Friday, August 29, 2014

Village Offices Closed for Labor Day

The Village Offices will be closed on Monday, September 1st in observation of the Labor Day Holiday.

Regular office hours will resume on Tuesday, September 2, 2014.

Garbage & Recycling Hauler Transition - Update #7

The Village of Bellevue would like to welcome Harter’s Fox Valley Disposal as the Village’s new garbage and recycling hauler. Starting September 2, 2014 Harter’s will be collecting garbage and recycling in the carts as pictured. Recycling week pick up will also be changing beginning September 2nd per the schedule below.

All single family homes and duplexes received 95 gallon garbage and recycling carts and mobile homes received 65 gallon carts. If residents would prefer 65 gallon carts, a switch can be arranged; however this switch will occur the beginning of October. Please email Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org or call 468-5225 and ask for Victoria to schedule. If there are any residents that have not received their new carts from Harter’s, please also contact us. Harter’s will not collect garbage or recycling that is not in their carts.

Residents who still have their Advanced Disposal carts should place them at the end of the driveway (not in the road) for collection by Advanced Disposal. Please be patient while carts are being collected. Advanced Disposal may leave additional carts in the right-of-way, they will be collected.

Additional questions can be emailed to Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org or call 468-5225 and ask for Victoria. We thank all our residents for their patience and cooporation as we work through this transition.




Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Spaces available in upcoming Dance and Cheer Classes

TINY TAP DANCE
(Age 3 )
Beginner level class, graded curriculum provides an introduction to tap, ballet, and pre-jazz dance, while dancing to fun music. This class will prepare your child for studio readiness.

Location: Community Center
Fee: $38R/$48NR

Course:         Day:                 Time:   
*2300.441    Thursday (9/25-12/18)   5:00-5:30pm
*2300.442    Thursday (9/25-12/18)  6:20-6:50pm
 *NO CLASS 11/27!


KINDER TAP, BALLET &  HIP-HOP
(Ages 4 - 5)
 Beginner level class with graded curriculum that provides an introduction to tap, ballet, jazz, and/or hip-hop, all while dancing to fun music. This class will prepare your child for studio readiness. Thursday classes will be taught Ballet & Tap.

Location: Community Center
Fee: $43R/$54NR

Course:          Day:                  Time:  
*2300.444     Thursday (9/25-12/18)  5:35-6:15pm
*NO CLASS 11/3 & 11/27!

PRE-SCHOOL CHEER & DANCE
(Ages 4 - 5)
Have fun learning the very basics of being a cheerleader. Participants will work on movement, coordination, and building confidence, while learning cheers, jumps, dance steps, and the earliest steps of building a pyramid. A full routine will be performed at the flag football program's Bellevue Bowl.

Location:  DeBroux Park Enclosed Shelter
Wednesdays:         Sept 17 to Oct 22
Course:          2305.341
Time:             5:15-5:45pm
Fee:                $23R/$29NR

ELEMENTARY CHEER & DANCE
(Ages 6 - 8)
 Learn what it takes to be a cheerleader for a sports team. Participants will work on coordination, technique, flexibility, and building confidence while learning cheers, jumps, dance steps, and a basic introduction to low-level stunting. A full routine will be performed at the flag football program's Bellevue Bowl.

Location:  DeBroux Park Enclosed Shelter

Wednesdays:         Sept 17 to Oct 22
Course:          2305.342
Time:             5:50-6:30pm
Fee:                $25R/$32NR

For more information or to register, visit the Village's website at http://www.villageofbellevue.org.

Looking for volunteer NFL Flag Coaches


NFL FLAG FOOTBALL
(Ages 7 - 12)

A recreational league, modeled after the NFL Flag program. Teams will be real NFL franchises. All players will receive a reversible NFL jersey for game play. The season ends with a Championship game; The Bellevue Bowl!

The offensive team plays for a first down at midfield and a touchdown at the end zone. Running and passing plays are allowed, although there are “no-running zones” at midfield and near the goal line. The defensive team covers receivers, rushes the passer, and grabs flags to make “tackles.”

