Friday, May 24, 2019

Last Call to Help us Name Bellevue's Newest Park!

The entry deadline is 4:30pm on Monday, June 3, 2019.
The Village of Bellevue is excited that plans for constructing a new mini-park in the Bedford Heights neighborhood is underway and will be open this fall. Mini-parks are designed to offer specialized facilities that serve less than ¼ mile radius in residential areas, are centrally located, easily accessible to walking and biking, sized to accommodate a playground, picnic areas, and other specialized uses, and do not require off-street parking as it is intended to serve a small, localized area.
The park will be located at 2900 Creekwood Circle, and will include such amenities as open space, a picnic shelter, playground structure, walking path, and more.  The Board of Park Commissioners is asking for your input on what we should name this exciting, new park.
The Board of Park Commissioners looks after 12 different parks and trails throughout the Village.  Their names give these spaces character and provide a sense of history, community, and belonging to us all.

It's not often that you get an opportunity to make history. Well, here's your chance to leave a mark by helping us name Bellevue’s newest park.  Suggestions will be presented to the Park Commission at an upcoming meeting.  Upon final selection, the Park Commission will make a recommendation to the Village Board for final approval.
To participate, follow these quick, easy steps!
The entry deadline is 4:30pm on Monday, June 3, 2019.
View the design of the new park, and get your creativity flowing.

Submit your name suggestion online via SurveyMonkey with a brief explanation as to why it is the best name for this park. (Preferred method.)
The Village’s Park Commission will review the submissions at their June 10 meeting and make a final suggestion for approval.
The recommendation from the Parks Commission will be presented to the Village Board on June 26th for final approval.
Participants can also submit their entry by mail or in person to the Village Offices at 2828 Allouez Avenue, Bellevue, WI 54311.  ATTN: Bellevue Park Naming 2019. Download the form here. 
Entrants will be invited to the formal park dedication and if your park name is the selected name, will be formally recognized by the Village. 

Summer Youth Fun Runs Start Sunday, June 2nd

The summer Youth Fun Runs start on Sunday, June 2nd.  Held on 4 Sunday evenings throughout the summer at Josten Park, youth ages 2-12 can participate in a fun run as a way to stay active and begin to experience the joy of running in a non-competitive, friendly environment. There are 3 age-appropriate run lengths through Josten Park, led by members of Preble High School Cross Country Team. The event is free, however registration is required. Children ages 4 and younger must have an older sibling or adult run with them. You only have to register once for all 4 events. 

The runs are on June 2, June 23, July 14, and August 4.  Partiipcants who complete all 4 events will get a ribbon on August 4th. 

Participant check in is from 6:30-6:50pm.   The run starts at 7:00pm and are typically done by 7:15pm. 

To register for the 2-6 year age group, click HERE
To register for the 7-9 year age group, click HERE
To register for the 10-12 year age group, click HERE 


This event is sponsored by KI and made possible with volunteers from the Preble High School Cross Country Team.



Concessions and refreshments will be sold to support the Preble High School Cross Country Team. 

NFPA: Camping Fire Safety



AquaHawk lets you monitor for water leaks!



Here’s a great example of the benefits of AquaHawk – our FREE program to water customers who have our new Sensus meters.

When time allows, staff monitor abnormal water usages. Recently, one of our utility clerks noticed that a resident’s usage went up to consistently use almost 100 gallons of water an hour. Natalie called this resident and notified him that their Bellevue home was experiencing unusually high water usage.  The customer is a Texas snowbird, spending the winter out of state. He later called back and informed us that a family member visited the Bellevue home and found a toilet running. Within 3 days, they had used almost 8,000 gallons of water, about 4 times as much as they do in one month!  

Village staff doesn't always have the time to check AquaHawk for all customers.  But if you have one of the new Sensus meters, YOU have the ability to sign up and use this FREE resource.  You may set alerts if usage exceeds a certain amount of gallons and estimate your water bill with your current usage. Sign up today at https://bellwi.aquahawk.us/ using your utility account number.

We are in the process of changing out current Badger meters to the new Sensus meters and expect all of Bellevue to have these by the end of 2020.



DeBroux Park Sees Improvements from Local Volunteers

DeBroux Park was a busy location on the evening of Monday, May 20. 











The Bellevue Lions Club installed a new lion drinking fountain that they donated to the park and Cub Scout Pack 4173 from McAuliffe Elementary School spent some time planting annuals in the flower bed under the DeBroux Park sign. 






The Village wants to extended our sincere gratitude and appreciation to both groups for spending time improving the community and impacting the parks. 




