Friday, April 27, 2018

Village Committees & Commissions

If you are interested volunteering your time to help serve the Village of Bellevue, please consider a committee, commission or board position. The Village currently has a Board of Review, Economic Development Advisory Board, Ethics Board, Fire Commission, Park Commission, Plan Commission, Senior Advisory Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. For further explanation of what each body's responsibilities are please go to our website

Every April, the Village Board is required to appoint new members or re-appoint existing members whose terms have expired. Each of these bodies serves a specific purpose, several of which meet State Statute requirements. A Village staff member is also assigned to assist each body.

Residents interested in being considered for a future appointment should complete the Volunteer Application Form available on the Village website. In March, the Village President reviews the members terms that are expiring and may interview new residents that have submitted applications to understand their background for the body that will be the best fit. Appointments occur at the 2nd April Village Board meeting.  Any questions can be directed to Jared Heyn, Assistant to the Administrator, at jheyn@villageofbellevue.org.

NFPA: Grilling Safety


Thursday, April 26, 2018

Manderly Way Canoe/Kayak Launch Now Open for the Season

The canoe/kayak launch at Manderly Way Trailhead is now open for use.  Access to the East River at Manderly Way is free and the launch is open now through October each year. Manderly Way is located off Bellevue Street south of Allouez Avenue. 


 


 

 
The launch was made possible through the efforts of the Fox-Wisconsin Heritage Parkway, a non-profit group dedicated to improving recreational opportunities (both aquatic and terrestrial) along the Fox and Wisconsin Rivers, and fully funded through two grants from the WI DNR and Wisconsin Coastal Management. 










The Manderly Way Trailhead Parking lot will be undergoing some minor construction work this spring and will be closed for a few days for asphalt seal and paint.  Signage will be posted at the site to notify users of the dates of closure and updates will be posted on the Village Facebook page.  Please "Like" the Village's Facebook here page for up-to-date and timely information regarding this and other happenings in Bellevue. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Village Brush Pick-up Delayed

Due to the recent snowstorm, brush pick-up is being delayed by three weeks. Brush pick-up for Main Street and east of Main Street will take place the week of May 14th. Brush pick-up west of Main Street will take place the week of May 21. Below is a map of the brush pick-up routes. Please contact our Public Works Department at 920-468-5225 if you have any questions.


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Arbor Day is Friday, April 27th


2018 Arbor Day Proclamation
Since 1872, Arbor Day has been celebrated on the last Friday of April in communities across the country.  This year, Arbor Day is Friday, April 27th.  The Village President, Steve Soukup, officially pronounced April 27, 2018 to be Arbor Day in the Village of Bellevue.  Its a day to remind ourselves of all that trees do for us. 

The following are some ideas from the Arbor Day Foundation Blog on how to make your Arbor Day great:
You can find the complete article HERE
 
Read a book about trees: Spruce up your regular reads by challenging yourself to learn about the trees in your yard. .

Have an Arbor Day Picnic: Go to a park and relish in the marvels of nature, but not without some fruits and nuts from trees, stop by a community orchard.

Host an Arbor Day Dinner: Cook a meal with locally produced foods.

Hold an Arbor Day Block Party: Few things are more exciting than a block party celebrating Arbor Day. Tree seedlings and buttons are fun giveaways to ramp up the excitement.
 
Go on a Tree Hunt: Look for the biggest tree and oldest tree in your city, learn the history of it and tag the Arbor Day Foundation in a photo on Instagram: @arbordayfoundation

Check out this great booklet from the Arbor Day Foundation on the history of Arbor Day.
Plant a Tree: For the love of Arbor Day and all things green, go out and plant a tree! But first, check out the Right Tree in the Right Place to ensure that your tree thrives for many Arbor Days to come.




Each year the Village of Bellevue hosts a tree planting event with the 3rd grade students at McAuliffe Elementary School for Arbor Day.






Saturday, April 14, 2018

Prescription Drug Take Back Event: April 28

On April 28, 2018 the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Brown County Sheriff’s Office, and the Village of Bellevue, will coordinate a Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative. The focus is on removing potentially dangerous pharmaceutical substances from our state's medicine cabinets and preventing them from going into our water supply.

When:  Saturday, April 28th (9:30AM – 1:30PM)
Where:  Bellevue Village Hall (3100 Eaton Rd.)

Bring: Prescription (controlled and non-controlled) and over-the-counter medications, ointments, inhalers, patches, non-aerosol sprays, creams, vials and pet medications. Liquids without the original packaging will not be accepted.

*Medications will be removed from their containers and the plastic pill bottles will be placed in a recycling bin.*


Do Not Bring: Illegal drugs, needles/sharps, mercury thermometers, aerosol cans, bio-hazardous materials (anything containing a bodily fluid or blood), flares, personal care products (shampoo, soaps, lotions, sunscreens, etc...), household hazardous waste (paint, pesticides, chemicals, oil, or gas) or acid.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Memorial Tree or Memorial Bench an Excellent Gift for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is less than a month away; consider gifting a Memorial Tree or a Memorial Bench this year. Through the Village's 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).  5 tree species available for this program include:
•Skyline Honeylocust
•Bur Oak
•Swamp White Oak
•Kentucky Coffeetree
•American Linden
Example Bench
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.