Friday, December 21, 2012

Village Offices Closed for Holidays

The Village Offices will be closed on December 24, 25, 31 & January 1st for the Holidays. Regular office hours will resume on January 2, 2013.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Bellevue's TNR Program Proving to be a Success!


The Village of Bellevue is in the middle of a 2-year grant TNR program.  The Village of Bellevue created the feral cat trap, neuter, and return (TNR) program in conjunction with Cats Anonymous. The TNR program is a    humane way to control the feral cat population.  In this program, cats are humanely trapped, spayed/neutered, given a rabies shot and returned to their original location under the care of an individual called a caretaker.   Feral cats that have been spayed or neutered have a cropped ear.

The TNR program is funded through a grant awarded from PetSmart Charities totaling $11,350.  Cat's Anonymous coordinates most of those surgeries through Oakview Veterinary Hospital located on Manitowoc Road. 

If you are caring for a feral/semi-feral, outdoor or barn cat and would like to participate in the TNR program, please contact the Animal Control/Humane Officer, Monica Hoff at (920) 819-6709 The veterinarians at Cats Anonymous are volunteer veterinarians.
 

Cats Anonymous Approaches Milestone


Cats Anonymous is hoping to reach a couple milestones this month: the 7,000th feral cat spayed or neutered, and registering the 1,000th person who cares for the outdoor colonies the cats belong to. Odds are good that the milestones will be reached at their monthly high-volume spay/neuter clinic hosted every month by OakView Veterinary Hospital.

“Since we started seven years ago, the demand for our services has steadily increased and is at an all-time high right now.  People are coming to realize that not all cats can live indoors. If they were born and raised outside, they are accustomed to that life and are actually an important part of the community in many areas. There have been barn cats and other ‘working cats’ keeping rodents under control around humans for a very long time.” Says Lisa Kay Peters, Program Coordinator for Cats Anonymous.

Peters notes, “We are so very grateful to Dr. Lisa Lorenz and the Oak View Veterinary Hospital staff for being pioneers in helping cats in our community. In addition to their partnership, we’ve had the good fortune to have the assistance of 25 veterinarians, over 30 veterinary technicians and countless other volunteers who have made it possible to attain this milestone. We could not have come this far without them.”

Feral cats are members of the domestic cat species, but they have not been raised as pets. Trap‐Neuter‐Return programs humanely trap and bring them to a veterinarian to be evaluated, spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Cats that have undergone the procedure are eartipped—while under anesthesia, a small portion of the left ear is painlessly removed for identification. 



Cats Anonymous, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to better the lives and reduce the number of semi-feral and feral cats in Northeastern Wisconsin. They promote, educate and advocate the non-lethal reduction of the feral cat population utilizing the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method in a safe and humane manner. For more information, visit www.CatsAnonymous.org
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Brad Muller Appointed as Bellevue Fire Chief

The Village of Bellevue has formally appointed Brad Muller as the Village’s new Fire Chief.  Muller began his new position on November 19, 2012.


Brad Muller has been officially appointed as Bellevue’s new permanent Fire Chief. The Village’s Fire Commission voted unanimously to appoint Muller as chief on November 19, 2012.   Muller’s appointment was later confirmed by the Village Board of Trustees.  Muller replaces former Chief Chris Hohol who resigned from the position in February 2012.

Muller has over 26 years of experience in the Bellevue fire service, starting in April 1986 with the Town of Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department.  He began his career as a volunteer firefighter, later becoming a paid fire inspector, officer and assistant chief within the Department. 

Muller will be commanding a full-time and paid-on-call force of 44 firefighters and medical first responders.  His office is located at the Village Public Safety Building, 3100 Eaton Road.   He can be reached at (920) 884-1077.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Purchase Your Dog License For 2013

The Village is reminding residents that the owner of a dog more than five (5) months old is required obtain an annual dog license.

You must bring in a current rabies vaccination certificate from a veterinarian in order to be issued a license. In addition, to be eligible for the spayed/neutered rate, you must provide documentation of the procedure from your veterinarian.

Pet licenses are sold at the Village Offices.  The annual license fees are as follows:
  • Spayed or Neutered - $5.00
  • Not Spayed or Not Neutered - $20.00
Licenses issued after March 31, 2013 will pay an additional $5.00 late penalty per Wisconsin State Statutes.

Nomination Papers for Village Trustee

As of December 1, 2012 nomination papers may be circulated for the following local Village offices:

Office:
Village Trustee (2-year term)  - Kevin Brennan (Incumbent)
Village Trustee (2-year term) -  Dave Kaster (Incumbent)

Nomination papers may be obtained at any municipal clerk’s office. Completed nomination papers must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2013 with the Bellevue Village Clerk.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Santa's Early Stop Draws Interest from Bellevue Youth

Santa came to the Village of Bellevue a little early this year, stopping at Josten Park with two of his reindeer on December 6th.

