Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Bellevue Sheriff's Deputies Reminder: Making Sure Your Home is Secure

We are encouraging residents make sure to secure their homes when not at home. Our Bellevue Sheriff's Deputies have recently received multiple calls of homes being burglarized in the middle of the day because doors were unlocked or valuables were in clear sight. Please remember when you leave your home to lock your doors and windows, close garage doors, remove your valuables from plain sight, and report any suspicious activity you may see in your neighborhood. Listed below are tips to help protect you from a burglary.

BURGLARY PREVENTION CHECKLIST...DO YOU:
  • Lock your doors and windows?
  • Hide spare keys in an inconspicuous location?
  • Verify the identity and place of employment of anyone who comes to your home?
  • Ensure anything of value is not in plain sight through your windows?
  • Report any suspicious behavior occurring in your neighborhood?
  • Suspend newspaper delivery if gone for an extended period of time or have friend or family member collect such items for you?
Always be sure to verify the identity of anyone who claims to be at your house on behalf of a company or government organization. Almost all employers (including the Village of Bellevue) require their employees to wear photo ID badges when visiting an off-site location. If someone is unable or unwilling to provide you with proof of identification and employment, do not allow them in your home and notify the Brown County Sheriff's Office as soon as possible. The Brown County Sheriff's Office non-emergency number is 920-448-4200.

Following the above procedures is the simplest and most effective way of preventing burglaries from occurring in your neighborhood and your home. Securing your home, verifying the identity of visitors, and remaining vigilant of your neighborhood's activities can ensure that you and your possessions remain safe.

Friday, January 26, 2018

Winter Weather Safety Tips

When winter weather strikes, do not travel unless absolutely necessary. If you do have to travel in winter weather:
  1. Make sure you have survival gear such as blankets, a shovel, flashlight, and extra batteries, warm clothing, battery booster cables, quick energy foods and brightly-colored cloth to use as a distress flag.
  2. Keep a full tank of gas to prevent gasoline freeze up.
  3. If you have a cell phone for use, keep the battery charged. If you should become stranded you will be able to call for help advising rescuers of you location.
  4. Make sure someone knows your travel plans.
  5. Drive safely:
    • Drive more slowly.
    • Accelerate and decelerate slowly.
    • Keep greater distance between you and the car ahead. Check traction by periodically tapping brakes.
    • If car starts to slide, stop braking immediately, then reapply brakes more slowly.
    • Steer into skids (look and steer where you want to go).
    • Do not use cruise control when driving on slippery surfaces.
    • Do not follow closer than 200-feet from the plow truck.
    • Do not pass plow trucks unless instructed by the operator.

NFPA: Scald Prevention Safety Tips


Friday, January 19, 2018

Summer Camp Registration Starts February 5 for Bellevue Residents


2018 Bellevue Summer Camp registration will begin on Monday, February 5 for Bellevue residents and on Monday, February 13 for non-residents.  The early bird discount runs February 5 through 28th, so sign up and receive 10% off all camp fees.
All the information you need about Summer Camp 2018 is located on the Village website.  Download the handbook to learn about 2018 field trips, rules, and so much more!!!
Don't miss out on your chance to give your children a summer they will never forget.  Bellevue hosts summer camp for kids ages 6-12 at DeBroux and Josten Parks.

For a preview of Summer Camp theme weeks, and more program offerings, check out the 2018 Winter/Spring LIFE Guide.
 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bellevue Seeking New Village Administrator


Village Administrator Angela Gorall, appointed in 2013, had her last day with the Village of Bellevue on January 17th. The Village Board recognized her service to the Village at its last meeting and offered their congratulations on a new opportunity she accepted in Minnesota.

The Village has hired Russ Van Gompel to serve as the Interim Administrator. Mr Van Gompel brings extensive local government experience to the Village to assist and consult during this transition period. The Village has also approved an agreement with a consulting firm to immediately begin the process of recruiting and hiring a new Village Administrator.

2018 Village of Bellevue Community Survey

Have you taken our survey yet? The Village of Bellevue is asking you to answer our Resident Community Survey. The Village wants to incorporate your input into policy and a strategic plan that will affect the entire Village, and that input is being collected through this survey.

