Monday, November 29, 2010

Santa Plans Stop In Bellevue

He’s making a list, but before he checks it twice Santa is making a stop here in Bellevue!!! Here’s your chance to meet & greet Santa and his reindeer one last time before the big day!

The Leisure Services Department is taking registrations for Santa in the Park. The program will take place on Saturday, December 18th from 4-6pm at Josten Park. Boys and girls (ages 2-8) will get the opportunity to meet Santa, have their picture taken, and participate in a holiday craft. Real live reindeer will be on display!

For more information or to register, visit the village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/, and click the Recreation Programs button on the home page.

Winter/Spring Recreation Program Registration Begins December 1st

The Leisure Services Department would like to remind residents that registration for the upcoming Winter/Spring program session begins December 1st. Non-residents will be able to register beginning December 15th.

Programs and schedules are highlighted in detail in the most recent copy of the L.I.F.E. Guide; which will be distributed this week or can be found online at the village's website at the following url: Winter/Spring 2011 L.I.F.E. Guide.

For more information, or to register online, go to: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/.

Village publishes quarterly "Bell-View" Newsletter for January - March 2011

The Village's newsletter, "The Bell-View" which is sent quarterly by postal mail to village residents, is now available on the Village's website for download.

The current edition will be mailed directly to village residents sometime during the first week of December and will be inserted in the Leisure Services L.I.F.E. guide.

To download the January-March 2011 copy, please visit the following link: http://villageofbellevue.com/our-village/village-newsletter.html

Village Receives 2011 DNR Stormwater Management Grant

The Village of Bellevue has been awarded a matching grant for constructing stormwater management ponds in the Village. The estimated costs are over $360,000.

The Village has a 4- year plan to meet environmental requirements for cleaner stormwater. The grant will be used for property acquisition, design, and construction of the stormwater quality ponds. The ponds are being designed to reduce the amount of sediment and pollution into our streams and rivers by over 80%. The goal is to provide the community a high quality environment to sustain human and wildlife habitat, recreation, and clean water for generations to come.

For more information please see the stormwater section on the village's website.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Bellevue To Be Featured In "America's Backyard" Calendar

Imagine a backyard big enough to entertain an entire country. A place to run play, climb, grill, socialize, or just close your eyes and dream. A place where neighbors become friends, and communities grow more united.

When you think about it, our local parks and recreation areas are like one big backyard. Whether large or small, untamed or urban, remote or just down the block, parks connect us. Parks are the fabric of our neighborhoods. The un-official headquarters for play dates, pick-up games, and impromptu gatherings of all kinds.

The Village of Bellevue was recently selected as a Backyard Community by the National Parks & Recreation Association and will be featured in a national calendar celebrating parks and recreation. The Village submitted a dozen photos from various programs and sites throughout the Village. The photo shown will be the featured photo from Bellevue. The photo was taken at our Challenger Sports Soccer Camp this past summer at Willow Creek Park.

Congratulations Bellevue! Our Parks help keep us a healthy, vibrant community; a "Backyard Community."

Register for the 2010 Senior Holiday Gala

Join us as we kick off the holiday season with an evening of enjoyment! Bring your friends or meet some new ones at the event! Festivities include dancing to the music of the Orv Konop and the OK Dance Band, a tasty family style chicken dinner, a variety of raffles, door prizes, and even a silent auction! Register early to hold your space to this popular event!

Registration for the event is only $13. Download the registration form at the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/.

Location: Riverside Ballroom, Green Bay, WI
Contact: Leisure Services Department (920) 468-5225
Pre-Registration Required. Contact the Village of Bellevue to register at (920) 468-5225.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Klondike & Ontario Roads Now Open To Traffic

Klondike Road was opened to the public on Friday November 12, 2010. Construction signs will still be up as crews work alongside the new asphalt doing the final restoration. Public Works officials are reminding motorists to be cautious the crews while they are still working in the area.
The stream bank stabilization project began in September, just east of the I-43 underpass. It was hoped that the road could be kept open to traffic during construction. However after construction started, a significant rain event occurred causing a shift in the soils in the embankment near the roadway. As a result, the road was shut the down for the safety of workers and motorists.

Ontario Road was opened to traffic last week. Crews continue to work in the area performing roadside restoration.

The most northernly section of Ontario Road within the Village, approximately 1350 feet north of Eaton Road to Village Limits, has been closed since Monday, August 16, 2010 for reconstruction. The road section has been urbanized, which includes curb, gutter and water/sewer utilities. Crews will be back next year to place the final layer of asphalt.

For more information visit the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/, or contact the Public Works Department at (920) 468-5225.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bellevue Bowl Ends NFL FLAG Football's Inaugural Season

The Leisure Services Department recently concluded it's inaugural NFL FLAG Football league on Monday, November 1st with the first-ever 'Bellevue Bowl.' The bowl games featured a championship atmosphere while being played under field lights at DeBroux Park.

NFL FLAG Football is a premier national youth football league for boys and girls. The program provides young players a fun and exciting opportunity to engage in non-contact, continuous action while learning lessons in teamwork and football fundamentals. Participating athletes receive a reversible NFL licensed jersey for participating in the league.

Over 50 children participated in the Leisure Services Department's flag football programs this past fall.

For more information on this and other programs offered by the Leisure Services Department, visit the village's website at: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/leisure-services.html

Public Works Reminds Residents to Secure Mailboxes Before Snow Season

The Department of Public Works is reminding residents to inspect their mailboxes and posts to so that it is installed properly before the winter snow season.

The department has illustrative instructions on how to properly install a mailbox. The following url has more information: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/street-a-right-of-way-maintenance/snow-plowing.html

Properly installed mailboxes and posts will only be repaired/replaced if they are hit and damaged by a village snowplow. The Village does not replace mailboxes or posts installed incorrectly, which are damaged by plowed snow. Correctly installed mailboxes will be repaired or replaced with a standard mailbox and post (Damaged decorative boxes and posts will only be replaced with a standard mailbox and post).

Winter Parking Restrictions Take Effect November 1st to April 1st

The Village does not allow parking on any Village Streets from 2 am to 6 am, November 1st - April 1st. This allows snow plow operators the ability to push snow back to the curb safely and quickly.

The Village also has the authority to declare a 'Snow Emergency.' During a snow emergency parking is prohibited on all streets during a specified time. Vehicles parked on the street will be ticketed and towed away during the declared snow emergency. Notice will be posted on the village's website and other media outlets for the public.

For more information on the Village's snow and ice removal policy, visit the village's website at: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/street-a-right-of-way-maintenance/snow-plowing.html