Friday, March 30, 2018

NFPA: Safety in Places of Public Assembly


Boats, Campers, Trailer Storage

With spring finally here and summer right around the corner, the Village would like to remind residents of the parking regulations in place for summer seasonal vehicles and trailers.   Starting April 1st, summer seasonal vehicles and trailers (including boats, jet skis, motor homes, campers) are permitted to be parked on the driveway or on a (permitted) hard surface located on the side of the home.  No vehicle or trailer can be parked on a grass/dirt/gravel surface outside of the rear yard and shall also be parked so as not extend into the Village Right-of-Way (generally where the sidewalk exists or would exist if there was one).

Winter seasonal vehicles and trailers (snowmobile) will need to be relocated to an enclosed structure or placed in the rear yard no closer than 5' to a property line as of May 1st.

If you have any questions, please contact the Village of Bellevue Planning and Zoning Department.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Verlin Road Water Main Work to Begin Soon

As part of the Village's efforts to maintain the water distribution system, the water main along Verlin Road has been identified as needing to be replaced. Verlin Road has experienced numerous water main breaks in the past few years.

This project will be completed in two phases - one in 2018 and one in 2019. Phase I will occur between Lime Kiln Road and Sterling Heights Court. The preliminary start date for the Village's work on the Verlin road water main is Monday, April 2nd (though this date may be pushed back to April 11th). The contractor performing the work on the water main anticipates that the work will be completed by Memorial Day. Residents should expect Verlin Road between Lime Kiln and Sterling Heights Court to be closed to thru traffic during the duration of the project, though the road will remain open for local residents and businesses.

If you have any questions regarding the Verlin Water Main project, please feel free to contact our Public Works Department at 920-468-5225.


Friday, March 23, 2018

Village MS4 2017 Annual Report Available for Citizen Review and Comment

The Village's 2017 Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) Annual Report is now available for citizen review and comment. Click here to view the report on the Village's website. If you have any questions or comments regarding the MS4 Annual Report, please feel free to contact the Public Works Department by phone at 920-468-5225 or by email here.


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Bellevue, A Great Place To Grow---TREES!



Bellevue is a Tree City USA community and as such, we need volunteers to help with our Adopt-a-Tree program to help save our public ash trees from Emerald Ash Borer infestation. If interested in volunteering and helping Bellevue and our wonderful trees, please contact the Village Forester, Doug Tenor, at dtenor@villageofbellevue.org.  




Adopt-A-Tree Program
Help save our public ash trees from ash borer infestation!  You can select a specific tree to adopt or make a general contribution toward the Adopt-A-Tree program. Consider saving a street tree in front of your house or a tree in your neighborhood park.  Encourage your neighbors to adopt their street tree! With your donation, the Village will apply a 2-year insecticide treatment to help ward of Emerald Ash Borer infestations. 
The price to adopt a tree is dependent on the diameter inch at chest height, measured at 4.5ft up from the ground. Pricing is as follows:
         4” to 20” costs $10 per diameter inch
         20.1” to 30” costs $9 per diameter inch
         30.1” and above costs $8 per diameter inch
Diameter inch can be calculated by measuring the trunk of your tree around in inches, and then dividing by 3.14 (π).  We will begin treatments at the beginning of June. Please contact the department prior to June 1 if you are interested in participating in this program. 

If you have additional questions on EAB, Adopt-A-Tree or the Village Forestry Program please check out the Forestry page on the Village website. 

Monday, March 19, 2018

Help Wanted: Forestry Intern

The Village is looking to hire a Forestry intern for the summer (total of 560 hours). The Forestry intern will assist support the functions of the Parks, Recreation and Forestry Director. The intern will also gain knowledge of basic governmental functions; and will be assigned to work on a WDNR Grant-Funded Project (tree inventory, resident education, policy and plan development and revision).

If you are interested in the position, the complete job description and information on how to apply can be found here.

Help Wanted: Seasonal Parks/Public Works Maintenance Positions Available

Seasonal Laborers assist regular staff from mid-May through mid-September as assigned by the Parks Forestry Foreman and/or the Operations Manager. This position provides general labor in support of the delivery of public services, including, but not limited to: maintenance of public streets, grounds, parks & recreational facilities, utilities and rights-of-way, and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. The hours generally worked by this position are weekdays 6:30 AM to 2:30 PM. This position may need to be available on weekends for short periods of time. Additional hours may be available prior to May 1 and after mid-September.

Additional information on the position and how to apply can be found here.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Village Seeking GIS/GPS Intern

The Village of Bellevue is seeking to hire a part-time, seasonal paid GIS/GPS Intern for the summer. This is a great opportunity to learn about municipal GIS and data management.

Position Summary
Under the general direction of the GIS/IT Manager; functions as the GIS/GPS Intern. The Intern will assist with the development, design, and data collection of municipal utility, land use, park, tree, facility, asset, etc. information.

The Intern in this position performs routine and entry level technical geographic information systems and global positioning systems work. Interns in this position generally are persons pursuing higher education and require internship experience as a supplement to formal course work, resume building, or a recent graduate seeking job experience.

No employee benefits are offered with this position. This is a sessional position totaling about 600    hours of work. The Intern hours are very flexible and must work the minimum 35‐40 hours per week, except during holiday weeks.

Qualifications Summary
Applicant must have an intermediate understanding of the use and operations of ESRI ArcGIS products pertaining to ArcPro, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Story Maps, ArcCatalog, geodatabases, and spatial extensions; familiar with Open Source QGIS (Not required, but helpful), GPS, laser rangefinder, large/small format scanners, the methods, techniques, and procedures used in the maintaining, editing, and production of geographic data and mapping.

Must be a College Junior or Senior level undergraduate student, or a first or second year graduate student, or a recent undergraduate/graduate student who majored in geographic information systems, civil technician (2 Year Program), urban planning, land conservation, or environmental science.

Please visit the Village of Bellevue’s at website: http://www.villageofbellevue.org for more information.

How to Apply
The applicant for this position must submit a cover letter, resume, college courses completed pertaining to major, GPA, and fill a job application to:

Human Resource: GIS/GPS Intern
2828 Allouez Ave  
Bellevue, WI 54311
Email: employment@villageofbellevue.org

All material must be submitted no later than March 30, 2018.

Welcome to Bellevue Packet

If you are a new resident to the Village of Bellevue or thinking about coming to our community, the Welcome to Bellevue packet provides a summary of all the key services we provide to our residents.

We are proud of our community and the services we offer and want to share that information and make it as easy as possible for our residents to feel welcome and part of our community.

This information packet is typically updated annually and more up-to-date information may be available throughout our Village website. Still have questions after reviewing our welcome packet? Please see the Village staff directory for who to call or contact our Village Office, 2828 Allouez Ave., at (920) 468-5225. Citizen requests and comments can also always be provided via our website through our Citizen Request Form.

IAFF: Spring Forward; Time to Check Smoke Alarms


Monday, March 5, 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.

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.

Easter Egg Bonanza Set For 2018

The Bellevue Easter Egg Bonanza is a free event for children ages 2-8 who live in Bellevue. Children will get the opportunity to hunt for eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, color eggs, make an Easter craft and win prizes!  Pre-registration is required. 


Reminder: This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather!

When:  Saturday, March 24
Location:  Josten Park
Fee:  FREE!

Pre-registration is required.
3 Time spots are available:  9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am

Register online at HERE
This event is Sponsored By: Dan VanAdestine, American Family Insurance Agent