Thursday, August 17, 2017

Village Welcomes New Public Works Director

The Village welcomes David Betts as its new Director of Public Works. David brings to the Village several years of experience in municipal engineering. David comes to the Village from Cook County, Minnesota having served there as the County's Highway Engineer for 7 years. Before that, David worked with an engineering consulting firm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area for 12 years and a consulting firm in Beloit for 5 years.

Said David of his decision to join the Village of Bellevue, "Professionally, Bellevue offered me an opportunity to join a growing community's public works department and to work in municipal public works again. Personally, it offered my wife and I a chance to move back to our home state of Wisconsin in an area that we enjoy. We are looking forward to learning about the area and all the many things that make the community a great place to live and work."

NFPA: Escape Planning

Plan ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

Safety Tips
  • MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • KNOW at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • HAVE an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • PRACTICE using different ways out.
  • TEACH children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.
  • CLOSE doors behind you as you leave.

If the alarm sounds...
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people and pets.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  • CALL the fire department from outside your home.

Facts
  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • According to an NFPA survey, only one of every three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
    • While 71% of Americans have an escape plan, only 47% of those have practiced it.
  • One-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!

Village of Bellevue App, Download it Today

Have you downloaded the Village of Bellevue FREE app yet? Our app provides our residents, business owners, and visitors quick access to some of our website's most prominent features in a convenient, easy-to-use app installed on your smartphone or tablet.

Some of these features include: viewing and registering for the Village's recreation programs, viewing the Village's News or Blog feeds, submitting Citizen Requests, viewing any active emergency alerts, and more!

To download the Village of Bellevue app, simply search "Village of Bellevue" in your device's app store, find the Village's app, and download.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Village Seeking to Fill Accountant Position

The Village is seeking to fill an Accountant position responsible for performing several critical accounting tasks for the Village including monthly reconciliations, accounts receivable, and payroll processing.  Position also provides financial data analysis to assist Village Department Directors and assists in the development of the annual Village budget.

This is an hourly position requiring a minimum of 30 hours/week with up to 40 hours/week required at certain times of the year.  A flexible schedule is available.  Position is eligible for the full Village benefits package.

The preferred candidate will possess an Associate’s Degree in Accounting (Bachelor’s preferred) or related field, and a minimum of two year’s work experience performing similar duties and responsibilities.  Experience with payroll responsibilities is highly desired and experience with a local municipal government is also preferred.

To see the full job posting, job description and details on applying, please refer to the Village's Job Opportunities web page. Position is open until filled. First review of applications is occurring on September 11.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Give One, Take One Library Donated to Bel-Meadow Park

Thanks to a generous donation by Bellevue resident Glenn Tointon, Bel-Meadow Park (2710 Woodland Hills Court) now has a give one, take one library for all to enjoy.  Also known by the trademarked name, "Little Free Library", this small wooden box can house 30+ books for people to enjoy.  The idea is if you find a book you enjoy, you replace it with one (or more) you have read.  Glenn approached the Village of Bellevue Park Commission with the proposal and the Park Commission approved the donation and location of the library.  Glenn built the cedar library by hand in his garage and was on site to assist park staff with the placement and digging of the hole for the foundation.  The Village would like to thank Glenn for his wonderful donation and his part in  making Bellevue a Great Place to Grow. 


Thursday, August 10, 2017

August Movie in the Park: The Secret Life of Pets, Friday, August 18

Join the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for the last summer Movie in the Park.   August's movie is "The Secret Life of Pets" (rated PG), sponsored by Bellevue Family Dentistry.  Movies are held at Josten Park.  Concessions for the movie start at 7:30pm and the movie begins at dusk.  Don't
forget a blanket and/or your lawn chairs and we will see you there!










Thank you to Bellevue Family Dentistry for sponsoring our event!

