Monday, June 27, 2011

Go Green! e-Billing & Direct Utility Payment Contest

The e-Billing option is an online service the Village offers that gives utility customers the ability to view their bills online instead of being mailed a paper statement. The Direct Payment option gives customers the ability to automatically withdraw their bill from their checking or savings account.

To kick off the e-Billing and Direct Payment program, the Village is sponsoring a contest to encourage participation. Register for both options before August 12, 2011 and you’ll be entered to win one of five $100 gas cards. In addition, everyone that signs up will receive a free aluminum water bottle.

The more customers that sign up for e-Billing/Direct Payment the more cost savings to our customers. The cost savings to our customers would include:

  • Reduction in utility billing postcards
  • Reduction in postage costs
  • Reduction in printer ink cartridges
  • Reduction in staff time preparing bills, opening payment envelopes and processing payments
  • By opting out - Go Green!

How do I enter the Contest?

If a monthly utility customer signs up for both e-Billing and Direct Payment their name would be entered in the contest.

(1) Sign up for e-Billing

    • Go to www.PaymentServiceNetwork.com. This is a site hosted by a third party who assist the Village of Bellevue.
    • Create an account or sign in if you already have an account.
    • Click on the ONLINE STATEMENTS tab on the upper right side of the page.
    • Locate the STATEMENT DELIVERY BOX in the lower left corner. Check the box that opts out of the mailed paper statements. Then click the update icon.

(2) Sign up for the Direct Payment Plan. You would authorize automatic withdrawal of your utility bill from your checking or savings account.

Contest Rules

How to enter?

  • Until 5:00pm on August 5th (contest period) you may enter the contest by following the directions as shown above. Customers currently enrolled in both e-Billing & Direct Payment will be entered into the drawing. Customers signed up for one but not the other must sign up for both services to be entered.

Eligibility?

  • The contest is open to all customers billed monthly by the Bellevue Water Utility. Employees of the Village of Bellevue are not eligible to enter.

Prizes?

  • (5) Five winners will win a $100 gas card. All entries will receive an aluminum drinking bottle.

Drawing and Notification?

  • Prize winners will be selected randomly, on Friday August 12th, 2011.
  • After August 15, 2011 winners will be posted on our website.

Other Questions?

If you have any additional questions, please contact the Village of Bellevue Office at (920) 468-5225.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Is Your Bicycle Licensed?

All bikes in the Village of Bellevue with inflated wheels greater than 16 inches in diameter are required to be licensed. In order to issue a license, we need to know the serial number, make, model, speed, wheel size and color.

There is a $5.00 non-expiring fee for the license. The license is good for as long as you own the bike. Should you sell or give the bike to another person, you should inform them that they must register the bike in the community in which it will be kept. Always remember to wear a bike helmet; it prevents head injury and may save your life!

Know The Drill Before You Grill

Did you know that more than one-quarter (29%) of home structure fires involving grills start on a courtyard, terrace or patio; 28% started on an exterior balcony or open porch; 7% began in the kitchen; and 5% started on an exterior wall surface.

To help keep people safe, the Village Bellevue ordinance 5.34 regulates cooking devices. Here are the important points from the ordinance:
  • All charcoal and propane cooking devices must be 15 feet from any structure
  • Multi family structures with three or more separate occupancies the use of charcoal or gas grilles is prohibited within 15 feet of the structure or above-the-ground floor such as on a balcony or deck.
  • Smoke from your cooking grill shall not create a nuisance for neighboring property owners.
  • Do not use charcoal or gas grills or deep fryers indoors or inside any structure such as garage, shed or tent.
  • Clean your grill, grease and other gunk can catch fire inside the grill if you let it build up.
  • Always keep a close eye on your grill when cooking. Just because its outside doesn’t mean it’s safe.
Charcoal grills can stay hot enough to start a fire for hours after you are done cooking on them. Many garage fires have been started by grills that are hastily put in a garage.

Let’s all do our part to keep this grilling season a safe one. Remember, your grill should be on an impervious surface and not on a deck. It should be located well away from vegetation and not used locate up against the house. It is against state law to have an open flame (gas or charcoal) grill on a second floor deck, patio etc.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Community Picnic - June 18, 2011

The Bellevue Annual Community Picnic will take place from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 18th at Josten Park, 2280 Town Hall Road. PLEASE NOTE: DATE IS JUNE 18TH.

The celebration includes a music, firefighters water fight, children's games, food and drinks. There'll be fireworks sponsored by Speilbauer Fireworks and Bellin Health at dusk.

The funds raised during this picnic help support the Bellevue Firefighters' Association and the Bellevue Lions Club.

For more information, visit the Village's website or contact the Village office at (920) 468-5225.

Rockin' in Josten Begins Monday, June 13th

The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series, returning this summer is scheduled to open on June 13, 2011 and will feature local area talent from a variety of musical genres. Concerts will be free and open to the general public.

Musical acts will begin performing at 6:00pm and will continue until 8:30pm. Performers will be located underneath the open pavilion at Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road). Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, or blankets. Carry-ins are allowed, however attendees are encouraged to support the Bellevue Lion’s Club who will be available selling concessions.

The first act of the season, Nashville Pipeline is a group that has evolved to be one of the premier country acts in the Midwest with a tremendous following here in Northeast Wisconsin.

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

July - September Village Newsletter Now Available Online

The Village's newsletter, "The Bellevue Focus" 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 second week of June.

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

Public Access Computer Now Available At Village Office

Don’t have internet access to Bellevue’s webpage? Have a question regarding your property? Need to fill out a form? Need to register a park shelter or leisure services program?

The Village Office, located at 2828 Allouez Avenue, has a computer available for public access. A Bellevue citizen can now access Village electronic maps, forms, and registration. Please see the front desk for additional questions.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Advanced Pain Management of Bellevue Adopts Bower Creek Park

Advanced Pain Management of Bellevue recently helped beautify one of the Village's parks. The clinic, located at 2595 Development Drive, sent fourteen volunteers on Saturday, June 4th to pull weeds, plant flowers and general "sprucing up" of Bower Creek Park. The volunteer effort was completed as part of the Village's Adopt-a-Park program.

The Adopt a Park program allows area businesses, neighborhood groups and concerned residents to make a difference in the parks. The program combines both in-kind service as well as a financial contribution that helps off-set the costs of maintaining and improving the adopted park.

According to their website, Advanced Pain Management "is a caring organization that is committed to providing patients with innovative pain management services. We strive to deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable our patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope."

For more information on the Adopt-a-Park program and other private sponsorship opportunities, visit the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/leisure-services/sponsorship-opportunities.html