Your answers here will be used by elected officials and Village staff to analyze the effects of and make changes to current Village programs and services.We need your input to best serve you, our citizens. Take the survey today and let us know what you think.



2018 Bellevue Community Survey

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

2018 Dog License Reminder

Did you get your 2018 dog license yet? 2017 dog licenses expired on December 31st.  This is a reminder that annually the owner of a dog more than five months old shall obtain a dog license. You must bring in or mail a current rabies vaccination certificate from a veterinarian in order to be issued a license. You must also provide documentation of the spay/neutered procedure from your veterinarian (not necessary for renewals). Licenses issued after March 31, 2018 will pay an additional $5.00 penalty per Wisconsin State Statutes.
  • Spayed Female or Neutered Male - $7.00
  • Not Spayed Female or Not Neutered Male - $30.00
Licenses are available at the Village Office at 2828 Allouez Avenue during regular business hours of 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  Please note that tags provided from a veterinarian, indicating a rabies vaccination, are not official dog licenses.

Agendas, Minutes & Packets On-Line

Did you know that the Village posts all meeting agendas, minutes, and meeting packets on the Village website? Since the launch of the Village's updated website in 2016, we have posted information on-line regarding the Village's meetings.

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. This information is available to our citizens or other interested parties 24/7 on our website.

Information for the Village Board and our other Boards and Commissions is available. Closed session information however will continue to not be made available. Check-it out today and stay informed and updated on your Village of Bellevue.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Christmas Tree Pick-Up

Christmas tree pick up is a service provided by the Village of Bellevue for its residents. Pickup is conducted once a week throughout the month of January. Typically this is done on Monday's (weather permitting). To have your tree picked up by the Public Works Department, please place your trees at the curb, not in the street, by Sunday evening or early Monday morning (before 7 a.m.). Trees are taken to the Village Yard Waste site and ground up for reuse as landscaping materials. Trees that are frozen into the snow banks will be left until the spring brush pickup in April/May or if you miss the pickup window you can drop off trees that meet the criteria below at the Village Yard Waste Site.

As a reminder, only natural (real) Christmas trees and wreaths, that are free of wire and metal frames, will be picked up. Artificial trees/wreaths/garland will not be accepted.
Other prohibited items include:
• Flocked trees/ boughs
• Lights
• Ornaments/decorations
• Stands
• Wire, plastic, or metal of any kind
For more information regarding Christmas tree pickup, please contact the Public Works Department at (920) 593-5517 or email us at sgeiger@villageofbellevue.org.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

2018 Village of Bellevue Community Survey

The Village of Bellevue is asking you to answer our Resident Community Survey. The Village wants to incorporate your input into policy and a strategic plan that will affect the entire Village, and that input is being collected through this survey.

Your answers here will be used by elected officials and Village staff to analyze the effects of and make changes to current Village programs and services.We need your input to best serve you, our citizens. Take the survey today and let us know what you think.



2018 Bellevue Community Survey

NFPA: Hoarding and Fire: Reducing the Risk


Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bingo at the Bellevue Community Center: 2018 Dates

The Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is again offering monthly bingo as a fun way to get through these winter months.  Bingo is offered on the 3rd and 5th Thursdays of the month from 1:00-3:00pm. 









The 2018 bingo schedule for the first half of the year is as follows:
Thursday, January 18
Thursday, February 15
Thursday, March 15:  St. Patrick's Day Bingo--WEAR GREEN and get 1 FREE bingo card
Thursday, March 29 (CANCELLED)
Thursday, April 19:  Brewer's Bingo--WEAR MILWAUKEE BREWERS gear and get 1 FREE bingo card
Thursday, May 17
Thursday, May 31:  Food Drive--donate 2 non-perishable FOOD ITEMS and get 1 FREE bingo card
Thursday, June 21

Bingo cards are $0.50 each.  All money collected is given out as prizes, ranging from $3-$10 per game.  All equipment is provided, bingo daubers are not allowed. 
Come join us for bingo at the Bellevue Community Center, 1811 Allouez Avenue.