NFPA: Smoking & Home Fire Safety

The place where we feel safest - at home - is where most smoking-materials structure fires, deaths, and injuries occur. Smoking materials are the leading cause of fire deaths. Smoking material fires are preventable.

Smoking Safety

  • If you smoke, use only fire-safe cigarettes.
  • If you smoke, smoke outside. Most deaths result from fires that started in living rooms, family rooms and dens, or in bedrooms.
  • Keep cigarettes, lighters, matches, and other smoking materials up high out of the reach of children, in a locked cabinet.
Put it Out
  • Use a deep, sturdy ashtray. Place it away from anything that can burn.
  • Do no discard cigarettes in vegetation such as mulch, potted plants or landscaping, peat moss, dried grasses, leaves or other things that could ignite easily.
  • Before you throw away butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that.
Smoking and Medical Oxygen
Never smoke and never allow anyone to smoke where medical oxygen is used. Medical oxygen can cause materials to ignite more easily and make fires burn at a faster rate than normal. It can make an existing fire burn faster and hotter.

Electronic Cigarettes
Fire have occurred while e-cigarettes were being used, the battery was being charged, or the device was being transported. Battery failures have led to small explosions. Never leave charging e-cigarettes unattended. E-cigarettes should be used with caution.

Facts
  • The risk of dying in a home structure fire caused by smoking materials rises with age.
  • One out of four fatal victims of smoking-material fires is not the smoke whose cigarette started the fire.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Having Your Water Meter Changed? Sign up for AquaHawk

Have you recently had your water meter changed or will have it changed in the near future? If so, you may wish to register your water utility account with AquaHawk.


What is AquaHawk and what does it do?
AquaHawk is a FREE service for Village of Bellevue water customers that allows you to efficiently manage your utility usage and lower your monthly bills. To register, click on the AquaHawk logo above. Once you register for AquaHawk, you'll be able to take advantage of the following tools and features:

Receive timely leak alerts:
You specify how you want to be contacted: e-mail, text, or telephone. When your consumption indicates abnormally high usage or a leak, we'll contact you. AquaHawk helps prevent costly property damage and gives you peace of mind when you're away from home.

Monitor your water usage:
See how much water you're using and estimate your bill anytime during the billing cycle. AquaHawk empowers customers to take charge and make decisions.

Set your threshold alerts:
Threshold alerts allow you to specify an amount of water (gallons) or a maximum amount ($) that you don't want your bill to exceed. If your usage or your bill is trending too high, AquaHawk will notify you.

Learn ways to save:
Easily see the dates/times when you're using the water. See how your consumption compares to temperature and rainfall data. Learn effective ways to reduce water and energy.

Customer Benefits
  • Know about water leaks before they cause costly damage.
  • See exactly how much water your family is using each hour, day, and month.
  • Set billing and usage thresholds and never be surprised by a high bill again.
  • Monitor for unauthorized utility usage when you're traveling.
  • Opt-in services let you choose how you want to receive alerts: e-mail, text, or phone call.
Who can use AquaHawk?
Unfortunately, not everyone can currently sign up for AquaHawk. Due to the fact that the AquaHawk program is relatively new, access to the program is only available to residents and businesses who have had their meter replaced in the roughly the last three years. These new meters (shown below) are manufactured by Sensus and are compatible with the AquaHawk program. If you have a Sensus water meter or are due to have your meter replaced in the near future, you are able or will be able to use AquaHawk.

Sensus Meter

Have questions about AquaHawk? See the Village website page on AquaHawk and download a printable brochure.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NFPA: Parents' Safety Tips for Young Firesetters

Children playing with fire cause hundreds of deaths and injuries each year. Preschoolers and kindergartners are most likely to start these fires, typically by playing with matches and lighters, and are most likely to die in them.

