Tuesday, September 30, 2014


The Village is currently working on finalizing the proposed operating budget for 2015 and capital improvement plan for 2015-2019.  The Village Board held a work session in July to review a draft of the capital improvement plan and Village staff is further refining project requests within the plan before final adoption.  We are now proceeding with review of the proposed 2015 operating budget.  The Village Board will be holding a work session to review the proposed budget on Saturday, October 11 and will continue to review further at special meetings or regularly scheduled Board meetings as necessary.  The Public Hearing on the 2015 Village Budget will be conducted on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:30 p.m.  Closer to this date, budget information will be posted to the Village website.

Halloween Hours Set for Village of Bellevue

Halloween hours have been set for the Village of Bellevue.  The hours will be on October 31st from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.  Make sure to use extra caution while driving through the community and please watch out for children.  Let's make this a safe and fun holiday for everyone.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Recreational Trailer/Vehicle Regulations Info

On October 8th, 2014, the Village Board will hold a public hearing at 6:31 PM to consider changes to the Zoning Ordinance Article XXVIII – Off-Street Parking Regulations as recommended by the Plan Commission. The proposed changes mainly deal with the regulations of parking any kind of trailer (boat, jet ski, camping, utility etc.) or recreational vehicle (RV) on a property located within a residential neighborhood.
A number of questions are up for debate:
• Should the size (length) of trailers/recreational vehicles be regulated within a residential neighborhood?
• Should there be a limit on how many trailers/recreational vehicles can be parked outside on a residential property?
• Where should trailers/recreational vehicles be permitted to be parked/stored and how far should they be setback from an adjacent property line?
Below is a link to the current ordinance and the draft ordinance that will be considered for approval, approval with changes, denial, or referred back to the Plan Commission for further study.
We value your input and encourage everyone who has an opinion on this matter regardless of position submit comments via e-mail to andrewv@villageofbellevue.org or you can contact him at the Village Offices. Comments submitted prior to October 2nd at 4:30 PM will be included in the Village Board Packet for their review.


Get to Know Your Village - Central Brown County Water Authority

Welcome to the sixth article in the “Get to Know Your Village” series being launched through the Bellevue Focus.  We hope these articles educate and inform about the services we provide and who provides them.

The Central Brown County Water Authority was formed originally by 11 local communities seeking a permanent solution to their shared problem of limited well water capacity and unacceptable water quality.  In 2003, Authority membership was finalized with six members; the City of De Pere; the Villages of Allouez, Bellevue and Howard; and the Towns of Lawrence and Ledgeview.

After reviewing various options, the Authority decided to purchase water from the City of Manitowoc and Manitowoc Public Utilities (MPU) as the best choice for the member communities and their residents.  The agreement was signed with Manitowoc and MPU in July 2004.  Construction of facilities began in 2005 and the members began officially receiving Lake Michigan water from the Manitowoc Public Utilities water treatment plant in September of 2007.  The complete system is 65-miles long which includes a 48-inch mainline and the distribution system which carries the water to each of the member communities.  The Village of Bellevue purchases approximately 450 million gallons of water from the Authority annually.

Each member community has a representative on both the Authority Board and the Authority's Technical Committee.  Special Committees are formed as needed for any purpose set by the Board.  Village of Bellevue representatives include Angela Gorall, Village Administrator, on the Authority Board and William Balke, P.E., Director of Public Works, on the Technical Committee.

Manitowoc Public Utilities provides operation and maintenance services and the Authority staff consists of the Manager Dave Vaclavik.  Authority offices are located in the Bellevue Village Hall/Public Safety Building at 3100 Eaton Road, (920) 884-1077 ext. 5.  The Authority maintains a website: www.cbcwa.com.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in Volunteering?  If so, we have some fun upcoming opportunities:

Below are events and fundraising opportunities that are coming up between now and the end of the year. More information on job specifics can be found at www.villageofbellevue.org. All times listed include both setup and take down time, the actual event time is in parentheses, if you can help with a portion of the event, but not commit to the whole thing that is helpful as well. If you are interested or able to help with any of these events please contact Matt Hahn at (920) 468-5225 or Matthewh@villageofbellevue.org.

Trick or Treat Trail
Location: Josten Park
Date: Saturday October 18, 2014
Time: 9:00-1:00 (10-12)
Volunteers needed for:
•    Booth Attendant- hand out candy, give out door prizes, advocate for group.
•    Inflatable supervisor- supervise proper inflatable use by participants (training will be provided).

Bellevue Bowl
Location: DeBroux Park
Date: Monday October 27, Tuesday October 28, and Wednesday October 29
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm (5:30-7:45)
Volunteers needed for:
•    Concession Stand- sell concessions.
•    Bellevue Bowl DJ- announce starting lineups, play music, make announcements

Senior Gala
Location: Riverside Ballroom
Date: Friday December 5
Time: 3:00-9:00 pm (4:00-8:30)
Volunteers needed for:
•    Ticket Sales- sell raffle tickets & 50/50 tickets.
•    Check-in Desk- check in participants, handout giveaways, handout name cards.

