Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Popular “Rockin’ in Josten” Continues on August 13th

The Bellevue Leisure Services Department will host "Spin" at next Rockin' in Josten summer concert.


The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series, continues this summer on August 13, 2012 and will feature local area talent ‘Spin’. 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 Lions Club who will be available selling concessions.

For over ten years Spin has wowed crowds all over Wisconsin with their high energy rock n roll. Spin will bring you a Rock n Roll Experience!

Spin is a versatile band that covers a huge variety of killer songs. Firing up the dance floor with great 80’s and 90’s music, Spin is the life of your party!

And talk about excitement! Spin knows how to entertain. This band feeds off the audience and gives it right back. It’s time to dance like no one is watching!!!

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

Village Office Now Accepts Credit Cards For Payment

Recognizing the need to offer convenient payment options, The Village is now equipped to accept major credit and debit cards at our village offices (2828 Allouez Avenue) for all transactions, including utility bill payments.

The Offices can accept Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express cards.  For more information please contact the Clerk/Treasurer's office at (920) 468-5225.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Neighborhood Listening Session Scheduled For August 2nd at Willow Creek Park

Village Board and staff will host a second neighborhood listening session.


For a second year, the Village Board and staff are inviting neighborhood residents to attend an informal neighborhood meeting.  The meeting is designed to provide an informal setting for Village officials and residents to discuss community opportunities and concerns.

The next session will begin at 6:30pm and take place at Willow Creek Park, 1800 Guns Street.  For more information contact the Village Offices at (920) 468-5225.

Family Kite Fest Set For August 4, 2012

Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Mark your calendars for our Family Kite Flying Fest on August 4th!

What: Family Kite Fest
Where: Willow Creek Park
When: August 4th, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. until dusk

Events Include: Flying larger than life kites with the Wisconsin Kiter’s Club, face painting, concessions, flying light up kites, Chinese lanterns and a free viewing of the movie Tangled (Rated G) at dusk!

Available for sale will be:

  • Chinese Lanterns for $5, 
  • Kite Kits for $2
  • Concessions
This event is brought to you in partnership with the Village's Leisure Services Department and Wisconsin Kiter's Club

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lawn Maintenance Tips During Drought Conditions

This summer's drought conditions have left many lawns brown, unhealthy, and unappealing.

Listed below are a few tips on lawn maintenance in drought conditions that you may find useful.
  • Use little fertilizer, heavily fertilized lawns demand more water and respond poorly to drought conditions. 
  • Raise your mower pan at least one setting.  Avoid cutting a length more than one third of the total height of the grass.  This will help your grass grow deeper roots. 
  • Leave the clippings on the lawn.  This keeps the nutrients on your lawn and helps minimize evaporation. 
  • Sharpen your mower blades.   Dull blades tear grass instead of cutting it, causing the grass to use more water to try to recover from the stress. 
  • If possible, water between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. This prevents water from being wasted due to evaporation. 
  •  To help provide for a healthy lawn next summer, consider aeration this fall or next spring.  These holes help water settle into the ground, and promote healthy roots. 
  • If laying grass seed for either a new lawn, or for patch growth is in your future, consider researching drought tolerant grasses.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Protecting Ash Trees From Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald ash borer is a metallic green, wood-boring beetle native to parts of Asia. In North America, it is an invasive pest that can kill all the different kinds of our native ash trees.  The emerald ash borer is not a threat to human health but it kills our native ash trees of any size, any age, healthy or unhealthy. The Village of Bellevue has over 1,000 public ash trees along streets and within park areas.

A significant Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) infestation was identified in downtown Green Bay at the WPS corporate headquarters this past June.  Approximately 36 ash trees were reported to have been heavily infested.

The larva (the immature stage of EAB) spends its life inside ash trees, feeding on the spongy layer of tissue just beneath the bark. This feeding destroys that tissue and stops the trees' ability to move water and nutrients back and forth from the roots to the rest of the tree. The tree starves and eventually dies.

EAB can kill an ash tree in just a few years or a little longer depending on the size of the tree. It is estimated that more than 50 million ash trees are dead or dying in the Midwest because of this insect.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tennis Courts at Josten and DeBroux Parks to Close Temporarily For Maintenance.


Bellevue Village residents and park users are advised that the tennis & sport courts at Josten and DeBroux parks are scheduled to be closed for one week beginning Monday, August 6th. The tennis courts will tentatively re-open Monday, August 13, 2012.

The Village will be doing routine maintenance and upkeep on the court playing surface, including crack sealing, seal coating, repainting and striping.  Proper maintenance of the court areas ensures that the park equipment stays in good condition for safe play.