The Village of Bellevue Leisure Services department partnered with Dan Van Adestine, American Family Insurance Agent & the Friends of Bellevue Parks to sponsor the event which had well over 250 children, parents and grandparents attend. Children were able to sit in Santa’s sleigh, see his reindeer, participate in a craft project and sip hot chocolate.

“It was great to collaborate with local business like Dan Van Adestine's agency and our Friends of Bellevue Parks.  Partnerships like these continue to build a sense of community,” said Joel Gregozeski, Director of Public Services.

This was the fourth year the Leisure Services Department offered Santa in the Park.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Keep the Wreath Green

This holiday season the Bellevue Fire Department is asking you to “Keep the Wreath Green”. A wreath will be hung outside each fire station and will be decorated with green bulbs. A green bulb will be replaced with a red bulb for every residential fire during the holiday season.

The holiday season usually has an increase in residential fires. People are using their fire places more often, have candles burning, cooking more frequently, and have trees decorated.  

The Bellevue Fire Department has a few safety tips to keep your family and home safe this holiday season. Have your chimney checked and cleaned by a professional. Never leave candles or cooking equipment unattended. If you have a real tree in your home make sure you keep it well watered and heat sources away.

The “Keep the Wreath Green” campaign will run until the end of December. The wreaths will be removed in January.

10th Annual Holiday Senior Gala Held This Past Saturday


The Leisure Services Department along with the Village's Senior Advisory Board recently hosted the 10th Annual Senior Holiday Gala at the Riverside Ballroom on December 1st. Nearly 175 area older adults participated in the event. 
 
This annual favorite featured entertainment by Orv Konop & the OK Dance Band, dancing, great food, casual conversation and a wonderful array of basket raffles. The event was sponsored by Proko-Wall. 
 
For more information on senior programs offered through the Leisure Services Department, visit the village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/leisure-services/recreation-programs/senior-corner.html

Friday, November 30, 2012

Dan Elsass Named Interim Village Administrator

Dan Elsass was appointed interim Village Administrator of the Village of Bellevue in November of 2012.  

He has over  14 years experience as a professional municipal and county administrator, serving as the city administrator for Fitchburg, Baraboo, and Chippewa Falls, and as the assistant to the administrator in Rock County Wisconsin. Elsass also taught local elected and appointed officials through the University of Wisconsin-Extension Local Government Center and UW-Continuing Studies. Additional work includes training newly elected officials in budget and finance for both the Wisconsin League of Municipalities and Wisconsin Counties Association.

Mr. Elsass has experience in collective bargaining, union contract administration, personnel management, and finance and is available for interim city administrator work. Elsass served 12 years on the WI State Auditor''s Local Government Best Practices Commission and in 2003 he researched and wrote Merger of City-Village-County Services: Best Practices.

The Village Administrator is the Village's Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the implementation of the Village Board's policies and priorities.

This is accomplished by coordinating the official business of the Village Board and by providing leadership and direction to the entire organization  To Contact the Interim Administrator: Phone: (920) 468-5225 or Email: delsass@villageofbellevue.org

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Meet Michelle Du Chateau - Assistant Planner / Zoning Administrator

Please welcome Michelle Du Chateau as our new Assistant Planner / Zoning Administrator.

Ms. Du Chateau started on November 19, 2012. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban and Regional Studies with a Minor in Geography from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in 2004. Shortly after graduation, Michelle moved to Colorado where she worked as a Planner for the Town of Parker. While attending college, Michelle also interned with the City of De Pere.

As the Assistant Planner / Zoning Administrator, Michelle will be responsible for the preparation and review of rezoning, conditional use permits, planning studies and projects.  She will also provide technical expertise to the Plan Commission in short-term and long range planning, ordinance adoption, zoning control decision making and site plan review and approval through technical assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Site Plan Review Commission.  Michelle is also available to provide general planning/zoning assistance to the citizens of Bellevue.

To contact Michelle, please call (920) 468-5225 or by email: MDuchateau@villageofbellevue.org.



Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Compost Site To Close For Winter

The Village's compost site will be closing for the 2012 season starting on December 10th.

The location of the Village's yard waste site is at 3891 Eaton Road. The site is located on Eaton Road (CTH JJ) east of Grandview Road.

Materials accepted include grass clippings, garden materials, leaves and brush, and small stumps. The site will remain open through the Fall depending on weather conditions.