Santa in the Park
Location: Josten Park
Date: Thursday December 11
Time: 5:00-8:00 pm (6:00-7:30)
Volunteers needed for:
•    Craft Shop Volunteer- handout craft kits to kids, help children put craft together.
•    Concessions- handout concessions to participants.
•    Group advocate- advocate and recruit for Friends of Bellevue Parks group.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014


School buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road today. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school. The reality of school bus safety is that more children are hurt outside the bus than inside as passengers. Most of the children who lose their lives in bus-related crashes are pedestrians, four to seven years old, who are hit by the bus or by
motorists illegally passing a stopped school bus.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Holiday Gala

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with an evening of enjoyment and fun! Bring your friends or meet some new ones at the event. Festivities include dancing to live music, a tasty family –style chicken dinner, a variety of raffles, door prizes and even a silent auction! Register early to hold your space to this very popular event.

The event will take place on Friday, December 5, from 4:00-8:30pm at the Riverside Ballroom (1560 Main Street). The cost of the event is $13.00. For more information visit the village website at http://www.villageofbellevue.org or contact the Leisure Services Department at (920)468-5225.

Please Remember School Has Started

The Village of Bellevue has many kids who walk, ride bikes, and take busses to and from school every day. Please remember to watch out for kids crossing the streets and please abide by the Village of Bellevue’s Adult Crossing Guards. In School Zones please slow down to watch out for parents, kids and bicyclists crossing the streets. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation over the last five years, there has been an average of 624 school bus crashes a year, resulting in an average of 180 school bus occupant injuries each year. Some of these accidents happen when children are crossing near a bus and a vehicle does not see the pedestrian crossing the street.

According to National Association of State Director of Pupil Transportation Service ‘You must stop a minimum of 20’ from a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing. You must stop whether the school bus is on your side of the road, the opposite side of the road or at an intersection that you are approaching. After the school bus red lights have stopped flashing, watch for children along the side of the road.’ During inclement weather slowdown in school zones or in the presence of a school bus; the slower speed will improve reaction time and provides additional distance to prevent an injury.

For additional information please go to the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicle website (http://www.dot.state.wi.us/ ), for questions on Village of Bellevue school Zones or the Village’s Safe Routes to School Plan please go to  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/community-development/planning/pedestrian-bicycle-a-safe-routes-to-school-plan.html
Have a safe and happy school year!!

Village Adopts 2015-2019 Strategic Plan

The Village recently adopted a Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2015 through 2019. This plan is a guide for Village leadership to help direct and budget what should be done in the Village to accomplish the vision and mission to make the Village a “Great Place to Grow”.

There are five strategic areas in the plan including Healthy Economy & Development, Effective & Accountable Government, Quality Infrastructure & Asset Management, Great Neighborhoods & Quality of Life, and Responsive & Quality Public Safety.  Within each of these strategic areas there are goals, objectives and actions to achieve our mission and implement our plan. 

The full Strategic Plan can be viewed on the Village website, on the Your Government & Municipal Code page.  For any questions or comments on our plan please contact Angela Gorall, Village Administrator.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Trick or Treat Trail

Take a leisurely walk along the wooded trail, collect candy and have a time you and your children will never forget. This year’s Trick or Treat Trail will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 at Josten Park from 10:00am – Noon. The Trick or Treat Trail is a special community event for children ages 2-12 who live in Bellevue. Special attractions at the event will include a trail walk, pumpkin patch, balloon makers, an inflatable bounce house, and much more! There will be a lot of silly fun and gentle freights for everyone! This event is sponsored by Dan Van Adestine, American Family Insurance Agent.

For more information or to register, visit the village website at http://www.villageofbellevue.org or contact the Leisure Services Department at (920)468-5225.

Annual DEA Pill Drop off

Date/Time: September 27th 2014/10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Bellevue Public Safety Building, 3100 Eaton Rd. Bellevue, WI

Drop off old, outdated and no longer needed prescription drugs, in containers, including liquids (not leaking, original package) SORRY, NO SHARPS or INJECTIBLES OF ANY KIND / NO INHALERS


American Advantage Insurance Cookout Proceeds Will Benefit the Bellevue Dog Park

Support the Development of the
Friday, September 19th from 11 am to 2 pm.

Sponsored by American Advantage Insurance Group
Located at 1794 Allouez Ave.

Neighborhood Grill Out

Stop by, say hello and catch some lunch for a good cause!
Insurance business is always welcomed but not mandatory. 

•    Hamburgers $2.00
•    Brats $2.00
•    Chips $ .50       
•    Soda $1.00
•    Water $1.00
•    VALUE MEAL: $3.00
o    Incl: 1 hamburger or brat, 1 chip and 1 soda or water   

Condiments will be provided.