  • Children experience fire interest. They may ask questions such as, "how hot is fire," or show an interest in fire through playing with fire trucks or cooking on a play stove. This is healthy, and it is time to begin educating about fire.
  • Fire starting happens when children begin to experiment with fire using matches and lighters. Many fires happen when young children are left alone, even for a shot period of time, and have access to matches and lighters. Parents must have clear rules and consequences about fire misuse.
  • Grown-ups can help keep fire out of the hands of children.
  • Store matches and lighters out of children's reach and sight, up high, preferably in a locked cabinet or container.
  • Never leave matches or lighters in a bedroom or any place where children may go without supervision.
  • Teach young children and school-age children to tell a grown-up if they see matches or lighters. Children need to understand that fire is difficult to control, it is fast, and can hurt as soon as it touches you.
  • A child with an interest in fire can lead to fire starting and result in repeated firesetting behavior.
  • It is important for grown-ups to discourage unsupervised fire starts.
  • Never use lights or matches as a source of amusement for children: They may imitate you.
  • Never assign a young child any tasks that involve the use of a lighter or matches (lighting candles, bringing a lighter to an adult to light a cigarette or the fireplace, etc.).
  • If your child expresses curiosity about fire or has been playing with fire, calmly but firmly explain that matches and lighters are tools for adults only.
  • Use only lighters designed with child-resistant features. Remember, child-resistant does not mean child-proof.
Important!
Children and fire are a deadly combination. Some children play with fire out of curiosity, not realizing its danger. Troubled children may set a fire as a way of acting out their anger, disappointment, or frustration.

If you suspect your child is intentionally setting fires or unusually fascinated with fire, get help. Your local fire department, school, or community counseling agency can put you in touch with trained experts who know how to teach children about fire in an appropriate way.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Culvert Replacement Projects Starting August 14th

The Village will begin work on replacing five culverts on the east side of the Village, beginning August 14th. As a part of the work, the public should expect changes in traffic patterns where the work is being performed including road closures. The following culverts are being replaced:
  • Culvert #1593 (Erie Road: between Eaton Road and Willow Road, just south of Gorzlancyk Road)
  • Culvert #1608 (Erie Road: between Eaton Road and Willow Road, just north of Evening Star Drive)
  • Culvert #1548 (Intersection of Willow Road and S Grandview Road)
  • Culvert #1533 (S Grandview Road: just south of Eaton Road)
  • Culvert #1568 (S Grandview Road: between Eaton Road and Allen Pond Road)
To see a map of the culvert locations, click here.

Each culvert is expected to take one day to replace (for a total of five days to replace all of them). Accordingly, traffic interruptions will occur for at least one day at each culvert location for removal and installation.

The Village will then be asphalt patching each of the culvert locations. There may be additional minor traffic interruptions during the paving process. After the paving, landscaping work will then be performed to restore the areas affected. The total project is expected to take 2-3 weeks, weather permitting.

If you have any questions about the culvert replacements or traffic interruptions, please call our Public Works Department at 920-468-5225.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Village is Seeking Crossing Guard Applicants/Substitutes

The Village of Bellevue currently manages and funds the placement of adult crossing guards at two intersection locations during the school year near Christa McAuliffe Elementary School.  Assigned crossing guards work under the direction of the Village’s Sheriff’s Office Directed Enforcement Officer (DEO).  All training and supplies are provided by the Village.  Guards must have a high school diploma, pass a background check, provide regular availability for their shifts and provide their own transportation to and from their assigned location. Work is performed regardless of weather as long as school is in session.

If you are interested in a crossing guard position or assignment as a substitute crossing guard, please complete a Village Employment Application.  Questions regarding the position(s) can be directed to DEO Trevor Bilgo via e-mail at Bilgo_tc@co.brown.wi.us.

Friday, July 28, 2017

NFPA: Scald Prevention Safety Tips

A scald injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults, and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee, and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries. Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries.

