Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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 20 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 over 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 8. 

Trick or Treat Trail Date:  Saturday, October 20, 2018

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 27, 2018

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 over 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.

Monday, August 20, 2018

Village Employees Donate School Supplies

As part of the Village of Bellevue's Wellness program, employees recently held a school supply drive to support the Back To School Store.  Through the months of June and July employees were encouraged to purchase and donate school supplies to be donated to the Back To School Store on August 3rd.
All departments and some of the general public participated which totaled:
19 folders
11 boxes of crayons
2 scissors
12 erasers
2 boxes of markers
25 packages of dry erase markers
30 packages of pencils
20 bottles of glue
4 notebooks
46 glue sticks
8 rulers
28 packs of sticky notes
2 packs of pens

This is the first time the employees conducted a school supply drive and plan to do so again in the future.

Resident Street Tree Order Deadline is September 28

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 right-of-way is shown below.

Current View

Concept View

The Village will be soliciting orders for the 2018 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 28 for the 2018 planting season.  If you have further questions, please call the Village at (920) 468-5225 or email at sschlag@villageofbellevue.org

Bellevue East Town Optimist Chili Cook-Off Cancelled

We are sad to announce that this year's Chili Cook-Off has been cancelled.  As per a recent post on the Bellevue East Town Optimist Facebook Page:
"Attention Friends, Supporters, and Chili Enthusiasts....Due to recent and significant health concerns of the two event organizers, the chili cook off is cancelled. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience. It was not an easy decision to stop a 35 year tradition, but we appreciate all of the support we've received over the last week. May your hot, mild, or wild side still shine despite this setback. Yours in Optimism- the Bellevue East Town Optimists."

We are wishing the best in health for the event planners and hope this long-standing tradition is able to continue next year.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

August Movie in the Park: Cars 3, Friday, August 17

Join the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department for the last summer Movie in the Park of 2018.   August's movie is "Cars 3" (rated G), sponsored by KI.  Movies are held at Josten Park.  Concessions for the movie start at 7:30pm and the movie begins at dusk, Friday, August 17.  Don't forget a blanket and/or your lawn chairs and we will see you there!

Thank you to KI for sponsoring our August movie!

Friday, August 3, 2018

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.