Friday, August 26, 2011

Resident Street Tree Program Offered For Fall 2011

The Village of Bellevue provides a neighborhood tree planting program for residents who wish to have trees planted in the terrace 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 including planting. Typical costs range from $150 to $175 per tree.

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

Joy Lane Current

Concept View

Joy Lane Street Tree Concept

The Village will be soliciting orders for the 2011 planting season. Homeowners who are interested may choose from the tree varieties listed below:
  • Maple: Autumn Blaze, Emerald Lustre, Sugar Maple
  • Honeylocust: Skyline
  • Linden: Littleleaf Greenspire, American Redmond
  • Ironwood: American Hophornbeam
  • Other (Small Tree): Spring Snow Crab, Amur Maple, Japanese Tree Lilac
If you are interested in purchasing street trees, please contact Joel Gregozeski at (920) 468-5225 or by email at joelg@villageofbellevue.org to receive an order form for the 2011 season.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bellevue Focus Video Update: 2012 Fiscal Year Budget

As a result of changes in state legislation and planned cuts to state shared revenue, the Village of Bellevue administration has been busy planning and preparing for the 2012 Fiscal Year.

This video update will highlight some of the actions the Village has taken to overcome or reduce the impacts in changes to shared revenue.

Aaron Oppenheimer, Village Administrator discusses the 2012 Budget challenges the Village of Bellevue faces.



Friday, August 19, 2011

Brown County Sheriff's Office To Host Open House

On Saturday, September 10, 2011, The Brown County Sheriff's Office will be hosting an open house for the citizens of Brown County. This event will take place at their new facility located at 2684 Development Drive, in the Village of Bellevue.

The Sheriff's Office is inviting local businesses to participate by showcasing their products and/or services that are available to the general public. The Sheriff's Office can only generalize on the number of citizens interested in attending our open house, but anticipate it to be a popular event.

The open house will be from 11:00am to 3:00pm. Because there is a limited amount of space available, we are asking interested businesses to contact Barb Peters at (920) 448-4201, by September 5th. In addition, please indicate if you have any electricity requirements or other necessities.

Bellevue East-Town Optimist Chili Cook-Off Sunday, August 28th

The Bellevue East-Town Optimists' annual chili cook-off & community picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 28th at Josten Park, 2280 Town Hall
Road.

The celebration includes a music, children's games, food and drinks. The event also features a chili cook-off with the areas best chili!

The funds raised during this picnic help support the Bellevue East Town Optimists club.

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

6th Annual Firefighter's Association Cookout Scheduled for August 25th

Looking for somewhere to go to for lunch this coming Thursday? Look no further; the Bellevue Firefighter's Association is hosting their annual cookout at M & I Bank (2042 Lime Kiln Road) on Thursday, August 25th from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

They will be serving up delicious hamburger and brat meal deals. Meals include a bag of chips, beverage and cookie for $5. Cheeseburger meal deals can also be purchased for $6.00 and stand alone hamburgers, cheeseburgers or brats can be purchased for $2 each.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the mission of the Bellevue Firefighter's Association.

Bellevue Focus Video Update - Pedestrian, Bicycle & Safe Routes Plan

The Village of Bellevue has been implementing its Pedestrian, Bicycle and Safe Routes plan over the past two years. The following video update will provide updates on successful completed projects, as well as future projects:

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fire Department Seeks Explorer Program Participants

Did you know the Bellevue Fire Department has a Fire Explorers Program? The program gives teenage youth between the ages of 14 and 19 years an idea of what fire service is all about. Participants will also help during community programs, both for the Fire Department and Village.

For more information, go to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/fire/fire-explorers.html or contact Steve Goral with the Fire Department at (920) 621-9766.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

East River Trail Northern Extension

Bazooka Joe Closes Out Rockin' in Josten Concert Series

The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series will close out the summer on August 15, 2011 and will feature local area talent Bazooka Joe. The concert is free and open to the general public.

Music will begin at 6:00pm and continues until 8:30pm. The band 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 band, Bazooka Joe is made up of members of the area's most requested band 'Johnny Wad' but plays an unplugged acoustic show.

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

Friday, August 12, 2011

Bellevue East-Town Optimist Chili Cook-Off set for August 28th

The Bellevue East-Town Optimists' annual chili cook-off & community picnic will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. August 28th at Josten Park, 2280 Town Hall
Road.

The celebration includes a music, children's games, food and drinks. The event also features a chili cook-off with the areas best chili!

The funds raised during this picnic help support the Bellevue East Town Optimists club.

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

Monday, August 8, 2011

Wencil Froelich, Former Bellevue Chairman Remembered

Wencil Froelich, a former Bellevue town chairman who played a key role in the Bellevue's development, died this past Thursday. He was 94.

Wencil Froelich served as the Town of Bellevue Chairman from 1965 until 1981. Mr. Froelich was instrumental in forming the Bellevue Sanitary District, Bellevue Fire Department and Bellevue Park Commission. Mr. Froelich also played a lead role working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to ensure that the I-43/Manitowoc Road Interchange was built.

The Village Board of Trustees honored Mr. Froelich this past December dedicating the Village Hall chambers as the "Wencil Froelich Council Chambers".

"When you want to build something you first start with the foundation. The better the foundation, the better the structure. Wencil was the solid foundation that Bellevue is standing on today." stated Craig Beyl, Village President.

Monday, August 1, 2011

No Recall Election For Bellevue Voters

Despite all the television advertisements and media reports on the upcoming senate recall elections, voters from the Village of Bellevue will not be participating in the special recall elections on August 9th.

Bellevue residents are served by Senate District #1, currently held by Frank Lasee. Senator Lasee's seat is not currently being contested in a recall election.