Scald Safety
  • Teach children that hot things can burn. Install anti-scald devices on tub faucets and shower heads.
  • Always supervise a child in or near a bathtub.
  • Test the water at the faucet. It should be less than 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Celsius).
  • Before placing a child in the bath or getting in the bath yourself, test the water.
    • Test the water by moving you hand, wrist, and forearm through the water. The water should feel warm, not hot, to the touch.
  • Place hot liquids and food in the center of a table or toward the back of a counter.
  • Have a "kid-free zone" of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas of where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.
  • Open microwaved food slowly, away from the face.
  • Never hold a child while you are cooking, drinking a hot liquid, or carrying hot foods or liquids.
  • Never heat a baby bottle in a microwave oven. Heat baby bottles in warm water from the faucet.
  • Allow microwaved food to cool before eating.
  • Choose prepackaged soups whose containers have a wide base or, to avoid the possibility of a spill, pour the soup into a traditional bowl after heating.
Burn Rx
Treat a burn right away. Cool the burn with cool water for 3-5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth. Get medical help if needed.

Fact!
Prepackaged microwavable soups are a frequent cause of scald burn injuries (especially noodle soups) because they can easily tip over, pouring hot liquid (and noodles) on the person.

Japanese Beetles are Here in Abundance This Year....Now What?

The Village of Bellevue has fielded an extraordinary amount of calls regarding Japanese Beetles this year.  Yes, they are here, and they are hitting the Mid-West in full-force this year.  So now what do you do?
There are a couple of options for you if you want to take action in your garden and for your trees.  The Village does not spray or apply any insecticides on Village-owned street trees, so if your concern lies with the street trees in front of your property, you can do some things yourself if you choose, however you will need approval from the Forestry Division prior to doing so.  Should you desire to apply insecticide to the street trees in front of your property, the Village requires a tree-work permit (it is free) to be filed prior to any work being done on the Village's street trees.  The link for the permit is here. 

Vijai Pandian, the Brown County UW Extension Horticultural Agent/Educator, provided some very helpful tips in a recent article in the Green Bay Press Gazette on July 9.  For the full article click here.

Here are a few of your options to help lessen the effect of the Japanese beetles as per Vijai: 

Depending on the landscape settings, control options for adult Japanese beetles and their grubs varies.
1. Mature trees and shrubs have more tolerance to the feeding damage caused by the adult beetles and will leaf out again next year. No spray treatment is needed for mature woody ornamentals.

2. Small-size landscape plants such as roses, vegetable crops, strawberries and raspberries can be protected using floating row cover (white polyester spun bonded fabric) from afternoon until late evening hours. Drape the fabric over the plant and pin it to the ground. However, do not use the fabric on blooming vegetable crops such as pumpkins and squash, as they require bees for pollination.

3. Hand-picking and drowning the beetles in soapy water is another option to consider if populations are low in the garden.

4. Standard contact insecticides with an active ingredient containing carbaryl, imidacloprid, permethrin, bifenthrin, or Malathion are toxic to bees and should be sprayed on small-size woody ornamentals and perennials only after their blooming period. Read the product label for instructions and bee toxicity warning. An alternative product is Acelepryn, which is relatively new in the market and is known to provide good control on Japanese beetles as a foliar application and is less toxic to bees.

5. On fruits and vegetables, standard organic products such as neem oil and spinosad can be sprayed after the blooming period. Be sure to read the product label for its instructions, post-harvest interval period, and safety. For maximum control, spray during afternoon hours when the beetles are in peak activity. Repeat the application once every 5 to 10 days until mid-August.

6. Do not use Japanese beetle traps for control, as they will attract thousands of beetles towards your landscape and can result in more damage.

7. On turf, withhold your irrigation during the beetle’s active season. This will help in preventing beetles from laying eggs in your turf.

8. Schedule a preventive grub insecticide (active ingredient containing imidacloprid, halofenzide, clothianidin, or thiamethoxam) in your lawn before the end of July to prevent the eggs from hatching. It is best to use granular formulation. Before application, mow any flowering weeds such as clovers in your lawn to prevent bee toxicity. Or you can use acelepryn insecticide for a preventive application that is non-hazardous to bees. Immediately after application, schedule a light irrigation (1/8 inch) to leach the product into the thatch layer.

