Monday, September 27, 2010

Ontario Road Project Continues

Crews continue to work on urbanizing a section of Ontario Road north of CTH JJ. The overall project began in August and is scheduled to be completed by November 15, 2010.

Currently water, sewer and storm-water utilities are being installed. Once completed, crews will move on to constructing the road base, pouring concrete curbing and lastly asphalt. In order for crews to complete their work on time, the road has been closed completely to traffic. Detours are marked.

For more information on this and other road projects in the Village, visit our website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/projects-construction.html

Annual Fire Department Fish Boil Draws a Crowd

The Bellevue Firefighters Association held their annual Fish Boil and Open House this past Friday, September 24th. The event is used as a fundraiser to support Bellevue fire prevention programs, education and training materials. Photos from the event can be found at the Village's facebook site, or by clicking here.

The feature of the night is the food of course. Boiled fish, potatoes, carrots, onions and other traditional sides are served. In addition, yummy deserts are baked by friends and relatives of the fire department to be sold. Dozens of firefighters, spouses, friends and others volunteered to help make the event a success.

Firefighters were also busy that same evening when a call came through from emergency dispatch. Crews left the station to respond to an automobile accident.

The Fire Department provides fire education and safety materials to local elementary school children each year during Fire Prevention Week. This year, Fire Prevention Week will be held at McAuliffe Elementary during October 4-8th. For more information on the Bellevue Fire Department, go to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/fire.html

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fire Department Annual Fish Boil & Open House This Friday, September 24th

FISH BOIL AND OPEN HOUSE
Friday, September 24th
4:30-8pm

Bellevue Community Center / Fire Station #2
1811 Allouez Avenue

$7.00 / Adult Fish
$5.00 / Child Fish
$2.00 / Hot dog & Chips

Fish dinner includes:
Alaskan Pollack, potatoes, carrots and onions.

Location : Bellevue Community Center / Fire Station #2 (1811 Allouez Avenue)
All proceeds are used to benefit the Bellevue Fire Prevention programs, education and training materials.

Road Referendum Public Information Meetings Set

Since January 2010, a group of village residents have been working toward developing referendum ballot language to determine the Village's future special assessment policy in relation to road and right-of-way improvements. On November 2, 2010, Village residents will be asked to decide whether street construction projects should be funded in-part by special assessment and the general tax levy. Currently, the Village assesses 100% of the costs of road and right-of-way improvements.

You can view and download the steering committee meeting Agendas & Minutes, as well as, the committee's Final Report on the Village's website.

Proposed Binding Referendum Ballot Language:

Under State Law, the increase in the levy of the Village of Bellevue for the tax to be imposed for the next fiscal year (2011) is limited to 3% which results in a levy of $2,469,878. Shall the Village of Bellevue be allowed to exceed this limit and increase the levy for the next fiscal year (2011) and on an ongoing basis, by a total of 14.2%, which results in a levy of $2,819,878, for the purpose of generating sufficient revenue to fund 35% of the costs associated with the reconstruction or resurfacing of existing roads which will reduce (by an equal percentage) the special assessments currently charged to property owners for planned road work. This
will not include new development or the urbanization of rural roads.

A "YES" VOTE WILL ALLOW THE VILLAGE OF BELLEVUE TO EXCEED THE LEVY LIMIT AND INCREASE THE LEVY FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR, 2011, BY A TOTAL OF 14.2% WHICH RESULTS IN A LEVY OF $2,819,878.

A "NO" VOTE WILL NOT ALLOW THE VILLAGE OF BELLEVUE TO EXCEED THE LEVY LIMIT.

(YES) (NO)

Two (2) public informational meetings have been scheduled to allow residents to learn more about the referendum question and the process leading up to and following the referendum. The two meetings have been scheduled for October 14th and 26th at 6:30pm at the Public Safety Building / Village Hall.

For more information, please contact Aaron Oppenheimer, Village Administrator at (920) 468.5225.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Don't Forget To Vote On September 14th For The Partisan Primary Election

The Partisan Primary Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, United States Senator, Representative in Congress, State Senator, Representative to the Assembly, District Attorney, and County Partisan Offices will be held on September 14, 2010.

Voting will take place at the Bellevue Community Center/Fire Station at 1811 Allouez Avenue and the Village Hall/Public Safety Building at 3100 Eaton Road. Polls are open at 7:00 a.m. and will close at 8:00 p.m.

If you are unable to vote at the polls, absentee ballots are available at the Village Office.

For more information on elections, or to download a copy of the ballot visit the Village’s website at www.VillageOfBellevue.org.

Phase 2 of Manitowoc Road Project Begins Monday, September 13th

With the roundabout at the intersection of Main Street and Verlin/Manitowoc roads complete, Phase 2 of the overall WisDOT project is scheduled to start on Monday, September 13th.

Phase 2 includes bridge deck repairs/overlays and ramp improvements for the Manitowoc Road/I-43 overpass bridge. The work will require the bridge to be closed to traffic for an estimated 15-20 working days. Periodic ramp closures will occur at night during this period as well.

For more information on the project, stages, closure schedules and detour maps, visit Village's website at: http://villageofbellevue.org