Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring Election - Tuesday, April 4th

The Spring Election will be held on Tuesday, April 4th

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Village polling locations. 

For more information, please contact the Village Clerk at 468-5225 or visit My Vote Wisconsin.

Monday, March 27, 2017

2017 Bellevue Construction

Bellevue is planning on some road construction this potentially starting as early as April into August 2017.

Wisconsin Public service has been upgrading their utility services prior to any Village construction taking place.

Townhall Road

The Village Board approved a contract with Peters Concrete, Green Bay, to complete a multiphase construction contract to replace/reline sanitary sewer, replace sanitary laterals from the main to the property line, install sidewalk from Lime Kiln Road to Nicole Ann Circle, and replace the road and select curb and gutter.  The contractor has indicated the start date might be mid June, or as early as April depending on work scheduling and ending by August 31st, weather depending.  A preconstruction meeting is scheduled for the week of April 10 with the contractor.  More information to be distributed to the property owners with door hangers and on the Village website.

Denmark State Bank Area Resurfacing

The Village Board approved  contract with North East Asphalt to compete curb repair, base course repair and pavement replacement for multiple roads in the area.  Bel Meadow Drive, Woodgate Trail, Foxfire Lane, Vonda Drive, Valley Haven Lane, Meadow Park Drive, and Woodland Hills Court will all receive this construction starting mid-June and ending before August 31st, weather depending.  A preconstruction meeting is scheduled for the week of April 10 with the contractor.  More information to be distributed to the property owners with door hangers and on the Village website.

Allouez Avenue Sidewalk Construction

A 150-foot piece of sidewalk will be constructed

between the East River trail and River Pines Drive connecting that neighborhood with our trail system.  Construction of this is to be completed before August 31st, weather depending.

Debroux Park Sidewalk Construction

This summer sidewalk will be added along the back of curb along the parking lot of DeBroux Park to provide a safer route for pedestrians to access the parking lot.  Sidewalk connecting from the parking lot to Madrid Drive will not occur at this time due to higher than budgeted estimates.

Huron Road Trail

The trail from Eaton Road north to the Village limits will be pulverized and regraded to strengthen the edges and removing degraded pavement in this section sometime this summer.

Fire Lane Stormsewer Relief Pipe

A storm sewer pipe and check valve will be installed along Fire Lane to reduce the amount of time the floodwaters stay in the road and adjacent property.  Construction of this should happen this summer.  More information to be distributed to the property owners with door hangers and on the Village website.

Find Bellevue Fire-Rescue Department on Facebook

The Fire Department is now live on Facebook with its own page. Please find and like the Fire Department on Facebook at “Village of Bellevue Fire-Rescue Department”. This is a great way to keep up with key safety messages, where and when the members of the Department will be out doing public education presentations, what types of trainings the Fire Department is conducting, and much more. We hope to see you on our page!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Agendas, Minutes & Packets On-Line

Since the launch of the Village's updated website in December, we have expanded information available on-line regarding your local government's meetings. Meeting agendas and minutes have been provided on-line by the Village for some time, but new to our website is meeting packet information.

Meeting packets include the supporting information from Village staff that is provided to our elected and appointed officials for use during the meetings they conduct to help make decisions about items included in the agendas. While this information was always available to our citizens or other interested parties, it is now available for download 24/7 on our website.

Information for the Village Board and our other Boards and Commissions is available and will continue to be posted on-line. Closed session information however will continue to not be made available. The Village has already had positive feedback from many of our citizens regarding this information now being more readily available. Check-it out today and stay informed and updated on your Village of Bellevue.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Memorial Tree & Bench Sponsor Program

Through the Memorial Tree and Bench Program anyone can provide a unique dedication to honor a friend, relative, or member of an organization by placing a tree or bench in one of Bellevue’s Parks. This dedication provides a lasting memory and enhances the meaning of a tree or bench to others.  The gift is also a valuable contribution to our park system to be used and enjoyed by all.

Tree Sponsors
The cost of a memorial tree is $425.  This price includes the tree, plaque on recognition board, regular maintenance including fertilizing, pruning and mulching.  The trees are 2 – 2 ½ inches in diameter, balled and burlapped.  Trees will be planted at the appropriate time of the year to ensure optimal growth (typically May & October as weather permits).  Six tree species available for this program include:

  • Freeman Maple
  • Sugar Maple
  • Bur Oak
  • Swamp White Oak
  • Kentucky Coffeetree
  • American Linden
Bench Sponsors
The cost of a memorial bench is $950.  The price includes a six foot bench with a back plaque, and installation on a concrete pad.  Benches will be installed in the early Summer or Fall.

How to Order?
Download the Tree & Bench Sponsor Program brochure here, print, complete and mail in to the Village Offices. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

NFPA: Babysitting Safety

Having a babysitter can give you peace of mind. It allows you to leave your child with someone you trust. Be sure your babysitter knows what to do if there is a fire.

Show the babysitter your home escape plan and make sure the babysitter understands:
  • two ways out of every room.
  • where the outdoor meeting place is located.
  • the fire department or emergency phone number.
  • how to unlock all doors and windows.
If you allow your babysitter to cook, make sure the babysitter:
  • keeps your child at least 3 feet away from the stove.
  • keeps your child at least 3 feet away from the microwave oven.
  • never leaves the room while cooking.
  • keeps anything that can catch fire away from the stove top.
  • keeps pets off surfaces and counter tops.
If the smoke alarm sounds, make sure your babysitter knows to:
  • get out of the home quickly with your child to safety.
  • use the second way out is smoke is in the way.
  • get low and go under the smoke to the exit if an escape must be made through the smoke.
Store matches and lighters our of your child's reach. Candles should not be used by your babysitter.