9. By mid-August, use a curative insecticide product (carbaryl, clothianidin, or trichlorfon) to control young grubs in your lawn. Mow any flowering weeds in your lawn before application and schedule a light irrigation after application.

For horticulture-related questions and advice, contact Brown County UW-Extension’s Horticulture Help Desk at 920-391-4615 or bc_uw_extension_horticulture@co.brown.wi.us.

National Night Out, Tuesday, August 1 at Willow Creek Park

The Village of Bellevue National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at Willow Creek Park from 6:00-8:00 p.m.   

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.


Join the Village of Bellevue, the Brown County Sheriff's Office and many other community-minded organizations for a night of fun and festivities.  Activities include face-painting, bounce house, K9 unit and more!  We are continuing to add more fun activities and equipment/safety vehicles to tour for this years event. Come and join us for a great evening in support of building strong communities together.

Final Youth Fun Run to be Held Sunday, August 6th

The Preble Cross Country Team running with a young participant
The final Youth Fun Run of 2017 will be held on Sunday, August 6th at 7:00pm.  Registration and participation in this event is free, and you can register online or at the event prior to the start.  Registration/check-in is from 6:30-6:50pm. 



Excellent family experience!




Held on 4 Sunday evenings throughout the summer at Josten Park, youth ages 2-12 can participate in a fun run as a way to stay active and begin to experience the joy of running in a non-competitive, friendly environment. There are 3 age-appropriate run lengths through Josten Park, led by members of Preble High School Cross Country Team. The event is free, however registration is required. Children ages 4 and younger must have an older sibling or adult run with them.
You only have to register once for all 4 events.


Coach Kyle leading stretches

To register for the 2-6 year age group (1/4 mile), click HERE
To register for the 7-9 year age group (1/2 mile), click HERE
To register for the 10-12 year age group (1 mile), click HERE 


This event is sponsored by O.S.M.S. and made possible with volunteers from the Preble High School Cross Country Team.

Family Kite Fest Flying into Bellevue August 5th

Families come out and fly a kite, up to the highest heights, with the Wisconsin Kiter’s Club. See some of the largest kites you have ever seen in the air, get a chance to create and fly your own kite and participate in the fan favorite: the Candy Drop.

The Family Kite Fest will be held on Saturday, August 5 at Willow Creek Park from 10:00am – 2:00pm.  Admission is free of charge.  The first 50 kids will receive a free kite kit donated by Bellevue Family Dentistry.  Additional kite kits can be purchased for $2. 

Concessions and refreshments will be sold to support the Bellevue East Town Optimist Club.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including Movie in the Park, Rockin' in Josten, Family Kite Fest and Youth Fun Runs!   

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Parks and recreation services improve our physical and psychological health, strengthens our neighborhoods, and makes our community a more attractive place to live and work. Not to mention, being outdoors connects us to nature and helps us put balance in our lives.  The goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks, recreation and conservation have on communities across the U.S.


GET YOUR PLAY ON!
This July, Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the National Recreation and Park Association are celebrating the power of play. Play is a vital part of our mental well-being, physical health and personal interactions, and local parks and recreation facilities are places where all people can play and have fun. For more information, go to www.nrpa.org/july or search Twitter and Instagram using #PlayOnJuly.  NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly


Help us celebrate this July the importance of Bellevue's parks and recreational facilities!




Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Residential Knox Box

Have you ever wondered how the Fire Department would reach you without causing damage to your property if you could not come to the door due to a medical or physical aliment?  The Residential Knox Box allows the Fire Department access to your home in an emergency while minimizing property damage and clean-up cost from forced entry.

