Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brown County Register of Deeds FREE Property Alerts

Did you know that it is easier to steal a house that it is to steal a car? County Register of Deeds are not authorized by law to verify the legal claims made in documents. Scammers may forge documents to make it look like they now own your property.

To combat this increasing problem Brown County Register of Deeds has provided a FREE service that will notify you if any document affecting your property is recorded. All an owner has to do is go to enter a first and last name and/or business name email or phone number and if any documents are recorded in the future you will be notified.

For additional questions contact the Brown County Register of Deeds office between 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at 920-448-4439.

No Child Left Inside

Summer is in full swing, it is time for an EXTREMELY IMPORTANT HEAT REMINDER. Never leave your child alone in the car (or your pets). Not even for one minute to run into the store or pump your gas. We see it and hear it in the news and all of these incidents can be preventable.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide® - since 1998, at least 606 children, roughly one child every 10 days on average, have died from heatstroke when left unattended in a vehicle or after gaining access to an unattended vehicle. Nearly 90% of these children were age three and under.  Safe Kids Worldwide offers that the number of deaths from heatstroke can be reduced by remembering to “ACT.”
  • A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.
  • C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.
  • T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

FREE Hands - Only CPR Training: August 15 at Bellevue Fire Station (3100 Eaton Road)

The American Heart Association & American Stroke Association are partnering with Brown County and many local Fire Departments to offer FREE Life Saving Skills CPR Classes. There are multiple locations around Brown County that will be hosting residents to train them in CPR lifesaving skills on Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10 am-12 pm.

If interested in participating please register at the 2015 Green Bay Heart Walk web page or call (920) 246-0755.  Sign-up today!

Goal: Train at least 2,000 Brown County citizens with life-saving hands-only CPR
When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Who: Family members of all ages are encouraged to attend (1 form must be filled out/person)
Cost: Hands-only CPR training is FREE! Donations to the AHA/ASA are appreciated

Thursday, July 23, 2015

National Night Out, August 4th

Please join National Night Out, America’s night out against crime. Join over 38 million citizens in 16,124 communities across the nation to celebrate America’s National Night Out Against Crime. This event is a great place to get to know your neighbors and meet local law enforcement and promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. The Brown County Sheriff’s Department K9 unit and the bomb squad will be onsite. Face painting and a bounce house will be available.

For further details please contact Deputy Trevor Bilgo (Directed Enforcement Officer) at (920) 884-1082 ext. 2
Date: Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Bethel Park (Located off Seville Drive)

Village Board Updated on 2015-2019 Strategic Plan Implementation

The Village adopted a Strategic Plan for fiscal years 2015 through 2019 in 2014. The 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
  • 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.  The Village Board was recently updated on our implementation progress at their July 22 meeting.  The majority of action items have been initiated or partially achieved and several have also already been fully achieved. For any questions or comments on our plan please contact the Village Administrator.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Bellevue's Senior Picnic is on Monday, July 27th

This Annual Senior Picnic is sure to be the best one yet!  Join us next Monday, July 27th from 4:30-7:00pm at Josten Park for a wonderful and fun summer evening.  Friends, food and fun!  BINGO is our annual staple activity and there will be a chance to win some great prizes from local businesses.  Each participant will receive 1 free bingo card; additional cards will not be sold.  Please register for the picnic by Tuesday, July 22nd.  The registration fee ($9.00) includes your picnic dinner.  You can register online at or by calling the Village offices at 468-5225, 7:30am-4:30pm.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Village Trustee Position Filled at July 8th Village Board Meeting

At the April 7, 2015 Spring Election, Steve Soukup was elected to serve as the new Village President for a three year term. This left a vacancy for a Trustee position on the Village Board for the remainder of the term (until Spring Election 2016). The Village Board completed their review process of interested applicants (11 total) for the vacant Trustee position.  At the July 8th meeting, the Village Board appointed Julie Hamby as Trustee.

Julie has been an active citizen in Bellevue. She has been a member of the Village Site Planning & Review Board, a current member of the Village Economic Development Advisory Board and a Board member of the Bellevue Business & Professional Association. Julie has been a bank Branch Manager for the past 12 years at various banks in the Green Bay area. We welcome Julie to the Village Board and for helping us continue to make Bellevue a "Great Place to Grow". The Village would like to also thank all candidates that were ready and willing to serve their community.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Water Rates Increasing

The Village of Bellevue Water Utility requested a rate increase from the Public Service Commission for the first time since 2012 due to declining water sales, and increasing operational/production costs.  The Village Board approved the recommendation to submit a 3% increase to the water rates to be effective July 20, 2015.  Customers will see the increase on their September bill (for August use).

For a residential customer using 4000 gallons a month this increase equates to $1.00 per month.  The full rate change is listed on the Village website under the utility billing section.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Bellevue Businesses--Please be Aware of Potential Scam

From the Village Fire Department: 
The below mentioned scam has been on-going for several months in the State.  Howard Fire, as well as other fire departments in the State, have initiated a complaint with DATCP.  As recently as June, this company, Firehouse Promotions, was using the Little Suamico Fire Department's name to solicit funds without the department's knowledge or approval.  The caller ID displays "Firehouse Promotions," when they are calling. 

Should you have any businesses in your community alert you to this fraudulent activity, please let the Village Fire Department know so that we can take additional steps.   (920)-884-1077