Village Offices Closed on Memorial Day - Monday, May 27

Friday, May 17, 2019

Spring Hydrant Flushing to Begin May 20

The Village of Bellevue will begin flushing fire hydrants the week of May 20, 2019.

Residents may notice their water is discolored while the flushing occurs. The water is safe to drink, however the discoloration may stain clothing.

If you notice work being done in your neighborhood, temporarily avoid using the water if you can. Residents are encouraged to run their faucets until the color is removed.

Questions regarding this process may be directed to the Public Works Department at (920) 468-5225 or by going to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/water-utility.html.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

WATER METER REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

The Village of Bellevue is upgrading all water meters to Sensus meters. The older meters (Badger) are no longer supported by the manufacturer. The new Sensus meter technology allows for wireless reading of meters, more accurate water use metering, and can assist in detecting leaking toilets and other unwanted water use. Residents with the new Sensus meters can monitor usage and estimate water bills.
If you don't already have the new Sensus meter (pictured below), call the Village to schedule an appointment to get yours installed. The appointments take 45 minutes and may be scheduled between 6:45 am and 1:30 pm M-F. Early times fill up fast, so call soon to get your ideal time. 920-468-5225 ext. 4
Prior to the appointment, please be sure that the water meter is accessible and that the shut off valves work property.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Village of Bellevue Summer Hours

Starting the week of May 27 (Memorial Day), the Village of Bellevue offices will operate under summer hours Mondays through Fridays. Summer hours will be in effect from May 28 (Village offices closed on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day) through Friday, August 30. Below are the summer hours the Village will be implementing:

  • Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Friday: 7:00 AM - Noon
If you have any questions regarding the summer hours, please feel free to contact our offices at (920) 468-5225.

NFPA: Lightning Safety


Monday, May 6, 2019

Arbor Day 2019 Celebrated at McAuliffe Elementary School

On a brisk April 26 morning, 3rd grade students from McAuliffe Elementary School learned about the correct way to plant and take care of a tree as part of Bellevue's Arbor Day Celebration. 








The Village of Bellevue has been celebrating Arbor Day with students at McAuliffe Elementary School for the past 9 years through the After School Program or as part of the 3rd grade activities. 







Bellevue continues to earn the Tree City USA designation through the Arbor Day Foundation and has done so continuously for the past 16 years.  Thank you to the great staff and students at McAuliffe Elementary for another tree planted!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Village of Bellevue wheel tax

The Village of Bellevue wheel tax was adopted in January and is in effect for vehicles with registration renewals of May 1, 2019 or later. If your vehicle is registered in the incorrect municipality, you may correct this information by:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Babysitter Course Offered on Saturday, May 18

Join the Village of Bellevue for a new Babysitter Course offered on Saturday, May 18 at the Community Center.  Students will learn the fundamentals of childcare (feeding/diapering/etc..), child safety (choking emergencies/home hazards/etc...), and also learn Adult/Child/Infant CPR/AED. 
This is a great class to build confidence as pre-teens and teens (ages 10-15) enter the exciting world of babysitting, or if they are starting to stay home alone for the first time. The class is taught by using an assortment of relevant videos, hands on skill learning sessions, and games.
Enrolled students will receive a 30-page digital course book prior to the start of class, a completion certificate, and an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED completion card, valid for 2 years.
Students will need to bring a lunch/beverage the day of the class. Instructor is certified through the American Heart Association.
The cost is $75 for Village of Bellevue residents and $94 for non-residents.  Register online HERE.

What: Babysitter Course
When:  8:00am-4:00pm, Saturday, May 18
Where: Bellevue Community Center, 1811 Allouez Avenue
Who:  Youth ages 10-15
How:   Register online

Congratulations Steve Dart, Public Works Staff, for 25 Years with the Village of Bellevue


Steve Dart, a member of our Public Works staff, will reach 25 years of service with the Village of Bellevue on Wednesday, May 1.  Steve started with the Village of Bellevue in 1994 and has been a part of a lot of projects in his time here.  He's worked on various street, water, parks, mechanics, and maintenance projects.  Steve says that technology has made his and everyone's job so much easier.  He's seen the Village's population double since he has been here, and some of the buildings he has seen built include the water tower, 2 different Village facilities, Home Depot, Menard's, Festival Foods, and Dorsch Ford.  Steve mentioned that he likes that he is always doing something different for his job and likes all the learning, training, and the knowledge he has gained since starting.


In Steve's free time he raises Texas longhorns and likes to farm, hunt, fish and go 4-wheeling.  He has 3 boys who keep him very busy with their sports and other activities.


Steve, thank you for your continued service to Bellevue and congratulations on your 25 year work anniversary.  We are thankful for your dedication!