Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Village of Bellevue 2018 Spring Election

Beginning December 1, 2017 nomination papers may be circulated for the following Village Offices which will expire in April 2018:
  • Village Trustee (2 year term) - Incumbent Thomas Katers
  • Village Trustee (2 year term) - Incumbent David Daul
  • Village President (3 year term) - Incumbent Steve Soukup
Nomination papers may be obtained at the municipal clerk's office, 2828 Allouez Ave. Completed nomination papers must be filed by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 with the Bellevue Village Clerk. For further information or questions contact Karen Simons, Village Clerk, at 468-5225 or at karens@villageofbellevue.org.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Kayak Launch to Be Removed on November 1 For Winter Season

As the colder weather approaches, the Village has already begun the process of preparing our park facilities for winter.  The canoe/kayak launch at Manderly Way Trailhead will be removed for the winter on November 1st with the portable restroom closed as well.  Weather permitting, the launch and restroom will reopen on May 1, 2018.

Brown County Fairgrounds Master Plan Survey

BROWN COUNTY, WI: The Parks department has partnered with Rettler Corporation to develop a Master Plan of the Brown County Fairgrounds property.

The final Plan will address future connections to Ashwaubomay Park and De Pere’s boat landing, riverfront recreation, current building condition and future building needs, camping and other
fair/festival needs.

This is one opportunity for you to express your thoughts in a quick and easy way. “One of the most important components of the Master Plan is assessing what the needs of our community are, and public participation will assist in aligning the fairgrounds property with future needs”, says Matt Kriese Asst Parks Director.

The survey is available now and it must be completed no later than Friday, October 27thComplete the Brown County Fairgrounds Master Plan Survey today and assist Brown County Parks in the planning for these facilities.

As part of the public process, a Community Meeting will be scheduled later this year. Information on the date of this meeting will be available on Facebook: Brown County Parks or by visiting the Brown County Parks website.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Drug Take Back Day: October 28

Village Receives Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

The Village of Bellevue was recently notified by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) on its receipt of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for our 2017 Fiscal Year Budget.

The award represents a significant achievement reflecting the commitment of the Village Board and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting. Only approximately 1,600 entities nationwide receive this award.

In order to receive the award, the Village had to satisfy nationally recognized guidelines for effective budget presentation. Guidelines are designed to assess how well an entity's budget serves as:
  • a policy document
  • a financial plan
  • an operations guide
  • a communications device
Village financial and budget documents can be viewed on our Finance and Budget page of the Village's website.

I Recently Moved - Do I Need to Re-Register to Vote? YES

If your address has changed, you do need to re-register to vote.  This applies even if you stayed within the same municipality.  You can find out more information by visiting the My Vote WI page.

Are you going to need to register? There is no need to wait until closer to an election, registration can be completed anytime. Get started at the My Vote WI page or register in person at the Village Office, 2828 Allouez Ave.  Also remember that proof of residence will be required during voter registration.

Monday, October 9, 2017

September 2017 Building Permit Numbers

The Village issued 37 permits for the month of September for a total permitted value of $1,039,350.  The total for the year (2017) is $27,210,418 and 370 permits issued.  This compares to 391 permits issued for a value of $15,812,861 through the same period last year.  Also interesting to note, the total permitted value of all of 2016 was $18,996,163.  The year to date total puts this year as the 11th largest permitted value in Bellevue's history.  With the permits issued in October, we have landed in the number 7 spot for the year.

For September, the Village  issued 7 single-family permits for the month to bring this years total to 34 with a total value of $7,181,500 (average of $211,220 per home).  In 2016 at this time a total of 25 single-family permits had been issued with a total value of $4,020,700 (average of $160,828 per home).  2016 finished up with 30 single-family permits issued for a total value of $5,578,041 which means that the Village is on a higher pace for new single-family growth in 2017.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Trick Or Treat Trail, Saturday, October 21

Sponsored By: Dan VanAdestine,
American Family Insurance Agent
Saturday, October 21
Take a leisurely walk along the wooded trail, collect candy, pick out a pumpkin, and have a time you and your child will never forget!

Pre-Registration is required.
Course: 1231(Register HERE)
Ages: 2 - 10
Time: 10:00 - Noon
Location: Josten Park
(rain date is Saturday, October 28)


Village Trick or Treating  Hours:
Tuesday, October 31, 4-7pm


Thursday, October 5, 2017

NFPA: Car Fire Safety

Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or plastic, respond immediately.