 Volunteer coaches are required to offer this program!
Saturdays, September 6 - October 25
 Parent meeting for 2nd-3rd League: 8:30 am at DeBroux Park September 6
 Parent meeting for 4th-6th League: 10:30 am at DeBroux Park September 6

If interested in coaching contact Matt Hahn at matthewh@villageofbellevue.org.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Friends of Bellevue Parks Picnic - September 5th


The Friends of Bellevue Parks will be hosting a family friendly Picnic on September 5th to share information regarding their group.

Picnic Information:
Date: Friday, September 5th
Time: 5:30-6:30pm
Where: Josten Park (2280 Town Hall Road)
Who: Anyone who has volunteered for Friends of Bellevue Parks, has considered volunteering or just wants learn more  
Ages: All ages. Participants are encouraged to bring their families
Cost: Free Dinner (Brats, Chips, Soda or Water) – sponsored by Friends of Bellevue Parks

The Friends of Bellevue Parks has a variety of opportunities available to give time, talents and resources to help make the Village of Bellevue a wonderful place to live, work and play!
For more information regarding Friends of Bellevue Park visit our website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/public-services/leisure-services/friends-of-bellevue-parks/become-a-friend-of-bellevue-parks.html

RSVP to Debra Lom at dlom@villageofbellevue.org by September 2nd if you plan to attend.

Hope to see you at Josten Park on September 5th.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Garbage and Recycling Hauler Transition - Update #6

New garbage and recycling carts are being delivered. The delivery began on Tuesday August 19th and will continue until August 30th, including weekends if necessary. Carts are unloaded from the right side of the trailer only, so employees do not cross traffic to deliver to the opposite side of the street. If residents have received one cart, you will be receiving the second cart shortly. If one side of the street has new carts the other side will be getting their carts shortly. The vendor finishes delivering to one side and then comes back to complete the other side.

All single family homes and duplexes will receive 95 gallon garbage and recycling carts. Mobile homes will receive 65 gallon garbage and recycling carts. If residents would prefer 65 gallon carts, a switch can be arranged; however this switch will happen approximately one month after the initial delivery of carts. Please email Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org or call 468-5225 and ask for Victoria to schedule.

Recycling week pick up will also be changing beginning September 2nd per the schedule below. Advanced Disposal will be collecting recycling the week of August 25th and will also begin collecting their garbage and recycling carts that week. Residents are encouraged to leave their carts at the end of their driveways (not in the road) after garbage and recycling is collected by Advanced Disposal that final week. If the carts have not been picked up by Advanced by the weekend please move the carts toward the residence to mitigate vandalism and theft. On Tuesday, September 2nd, please place the Advanced Disposal carts at the end of the driveway again for pick up.

Additional questions can be emailed to Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org or call 468-5225 and ask for Victoria. We thank all our residents for their patience and cooperation as we work through this transition.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Chicago Shopping Trip

Join us on a shopping trip to Chicago on Saturday, November 15. Chicago has been a long premier shopping destination. There, you can find major department stores like Saks and Bloomindales to specialty shops including American Girl Place, Niketown and the Disney Store.  With fabulous discount shopping, the city boasts a vibrant retail scene that caters to the needs of every shopper. For those who are not into shopping, don’t worry! Enjoy one of the many attractions at Navy Pier or visit a museum at the lakefront Museum Campus.

Meet at K-Mart (1109 Lombardi Ave) for a 7:30am departure time on Saturday, November 15.
We will return at 11:00pm. The fee for this event is $36.00 a person. For more information visit the village website at http://www.villageofbellevue.org or contact the Leisure Services Department at (920)468-5225.

2nd Annual Bellevue Fire Golf Outing


Sign up for the 2nd annual Bellevue Fire Golf Outing on September 27th. Cost per 4 person team is $280. The event will be held at Irish Waters Golf Club, N4265 Murphy Road, Freedom, WI 54130.  The registration deadline is September 17th. Contact Information: Chad Weihbrecht at   cweihbrecht@bellevue-fire.com or 920-309-1136. 
 
See the flyer and registration form listed below for additional details. All proceeds from the event will go to the Bellevue Fire Department to purchase new equipment, support local charities, and further fire prevention programs.
 