Misuse and illegal dumping at the gate will result in fines and the loss of future use of the facility!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Public Works Reminds Residents to Secure Mailboxes Before Snow Season

The Department of Public Works is reminding residents to inspect their mailboxes and posts to so that it is installed properly before the winter snow season.

The department has illustrative instructions on how to properly install a mailbox. The following url has more information: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/street-a-right-of-way-maintenance/snow-plowing.html

Properly installed mailboxes and posts will only be repaired/replaced if they are hit and damaged by a village snowplow. The Village does not replace mailboxes or posts installed incorrectly, which are damaged by plowed snow. Correctly installed mailboxes will be repaired or replaced with a standard mailbox and post (Damaged decorative boxes and posts will only be replaced with a standard mailbox and post).

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus Is Coming To Bellevue

He’s making a list, but before he checks it twice Santa is making a stop here in Bellevue!!! Here’s your chance to meet & greet Santa and his reindeer before the big day!

The Leisure Services Department planning for Santa in the Park; the program will take place on Thursday, December 6th from 6-7:30pm at Josten Park. 
 
Boys and girls (ages 2-8) will get the opportunity to meet Santa, have their picture taken, and participate in a holiday craft. Real live reindeer will be on display!

For more information or to register, visit the village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/, and click the Recreation Programs button on the home page.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Village Reminds Residents About Winter Parking Restrictions

In order to help snow plow operators, the Village is reminding residents about on-street winter parking restrictions.

Overnight parking is prohibited on all Village streets from November 1st through April 1st, between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. and at all times during snow emergencies.

The Public Works Department would also like resident cooperation during winter months by not keeping vehicles on the streets when snow is expected; as plowing around parked vehicles can be dangerous and time consuming.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Village Board To Host Public Hearing On Proposed 2013 FY Budget

A Public Hearing on the proposed 2013 budgets for the Village of Bellevue will be held on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:31 p.m. at the Village Hall/Public Safety Building, 3100 Eaton Road.

The proposed budgets in detail are available for inspection at the Bellevue Village Offices at 2828 Allouez Avenue from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday through Friday.

The following is a summary of the proposed 2013 budgets:
2012 Tax Rate: $2.73 per $1,000 of Assessed Value
Proposed 2013 Tax Rate: $2.75 per $1,000 of Assessed Value


Sunday, November 11, 2012

Village Board Meeting For November 14, 2012

The Village Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 for a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board will review and possibly make action on the following items:

PUBLIC HEARINGS
A. (6:31) Adoption of the proposed 2013 Budget for the Village of Bellevue, Wisconsin (Resolution No. V-39-2012).

B. (6:32) ZOA 2012.2 - Consider/Discuss/Act on the request by Village of Bellevue Staff to amend the Zoning Ordinance of the Village of Bellevue to allow for a conditional use permit process for home occupations that are outside of the standards home occupation guidelines as established in Article III – Definitions

OLD BUSINESS
A. Discussion/Possible Action: Closed Session - Developer’s Agreement for Shaha Park - Per Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1)(e), the Board may move to Closed Session when deliberating or negotiating the purchasing of public properties, the investing of public funds, or conducting other specified public business, whenever competitive or bargaining reasons require a closed session. (Tabled: October 24, 2012)

NEW BUSINESS
A. Discussion/Possible Action: Award bid and approve plan design for the Village of Bellevue’s employee health insurance plan.  The Village of Bellevue has received bids for the new employee health insurance plan. The plan design allows the use of health savings accounts and proposes an employer contribution.

B. Discussion/Possible Action: Closed Session - Interim Village Administrator - Per Wisconsin State Statutes 19.85(1)(c), the Board may move to Closed Session when considering employment, promotion, compensation or performance evaluation data of any public employee over which the governmental body has jurisdiction or exercises responsibility.

C. Discussion/Possible Action: Adoption of proposed Village of Bellevue Employee Handbook and Administrative Policy #25.  The employee handbook has been revised, with an effective date of January 1, 2013, for the Village Board’s review and consideration.

D. Discussion/Possible Action: 2013-2018 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP)
The 6-Year Capital Improvement Plan identifies and provides cost estimates for the Village of Bellevue’s capital projects.

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: http://www.villageofbellevue.org.

Monday, November 5, 2012

CTH GV Reconstruction Complete

The reconstruction of a portion of Monroe Road (CTH GV), from Hoffman Road to the newly constructed round-about in Ledgeview (CTH G & GV) is now complete.  

The four-lane highway was reconstructed to include a 150-foot right-of-way, 20-foot medians, bike lanes and an 8' wide side-path. The project will also include swales that will help in storm water runoff.

The road is open to through traffic, however, motorists should be vigilant for crews completing minor work.  Motorists should also be aware of the new posted speed limits. 

