Monday, March 28, 2011

Village To Conduct Citizen Listening Session

The Village of Bellevue will be conducting a citizen listening and visioning session to discuss key community priorities as it relates to village services. The Village has conducted listening sessions as recent as 2009. Considering the difficult economic situation as a result of cuts in State shared revenues, the Village will be asking citizens to prioritize key services.

This session will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 6:30 p.m. at the Public Safety Building, 3100 Eaton Road.

Members of the Village Board and staff will be in attendance to answer questions, address concerns and collect input from residents.

For more information contact Village Administrator, Aaron Oppenheimer at (920) 468-5225.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Village Introduces Improved Newsletter "The Bellevue Focus"

The village has improved its quarterly newsletter. To reflect the change, the title of the newsletter has changed to "The Bellevue Focus". Each quarter will focus on a particular topic of village services. The current focus is on the Department of Public Works.

The "Bellevue Focus" is now available on the Village's website for download. The current edition will be mailed directly to village residents the week of March 21, 2011.

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

Water Utility Implements Cross Connection Control Program

The Village of Bellevue Water Utility system delivers safe, high-quality drinking water every day. To continue to protect the public health and keep the water system safe from contaminants and pollutants, The Village's Water Utility is required by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Commerce, and the Village of Bellevue Municipal Code to maintain a cross connection control program.

A cross connection is a direct or potential connection between any part of the public water supply system and a source of contamination or pollution. The most common form of cross connection is a garden hose, which is easily connected to the public water supply system and can be used to apply a variety of potentially dangerous substances, including chemicals and fertilizer. Other common cross connections include dishwashers, toilets, pressure washers, boilers, pools, and lawn sprinkler systems.

For more information on the Cross Connection program, visit the Village's website at: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/water-utility/cross-connections.html, or contact the Department of Public Works at (920) 468-5225.

Spring Election Set For April 5, 2011

The Spring General Election for State Supreme Court, Local School District and Village Trustee will be held on April 5, 2011.

Voting will take place at the Bellevue Community Center/Fire Station #2 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, visit the Village’s website at www.VillageOfBellevue.org.

Brown County Boat Launch Passes Sold At Village Offices

This annual pass is good for all launch areas operated by Brown County Facility & Park Department, City of De Pere, and City of Green Bay. The Brown County Annual Launch Pass must be permanently affixed to the backside of the trailer winch post. If the design of your trailer prohibits the clear view of the sticker, place on the left side of the winch post in a visible location.
  • Annual Pass is $30.00
  • Additional stickers for the same owner are $5.00 each with registration receipt and proof of ownership of both boats
  • Replacement stickers are $5.00 (trailer is sold after initial sticker purchase)
Passes can be purchased at the Village Offices, 2828 Allouez Avenue. For more information, please contact (920) 468-5225.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Fundraising For VandenLangenberg Plaza Launches

In an effort to make enhancements to the Village's future core business district. The Village is proposing to make a civic clock plaza along the southwest corner of Eaton and South Huron Roads. Proposed improvements include the installation of a decorative clock and plaza area; which will encourage, promote and sustain interest in the future core business district.

Click the links below to see renderings of the proposed improvements:
The Village has received a significant grant from the State of Wisconsin to purchase and install the clock. Remaining funds to construct the plaza will be raised through donor brick sales and clock sponsorships.

Interested individuals and businesses can support this project through the following donation types:
Interested donors, are asked to complete the appropriate sponsor form and submit with payment to: Village of Bellevue; c/o VandenLangenberg Plaza, 2828 Allouez Avenue, Bellevue, WI 54311. Questions can be directed to Joel Gregozeski, Director of Leisure Services at (920) 468-5225 or by email at joelg@villageofbellevue.org

The Village has elected to name the plaza in honor of Roger VandenLangenberg; who has been involved in the Bellevue community for over 35 years, with many accomplishments benefiting and promoting parks and leisure services.

Entering his 16th year as the Village of Bellevue's Park Commission Chair, Roger has been directly involved in helping the Village accomplish several key initiatives, such as;
  • The creation and development of the Village’s first official Parks and Recreation Department later re-created into the Leisure Services Department.
  • The acquisition of 75% of the Village's current parkland.
  • The development of the East River Trail Parkway, Willow Creek Park and Bower Creek Park.
  • The construction of three community built playgrounds.
  • The development of the Village’s Urban Forestry Program.
  • The development of a Senior Advisory Board, on which he currently serves.
  • The creation of multiple successful recreation programs for all age groups.
Roger has also been involved in a multitude of other community service projects, such as;
  • Volunteering with the Bellevue Youth Softball program for over 35 years.
  • Serving as the Town Chairman for four years and a Town Supervisor for nine years.
  • Involvement in the Bellevue Business and Professional Association for approximately 30 years.
  • Assisting with the Annual Community Picnic.
  • Acting as a project leader in gardening for four years in the local 4-H.
  • Helping raise over $200,000 over the past 30 years for his local church’s school athletic department.
  • Serving on his church’s athletic committee for 30 years.
The Village of Bellevue is proud of Mr. VandenLangenberg for his passion and dedication to improving the quality of life in our community and is honored to be able to name the plaza on Roger VandenLangenberg's behalf.