Make sure your babysitter keeps a 3-foot "kid-free zone" around space heaters.

Always leave the phone number where you can be reached. Cell phones make this easy. be sure the babysitter knows the address of the home.

Babysitter Training:
Many places offer babysitter classes. these are online and in the classroom. Some schools and hospitals give training. Classes teach how to care for children. They also teach first aid. they teach CPR and what to do in case of an emergency.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Spring Thaw = People on the Roads

It finally is starting to feel like spring outside which means that people will be starting to come out of hibernation and being near roads. Pedestrians and bicycle traffic is going to be increasing greatly, kids will be playing in yards near streets. Children 5 to 9 and adults over 75 are the most vulnerable to accidents and collisions with vehicles. Being struck by a car is a leading cause of death and injury in Wisconsin. Injury prevention begins with a mutual respect between motorists and pedestrians on the road at all times.

When children are playing outdoors with cars passing by please be aware if they have a ball or something that might go into the road. Children lack the ability to quickly evaluate risk and safety, speed of moving car, or lack the sense of danger. Children are also harder to visualize due to their small stature around vehicles, please be mindful and trust any front, side or back sensors on vehicles.

Law enforcement reminds you to minimize distractions while driving to be more aware of all your surroundings.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Groundbreaking for BayCare Clinic

A little rain didn't dampen the groundbreaking for the Plastic Surgery & Skin Care Specialists by BayCare Clinic on Development Drive on the afternoon of Monday, March 6th. The $2.8 million dollar clinic will soon add to the the new mix of businesses going in the GV/172 area! Welcome to Bellevue and congratulations!

The clinic will be home to BayCare's Plastic Surgery & Skin Specialists for plastic surgery, dermatology and aesthetics services. The building will be designed for possible future expansion.

Construction is scheduled for completion by Oct. 13.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Daylight Saving Time Begins - Check Your Smoke and CO Batteries

While it may not feel like it given the cold weather, this coming weekend we will take a major step
towards the spring and summer season! This coming Sunday we will be moving our clocks ahead an hour. The changing of the clocks brings us a great reminder to change the batteries in our smoke and CO detectors. As the old saying goes “change your clocks, change your batteries”. It is recommended that you change these batteries twice a year to ensure that your detectors are in proper working order. When you change the batteries, also check the date of manufacture for each detector. Most detectors are good for 10 years before expiring and require replacing. Remember, working smoke and CO detectors save lives. Thank you and make it a safe day!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Become a Friends of Bellevue Parks Volunteer. Your Help is Needed!

Become a Friend of Bellevue Parks and make a sound investment in the quality of life that we all associate with Bellevue.  The Friends of Bellevue Parks group is a dedicated group of volunteers who give their time to assisting with various events the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department offers.  Assistance from the Friends group is crucial to the success of many of our events.  Past and upcoming volunteer opportunities include Emerald Ash Borer ribbon tying, concession sales at Rockin’ in Josten concert series, and working a booth at the annual Trick or Treat Trail. 

Join & Volunteer:  This is a group of fun loving people who are dedicated to ensuring our community has the best recreational opportunities we can provide, and we are looking for more fun loving, like minded individuals!  All we ask is a commitment to 2 events a year, whatever will work in your calendar.  All volunteers get a bright Friends of Bellevue Parks t-shirt, are invited to an end-of-summer bar-b-que, and get to help make decisions on what worthy projects the funds raised throughout the year are spent on. 

When you join the Friends of Bellevue Parks, know that you are helping support and ensure continued growth and enhancement of the facilities and services of Bellevue's Parks & Leisure Services Department.  Your time will help maintain the 300+ acres of Village parks and numerous annual special events.  Friends of Bellevue Parks sponsors volunteer activities to benefit the parks, raises funds to support park programs, and works in the community to educate the public about the many benefits of parks and leisure services.

Giving time, talents and resources to the Friends support a broad range of parks, events and services, from acres of open green space, parks to play in, exceptional leisure programs and new and innovative environmental initiatives.

Your involvement goes beyond the time spent; it unites you with an organization of people who truly make a difference in the future of our parks and programs. 

How to Become a Member:  Contact Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director, Stephanie Schlag at sschlag@villageofbellevue.org or 920-468-5225.  Or follow the link here to complete a volunteer application.  As a member, you will be included in all information on upcoming events and volunteer opportunities, invited to our summer bar-b-que and our annual winter meeting where we review last year’s projects, plan the upcoming event commitments and (the most fun part) decide what great project or items we are going to help financially support to improve our parks in Bellevue! 

Upcoming 2017 Events:

Friday, March 3, 2017

Summer Camp at DeBroux Park is Full--Spots Remain for Josten Park

All spots are full at DeBroux Park Summer Camp for 2017.  A limited amount of spots are available at Josten Park for:
Week 1 Space Quest theme (June 19-23)
Week 2 Outdoor Adventure theme (June 26-30)
Week 3 Goofing with Games theme (July 10-14)
Week 4 Wacky Water Week theme (July 17-21)
Week 5 Around the World theme (July 24-28)
Please register online here.  If you would like to be put on the waitlist for any of the currently full weeks at DeBroux or Josten Parks, please call the Village Offices at 468-5225 and the receptionist will be happy to help.  For further information please contact the Recreation Supervisor, Adam Waszak, at awaszak@villageofbellevue.org.