Monday, October 23, 2017

On Monday, October 16th, the Village of Bellevue participated in the Advance Business Appreciation Week sponsored by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce. Village representatives along with representatives from the Bellevue Economic Development Advisory Board, the Bellevue Business and Professional Association, and Advance Economic Development division, took time to recognize four businesses located in Bellevue with Certificates of Appreciation. The four businesses that were honored were:

  • Carnivore Meat Company
  • Wilco Cabinet Makers, Inc.
  • Viking Electric Supply
  • NCorp Services, (Big Ox Energy)




Cedar Corporation Groundbreaking

Cedar Corporation held a ground breaking ceremony for their new regional office building here in Bellevue today (SEC of Bellevue Street & Allouez Avenue). Cedar is a full service consultant offering engineering, architecture, planning, environmental, land surveying and landscape architecture services. We at the Village are glad you stayed and invested in our community. Congratulations!


Friday, October 20, 2017

Village Board to Host Public Hearing on 2018 Budget




A Public Hearing on the proposed 2018 Budget for the Village of Bellevue will be held on Wednesday, November 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Village Hall/Public Safety Building, 3100 Eaton Road.

As will be presented at the Public Hearing, the proposed 2018 Budget currently includes a 5.1% ($171,641) increase in the Village tax levy from the previous year. The proposed tax rate for the Village is $2.89 (per $1,000 of assessed value) if approved as currently proposed. If approved as proposed, this would be the Village's first tax rate increase since the 2013 Budget. Also note that the Village's current tax rate (for the 2017 Budget year) is the lowest rate in Brown County when compared to other cities, villages and urban towns.

Major changes as included in the proposed 2018 Budget are as follows:
  • Approximately $116,800 increase in the Village's debt obligations.
  • The addition of one patrol officer contracted from the Brown County Sheriff's Office to meet the Village's public safety needs. Approximately $142,000 for officer wages/benefits and supporting supplies and equipment.
  • Approximately $50,000 increase for Green Bay Metro bus services within the Village. Required as part of Metro's implementation of a new east-side hub and expansion of services in the Village.

Other key changes include, but are not limited to, increased funding for management of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), funding for increased elections in 2018, funding health insurance cost increases of 13% for our employees, internal IT and phone upgrades.

Funding of these projects and improvements with only a 5.1% levy increase is possible due to increases in other Village revenue sources as well as strategic cuts or decreases in other areas of the Village budget. The Village Board, along with staff, completed a full-day review session in early October as well as additional reviews during regular Board meetings to develop the current proposed 2018 Budget.

The proposed 2018 Budget as well as the proposed 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan is available on the Finance & Budget page of the Village website. A copy is also available for public review at the Bellevue Village Office at 2828 Allouez Avenue during regular business hours.

Any questions regarding the Village Budget can be directed to Angela Gorall, Village Administrator at agorall@villageofbellevue.org.

Bellevue GIS Internships Benefit Village, Students

Each year, the Village of Bellevue looks to hire local college interns actively pursuing degrees in public administration, economic development, geographic information systems (GIS), as well as other aspects of municipal operations. This fall, the Village has recruited two GIS interns to assist with data collection and mapping for the Community Development, Public Works, and Parks, Recreation and Forestry Departments. In exchange for this assistance, the interns receive valuable real-world experience and references which will help them progress in their chosen field of study or work upon graduation.

Tim Hennig, GIS/IT Manager, stated, "Having interns work for the Village of Bellevue has provided the organization the resources needed to help complete various projects and tasks that normally would be delayed. There are so many benefits to these internships, the biggest of which is that it infuses enthusiasm, but also provides a fresh perspective on existing and/or future technologies."




The Village of Bellevue would like to thank its current GIS interns for their contributions to the organization. Pictured above are GIS interns Haley Mader (left) and Amy Bartel (right). Haley is a UW-Green Bay student majoring in Public Administration and is volunteering her services for course credit. She is assisting with the development of facility GIS digitizing and collecting GPS data for Village-owned trees. Amy is an NWTC Civil Engineering Technology student (she also graduated from UW-Eau Claire). She is assisting with development, maintaining, and training internal staff on the uses of the Village's GIS systems. Amy has also previously assisted the Public Works and Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Departments with GPS data collection.

The Village of Bellevue posts internship opportunities on its website throughout the year. Please visit www.villageofbellevue.org and click on "Jobs" for more information.

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