For more information on this project, or to view other construction updates, go to the Village's website at:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/projects-construction/county-highway-gv.html.

Winter & Spring L.I.F.E. Guide Available Online November 5th

The Leisure Services Department will release the 2013 Winter & Spring L.I.F.E. Guide online on November 5th. The guide features community recreation programs, special events and park facilities in Bellevue.

Copies of the guide will be directly mailed to Village residents sometime around November 15th. Programs featured in the catalog run from December 2012 until May 2013.

Registration will begin for Village residents on December 1st. Non-residents will be able to register for programs on December 15th.

For more information or to download a copy of the guide, go to: www.VillageOfBellevue.org

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Bellevue Administrator To Take Job In Sun Prairie

Aaron Oppenheimer, village administrator since November 2007, will leave next month to take a similar post with the City of Sun Prairie.  The Sun Prairie City Council has appointed Aaron Oppenheimer as City Administrator effective December 1, 2012.   Oppenheimer will be with the Village through the month of November.

As the top administrative position, Oppenheimer has been responsible for planning, organizing, coordinating, and directing the day to day operations and activities of the Village.

Oppenheimer received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Rockford College and Master’s degrees of Public Administration in Urban Management from the Northern Illinois University in Dekalb, IL.

The Village Board will be reviewing the vacancy left by Mr. Oppehniemer and will determine a course of action over the coming weeks.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Bellevue Trick or Treat Hours

The Village of Bellevue will hold its annual Trick or Treat Hours for 2012 on Wednesday, October 31st from 4-7pm.



Monday, October 22, 2012

Eagle Scout Candidate Completes Trail Project at Josten Park

Matt Specht of the Bellevue area Boy Scout Troop 1173, recently completed his Eagle Scout project on Sunday, October 21st. The project included the construction of trail steps down a steep hillside along the nature trail in Josten Park.

The landscaping project was no small task. Mr. Specht secured in-kind, as well as, cash donations from area businesses for supplies. In addition, Matt was responsible for recruiting and leading volunteers to complete the work.

The Village of Bellevue would like to thank Matt, Troop 1173, all the volunteers and local business that supported this project. It looks great!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

In-Person Absentee Voting Starts Monday, October 22nd

The General Election for President of the United States, United States Senator, Representative in Congress, and various State and County Partisan Offices will be held on November 6, 2012.


If you are unable to vote at the polls, in-person absentee voting will be available starting Monday, October 22nd and continue to November 2nd at the Village Office (2828 Allouez Ave).

Election day voting will take place at the Bellevue Community Center/Fire Station #2 at 1811 Allouez Avenue and the Village Hall/Public Safety Building at 3100 Eaton Road. Polls will be open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.

For more information on elections, or to download a copy of the ballot visit the Village’s website at www.VillageOfBellevue.org/vote.

Village Board To Consider CTH EA / WI 29 Connection Alternatives

The State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation and Brown County Board of Supervisors have selected a preferred alternative for improvements to the corridor connecting Interstate 43 to STH 29 and future CTH EA (S. Huron Road).

WisDOT considered several design alternatives.  According to WisDOT officials, the preferred Alternative balances safety, mobility, and access for future land development.

The Village Board is now charged with determining its preferred option between two final design alternatives to connect Interstate 43 to State Highway 29 and future County Highway EA in the village.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Village Receives $25,000 Focus on Energy Grant

The Village of Bellevue has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the WPS Schools and Government Energy Efficiency Program that will help implement energy efficiency projects throughout the Village's facilities.  These efficiency projects will ultimately save taxpayer dollars and reduce the Village's carbon footprint.

Bellevue is one of 12 governmental agencies to receive an award through the WPS program.  The Village will be undertaking several energy saving projects for which the grant money will be used.  The following are an example of some of the projects:
  • Re-lamping of lighting systems to energy efficient fluorescent or LEDs
  • Installation of occupancy sensor switches
  • Updating/retooling of HVAC systems to be more energy efficient
The Village of Bellevue is committed to being more energy efficient.  In 2012, the Village formed a "Green" committee of staff members.  The Committee is working on ways to provide internal cost savings through energy efficiency and lean processes.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bellevue's Directed Enforcement Officer Selected for State Award

Deputy Steffens has been awarded the Wisconsin Association of Women Police "Officer of the Year" award.  Deputy Steffens works as the Village of Bellevue's Directed Enforcement Officer.

The combination of Deputy Steffens leadership and dedication to the community, along with her creativity, work ethic and professionalism make her an excellent selection for this prestigious award.

Congratulations on this well earned recognition Tracy!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Village Board to Host Public Hearing on Amendment to Comprehensive Plan

The Village Board of the Village of Bellevue authorized the Comprehensive Plan Ad-Hoc Committee to review and amend the Village of Bellevue Comprehensive Plan, adopted on September 13, 2006, pursuant to state statutes.

