Friday, September 30, 2011

Prescription Drug Drop Off Program Offered Through Sheriff's Department

The Brown County Sheriff's Department offers county residents the opportunity to properly discard prescription drugs at their new office, 2464 Development Drive. Drop-off times are held every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:30pm to 2:00pm.

Accepted materials include pills, liquids, salves, powders, inhalers and pet meds. No sharps or biological material. Collections are for Brown County Residents only and offered at no cost to participants.

Waste pharmaceuticals are a far reaching issue. These unused drugs present opportunities for environmental contamination, drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Proper disposal through collection events is necessary to insure the drugs are completely destroyed by incineration. Taking the easy way out and simply throwing your unused medications in the trash or flushing down the drain can lead to significant environmental problems.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Hydrant Flushing To Begin

The Village of Bellevue will begin flushing fire hydrants beginning the week of October 3, 2011.

Residents may notice their water is discolored while the flushing occurs. The water is safe to drink, however the discoloration may stain clothing.

If you notice work being done in your neighborhood, temporarily avoid using the water if you can. Residents are encouraged to run their faucets until the color is removed.

Questions regarding this process may be directed to the Public Works Department at (920) 468-5225 or by going to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-works/water-utility.html.

Rep. Jacque Announces Town Hall Meetings

State Representative André Jacque has announced a set of listening sessions slated to address questions about the upcoming October legislative session. The listening sessions are a follow up to a spring series of meetings he hosted to address questions on the 2011-2013 biennial budget.

Sessions in Ledgeview and Wrightstown have been scheduled respectively for October 3rd and 4th. The one to two hour sessions will precede town/village government meetings where the Representative will deliver a legislative update and discuss concerns shared by constituents. Similar meetings are being planned for later this fall and early next spring.

Although these meetings are planned in communities outside the village, Bellevue citizens are also encouraged to attend or to call Rep. Jacque’s office toll-free with ideas or concerns at 1-888-534-0002 or send email to: Rep.Jacque@legis.wi.gov.

The proposed listening sessions are scheduled as follows:

Ledgeview
Ledgeview Town Hall
3700 Dickinson Road
Monday, October 3rd
4:00PM to 6:00 PM

Wrightstown
Wrightstown Fire Department
961 Broadway St.
Tuesday, October 4th
4:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Sunday, September 25, 2011

East River Trail "Northern Extension" Nearly Complete

A 3/4 mile extension of the East River Trail that effectively connects the existing Bellevue East River Resch Family Trail to the City of Green Bay's Section is nearing completion. When complete, trail users will be able to ride over 3 miles of trail along the East River in the village.

Paving crews completed asphalt paving last week and contractors will be restoring the work area over the next few weekdays to close out the project.

Funding for the project is being made possible from federal and state grants, private donations and park impact fees.

For more information on the East River Trail go to the Village's website: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/leisure-services/parks-a-facilities/trails.html

Annual Fish Boil Benefits Fire Safety This Friday, September 30th

The Bellevue Firefighters Association will hold their annual Fish Boil and Open House on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 4:30-8:00pm at Station #2 (1811 Allouez Avenue). The event is used as a fundraiser to support Bellevue fire prevention programs, education and training materials.

The menu for the event features:

$8.00 / Adult Fish
$5.00 / Child Fish
$2.50 / Hot dog & Chips

Fish dinner includes:
White Fish Meal with potatoes carrots and Cole Slaw.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Green Bay Packers Game Day Public Transit Routes

Due to the extraordinary success of the “Cheesehead” Packers Game Day route, Green Bay Metro will begin all Packers Game Day public transit routes effective with the season opener. Those routes are the Cheesehead, Lambeau Leap, QB Sneak, and the Quick Slant.

On the Packers final pre-season home game on September 1, Metro provided service for over 900 riders on the Cheesehead Route.

Metro Transit Director Tom Wittig states “Our pre-season on the Cheesehead Route was a huge success. It is quite clear that there is a public need for Metro’s Game Day service. Metro has been getting calls from not just local but from around the coun-try and from far away as Germany and England”.

For routes and schedules visit the Green Bay Metro website at www.greenbaymetro.org.

2011 October - December 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 September 19th.

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

Video Update: Multi-Family Planned Development Districts

This week's edition of the Bellevue Focus Video Update features a discussion on several Multi-Family Planned Development Districts being proposed in the Village.

The Planning Commission and Village Board have given preliminary approval to two Multi-family apartment projects that are anticipated to possibly begin construction this fall/winter. The projects are located on the east side of Ontario Road, directly south of the City of Green Bay municipal line (80 units) and on the west side of Huron Road, directly north of the YMCA (214 units). Final PDD and Site Plan approval will be required prior to issuance of a building permit.

The Planning Commission will possibly take action on final PDD and Site Plan approval for the 214 unit PDD at it's September 20th meeting.

For more information please contact Andrew Vissers, Community Development Director at (920) 468-5225 or go to the Village's website at http://www.villageofbellevue.org for a copy of the Planning Commission meeting agenda.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Fish Boil Helps Fund Fire Education & Prevention

The Bellevue Firefighters Association will hold their annual Fish Boil and Open House on Friday, September 30, 2011 from 4:30-8:00pm at Station #2 (1811 Allouez Avenue). The event is used as a fundraiser to support Bellevue fire prevention programs, education and training materials.

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.

The Fire Department provides fire education and safety materials to local elementary school children each year during Fire Prevention Week.

For more information on the Bellevue Fire Department, go to the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/fire.html

Village Board Meeting for September 14, 2011

The Village Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 for a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board will review and possibly make action on the following items:
  • OLD BUSINESS - Resolution V-21-2011 - The Village will review and possibly adopt a policy recommendation from the Economic Development Advisory Board for financing infrastructure for new development.
  • OLD BUSINESS - Capital Improvement Plan 2012-2016 - The Village will review and possibly adopt its five year capital improvement plan for the years 2012-2016. The plan includes capital infrastructure improvements to roadways, parks, and public safety.
  • NEW BUSINESS - Amendment to Municipal Code 3.09 - The Village will review and possibly adopt an amendment to Chapter 3.09 Finance and Taxation. This amendment of the Municipal Code would allow the Village to adopt its own hotel room tax rate by resolution.
  • NEW BUSINESS - Resolution V-31-2011 - The resolution sets the room tax rate at 10% of gross receipts. This is an increase of 2% which will be designated to fund the operations of the Greater Green Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.
  • NEW BUSINESS - Amendment to Municipal Code 9.14B - The proposed Ordinance amendment adopts the state regulations contained in Act 35 (Concealed Carry) by reference and identifies the Village facilities where the carrying of weapons or firearms is prohibited.
The Village of Bellevue is governed by a five-member Board of Trustees consisting of a Village President and four (4) Village Trustees. The Village President is elected every three (3) years.

All positions are elected at large. Two Trustees are elected in the even numbered years with the other two Trustees being elected in the odd numbered years. The Village Board is responsible for overseeing all activities and functions of the Village.

Meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Public Safety Building / Village Hall (3100 Eaton Road).

For more information please visit the Village's website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Video Update: School Zone Safety

Village of Bellevue Public Safety officials were present this past week in school zones in an effort to remind motorists that school is back in session.

This week's video update features efforts by the Village to encourage and enforce safety, as well as, safety tips for walkers, bikers and drivers.