Monday, August 21, 2017

Join the Bellevue Firefighters Association for a Fundraising Cookout

The Bellevue Firefighters Association, along with BMO Harris and Buffalo Wild Wings, will be having a fundraising cookout on August 26th, 2017 at the Bellevue BMO Harris branch located at 2042 Lime Kiln Rd from 10:00-2:00. Please stop by and grab a bite to eat and help the Association raise money for equipment purchases!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Final Rockin' in Josten Scheduled for Monday, August 21

The last Rockin' in Josten of the 2017 summer will be held on Monday, August 21 at 6:00pm at Josten Park.  Come on out, meet your neighbors, friends and family, and enjoy some great live music provided by The Moonlighters (standards, classic, & swing). 

The Moonlighters will be playing from 6-8:30pm.  Concessions will be provided by the Bellevue Lions Club. 

Don't forget your lawn chair or blanket and we will see you at Josten Park!

Resident Street Tree Order Deadline is September 30

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 terrace is shown below.

Current View

Concept View

The Village will be soliciting orders for the 2017 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 30 for the 2017 planting season.  If you have further questions, please call the Village at (920) 468-5225 or email at

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Village Welcomes New Public Works Director

The Village welcomes David Betts as its new Director of Public Works. David brings to the Village several years of experience in municipal engineering. David comes to the Village from Cook County, Minnesota having served there as the County's Highway Engineer for 7 years. Before that, David worked with an engineering consulting firm in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area for 12 years and a consulting firm in Beloit for 5 years.

Said David of his decision to join the Village of Bellevue, "Professionally, Bellevue offered me an opportunity to join a growing community's public works department and to work in municipal public works again. Personally, it offered my wife and I a chance to move back to our home state of Wisconsin in an area that we enjoy. We are looking forward to learning about the area and all the many things that make the community a great place to live and work."

NFPA: Escape Planning

Plan ahead! If a fire breaks out in your home, you may have only a few minutes to get out safely once the smoke alarm sounds. Everyone needs to know what to do and where to go if there is a fire.

Safety Tips
  • MAKE a home escape plan. Draw a map of your home showing all doors and windows. Discuss the plan with everyone in your home.
  • KNOW at least two ways out of every room, if possible. Make sure all doors and windows leading outside open easily.
  • HAVE an outside meeting place (like a tree, light pole, or mailbox) a safe distance from the home where everyone should meet.
  • PRACTICE your home fire drill at night and during the day with everyone in your home, twice a year.
  • PRACTICE using different ways out.
  • TEACH children how to escape on their own in case you can't help them.
  • CLOSE doors behind you as you leave.

If the alarm sounds...
  • If the smoke alarm sounds, GET OUT AND STAY OUT. Never go back inside for people and pets.
  • If you have to escape through smoke, GET LOW AND GO under the smoke to your way out.
  • CALL the fire department from outside your home.

  • A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire. Install smoke alarms inside every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • According to an NFPA survey, only one of every three American households have actually developed and practiced a home fire escape plan.
    • While 71% of Americans have an escape plan, only 47% of those have practiced it.
  • One-third of American households who made an estimate thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life-threatening. The time available is often less. And only 8% said their first thought on hearing a smoke alarm would be to get out!