What to do if your car is on fire

  • Pull over as quickly as it is safe to do so, be sure to use your signal as you make your way to a safe location off the road such as the breakdown lane or rest stop.
  • Once you have stopped, TURN OFF the engine.
  • GET everyone out of the car. Never return to a burning car for anything.
  • MOVE everyone at least 100 feet from the burning car and well away from traffic.
  • Call 9-1-1.

How to prevent a car fire
  • Have you car services regularly by a professionally trained mechanic. If you spot leaks, your car is not running properly, get it checked. A well-maintained car is less likely to have a fire.
    • Most car fluids are flammable. Heat and electrical sparks plus leaking fluid are all it takes to start a car fire.
  • If you must transport gasoline, transport only a small amount in a certified gas can that is sealed. Keep a window open for ventilation.
  • Gas cans and propane cylinders should never be transported in the passenger compartment.
  • Never park a car where flammables, such as grass, are touching the catalytic converter.
  • Drive safely to avoid an accident.

Know the danger signs
  • Cracked or loose wiring or electrical problems, including a fuse that blows more than once
  • Oil or fluid leaks
  • Oil cap not on securely
  • Rapid changes in fuel or fluid level, or engine temperature

FACT: Most crashes do NOT result in fire. In the even of any crash, call 9-1-1. If there is no sign of fire, wait for emergency assistance to help any injured individuals our of the car.

Village Seeking to Fill Public Works Operations Manager Position

The Village is seeking to fill a full-time Public Works Operations Manager position to provide the Village professional management, organization, and supervisory direction for the street maintenance and fleet management divisions. 

The primary focus of the position will be to systematically develop and implement planning, operations, and maintenance activities for our streets, right-of-ways, and fleet. The position will assist the Director and provide for the management of the Village’s $4 million street maintenance and construction budget and a Village fleet valued at nearly $3 million. This person will also be instrumental in our implementation of a five-year capital improvement plan of $12 million.

To see the full job posting, job description and details on applying, please refer to the Village's Job Opportunities web page. Deadline for applications is October 27.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Winter is Coming, Secure Your Mailbox

Snow season will be here soon, now is the time to ensure your mailbox is properly secured and ready for the season.  Please make sure your mailbox complies with the USPS standards. Proper placement aids in the delivery of your mail as well as reducing the likelihood of damage during snow removal. The force of wet snow can damage improperly installed or decaying posts.
  • Post shall be constructed of 1 1/2 inch steel pipe, 3x3 inch wood, or 3 inch round post.
  • Ensure post is securely anchored to the ground and not leaning.
  • Post shall be located a minimum of 2-feet behind the face of curb.
  • Bottom of any box (mail or newspaper) shall be 41-45 inches from the driving surface.
  • The front of the mailbox shall be 6-8 inches from the face of the curb.
  • It is important to follow these guidelines for the installation of the mailbox. If a mailbox is hit or damaged by a snow plow and you have not followed these regulations, the owner is responsible for the replacement of the damaged mailbox and post.

Bellevue Trick or Treating Hours

Trick or Treating hours for the Village of Bellevue will be from  
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31.

Fall Brush Pickup

Seasonal brush pick up will occur the week of October 9th for homes on and east of Main Street and the week of October 16th for the homes west of Main Street.

Residents are reminded to place your brush at the curb parallel for pickup one week BEFORE the scheduled pickup week. 

Please observe the following guidelines when placing materials out for collection:
  • Brush up to 3" in diameter is acceptable in lengths no greater than 12 feet.
  • Brush up to 6" in diameter is acceptable in lengths no greater than 8 feet. 
  • Brush greater than 6" in diameter cannot be accepted at the curb. Larger brush including stumps up to 12" in diameter at ground level can be taken to the Village yard waste site.
  • Avoid cutting brush shorter than needed as fewer pieces is less handling for crews.
  • Lay brush in piles at the curb with the branches laying parallel in same direction to the street.
  • Please do not put brush at the curb any sooner than one week prior to the collection day.
  • Brush must be at the curb prior to the Monday that brush is scheduled to be picked up. Brush not at the curb by the time crews come past will may be left.
  • Lawn waste (grass, leaves, & garden materials) will not be taken. These materials must be taken to the Village yard waste site
The intent of the pickup is to provide for disposal of brush generated as a result of routine yard maintenance.  Excessive amounts of brush are the homeowner’s responsibility.

