Monday, January 28, 2013

Village Seeks Applicants to Fill Job Vacancies

The Village of Bellevue is looking to fill several vacancies on its staff team.  Village employees serve an important role in the everyday functions of the community. The links below provide further information about the current employment opportunities.

Full-Time Positions:

Village Administrator - Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
Supporting Documents:  (Job Announcement)  (Position Profile)

Human Resources Specialist/Deputy Clerk - Application Deadline: February 15, 2013
Supporting Documents:  (Job Announcement)  (Position Description)

Part-Time Positions:

Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Services Worker - Application Deadline: February 15, 2013 Supporting Documents: (Job Announcement) (Position Description)

Fire Fighter (POC) - The Bellevue Fire Department is looking for reliable part-time (Paid-on-Call) fire fighters.  Department applications can be picked up at the Bellevue Fire Station #1 (3100 Eaton Road) or the Village Offices (2828 Allouez Avenue).

Seasonal/Temporary Positions:

Seasonal Park Maintenance Worker - Application Deadline: March 15, 2013 Supporting Documents: (Job Announcement)
 
Summer Camp Counselor - Application Deadline: Until Filled
Supporting Documents: (Job Description)

To submit an application, or to receive more information, contact the Village Offices at (920) 468-5225.   Go to the following link to download a Job Application.


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Village Hunting Ordinance Revised

The Village Board recently took action at their January 23, 2012 meeting to repeal and recreate Municipal Code Chapter 9.01; which regulates the discharge of firearms and lawful hunting within the corporate limits of the village.

In the previous Ordinance, persons may discharge a firearm within allowable areas shown on a published Village Hunting Map.  Based on the approved map, hunting was allowed only by permit (within prohibited area) from the Village.

Under the new Ordinance, no person, excepting a duly authorized police or other law enforcement officer in the line of duty, shall discharge any firearm or other regulated weapon in the Village of Bellevue unless for the purpose of security, defense, hunting, or other lawful purpose consistent with the provisions of the chapter.   Lawful discharge of firearms or weapons for hunting or recreation shall occur only on those lands designated for such as use under the approved Hunting Overlay Map.

Additionally, Village hunting permits will no longer be necessary, as long as lawful hunting is performed within the hunting overlay districts established by the Ordinance.

For more information, including a PDF copy of the Hunting Overlay Map, please go to:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/our-village/hunting-in-the-village.html

Monday, January 21, 2013

Bellevue Dog Park Effort Launches Facebook Page

The Bellevue Dog Park Ad-Hoc Committee has just launched a Facebook page to help promote their efforts to raise funds for an off-leach dog park in Bellevue.

The Facebook page can be found at:  http://www.facebook.com/BellevueDogPark

What is the Bellevue Community Dog Park?

A place where our best friends have a place to run, roll around in mud, meet new four-legged friends and even catch a ball or Frisbee.

The Leisure Services Department, Friends of Bellevue Parks, Oak View Veterinary Hospital and a group of  volunteer citizens are working to create and operate a community dog park in the Village of Bellevue.

Fundraising is now on-going with the hope of raising enough funds to install a fence, drive access and parking to begin operations.

How Can I Support The Bellevue Dog Park?

The Bellevue Dog Park Committee is currently organizing several community fundraisers.  If you'd like to assist the committee in organizing and helping conduct events, please contact Joel Gregozeski at (920) 468-5225.




Leisure Services Seeks 2013 Program Sponsors

The Village of Bellevue Leisure Services Department is inviting local area businesses to become program sponsors for 2013.   According to Joel Gregozeski, Director of Public Services, "without the support and dedication of our business community, the Village would not be able to provide the quality parks and leisure services our citizens enjoy today."

Through sponsorship businesses can gain valuable exposure, helping achieve local marketing goals.
Additionally, the Leisure Services Department will work with your company to develop a marketing package to include advertising and direct mail opportunities within publications, on our website, at events and within Village owned park facilities.

The Department currently offers the following sponsor opportunities:

Corporate Sponsor Programs:
  • Sponsorship within the Leisure Services Department Program Catalog
  • Sponsorship through the athletic facility Sponsor Banner Program
  • Sponsorship for a Community Special Event or Program
  • Sponsorship through the Adopt-A-Park Program
For more information, go to http://www.villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-services/leisure-services/sponsorship-opportunities.html, or contact Joel Gregozeski at (920) 468-5225 or by email at joelg@villageofbellevue.org.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Village Employee Doug Tenor Earns Certified Arborist Designation

The Village of Bellevue is proud to announce that Douglas Tenor has successfully completed the requirements and is now a ISA Certified Arborist® through the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA).