For more information, please contact Joel Gregozeski, Director of Leisure Services at (920) 468-5225.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Green Bay Metro Sewerage District Tours - No Golden Ticket Required

If you’re curious about what exactly happens to the water that gets flushed down the sink, and/or feel your kids are getting bored around the house this summer, you should consider scheduling a tour at the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District's Wastewater Treatment Facility.  The tours are given by appointment and free of charge, but participants must at least be in 6th grade.  The tours can accommodate up to 30 people, and must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. 

For more information, visit the tour webpage on the Green Bay Metropolitan Sewerage District website.

They also have brochures and videos, and schedule school talks, where a representative will come to the classroom and speak about a number of topics.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Bellevue Summer Camp Popularity Creates Demand For Added Weeks


The Bellevue Summer Camp will be adding 2 extra weeks that campers can enjoy in August. 


Week 9 will run from August 13-17 at both Josten and DeBroux park locations. Week 10 will run August 20-24 at DeBroux park only.

Registration for these weeks will consist of a first come first format and will begin for residents on Monday July 23 and non-residents Monday, July 30. Registration can be done by visiting the village website: www.villageofbellevue.org/camp or stopping into the Village Offices (2828 Allouez Ave.).  Limited registrations are available so register early.

For more information, contact the Leisure Services Department at (920) 468-5225.

Bellevue to Hold Comprehensive Plan Update Open House

On Tuesday, July 24th the Village of Bellevue and Cedar Corporation will be hosting a Public Open House at the Village Public Safety Building located at 3100 Eaton Road from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM for the draft updates to the Bellevue Comprehensive Plan.

The draft plan will be available for public review and comment. Exhibits on display at the open house will include future land use maps as well as the recommended priorities for the Village in the near future.

The purpose of the open house is to receive public comment prior to the beginning of the formal review process with the Plan Commission and Village Board. Representatives from the Village, the Ad-hoc Committee and Cedar will be available to answer questions.

The Bellevue Comprehensive Plan builds on previous planning efforts and will guide growth and decision-making in the Village for years to come.

For more information, please contact Andrew Vissers, Community Development Director at (920) 468-5225.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Bellevue To Launch "Citizen Academy"

This Fall the Village will hold its first annual Bellevue Citizen’s Academy. 


The Citizen’s Academy will offer an opportunity for Village residents and representatives from area businesses to learn about local government and its various operations.

Participants will attend one evening per night over a period of six weeks. Sessions will last approximately an hour and a half. Village staff would facilitate the sessions and provide in depth information on law enforcement, fire protection, public works, budget/finance, community development and leisure services. All the sessions will be held at locations within the Village of Bellevue.

Neighborhood Listening Sessions Scheduled

Village Board and staff will host two neighborhood listening sessions in Village parks again this summer.


For a second year, the Village Board and staff are inviting neighborhood residents to attend an informal neighborhood meeting.  The meetings are designed to provide an informal setting for Village officials and residents to discuss community opportunities and concerns.

The 2012 sessions are scheduled for:
  1. Thursday, July 26th at DeBroux Park
  2. Thursday, August 2nd at Willow Creek Park
Both sessions will begin at 6:30pm.  For more information contact the Village Offices at (920) 468-5225.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bellevue Street / Allouez Avenue Construction

The Village of Bellevue will be reconstructing water main at the intersection of ALLOUEZ AVENUE AND BELLEVUE STREET starting Monday July 16 @ 0630 for one week.  The intersection will be controlled with stop signs and one lane of traffic in will be maintained in each direction.  Truck turning movements will be difficult.  ANTICIPATE DELAYS AND BACK UPS at the intersection.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that employees, customers, and deliveries AVOID the intersection for the entire week and use HOFFMAN ROAD OR VERLIN ROAD to access businesses and residences.
Thank you for your patience during this construction process.  If you should have any questions please call the Village offices at 468-5225 or visit the Village website and click on the Construction Update Button.

Allouez Avenue to Close July 25th for Construction

The Village of Bellevue will be conducting MAJOR ROAD CONSTRUCTION along ALLOUEZ AVENUE between HAZEN ROAD AND LIME KILN ROAD starting Wednesday, July 25 for approximately TWO WEEKS, weather permitting.  The road will be CLOSED FROM CENTRAL DRIVE TO HAZEN ROAD from 7am to 6pm WEEKDAYS.  Residents will be able to access their home by traveling to Verlin Road and returning to Allouez Avenue along Guns Street.  A map is available for viewing on the Village Website.
ALLOUEZ AVENUE between LIME KILN ROAD AND CENTRAL DRIVE will be closed to one lane of traffic in each direction while curb and concrete are being replaced.  When a full closure is needed for grading or paving, businesses will be notified at least two days in advance.  ANTICIPATE ADDITIONAL TIME TO TRAVEL TO AND FROM DESTINATIONS.  It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that employees, customers, and deliveries AVOID the intersection for the entire week and use LIME KILN ROAD to access businesses on Central Drive or Allouez Avenue.