Friday, September 29, 2017

NFPA: Wood & Pellet Stove Safety

As the temperature drops outside, wood and pellet stoves may be fired up inside the home. What you may not realize is that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fires during the winter months.

  • Have a QUALIFIED professional install stoves, chimney connectors, and chimneys.
  • Stoves should be listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • In wood stoves, burn only DRY, seasoned wood. In pellet stoves, burn only dry, seasoned wood pellets.
  • Have your chimney and stove INSPECTED and cleaned by a certified chimney sweep every fall just before heating season.
  • CLEAN the inside of your stove periodically using a wire brush.
  • Allow ashes to COOL before disposing of them. Place ashes in a covered metal container. Keep the container at least 10 feet away from the home and other buildings.
  • Keep a CLOSE EYE on children whenever a wood or pellet stove is being used. Remind them to stay at least 3 feet away from the stove.
  • Stoves need SPACE. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet from the stove.
  • INSTALL a maintain carbon monoxide alarms (CO) outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. For the best protection, interconnect the CO alarms. When one sounds, they all sound.

Smoke Alarm Sense
Install and maintain smoke alarms on EVERY level of your home, outside each separate area and inside each bedroom. For the best protection, interconnect the alarms. When one sounds, they all sound. TEST all smoke alarms at least monthly.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Responsibilties of Private Tree Owners

Private property trees, shrubs, hedges, or other landscaping may not interfere with public convenience or safety in the use of streets, trails, paths and sidewalks.  Property owners must maintain trees, shrubs, hedges or other landscaping in a safe and non-dangerous condition for users of public streets, trails, paths, and sidewalks. Federal guidelines for vertical clearance on a bike path/sidewalk are 8’.  Federal guidelines for vertical clearance over a public roadway are 16’.  This includes areas next to driveways where trash and recycling bins are placed for collection.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Chicago Shopping Trip with the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department

Limited spots remain for our November Chicago shopping trip.  Travel via coach bus to downtown Chicago to spend the day shopping on Michigan Avenue.  From major department stores like Neiman Marcus, Saks, and Bloomingdales to specialty shops and boutiques such as American Girl Place, Niketown, and the Disney store, the city boasts a vibrant retail scene that caters to the need of every shopper.

Not into shopping?  Enjoy one of the many attractions at Navy Pier or one of the museums at the lakefront Museum Campus.

Our motorcoach bus will pick us up at Sam's Club in west Green Bay at 6:30am on Saturday, November 11th and drop us off right on Michigan Avenue in Chicago.  We plan to return to Green Bay around 9:30pm the same day.

The cost of the trip is $26, which covers the travel expense to and from Chicago.  All other expenses (meals, shopping) are on your own.  All ages are welcome, however youth under the age of 18 must register with an adult. 

Register online HERE
Course number:  1236
Registration Deadline:  Friday, November 3rd
Event Date:  Saturday, November 11th
Departure and Return Location:  Sam's Club Parking Lot (2470 W. Mason St.)
Fee:  $26

Bellevue Firefighter's Association Annual Fish Boil: September 29

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Village Seeking to Fill LTE Public Works Laborer/Snow Plow Operator Position

The Village is seeking to fill a Limited Term Employee (LTE), Public Works Laborer/Snow Plow Operator position responsible for supporting the key duties and services of our Public Works Department including, but not limited to, snow removal, utilities and street maintenance, heavy equipment operation, and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

This is an hourly, full-time, limited term position from October 2017, through approximately March, 2018.  Candidate must have a valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver's License Class B minimum. Direct experience with snow removal on public roads, trails, and sidewalks highly desired.

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.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hunting in Bellevue

Please be reminded that the Village does permit hunting within the municipal limits of the community.  Residents and hunters should familiarize themselves with the various districts and what types of weapons can be utilized within Bellevue.  As a reminder, rifles are not permitted to be used or discharged for hunting purposes anywhere within the Village nor is hunting on any Village owned property permitted.

A copy of the Village of Bellevue Official Hunting Map can be found on our website or can be picked up at the Village Offices during normal business hours.  In addition, hunting regulations can be found in Chapter 341-2, Weapons and Firearms Discharge section of the Village of Bellevue Municipal Code.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Joe Piumbroeck Recognized for Retirement/25 Years of Service to Bellevue

Joe Piumbroeck (left) & Village President, Steve Soukup
The Village of Bellevue Village Board recently recognized Public Works employee Joe Piumbroeck for his 25 years of service to the Village and our community. Joe retired from service with the Village on September 15 and we wish him the very best in his retirement.

