Friday, September 25, 2015

FALL Brush Pick-Up

The Village will be performing their semiannual brush pickup for Village residents. All brush must be placed at the curb the week before Monday, October 12th for residents east of Main Street, and the week before Monday, October 19th for residents west of Main Street. Please see the Village website, Curbside Brush Pick-Up page for additional rules and placement. Residents are reminded to place the brush at the curb the week BEFORE the dates listed in order to have it picked up.

Do not rake you leaves into the street. The Village does not have a leaf pick up program. Leaves may be taken to the Village Compost Site and deposited in the designated piles. Placing leaves in the street causes water backups at the storm catch basins, promotes algae growth and is a violation of municipal law.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Fire Prevention Week

October 4th-10th
The theme for this year as announced by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is “Hear The Beep Where You Sleep, Every Bedroom Needs A Working Smoke Alarm”.  Less than half (42%) of 36,000 respondents surveyed by the NFPA did not know that a smoke alarm should be installed in every bedroom and floor level of a home. To highlight the importance of this theme, nearly 60% of US home fire deaths occur in homes with either no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms and half of those deaths occur during the hours of the day when we are most likely to be sleeping. Being alerted during the early stages of a fire is extremely important. Studies suggest that we have a very short window of time (minutes) to be able to exit a building before conditions become untenable. 

Residential smoke alarms typically have a useful life of 10 years. Alarms older than this in your home should be replaced. Some alarms are manufactured with a 10-year battery which never needs to be replaced for the life of the alarm. If you’re the type of person that doesn’t like testing or changing batteries every six months, consider installing an alarm with a 10-year battery.  The extra initial cost for the alarm may be worth the cost and inconvenience of changing batteries over the life of the alarm.

If you have any questions about this year's fire prevention message, please contact the Bellevue Fire Prevention Bureau at 884-1077, ext. 312. (source:

Direct Utility Payments

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Please take advantage of the Utility Direct Payment option, complete the authorization form and submit a copy of a voided check. The utility payment will be made automatically on the 20th of each month. You will still continue to receive a copy of your monthly utility bill and proof of payment will appear on your bank statement.

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Download the Direct Payment Authorization Form and provide us a copy of a voided check to get signed up today.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Chickens in the Village

A number of surrounding communities have established a permit process for the keeping of chickens in residential areas. At this time the Village of Bellevue has not approved a process for this. Therefore, the keeping of chickens in residential neighborhoods is a violation of the Municipal Code and if discovered, the chickens will need to be removed.

Chickens are permitted to be kept on properties that are zoned AG - Agricultural or RR – Rural Residential. If you have any questions or need to verify your zoning, please contact the Community Development Department during normal business hours at 468-5225.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Eagle Scout Recognized at Village Board Meeting

Tyler Salfai, an Eagle Scout from Troop 1173, was recognized at the September 9th, 2015 Village Board meeting for his outstanding work on the Josten Park shelter as part of his Eagle Scout Project.
Tyler coordinated volunteers, supplies, and funds to give the Josten Park enclosed shelter a much-needed paint job this spring.  In total, the project comprised of 500 volunteer hours, 300 hours directly spent on work on the shelter and solicitation of $550 for paint and other needed supplies to complete the project. 

Village President, Steve Soukup, presented Tyler with a proclamation honoring and recognizing Tyler for his service to the Village. 

Josten Park enclosed shelter before

Josten Park enclosed shelter after