Thank you for your patience during this construction process.  If you should have any questions please call the Village offices at 920-468-5225.  Additional construction information is posted on the Village website under Construction Updates Button.

Brown County Orders Burn Ban

A burning ban has been placed throughout Brown County.  Please note that any valid burning permits are hereby suspended and any new burning permits will not be issued until conditions improve.

 It is further recommended that:
  • No recreational campfires except in developed fire rings or comparable portable devices on hard, non-combustible surfaces
  • No smoking outdoors except in non-combustible areas (e.g., on a driveway)
  • No outdoor burning of combustible materials, such as fireworks or tiki torches
  • Use charcoal or propane grills in the immediate vicinity of a residence on a non-combustible surface (e.g., driveway, patio, gravel)
  • Do not dispose of burning materials outdoors, including matches, cigarettes, ashes, or charcoal briquettes
 Any reports of burning of any kind during this time will result in the fire being extinguished by fire department personnel, with possible monetary charges for service and/or fines.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Family Kite Fest Planned For Willow Creek Park

Looking for something the whole family can enjoy? Mark your calendars for our Family Kite Flying Fest on August 4th!

What: Family Kite Fest
Where: Willow Creek Park
When: August 4th, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. until dusk

Events Include: Flying larger than life kites with the Wisconsin Kiter’s Club, face painting, concessions, flying light up kites, Chinese lanterns and a free viewing of the movie Tangled (Rated G) at dusk!

Available for sale will be:
  • Chinese Lanterns for $5, 
  • Kite Kits for $2
  • Concessions
This event is brought to you in partnership with the Village's Leisure Services Department and Wisconsin Kiters Club

"The Bomb" Is Ready To Play At Rockin' in Josten

The Leisure Services Department will host "The Bomb" at next Rockin' in Josten summer concert.

The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series, continues this summer on July 23, 2012 and will feature local area talent 'The Bomb'. 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 Friends of Bellevue Parks who will be available selling concessions.

This hot new band from Appleton is exploding on the club and festival scene with only one thing in mind…getting the party started!! From the Foo Fighters to Michael Jackson to Johnny Cash, The Bomb drops a variety of rock hits from the 80’s, 90’s and beyond!

The Bomb (formerly known as Tate Rooper) has been formed with members from RPM, The Syndicate, and A-Town Unplugged. With this much talent on stage, you can expect nothing but the best in musicianship, sound and lighting production as well as an interactively entertaining stage performance!!

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

Japanese Beetles Causing Havoc On Area Vegetation

Japanese Beetle Control Tips for Homeowners

Unlike any other garden insect, Japanese beetles have palatability to a wide range of host species – birch, linden, crab apples, poplars, Norway maple, Japanese maple, horse chestnut, American elm, beech, roses, grapes, apples, peach, plum, cherry, raspberry, blackberries, beans, asparagus, peppers, rhubarb, etc. They feed on the upper surface of the leaves and chew the tissues between the veins, giving a skeletonized appearance. During its peak season in July, it can skeletonize an entire tree to bare-bone in a week. Roses are one its top three favorites causing damage to the flowers and leaves.  Japanese beetles are strong fliers, posing a huge challenge to prevent its invasion. In the last five years, its population has been widespread in and around Green Bay area, including Bellevue.  Besides its foliage damage, the grubs of the beetle can damage turf grass in fall and spring. 

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bellevue Community Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will be hosting a Bellevue Community Blood Drive at the Christ Community Lutheran Church (1742 Servant Way) on July 31, 2012 from 1:30 to 6:30pm.

Appointments for blood donors are appreciated, however, walk-ins are welcome. To make an appointment, contact 1-800-RED CROSS or visit their website at http://www.redcrossblood.org.

Monday, July 9, 2012

July Is Parks & Recreation Month!

Take advantage of all the great parks and leisure service resources we have in our very own community!

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Parks and leisure services improves our physical and psychological health, strengthens our neighborhoods, and makes our community a more attractive place to live and work. Not to mention, being outdoors connects us to nature and helps us put balance in our lives.

Help us celebrate this July the importance of Bellevue's parks and recreational facilities!

Show us your WILD Side!

Take pictures or video of yourself, family, and friends with this poster showing America how "wild" you are about parks and recreation.  Post them to Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Websites, and blogs.  Tag NRPA and email the link to July@nrpa.org.  We’ll be featuring many of these photos in our social media posts, on our Facebook covers and possibly in future issues of our magazine!

Help spread the message throughout that parks and leisure services are an important and integral part of our lives here in Bellevue!