Bellevue is grateful for our many long-serving and dedicated employees who all make Bellevue a Great Place to Grow.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

REMINDER NOTICE to Village Residents/Property Owners: Special Assessments

As part of the Village’s annual Capital Improvement Planning process, our 71 miles of Village streets are evaluated for needed resurfacing and repairs. Streets are typically resurfaced once every 18-25 years, depending upon condition.

Special Assessments are currently used by the Village to fund these resurfacing projects.  Assessments involve charging a fee directly to property owners for improvement projects that benefit the abutting property.  Assessments per property (lot) can range from approximately $6,000- $8,000. Corner lots are assessed at 1/2 lot per side.

Bills are typically sent out in late August/September and may be paid in full without interest within 30 days. If the bill is not paid in full within 30 days, charges are levied on the property tax bill with interest. Payments are due annually over a 10 year period on the tax bill. Assessments can be paid off early and interest is charged only on the remaining principal.

Residents are encouraged to review our Village Capital Improvement Plan and Special Assessment page to learn more about our program and when your road may be planned for improvements. Plans are reviewed annually and therefore are subject to change annually. Residents with completed resurfacing projects in 2017 and subject to assessments have already been notified and assessments have been issued.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Village Seeking to Fill Utility Billing/Administrative Assistant Position

The Village is seeking to fill a Utility Billing/Administrative Assistant position responsible for serving as the first point of contact for our customers at the Village Office and on  the phone; providing utility billing issuance and processing; maintaining records of the Village's utilities; and providing administrative assistance to department directors.

This is an hourly full-time position eligible for the full Village benefits package. Candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent along with a minimum of two years experience performing administrative, receptionist, or clerical duties in a setting requiring the implementation of a variety of duties or assignments. An associate degree in accounting, finance, administrative or related field with experience as a utility billing clerk, accountant, or similar type position with finance, accounts billable or accounting experience is highly desired.  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 October 13.

Friday, September 8, 2017

NFPA: Get Ahead of the Winter Freeze

It's not too early to begin preparing for the heating season. Check these 10 tips off your list and get ahead of the winter freeze.

   o   Our furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the last 12 months. (A furnace should be serviced at least once a year.)

   o   Our chimneys and vents have been cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. I have checked for creosote build-up. (Not cleaning your chimney is the leading cause of chimney fires from built up creosote. This service needs to be done at least once a year.)

   o   Our wood for our fireplace or wood stove is dry, seasoned wood.

   o   We have a covered metal container ready to use to dispose of cooled ashes. (The ash container should be kept at least 10 feet from the home and any nearby buildings.)

   o   Our children know to stay at least 3 feet away from the fireplace, wood/pellet stove, oil stove or other space heaters.

   o   Our portable space heaters have an automatic shut-off.

   o   Our portable space heaters will be plugged directly into an outlet (not an extension cord) and placed at least three feet from anything that can burn; like bedding, paper, walls, and even people. (Place notes throughout your home to remind you to turn off portable heaters when you leave a room or go to bed.)

   o   We have tested our smoke alarms and made sure they are working. (You need smoke alarms on every level of the home, inside each sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. For the best protection, the smoke alarms should be interconnected so when one sounds, they all sound.)

   o   We have tested our carbon monoxide alarms and made sure they are working. (Carbon monoxide alarms should be located outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home.)

Open House - Village of Bellevue Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan Update

The Village is currently in the process of updating the Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan.  Originally adopted in 2009, the plan establishes the overall goals and objectives for the Village’s pedestrian and bicycle transportation system.  This plan is a guiding document which gives decision makers and staff a clear set of prioritized recommendations to accomplish the plan’s goals.  The recommendations of facility type and timing of the facilities is needed in order to establish an overall vision for the community and achieve a complete and connected system.

This update is designed to revise out of date information, update completed projects and associated maps and recommend new projects that will further the goals of the Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan. 

The Village of Bellevue will host an open house to address walking and bicycling in the community.  The open house will be held at the Village Hall (3100 Eaton Road) on Monday, September 25, 2017 from 5:30-6:30.  

