snow plow operators by moving them to the driveway. By keeping the carts out of the street, you will do your part to help increase safety and reduce snow removal costs.

Christmas Tree Pick-Up Starts

The Village is picking up Christmas trees during the month of January, typically the first Monday and Tuesday of the week. The Village will not pick up wreaths or trees with plastic bags, stands, and wires or lights attached to them. Trees that are frozen into the snow banks will be left until the spring brush pickup. The Village will grind the trees into mulch which will be available to residents free of charge this spring at the Village compost site (3891 Eaton Road).

The picture depicts how trees should be placed at the curb.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at (920) 468-5225.