Thursday, July 20, 2017

July is Parks and Recreation Month!

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get your play on. This July, discover the power of play with Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry as they celebrate Park and Recreation Month. A variety of fun activities are planned for residents of all ages and abilities — including Movie in the Park, Rockin' in Josten, Family Kite Fest and Youth Fun Runs!   

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Parks and recreation services improve our physical and psychological health, strengthens our neighborhoods, and makes our community a more attractive place to live and work. Not to mention, being outdoors connects us to nature and helps us put balance in our lives.  The goal is to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks, recreation and conservation have on communities across the U.S.


GET YOUR PLAY ON!
This July, Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry and the National Recreation and Park Association are celebrating the power of play. Play is a vital part of our mental well-being, physical health and personal interactions, and local parks and recreation facilities are places where all people can play and have fun. For more information, go to www.nrpa.org/july or search Twitter and Instagram using #PlayOnJuly.  NRPA also encourages all people that support parks and recreation to share why they think play is so important with the hashtag #PlayOnJuly


Help us celebrate this July the importance of Bellevue's parks and recreational facilities!




National Night Out, Tuesday, August 1 at Willow Creek Park

The Village of Bellevue National Night Out event will be held on Tuesday, August 1st at Willow Creek Park from 6:00-8:30 p.m.   

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, better places to live.


Join the Village of Bellevue, the Brown County Sheriff's Office and many other community-minded organizations for a night of fun and festivities.  Activities include face-painting, bounce house, K9 unit and more!  We are continuing to add more fun activities and equipment/safety vehicles to tour for this years event. Come and join us for a great evening in support of building strong communities together.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Residential Knox Box

Have you ever wondered how the Fire Department would reach you without causing damage to your property if you could not come to the door due to a medical or physical aliment?  The Residential Knox Box allows the Fire Department access to your home in an emergency while minimizing property damage and clean-up cost from forced entry.

The Residential Knox Box is a high security metallic key safe that is not permanently mounted to your residence. The box is simply installed by sliding the unit over the top of a residential front entry door.  When installed, entry keys for the front door are inserted into the Residential Knox Box and then locked with a secure key that only Bellevue Fire & Rescue personnel have access to.  If an emergency arises, the responding crews are able to access the stored keys in the Knox Box.  This allows the personnel to quickly enter the home and avoid potential delay and damage to your property. 

The Residential Knox Box is ideal for individuals who:

  • Live alone
  • Use an electronic calling or medical alert service
  • Have a history of medical problems

If you are interested in purchasing and installing a Residential Knox Box, please contact Battalion Chief Michael Navin at 920-884-1077 ext. 302 or by email: mnavin@bellevue-fire.com


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Manitowoc Road Future Construction

Engineering and design has kicked off for the planning of a major project on Manitowoc Road (from Allouez Ave. to Kewaunee Rd.). Residents may notice project engineers and surveyors in this area as we prepare for this future project.

The project is planned to include curb and gutter repairs, mill and overlay of new pavement, road base rehabilitation, and some water/sewer utility improvements. The project is also planned to include sidewalks and a traffic control improvement (TBD) at the intersection of Manitowoc Road and Ontario Road.  The Village is currently scheduled to receive grant funding support for a major portion of this project.

Planning and design will continue to be on-going in 2017 through 2018. Construction is currently scheduled for 2021. More information on this project and its impact to residents will be provided as our planning continues to progress.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Village Road/Utility Construction Updates

It's been a busy construction summer for the Village in 2017. The latest updates on Village projects as well as any known State or County projects are posted on our Current & Future Projects page of our website. We will also use our Facebook and Twitter accounts as necessary to also keep you updated. Remember that our FREE Village App also provides easy access to all our social media accounts and updates.

The most notable project site still under construction by the Village is on Town Hall road (pictures shown).  Most of the new sidewalks are poured, but road paving is yet to be completed. Please continue to avoid this active construction area as much as possible. The Huron Road trail (from Eaton Road north the Village limits) is also still closed at this time until paving can be completed. The Village also has a number of culvert replacement projects (map available on the Village website) still to be completed that will require temporary road closures to complete.