Thursday, August 14, 2014

Garbage and Recycling Hauler Transition- Update #5



New garbage and recycling carts are going to be dropped off at the end of your driveway beginning Wednesday August 20, 2014 and completed by August 30, 2014. Please be prepared to move your new carts to an area near your residence. The Village will be lenient if carts are left outside a garage during the transition. Once the Advanced Disposal Carts are picked up, please put your new carts in your garage space.

The location of the refuse containers for pick up needs to be within the apron of each resident’s driveway, NOT in the street. This will aid the street sweeper, plow trucks and traffic to easily navigate the street. Please remember to place each cart approximately 5 feet from each other so the garbage arm can easily grasp each cart. During the winter we encourage cart placement to be on the downstream side of your driveway to prevent the carts from being pushed over by the snow that the snow plow is throwing.

Additional questions can be emailed to Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org or call 468-5225 and ask for Victoria.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Get to Know Your Village Urban Forestry Program

Welcome to the fifth article in the “Get to Know Your Village” series being launched through the Bellevue Focus.  We hope these articles educate and inform about the services we provide and who provides them.

The Urban Forestry program for the Village of Bellevue is responsible for the planting and maintenance of all trees within the street right-of-way, in Village parks and all other Village owned properties.  Services of the program include street tree planting programs, pruning and maintenance, ordinance enforcement, forestry permitting, new development tree reviews and resident education on our urban forest.  The Village is currently working on development of an Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) management plan and will be increasing resident education on this threat to our urban forest in the coming year.  The Village Urban Forestry program works under the direction of our Director of Parks and Leisure Services and our designated Urban Forester.

The Village has been awarded the Tree City USA status annually since 2003.  To qualify as a Tree City USA, municipalities must have a Tree Board (which is also our Park Commission), adopt a Community Tree Ordinance, have a Community Forestry Program and have an Arbor Day Celebration.

A little known fact is that the Village of Bellevue has a tree arboretum.  Along the East River Parkway from Allouez Avenue to Westminster Drive, there is a unique tree arboretum. There are over 100 varieties of trees displayed.  A brochure about the area is available on the Village website.

If you wish there were more trees in your area consider participating in the Village Street Tree Program.  The program provides tree planting 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 Village fall plantings.  The resident pays for the wholesale cost of the tree including planting.

Trees located in the Village's right-of-way are property of the Village and permission is required before residents, prune, remove, plant or otherwise perform any maintenance.  Residents are encouraged to contact the Village for forestry services for a public tree in your area or if you have questions regarding our Urban Forestry program.  Visit the Village Urban Forestry page for further details on our program.

I-43 / STH 172 Improvements Scheduled

Travelers on IH-43 and WIS 172 experienced some unexpected delays and back ups when all traffic was detoured around the emergency bridge construction over the Fox River in 2013.  The Wisconsin DOT quickly changed the way the lanes were striped and it helped with traffic flow.  In fact, after construction was completed on the bridge, the improved traffic flow was decided to be maintained permanently.

The Wisconsin DOT designed and let a contract to make the lane changes permanent.  In order to do this, some additional pavement will be added to sections of the interchange to accommodate permanent design changes.  Construction is anticipated to start in late August 2014.  Following is a quote from Senator Hansen's office regarding the construction.

“The current configuration was a temporary solution as a result of the Leo Frigo Bridge emergency project last fall/winter.  As a result of the Leo Frigo Bridge being closed, traffic was rerouted to use WIS 172.  This resulted in some temporary reconfiguration of some of the ramps.  The reconfiguration worked so well from a traffic operations standpoint, WisDOT decided to leave the ramps in that configuration longer than initially expected.  The problem is that this temporary configuration resulted only 1 lane on IH 43 northbound, which is not acceptable from a long term standpoint. 

We let a construction project in July at the system interchange to restore IH 43 northbound back to 2 lanes while increasing the traffic flow on the WIS 172 eastbound to IH 43 northbound merge. The cost of this project is approximately $520,000 and will take 20 working days to complete. Travelers in this area will experience delays while we do this work. We will be letting folks know about the construction once it gets closer to starting.

•       The IH 43 southbound to WIS 172 westbound system interchange ramp will remain how it’s currently configured and marked.

•       The IH 43 northbound to WIS 172 westbound system interchange ramp will remain how it’s currently configured and marked.