The Residential Knox Box is a high security metallic key safe that is not permanently mounted to your residence. The box is simply installed by sliding the unit over the top of a residential front entry door.  When installed, entry keys for the front door are inserted into the Residential Knox Box and then locked with a secure key that only Bellevue Fire & Rescue personnel have access to.  If an emergency arises, the responding crews are able to access the stored keys in the Knox Box.  This allows the personnel to quickly enter the home and avoid potential delay and damage to your property. 

The Residential Knox Box is ideal for individuals who:

  • Live alone
  • Use an electronic calling or medical alert service
  • Have a history of medical problems

If you are interested in purchasing and installing a Residential Knox Box, please contact Battalion Chief Michael Navin at 920-884-1077 ext. 302 or by email: mnavin@bellevue-fire.com


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Manitowoc Road Future Construction

Engineering and design has kicked off for the planning of a major project on Manitowoc Road (from Allouez Ave. to Kewaunee Rd.). Residents may notice project engineers and surveyors in this area as we prepare for this future project.

The project is planned to include curb and gutter repairs, mill and overlay of new pavement, road base rehabilitation, and some water/sewer utility improvements. The project is also planned to include sidewalks and a traffic control improvement (TBD) at the intersection of Manitowoc Road and Ontario Road.  The Village is currently scheduled to receive grant funding support for a major portion of this project.

Planning and design will continue to be on-going in 2017 through 2018. Construction is currently scheduled for 2021. More information on this project and its impact to residents will be provided as our planning continues to progress.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Village Road/Utility Construction Updates

It's been a busy construction summer for the Village in 2017. The latest updates on Village projects as well as any known State or County projects are posted on our Current & Future Projects page of our website. We will also use our Facebook and Twitter accounts as necessary to also keep you updated. Remember that our FREE Village App also provides easy access to all our social media accounts and updates.

The most notable project site still under construction by the Village is on Town Hall road (pictures shown).  Most of the new sidewalks are poured, but road paving is yet to be completed. Please continue to avoid this active construction area as much as possible. The Huron Road trail (from Eaton Road north the Village limits) is also still closed at this time until paving can be completed. The Village also has a number of culvert replacement projects (map available on the Village website) still to be completed that will require temporary road closures to complete.

NFPA: Home Fire Sprinklers

Over 80% of fire deaths occur in the home. Home fire sprinklers can save lives and property from fire. They respond quickly and effectively to fire, often extinguishing the fire before the fire department arrives. Only the sprinkler closest to the fire will activate, spraying water on the fire.

Safety Tips

  • Home fire sprinklers save lives and property. In many situations, a family who has survived a fire will also have their "home" to live in and enough the items and space in their home to continue living their lives as they did before.
  • The cost of a home sprinkler system in a new home averages $1.35 per sprinkled square foot, totaling an amount similar to what is spent for carpet upgrades, paving stone driveway or a whirlpool bath. (source: Fire Protection Research Foundation Study 2013.)
  • A home fire sprinkler system can reduce the homeowner's insurance premium.
  • Fire departments typically use roughly 10 times as much water as a fire sprinkler would use to contain a fire. (source: Fire Protection Research Foundation Study 2010.)
  • Fire sprinklers are environmentally friendly. They can reduce the amount of water run-off and pollution, fire damage by up to 71%, and water usage to fight a home fire by as much as 91%. (source: FM Global and Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition Study 2010.)
  • Cigar smoke or burnt toast will not activate a fire sprinkler. Only the high temperature of a fire will activate the sprinkler.
  • A home fire sprinkler system is easy to maintain. Just inspect your home to make sure the sprinklers are not blocked by something that would prevent the water from coming out such as paint and be sure the main control valve is never turned off.
  • Home fire sprinklers are effective in cold and warm climates. Guidelines have been created for the proper installation of systems to avoid pipes freezing. A home fire sprinklers system should be winterized the same as you winterize a domestic water supply.
Don't Forget...
  • If moving into an apartment or condominium building, make sure common areas and individual apartments have sprinklers.
  • If building a new home or remodeling an existing home, consider installing a home fire sprinkler system.
Facts
  • More than 2,500 people die in homes fires each year.
  • If a home fire occurs, the risk of dying decreases by about 80% when the home is equipped with a fire sprinkler system.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

UPDATE - Allouez Avenue Bridge over I-43 Closed for Maintenance

The Allouez Avenue bridge crossing I-43 has been closed since June 16th. As a part of other similar projects in their I-43 improvements, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has closed the bridge in order to install a new concrete deck overlay.