During this time, Village staff will introduce the update of the Village’s Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan to the community and obtain public input.  Attendees can review the work completed to date and provide feedback to Village staff.  If residents are unable to attend the open house comments, questions and suggestions can also be emailed to Michelle Du Chateau (mduchateau@villageofbellevue.org

A formal Public Hearing is tentatively scheduled for the Village Board on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  The purpose of the hearing is to obtain public input on the proposed update of the Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan.

Exhibits and drafts can be found on the Village of Bellevue’s website on the Adopted Plans page.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bellevue Park Shelter Rentals End September 30

Summer has unofficially come to an end, and with that comes the end of park shelter rentals in Bellevue.  Park shelters are available to rent from May 1 through September 30 each year. There are only a few more weekends and available shelters for your fall parties, reunions, and get-togethers.  To check on available dates and facilities, please call the Village Offices at 468-5225.
Reservations for the park shelters for the 2018 season will start on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Trick or Treat Trail Business Sponsorship Opportunities

Local businesses, we have a great opportunity for you!  The Village of Bellevue's annual Trick or Treat Trail is coming up on Saturday, October 21 and we are looking for businesses who are interested in participating.  This is a great way for you to get your business some recognition, meet families in the Bellevue community, and have fun while doing so.  The commitment from you is small but invaluable to making the event a success.  Participating business are asked to be at the trail from 9am until noon.  Each business is given a spot along the trail through Josten Park and asked to dress in costume and hand out candy to the participants.  Along with all the great visibility you will be getting, you will have your name listed in our trail guide which is handed out to each event participant.  We had close to 500 participants (and their parents) walk through our trail last year!

If this is something your business would like to be a part of, please contact the Recreation Supervisor, Adam Waszak, at 593-5516 or download and complete the Business Participation Letter and mail in to the Village Offices prior to Monday, October 9. 

Trick or Treat Trail Date:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Set-up:   9:00am                  

Location: Josten Park, 2280 Town Hall Rd., Bellevue

Event Activities: Trail walk with candy, pumpkin patch, door prizes, and more!

Rain Date: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Organization Involvement: Participating businesses/organizations are asked to dress in costume and hand out candy to event participants at the very minimum. Organizations are encouraged to festively decorate their area, however, it is not required. In past years, decorations have ranged from a small sign to a colorfully decorated canopy.

Candy:  Please provide enough candy or other child friendly give-away for up to 500 children. Please provide candy or other give-away appropriate for children ages 2-8 years old.

Other Handouts: Coupons and other small promotional items may be handed out with candy or give-away. 

Sponsorship Opportunities: 
Booth sponsor, $100 partner sponsorship, and door prizes.

Deadline: Please register by Monday, October 9, 2017

How to Register: To participate or donate toward the event, please visit the Village webpage HERE to download the registration form.

For more information please contact the Recreation Department at 468-5225.

NFPA: Clothes Dryer Safety

Doing laundry is most likely part of your ever day routine. But did you know how important taking care of your clothes dryer is to the safety of your home? With a few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire.

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove the lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time.
  • Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor vent flap will open when the dryer is operating. Once a year, or more often if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you.
  • Keep dryers in good working order. Gas dryers should be inspected by a qualified professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.
  • Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly.
  • Follow the manufacturer's operating instructions and don't overload your dryer.
  • Turn the dryer off if you leave home or when you go to bed.

And Don't Forget...
  • Dryers should be properly grounded.
  • Check the outdoor vent flap to make sure it is not covered by snow.
  • Keep the area around your dryer clear of things that can burn, like boxes, cleaning supplies and clothing, etc.
  • Clothes that have come in contact with flammable substances, like gasoline, paint thinner, or similar solvents should be laid outside to dry, then can be washed and dried as usual.
  • FACT: The leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Help Us Reach 1,000 Twitter Followers

We know you like our E-News, now join us on Twitter. We are getting close to reaching our 1,000 follower goal for our Bellevue Twitter account: @BellevueWI.  We are currently at 952 followers and need your help to get to 1,000. Follow us today!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Village Offices Closed: Monday, September 4th

Culvert Replacement Project Update

The Village will begin work on replacing five culverts on the east side of the Village, beginning September 11th. 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)
The project will begin replacing the culverts on Grandview Road first, and work towards the Erie Road culverts.

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.

Brown County Recycling Transfer Station to Temporarily Close

The Brown County Recycling Transfer Station, located at 2561 South Broadway Street in Green Bay, will be closed starting on September 11 so that its concrete floor can be replaced. The transfer station will re-open on September 18.

