Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring 2012 Election

The 2012 Spring Election will be held on April 3rd, 2012. The following candidates will appear on the ballot for the Village of Bellevue:

Village President (Vote for not more than ONE)
Craig Beyl (Incumbent)

Village Trustee (Vote for not more than TWO)
Jon Soyring 
Adam Gauthier 
Steve Soukup (Incumbent)
Tom Katers

Municipal Judge (Vote for not more than One)
Ron Metzler (Incumbent)

 For more information on the spring election, go to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/clerktreasurer/voter-registration-a-election-information.html

Monday, March 26, 2012

Activities for Kids at Your Local Park

Spring has sprung, and what better way to get active, outdoors than to enjoy a local neighborhood park here in Bellevue. 

With busy schedules and alluring electronics inside the home, it is often difficult to give your children the time outdoors you enjoyed as a child. But with a little planning and creativity, getting your kids to enjoy the outdoors, specifically at your local park, can benefit your children’s physical, mental and emotional development.

An hour of unstructured, free playtime is ideal and can be as simple as a play date, small gathering, or just your child by herself. It is beneficial to provide time outdoors where children can play together, independent of adult-organized activity. But if in case your children need more motivation and structure, here are a couple of activities to get them started:

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Compost Site Open For Season

The Village's compost site is now open for the 2012 season.

The location 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!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shred Fest - Get Rid of Your Old Paperwork!

Protect your identity and the identity of your customers by disposing of sensitive documents safely.  Automated Records Management Systems (A.R.M.S.), The Department of Agriculture, Green Bay Neighborhood Leadership Council, Trade & Consumer Protection and Fox River Fiber will host a public shredding event to benefit Freedom House homeless shelter.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Festival Foods
2534 Steffens Court
Green Bay

Anyone who has confidential information that needs to be securely destroyed can bring up to three boxes of documents per individual.  A donation of $5.00 per box is suggested, but not required. A certificate of destruction will be provided. All proceeds will benefit Freedom House, Brown County's only shelter serving all types of homeless families with children.

Individuals bringing more than three boxes to destroy can deliver them to Fox River Fiber located at 1751 W. Matthew Drive, De Pere, WI  54115 to collect these boxes for destruction of the paper in our recycling process.

For more information on Shred Fest or identity theft, please call the Office of Privacy Protection at 1-800-422-7128.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Meet The Candidate Forum Scheduled

To help voters make an informed decision, the Bellevue Business & Professional Association (BBPA) is holding a "Meet the Candidate Forum" for the two (2) open Trustee positions on the Bellevue Village Board.

This forum will be on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at the Bellevue Independent and Assisted Living Center (1660 Hoffman Road) at 6:00pm.  The forum will be a moderated event with questions submitted to the candidates throug the moderator.  Anyone interested is invited to submit written questions for the four candidates.

The four candidates include:
1.  Steve Soukup (I)
2.  Adam Gauthier
3.  Tom Katers
4.  Jon Soyring

Questions can be submitted at the event or pre-submitted via e-mail to smastalir@unionstatebank.org or by FAX (920) 468-1318.  All questions should be written in such a way that they could be addressed to all candidates. 

BBPA is a Village centered organization of local businesses and professional people.  If you are interested in more information please see their website at: www.bellevuebiz.biz.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Recreation Campus To Break Ground In 2012

The Village of Bellevue in collaboration with the Bay Area Recreational Campus (BARC) is pleased to announce that the timetable for the construction of playing fields on the east side of Bellevue will be advanced. The Village of Bellevue has agreed to match the investments made by contributors up to $2.25 million. $750,000 of this donation will be utilized in the near future, with groundbreaking taking place in June of 2012.

Although the Village of Bellevue has made a significant contribution to the project, an estimated $4.5 million is needed to achieve the final phase. BARC has already secured an estimated $1 million in contributions from area parents, foundations, businesses and individuals who see the value in investing in recreational facilities for area youth. Construction of the first phase will begin in 2012, with athletic events beginning in late 2013.

The Bay Area Recreational Campus is a non-profit organization that organizes youth athletic groups and activities. Construction of the recreational campus will take place in two phases, and is anticipated in total to be a $6 – 7 million dollar project.

“This recreational campus will serve not only Bellevue, the east side of Green Bay, but all of Northeastern Wisconsin. The project will benefit the entire greater Green Bay Metro Area, and truly be an asset to people of all ages,” said Steve Jossart, co-president of BARC.

This major recreational facility will be located at 3833 Eaton Road (Shaha Memorial Park). With 58 acres, the campus will host mostly youth sports including soccer, football, rugby and lacrosse. It will serve youth from throughout the Green Bay metro area, surrounding communities and all of Northeastern Wisconsin. 

The facility will host 10-12 regulation playing fields when the entire development is complete. Plans include a clubhouse, restrooms, parking facilities and a lighted “championship” field with artificial turf that can be used the entire year. When fully developed, the complex will attract tournament play from all over the Midwest.

For more information or to donate funds, please contact BARC co-president Steve Jossart at (920) 606-3006, or at stevej@gbembossing.com. You may also contact Joel Gregozeski, Village of Bellevue Leisure Services Director at (920) 468-5225, or at joelg@villageofbellevue.org.

To learn more about the campus, visit the BARC website at www.bayarearec.com.

Village's Spring Newsletter Now Online

The Village's newsletter, "The Bellevue Focus" which is sent quarterly by postal mail to village residents, is now available on the Village's website for download.

The current edition will be mailed directly to village residents sometime around March 15th.

To download the Spring 2012 copy, please visit the following link: http://villageofbellevue.com/our-village/village-newsletter.html

Monday, March 5, 2012

2012 Easter Egg Bonanza Planned

The Village's Leisure Services Department is busy finalizing plans for the 2012 Annual Easter Egg Bonanza. The event which features an egg hunt, egg coloring, crafts, face painting and photos with the Easter Bunny is scheduled for Saturday, April 7, 2012 at Josten Park.

Three separate sessions are planned for kids ages 2 through 8 years. Session times are 9:00am, 10:30am or 12:00pm. The event is free of charge. Pre-registration is required.

For more information or to register, visit the Village's website at http://www.villageofbellevue.org.

The 2012 Easter Egg Bonanza is sponsored by American Family Insurance Agent Dan Van Adestine.

Volunteers from the Bellevue Lion's Club, Junior Jets 4-H and Bellevue Firefighter's Association help organize and staff the event.