The Comprehensive Plan Ad-Hoc Committee has prepared a comprehensive plan following a public planning process. The Village Board will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 6:31 p.m. at the Village Hall, 3100 Eaton Road., Bellevue, WI to hear public comment on the recommended amended plan and to consider adoption of the amended comprehensive plan.

Following a short presentation, the Village Board will open the public hearing to accept public input. You are encouraged to attend the public hearing and to offer your comments.  Copies of the proposed Comprehensive Plan will be available for public review beginning Monday, August 27, 2012 at the following locations during normal hours of operation:

1. Bellevue Village Office, 2828 Allouez Avenue, Bellevue, WI.
2. At the website: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/community-development/planning/comprehensive-plan-2012-2032.html

The recommended plan consists of written text, tables, figures, and maps. Areas covered in the plan include the following elements: Issues and Opportunities; Agricultural, Natural, and Cultural Resources; Housing; Transportation; Land Use; Economic Development; Community Facilities; Utilities; Plan Implementation; and Intergovernmental Cooperation.  The plan also includes goals, objectives, and recommendations relating to these areas.

The Wisconsin Comprehensive Plan, law provided under Sec. 66.1001 Wis. Stats., requires that, effective January 1, 2010, if a local governmental unit enacts or amends any of the following; official mapping ordinance, local subdivision ordinance, City or Village zoning ordinances, shorelands or wetlands in shorelands zoning ordinances, the ordinance shall be consistent with that local governmental unit’s  comprehensive plan. 

Individuals who may need special assistance or accommodations may also contact the Village Clerk to request such assistance at 920-468-5225. Written comments may be
received by the Village Clerk, 2828 Allouez Avenue, Bellevue, WI 54311 by 4:00 p.m., October 9, 2012.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Village Board To Consider CTH EA / WI 29 Connection Alternatives

The Village Board will will discuss and determine the Village's options between two final design alternatives to connect Interstate 43 to State Highway 29 and future County Highway EA in the village.

The meeting will occur at:
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Village Hall / Public Safety Building
3100 Eaton Road
Bellevue, WI 54311

If you have questions about the meeting, please contact the Village office at (920) 468-5225.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Village To Set Trick or Treat Hours

The Village Board is planning to schedule Trick or Treat Hours for October 31, 2012 from 4-7pm. 



Monday, October 1, 2012

Fall Leaf Collection


Just a reminder that the Village of Bellevue does not offer leaf collection to residents.  We encourage residents to chop up their leaves with a mower, or compost them into a garden area on site.  The Village does have a Compost Site for leaves and garden materials located at 3891 Eaton Road.  The site is open 24 hours a day and will remain open until the first snowfall or it gets too sloppy to access. Please transport all leaves and garden materials to this site.

Leaves left at the curb will not be picked up and will be considered a nuisance if left there for an extended period of time.  For more information regarding the compost site, please visit the Village website or call our Village Offices at 468-5225.

Trick or Treat Trail Set For October 13th

This year’s Trick or Treat Trail will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2012 at Josten Park from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. The Trick or Treat Trail is a special community event for children ages 2-8 who live in Bellevue.  Dan Van Adestine of American Family Insurance is the title sponsor.

Special attractions at the event will include a trail walk, pumpkin patch, clowns, face painting, and much more! There will be a lot of silly fun and gentle freights for everyone!

Pre-registration is required! Visit the Village website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/leisure-services/recreation-programs/community-events/trick-or-treat-trail.html or the Village Office, 2828 Allouez Avenue to register. The event is FREE!

If you have questions regarding the event, please contact the Leisure Services Department at 468-5225.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Costco To Build Store In Bellevue

The Village of Bellevue has received an application from Costco Wholesale Corporation requesting approval to build a new store along CTH GV (Monroe Road) near State Highway 172.

The plans include the construction of an approximately 150,000 square foot store and a fueling station. The new store will feature a tire center, indoor food court and bakery. Costco is a membership warehouse providing brand name products at wholesale prices. This will be the fifth Costco Store in Wisconsin and the first location in northeast Wisconsin. It is anticipated that the new store will add approximately 200 full and part-time jobs.

To facilitate this project, the Village and County are partnering to reconstruct County Road GV from Allouez Avenue to State Highway 172 during the 2013 construction season. County Executive, Streckenbach worked to move up this project from 2014 to meet the needs of this new store.

“The Village of Bellevue is excited to welcome the new Costco Store to our community. As a pro-development and business friendly community we are happy to add a new business that will spur future commercial growth in this area. The new store will be a benefit to our Village and the region as there are many people in the Green Bay area who travel to the Costco stores in the Madison and Milwaukee areas” Craig Beyl, Village President.