What does that mean for you?
This temporary closure will NOT impact Harter's bi-weekly pick-up of residents' co-mingled recyclables. The closure will only affect those taking recyclable material directly to the Brown County Transfer Station. If you have recyclables that you would normally take directly to the transfer station, you have the following three options:

  1. Hold the recyclables for the week.
  2. Directly deliver the recyclables toe the Tri-County Recycling Facility (1410 Holland Road, Appleton).
  3. Use Advanced Disposal Services (ADS), located at 1799 South Broadway Street in De Pere).
If you plan to use ADS, please note:
  • ADS transfer station will be open 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Credit will be received for delivered recyclables on the customer's account from Brown County.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is REQUIRED. This includes: safety vests, safety glasses, and a hard hat.
  • ADS loader & pedestrians have the right of way.
  • Customers must make visual contact and communicate with front end loader operator prior to backing into building.
  • Travel at LOW speed on site.
  • DO NOT park on HWY 57 waiting to enter ADS property. Instead, pull around the block and wait for an opening.
  • There is 2-way traffic on the ADS scale. Outgoing semis have the right of way.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

NFPA: Electric Portable Space Heater Safety

When the weather turn cold, it can bring a chill into our homes. Portable space heaters have become a popular way to supplement central heating or heat one room. If you plan to use portable electric space heaters, make sure to follow these tips and recommendations:

Heater Checklist:

  • Purchase a heater that is listed by a qualified testing laboratory.
  • Keep the heater at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn, including people.
  • Choose a heater with a thermostat and overheat protection.
  • Place the heater on a solid, flat surface.
  • Make sure your heater has an auto shut-off to turn the heater off if it tips over.
  • Keep space heaters out of the way of foot traffic. Never block an exit.
  • Keep children away from the space heater.
  • Plug the heater directly into the wall outlet. Never use an extension cord.
  • Space heaters should be turned off and unplugged when you leave the room or go to bed.

Types of electric space heaters:
  • Oil or water-filled radiator: Heated oil or water travels through the heater.
  • Fan-forced heater: A fan blows warm air over metal coils.
  • Ceramic heater: Air is warmed over a ceramic heating element.
  • Infrared heaters: Heat is created by infrared bulbs.
Fact: Nearly half of all space heater fires involve electric space heaters.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Join the Bellevue Firefighters Association for a Fundraising Cookout

The Bellevue Firefighters Association, along with BMO Harris and Buffalo Wild Wings, will be having a fundraising cookout on August 26th, 2017 at the Bellevue BMO Harris branch located at 2042 Lime Kiln Rd from 10:00-2:00. Please stop by and grab a bite to eat and help the Association raise money for equipment purchases!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Final Rockin' in Josten Scheduled for Monday, August 21

The last Rockin' in Josten of the 2017 summer will be held on Monday, August 21 at 6:00pm at Josten Park.  Come on out, meet your neighbors, friends and family, and enjoy some great live music provided by The Moonlighters (standards, classic, & swing). 

The Moonlighters will be playing from 6-8:30pm.  Concessions will be provided by the Bellevue Lions Club. 

Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket and we will see you at Josten Park!

Resident Street Tree Order Deadline is September 30

The Village of Bellevue provides a neighborhood tree planting program for residents who wish to have trees planted in the right-of-way 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. Typical costs is $325 per tree (may vary based on species).
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.

Current View

Concept View

The Village will be soliciting orders for the 2017 planting season. Homeowners who are interested may choose from the tree varieties listed below:
  • Honey Locust Skyline
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • Linden:  Littleleaf Greenspire, American Redmond
  • London Planetree
  • Small Tree Varieties: Spring Snow Crab, Japanese Tree Lilac, Ginkgo, Cleveland Select Pear, Korean Sun Ornamental Pear
Trees purchased through the Resident Street Tree program come with a 2 year guarantee, are 2-2.5" in diameter, and are planted for you!  Additional benefits of street trees include:
  • Reduced stormwater runoff
  • Lower summer air temperatures
  • Reduced atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and other air pollutants
  • Reduced heating and cooling costs
  • Enhanced property values
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Improved health and well-being
  • Improved learning and concentration
  • Aesthetic benefits
If you are interested in purchasing street trees, please fill out the order form here and mail in to the Village offices by September 30 for the 2017 planting season.  If you have further questions, please call the Village at (920) 468-5225 or email at sschlag@villageofbellevue.org

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.

  • 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.