The latest update from the DOT is that the road is scheduled to be back open by Friday, July 21.  However, this is weather dependent and is not a confirmed opening date.

For the latest construction project updates from the Village of Bellevue please visit our Current & Future Projects page on the Village website.

Love Your Pipes

July Movie in the Park, "The Jungle Book" on Friday, July 21

Join the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for the 2nd summer Movie in the Park.   July's movie is "The Jungle Book" (rated PG), sponsored by Green Bay Family Dental.   Movies are held at Josten Park.  Concessions for the movie start at 7:30pm and the movie begins at dusk.  Don't forget a blanket and/or your lawn chairs and we will see you there!




Friday, July 7, 2017

Screening & Storage of Garbage & Recycling Carts

The Village of Bellevue would like to provide a friendly reminder about the storage of your garbage and recycling bins on non-collection days.

The Village Housing and Residential Property Maintenance Code requires that during the time period between collection days, the carts must be stored in an enclosed structure or building or must be screened from view of the public right-of-way (basically if you can see your bins from the adjacent streets, they are not being stored in compliance with the ordinance).  This also means not storing them in front of your garage.

The containers cannot be stored in the front or corner side yards along the street; on, under or along side of a front porch, stoop, steps, landing, accessible ramp, or deck fronting on a public way; or within 15 feet of a public right-of-way.

Except collection days, please ensure that your garbage and recycling containers are screened from view. If your carts cannot be stored in the garage, dense shrubs or fencing may be used to screen them on the side of the house. One section of fence or one shrub may not adequately screen the trash containers from view of the public right-of-way. Contact the Community Development Department at 468-5225 to discuss screening options.

July's Rockin' in Josten Schedule: July 10 and July 24

Don't miss out on the remaining Rockin' in Josten concerts of 2017. Events are from 6:00-8:30 pm at Josten Park. Don't forget lawn chairs or a blanket. Concessions (hamburgers, brats, hotdogs, chips and beverages) are provided by Friends of Bellevue Parks and Bellevue Lions Club. 

The 2017 Rockin' in Josten schedule for July is:   
  • Monday, July 10:  Bazooka Joe (unplugged Johnny Wad band)
  • Monday, July 24:  Cat 5 (rock classics to country)

As a reminder, Town Hall Road is under construction this summer, so your best access to the park is from Hazen Road.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

3rd Youth Fun Run to be Held on Sunday, July 16

New for 2017, the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is offering a Youth Fun Run Series. Held on 4 Sunday evenings throughout the summer at Josten Park, youth ages 2-12 can participate in a fun run as a way to stay active and begin to experience the joy of running in a non-competitive, friendly environment. There are 3 age-appropriate run lengths through Josten Park, led by members of Preble High School Cross Country Team. The event is free, however registration is required. Children ages 4 and younger must have an older sibling or adult run with them.
You only have to register once for all 4 events.

The remaining 2 runs are on Sunday, July 16 and Sunday, August 6. 

Participant check in is from 6:30-6:50pm.   The run starts at 7:00pm.

To register for the 2-6 year age group, click HERE
To register for the 7-9 year age group, click HERE
To register for the 10-12 year age group, click HERE 


This event is sponsored by O.S.M.S. and made possible with volunteers from the Preble High School Cross Country Team.



Concessions and refreshments will be sold to support the Preble High School Cross Country Team.