“The Village’s Community Development Department has worked diligently with the developer, property owners, Brown County as well as other key stakeholders to get this project to this point. We look forward to a grand opening of the new Costco Store in Fall of 2013” Aaron Oppenheimer, Village Administrator.

CTH GV - Monroe Road To Remain Closed For Road Work

The Brown County Public Works Department will be closing CTH GV (Monroe Road), between CTH G and Hoffman Road for the duration of the project. 

The road closure was scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:00am and last three weeks. However, based on consensus with the Town of Ledgeview, local property owners and Brown County, CTH GV will remain closed to through traffic for the remainder of the reconstruction project.  This extended closure will continue to accelerate the progress of the project, in anticipation of completion in early Nov.

A TRAFFIC DETOUR ROUTE WILL FOLLOW CTH G TO CTH X TO STH 172.

This closure is necessary for road reconstruction work, including the replacement of a box culvert.
 
This project is weather-dependent and may change due to weather related conditions.

For more information on this and other road construction projects happening in the Village, go to:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/projects-construction.html.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Brown County Committee to Review CTH EA / WI 29 Connection Alternatives

The Planning, Development, and Transportation Committee of the Brown County Board of Supervisors will meet and discuss the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s final two alternatives to connect Interstate 43 to State Highway 29 and future County Highway EA in the Town of Ledgeview and Village of Bellevue.

The meeting will occur at:
5:30 p.m.  Tuesday, September 25, 2012
UW-Extension Auditorium
1150 Bellevue Street
Green Bay, WI 54302

If you have questions about the meeting, please contact: Cole Runge, Principal Planner, Brown County Planning Commission at (920) 448-6480 or runge_cm@co.brown.wi.us

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Prescription Drug Collection Day Offered

The Brown County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the D.E.A., is sponsoring a Prescription Drug Collection Day on September 29, 2012 from 10am-2pm.

Bring your old prescription drugs to 3100 Eaton Rd, Bellevue Public Safety Building, for collection and proper disposal. Please do the following for efficiency:
  • Empty all pills from their original containers into plastic bags
  • If bringing any liquids be sure that the liquid is secured in a container and separate from pills
  • Personal information is NOT needed, just drop and go
  •  SORRY, NO SHARPS or INJECTIBLES OF ANY KIND / NO INHALERS
Questions? Please contact DEO T. Steffens at (920) 884-1082 ext. 323.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Fish Boil Helps Fund Fire Education & Prevention

The Bellevue Firefighters Association will hold their annual Fish Boil and Open House on Friday, September 28, 2012 from 4:30-8:00pm at Station #2 (1811 Allouez Avenue). The event is used as a fundraiser to support Bellevue fire prevention programs, education and training materials.

The feature of the night is the food of course. Boiled fish, potatoes, carrots, onions and other traditional sides are served. In addition, yummy deserts are baked by friends and relatives of the fire department to be sold. Dozens of firefighters, spouses, friends and others volunteered to help make the event a success.

The Fire Department provides fire education and safety materials to local elementary school children each year during Fire Prevention Week.

For more information on the Bellevue Fire Department, go to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/fire.html

Online Municipal Code Now Easier To Use

The Village of Bellevue’s website now features a more user friendly version of the Village Municipal Code.  The new Municipal Code can be found at the following url:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/government/municipal-code.html

This new feature allows interested web users access to the Municipal Code in a searchable, indexed format making it easier to find information within the Code.  Although the website had the Municipal Code published before, it was in a non-searchable/indexed format.  Essentially users needed to know where to look in order to find what they were looking for.

The Zoning Code is also scheduled to be updated into a similar searchable/indexed format. That will occur later in the year after revisions have been made to the Zoning Code per the Comprehensive Plan Update.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CTH GV - Monroe Road To Close For Road Work


The Brown County Public Works Department will be closing CTH GV (Monroe Road), between CTH G and Hoffman Road. 

The road closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10, 2012 at 6:00am. The closure is anticipated to last until Friday, September 28, 2012.

A TRAFFIC DETOUR ROUTE WILL FOLLOW CTH G TO CTH X TO STH 172.

This closure is necessary for road reconstruction work, including the replacement of a box culvert.
 
This project is weather-dependent and may change due to weather related conditions.

For more information on this and other road construction projects happening in the Village, go to:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/projects-construction.html.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Village Seeking Applications for Full-Time Fire Chief

The Village of Bellevue is currently looking to fill the following full-time position within the Fire Department as Fire Chief.