Village Begins Executive Search for New Administrator

The Village Board of Trustees have begun their search for the Village's next Administrator.  Springsted Incorporated has been retained by the Village to conduct the executive search.

The Village Administrator is the Chief Administrative Officer and is responsible for the implementation of the Village Board's policies and priorities.

This is accomplished by coordinating the official business of the Village Board and by providing leadership and direction to the entire organization. Other duties of the Village Administrator include the following:
  • Preparing the annual budget
  • Attending Village Board meetings
  • Recommending policies or programs to the Village Board
  • Keeping the Village Board fully advised on financial and other conditions of the Village
  • Supplying the Village Board with information to aid decision making
The application deadline for the opening is February 15, 2013.  For more information on the position, please visit the following url:  http://www.villageofbellevue.org/our-village/job-opportunities.html

Long Time Village Employee Donna Deer Retires

The Village's first employee, Donna Deer retired from her post on January 4, 2013.  Ms. Deer served numerous roles in her 35+ career with the town and village.

Ms. Deer plans to travel and volunteer locally during retirement.

Donna will be missed by staff and members of the Village Board for her commitment to the community.


Muller Sworn-In as First Full-time Fire Chief

Village President Craig Beyl performed a ceremonious oath of office to swear-in Brad Muller as Bellevue’s first full-time Fire Chief at the  Village Board’s January 9th meeting.

Muller has over 26 years of experience in the Bellevue fire service, starting in April 1986 with the Town of Bellevue Volunteer Fire Department.  He began his career as a volunteer firefighter, later becoming a paid fire inspector, officer and assistant chief within the Department. 

Muller replaces former Chief Chris Hohol, who resigned from the position in February 2012, is commanding a full-time and paid-on-call force of 44 firefighters and medical first responders.  His office is located at the Village Public Safety Building, 3100 Eaton Road.   He can be reached at (920) 884-1077.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Property Owner Responsibility for Snow & Ice Clearing


Residents and property owners are reminded that sidewalks need to be shoveled and clear of ice within 48 hours from the end of the snowfall.

Residents are also reminded that  shoveling, blowing or plowing snow into the street is against the law and endangers the motoring public.

Fire Hydrants

Snowfall, combined with the snow plowed from roadways,  often bury fire hydrants under large amounts of snow, thus making them difficult to find and use.

Should there be a fire nearby, precious time is lost as firefighters work to locate hydrants and shovel snow away before hoses can be hooked up to them.

Don't let your neighborhood  hydrant remain "undercover!”

We are asking that you help us by keeping the fire hydrant closest to your residence or business clear of snow. Snow should be removed about three-feet (3') away from the hydrant in all directions and a pathway cleared between the hydrant and the nearest roadway. Exercise caution when shoveling because of the potential for vehicle traffic nearby.

For more information, visit the Snow & Ice control webpage on the Village's website: http://villageofbellevue.org/departments/public-services/public-works/street-a-right-of-way-maintenance/snow-plowing.html

Josten Park Now Features Lighting for Night Sledding

The Village recently installed a new lighting system that allows for after-dark sledding at Josten Park.  The following YouTube video explains the system:



Users can activate the lights after dark until 9pm.  Lights will remain on for 60 minutes.  When the timer is running down a flashing orange strobe will activate for six minutes; indicating the user must re-activate the switch.  If the lights are not reactivated, they will turn off and need to cool for 15 minutes prior to being activated again.  The lighting system will not be active unless snow conditions are favorable for sledding. 

The Leisure Services Department reminders park users, that sledding is done at your OWN risk.  For more information on Bellevue parks and leisure services, go to:  www.villageofbellevue.org

Christmas Tree Pick-Up Starts

The Village is picking up Christmas trees during the month of January; typically the first Monday and Tuesday of the week. 
 
The Village will not pick up wreaths or trees with plastic bags, stands, and wires or lights attached to them. Trees that are frozen into the snow banks will be left until the spring brush pickup. The Village will grind the trees into mulch which will be available to residents free of charge this spring at the Village compost site (3891 Eaton Road).

The picture depicts how trees should be placed at the curb.

For more information, please contact the Public Works Department at (920) 468-5225.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Spring Elections for Village Trustee

The following candidate's names will appear on the Spring general election ballot for Village of Bellevue Trustee:

Kevin Brennan (i)
Adam Gauthier
Dave Kaster (i)

The Spring general election will be held on Tuesday, April 2, 2013.  For more information on elections, please contact the Village Clerk at (920) 468-5225.