Monday, August 31, 2015

2015 Fall Showcase of Homes

Meet area home building experts at the Brown County Home Builders Association’s 2015 Fall Showcase of New Homes, September 19th, 20th and 24th - 27th. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday hours are 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 24th  and Friday, September 25th will be Family Night – children 16 and under will be given free admission.

This year’s Fall Showcase of New Homes features newly constructed homes in a variety of sizes and price ranges. Whether consumers are looking to meet a builder to create their dream home or just getting ideas for decorating or remodeling, they’re sure to find something that meets their style and price needs.
There are three showcase homes located in Bellevue and all are Creekwood Circle in the Bedford Heights Subdivision.  The addresses are 2725, 2750 and 2754.
Tickets are $15 (children 2 and under are free if they are carried throughout the entire home). Presale tickets for $12 are available through September 19. Tickets can be found during regular business hours at the BCHBA Office, Bank Mutual, Ethan Allen, H.J. Martin & Son, Homestead D├ęcor, Macco’s Floor Covering, North Shore Bank, Van Vreede’s TV & Appliance and at any home during the event. Ticket sale locations accept cash and checks only. When tickets are purchased, consumers will receive the official Showcase Guide Book.


Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Resident Tree Orders Due by Friday, September 18th

family-tree-iconTrees can add value to your home, help cool your home and neighborhood, break the cold winds to lower your heating costs, and provide food for wildlife.  Properly cared for trees are valuable growing assets worth three times the investment. Visit the International Society of Arboriculture website to learn more about the value of trees.
The Village of Bellevue provides a neighborhood tree planting program for residents who wish to have trees planted in the terrace area adjacent to their property. The planting program is offered every fall and runs concurrent with other fall plantings. The resident pays for the wholesale cost of the tree, which includes planting of the tree(s).
Planting along the street terrace can also provide many aesthetic benefits to your local neighborhood or street.  An example of what a street can look like with moderately aged trees along the terrace is shown below.
Joy Lane (current)
Joy Lay (concept)
Homeowners who are interested may typically choose from the tree varieties listed below:
  • Maple:  Autumn Blaze, Emerald Lustre, Sugar Maple
  • Honeylocust: Skyline
  • Linden:  Littleleaf Greenspire, American Redmond
  • Ironwood: American Hophornbeam
  • Other (Small Tree): Spring Snow Crab, Amur Maple, Japanese Tree Lilac, Cleveland Select Pear, Korean Sun Ornamental Pear

If you are interested in purchasing any of these trees, please complete the attached order form found here and return to the Parks and Leisure Services Department no later than September 18, 2015. If you have any questions, please contact the Bellevue Leisure Services Department at (920) 468-5225.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Brown County Releases the Summer Edition of "The Waste Not"

The Waste Not is an electronic newsletter produced quarterly by the Brown County Port & Resource Recovery Department as a way to inform our customers and the public about solid waste issues in Brown County.

Find the summer newsletter here:  Summer Edition: The Waste Not

Brown County has an excellent website for questions on how to dispose of numerous household waste and recycle items.  Find the website here:

Monday, August 17, 2015

Movie in the Park, Friday, August 21st

This Friday, August 21st, the Parks and Leisure Services Department is hosting the final Movie in the Park for 2015:  "Marvels:  Guardians of the Galaxy."  A group of intergalactic criminals are forced to work together to stop a fanatical warrior from taking control of the universe (PG-13). 

Bring your whole family and a big blanket and get ready to enjoy an exciting family-friendly movie on the BIG SCREEN in the great outdoors.  Happy Joe's Pizza, popcorn, candy, soda & water are available throughout the movie for purchase.

Movie in the Park starts at dusk but concession sales start at 7:30pm.  What a fun way to spend a Friday night with your family at this great FREE event! 

Movie in the Park is held at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road).  If you are attending, please remember that Town Hall Road is closed from Lime Kiln Road.  Please take Allouez Avenue east to Hazen Road, to get to Josten Park. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Rockin' in Josten--2 Remaining for 2015

Summer wanes, but we are still ready to rock!  There are 2 more weeks left in August and the Village has BOTH Mondays filled with Rockin' in Josten for you!  Monday, August 17th is Rocker.  A Green Bay band, Rocker has been performing professionally since May of 1974. Most of the music performed is classic rock, some country tunes and of course, a few polkas are included in the mix.  The weather on Monday looks warm, let's hope the rain holds off!  (updated 8/17--Rocker has been cancelled for tonight 8/17 due to the weather, but is rescheduled for 8/31 from 5:30-8:00pm.  Please note the time change.)  Concessions will be provided by the Bellevue Lions Club. 

Then on Monday, August 24th we have our last Rockin' in Josten with Hurry Up, Wait.  We were fortunate enough to reschedule Hurry Up Wait from a rained out Rockin' in Josten in June.  Hurry Up Wait delivers one "guilty pleasure" after another! Combining Rock, Pop and Soul with a splash of Comedy this band entertains you from sound-check until last call. From their catchy originals to their choice party anthem covers, Hurry Up Wait has managed to dazzle music critics and diverse audiences alike. Concessions will be provided by the Friends of Bellevue Parks group.

We hope you put these two events on your calendar.  The concerts start at 6:00pm and go until 8:30pm.  What a great way to catch up with your family, friends and neighbors!  Don't forget a chair or a blanket.  We will see you at Josten Park!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Position Openings

The Village of Bellevue is looking for new employees to fill several positions.
  • Public Works Laborer Seasonal: Starting as soon as possible and open until filled.
  • Building Inspector: Starting as soon as possible and open until filled, first review of applications will be September 11, 2015.
  • Before & After School Activity Leader: Starting September 2015 and open until filled.
  • Youth Sports Assistant (Basketball, T-Ball, & Football): Open until filled.
  • Dance Instructor: Fall 2015 classes open until filled.
  • Crossing Guard Sub: September 2015 until June 2016 open until filled.
  • Firefighter (Paid-On-Call): Open until filled
For any of these positions please go to to review the job description and submit an application. For questions on any position please contact Victoria at 468-5225. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

National Night Out a Success

Thank you to all who attended and participated in Bellevue's first National Night Out event held on August 4th at Bethel Park.  Fun was had by all that attended.  It was an excellent event where residents of Bellevue spent an evening getting to know the officers of the Brown County Sheriff's Office serving our community.  Clearly the officers had a fun time too.

Bellevue hopes to build on this event for future years.  We would also like to thank the local businesses that contributed to the success of our event and the many resources provided by the Brown County Sheriff's Office. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Back - To - School Rules of the Road

Brush up on the rules of sharing the road with buses and pedestrians with these helpful tips:
  • Yellow flashing lights mean the bus is preparing to stop to pick up or drop off children. Drivers should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
  • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off.
  • Drivers must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.
  • Drivers must stop 20 feet or more from any school bus that has stopped and is flashing red warning lights. This applies to vehicles approaching from any direction.
  • Slow to the designated speed and be particularly watchful when driving in school zones.
    • Be alert! Children can be unpredictable and tend to ignore hazards and take risks.
    • When in a school zone watch for school patrol officers or crossing guards and be sure to stop when they are in the intersection.
    • DO NOT block the crosswalk when stopped. This may force pedestrians to go around the vehicle putting them in the path of moving traffic.
    • Pay extra attention for pedestrians in school zones, near playgrounds and parks.
    Courtesy of Prevea health and Good Living Series.