Responsibilities and activities include overseeing the operations of a combination Fire Department. The Fire Chief is responsible for the recruitment, training and supervision of all department personnel. Develops and implements long-term strategic plans, annual capital and operating budgets and department policies and procedures.  This position reports to the Village Administrator.

To download a formal job announcement, description and application requirement information, please go to the following url:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/our-village/job-opportunities.html

Applications are being accepted until September 17, 2012.

Community Development Department seeking a full-time Assistant Planner/Zoning Administrator

The Village of Bellevue is currently looking to fill the following full-time position within the Community Development Department as Assistant Planner/Zoning Administrator.

Under general direction; this position performs work of moderate difficulty in the preparation and review of rezoning, conditional use permits, planning studies and projects; provides technical expertise to the Plan Commission in short-term and long range planning, ordinance adoption, zoning control decision making and site plan review and approval; provides technical assistance to the Zoning Board of Appeals and Site Plan Review Commission; provides planning/zoning assistance to the citizens of Bellevue, performs other work as required.  This position reports to the Community Development Director.

To download a formal job announcement, description and application requirement information, please go to the following url:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/our-village/job-opportunities.html.

Applications are being accepted until September 14, 2012.

Village Offices Closed For Labor Day

The Village Offices will be closed on Monday, September 3rd in observation of the Labor Day Holiday.

Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.

Monday, August 20, 2012

7th Annual Bellevue Firefighter Association Annual Cookout

The Bellevue Firefighter's Association will once again be hosting a summer cookout at  M & I Bank - 2042 Lime Kiln Road. The event will take place on Thursday, August 23rd from 11am to 2pm.  All proceeds benefit the Bellevue Fire Fighters Association!

The menu includes the following:  $6.00 Hamburger, Cheeseburger or Brat Meal Deals.  All meal deals come with chips, beverage and a cookie.  You can also purchase an additional hamburger, cheeseburger or brat for only $2.00.

For more information, contact the Bellevue Fire Department  at (920) 884-1077.

Friday, August 17, 2012

August 27th Final Rockin' in Josten Summer Concert

The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series will end this summer on August 27, 2012 and will feature local area talent ‘Ledge Rock’. The concert is free and open to the general public.

Music will begin at 6:00pm and continues until 8:30pm. The band will be located underneath the open pavilion at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road). Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, or blankets. Carry-ins are allowed, however attendees are encouraged to support the Bellevue Lions Club who will be available selling concessions.

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

Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 Rockin' in Josten Continues Tonight

The Bellevue Leisure Services Department will host "Spin" at tonight's Rockin' in Josten summer concert.


The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series, continues this summer on August 13, 2012 and will feature local area talent ‘Spin’. The concert is free and open to the general public.

Music will begin at 6:00pm and continues until 8:30pm. The band will be located underneath the open pavilion at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road). Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, or blankets.  Carry-ins are allowed, however attendees are encouraged to support the Bellevue Lions Club who will be available selling concessions.

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

Bellevue East-Town Optimist Chili Cook-Off set for August 26th

The Bellevue East-Town Optimists' annual chili cook-off & community picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 26th at Josten Park, 2280 Town Hall
Road.

The celebration includes a music, children's games, food, drinks and a market place craft show/sale. The event also features a chili cook-off with the areas best chili!

The funds raised during this picnic help support the Bellevue East Town Optimists club.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

E-Waste Hazards and Solutions


Electronic devices were banned from landfills and incinerators in Wisconsin in September of 2010. 

Used electronics (E-waste) contain heavy metals including lead, mercury, cadmium, and chromium.  Because of this, these used electronic components are hazardous to the environment and your personal health and need to be disposed of properly at the Brown County Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

E-waste cannot be picked up along with normal household waste. These components can be recycled for further use if disposed of properly.

Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL’s) also contain small amounts of mercury and must be disposed of at the Household Hazardous Waste Facility, or any of these locations.  Though they can still pose a mercury pollution risk, the energy saved by these highly more efficient lightbulbs helps reduce the amount of mercury that is emitted from coal burning power plants that release mercury into atmosphere.  

Click here to read more about how CFL's will be replacing incandescent bulbs.


Wednesday, August 1, 2012

"Movie In The Park" Scheduled for Friday, August 10

The Leisure Services Department is set to offer "Movie in the Park" again on August 10, 2012. The feature movie is "The Muppets."

The event takes place at Josten Park. Movies are shown beginning at dusk or around 8:30pm. The event is free. Concessions will be available and sold.

"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!

For more information visit the Village's website or contact the Leisure Services Department at (920) 468-5225.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Popular “Rockin’ in Josten” Continues on August 13th

The Bellevue Leisure Services Department will host "Spin" at next Rockin' in Josten summer concert.


The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series, continues this summer on August 13, 2012 and will feature local area talent ‘Spin’. The concert is free and open to the general public.

Music will begin at 6:00pm and continues until 8:30pm. The band will be located underneath the open pavilion at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road). Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, or blankets.  Carry-ins are allowed, however attendees are encouraged to support the Bellevue Lions Club who will be available selling concessions.

For over ten years Spin has wowed crowds all over Wisconsin with their high energy rock n roll. Spin will bring you a Rock n Roll Experience!

Spin is a versatile band that covers a huge variety of killer songs. Firing up the dance floor with great 80’s and 90’s music, Spin is the life of your party!

And talk about excitement! Spin knows how to entertain. This band feeds off the audience and gives it right back. It’s time to dance like no one is watching!!!

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

Village Office Now Accepts Credit Cards For Payment

Recognizing the need to offer convenient payment options, The Village is now equipped to accept major credit and debit cards at our village offices (2828 Allouez Avenue) for all transactions, including utility bill payments.

The Offices can accept Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express cards.  For more information please contact the Clerk/Treasurer's office at (920) 468-5225.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Neighborhood Listening Session Scheduled For August 2nd at Willow Creek Park

Village Board and staff will host a second neighborhood listening session.


For a second year, the Village Board and staff are inviting neighborhood residents to attend an informal neighborhood meeting.  The meeting is designed to provide an informal setting for Village officials and residents to discuss community opportunities and concerns.

The next session will begin at 6:30pm and take place at Willow Creek Park, 1800 Guns Street.  For more information contact the Village Offices at (920) 468-5225.

Family Kite Fest Set For August 4, 2012

Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Mark your calendars for our Family Kite Flying Fest on August 4th!

What: Family Kite Fest
Where: Willow Creek Park
When: August 4th, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. until dusk

Events Include: Flying larger than life kites with the Wisconsin Kiter’s Club, face painting, concessions, flying light up kites, Chinese lanterns and a free viewing of the movie Tangled (Rated G) at dusk!

Available for sale will be:

  • Chinese Lanterns for $5, 
  • Kite Kits for $2
  • Concessions
This event is brought to you in partnership with the Village's Leisure Services Department and Wisconsin Kiter's Club

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lawn Maintenance Tips During Drought Conditions

This summer's drought conditions have left many lawns brown, unhealthy, and unappealing.

Listed below are a few tips on lawn maintenance in drought conditions that you may find useful.
  • Use little fertilizer, heavily fertilized lawns demand more water and respond poorly to drought conditions. 
  • Raise your mower pan at least one setting.  Avoid cutting a length more than one third of the total height of the grass.  This will help your grass grow deeper roots. 
  • Leave the clippings on the lawn.  This keeps the nutrients on your lawn and helps minimize evaporation. 
  • Sharpen your mower blades.   Dull blades tear grass instead of cutting it, causing the grass to use more water to try to recover from the stress. 
  • If possible, water between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. This prevents water from being wasted due to evaporation. 
  •  To help provide for a healthy lawn next summer, consider aeration this fall or next spring.  These holes help water settle into the ground, and promote healthy roots. 
  • If laying grass seed for either a new lawn, or for patch growth is in your future, consider researching drought tolerant grasses.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Protecting Ash Trees From Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer is a metallic green, wood-boring beetle native to parts of Asia. In North America, it is an invasive pest that can kill all the different kinds of our native ash trees.  The emerald ash borer is not a threat to human health but it kills our native ash trees of any size, any age, healthy or unhealthy. The Village of Bellevue has over 1,000 public ash trees along streets and within park areas.

A significant Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation was identified in downtown Green Bay at the WPS corporate headquarters this past June.  Approximately 36 ash trees were reported to have been heavily infested.

The larva (the immature stage of EAB) spends its life inside ash trees, feeding on the spongy layer of tissue just beneath the bark. This feeding destroys that tissue and stops the trees' ability to move water and nutrients back and forth from the roots to the rest of the tree. The tree starves and eventually dies.

EAB can kill an ash tree in just a few years or a little longer depending on the size of the tree. It is estimated that more than 50 million ash trees are dead or dying in the Midwest because of this insect.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tennis Courts at Josten and DeBroux Parks to Close Temporarily For Maintenance.


Bellevue Village residents and park users are advised that the tennis & sport courts at Josten and DeBroux parks are scheduled to be closed for one week beginning Monday, August 6th. The tennis courts will tentatively re-open Monday, August 13, 2012.

The Village will be doing routine maintenance and upkeep on the court playing surface, including crack sealing, seal coating, repainting and striping.  Proper maintenance of the court areas ensures that the park equipment stays in good condition for safe play.

For more information, please contact Joel Gregozeski, Director of Leisure Services at (920) 468-5225.