•       IH 43 northbound will be restored to 2 full travel lanes where we have it currently narrowed to 1 lane prior to the upcoming construction – which we anticipate around the end of August.

•       The WIS 172 eastbound to IH 43 northbound ramp will be restored back to 1 lane at the same time just prior to construction. We need to do this to facilitate construction operations for lengthening the merge lane which is described next.

•       The project will lengthen the merge from WIS 172 eastbound to IH 43 northbound.  This ramp extension will allow motorists more distance and time to merge with the IH 43 northbound traffic.  So it will not be exactly how it is out there today, but an improvement over what was there prior to Frigo repair.”

Questions regarding the upcoming construction may be directed to the Department of Transportation.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Resident Street Tree Program Offered For Fall 2014

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 is $225 per tree (may vary based on species).
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.
                                                                                       

Concept View
Current View











The Village will be soliciting orders for the 2014 planting season. Homeowners who are interested may choose from the tree varieties listed below:

• Honey Locust Skyline
• Swamp White Oak
• Kentucky Coffee Tree
• Linden:  Littleleaf Greenspire, American Redmond
• Other (Small Tree): Spring Snow Crab, Japanese Tree Lilac, Ginkgo

If you are interested in purchasing street trees, please contact Debra Lom by October 14th at (920) 468-5225 or by email at dlom@villageofbellevue.org to receive an order form for the 2014 season.

Parking Reminder

The Village of Bellevue Zoning Code states that either motor vehicles or trailers (boat, utility, jet ski, etc.) must be parked on a hard surface if parked in your front or side yard.  A hard surface means either in your driveway or on an approved concrete/asphalt pad along the side of your garage.  Please ensure that any concrete/asphalt pad has been properly permitted by the Village of Bellevue Inspections Division. 
 
The only place where a trailer does not have to be kept on a hard surface is when it is parked in your rear yard.  This does not apply to motor vehicles.



Friday, August 8, 2014

Last 2014 Rockin' at Josten Concert Will Be Held on August 18

 The Rockin’ in Josten Summer Concert Series, will host it's last concert this summer on August 18, 2014 and will feature local area talent Charisma. 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's Lions Club who will be available selling concessions.

Charisma is a five piece band composed of saxophone, keyboard, bass, guitar, drums and multiple vocalists. The wide variety of music in their repertoire makes this the perfect band for any occasion. The band selects songs to keep the crowd on the dance floor and keep them talking about what a great time they had long after the event is over.

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

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Garbage & Recycling Hauler Transition - Update #4

As we approach the date of transitioning to our new Village garbage and recycling hauler, we want to provide additional information on changes to expect and transition details.  With Harter’s, our new hauler, there will be changes in the procedure of large item pick up. Residents need to call Harter’s to schedule their large item pick up by 2:00 p.m. Tuesday on non-recycling weeks and pick up will be on Wednesday of non-recycling weeks (see schedule below). Payment is due to Harter’s before pick up; they will accept credit/debit over the phone or a check by mail. Pricing for large household items, furniture, electronics or non-Freon appliances will be $30.00 per item and Freon appliances will be $50.00 per item. All questions need to be directed to Harter’s at (715) 253-2619 or (888) 804-8556.  Residents can also continue to drop-off large items, appliances, electronics, etc. to appropriate Brown County facilities.

With regard to cart sizes, single family homes and duplexes will receive 95 gallon garbage and recycling carts. Mobile homes will receive 65 gallon garbage and recycling carts. For residents that live in a single family home or duplex home that prefer 65 gallon garbage and recycling carts, a switch can be arranged; however this switch will happen approximately one month after the initial delivery of carts. Please email Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org or call 468-5225 and ask for Victoria to schedule.

Harter’s will begin dropping new carts off at the end of resident’s driveways starting August 20, 2014 until August 30, 2014. Residents will also be provided a flyer, including the new schedule, when new carts are delivered. Recycling week pick up will also be changing beginning September 1st per the schedule below. Advanced Disposal will be collecting recycling the week of August 25th and will also be collecting their garbage and recycling carts that week. By that time residents will have already received their new carts from Harter’s.  Harter’s will then be collecting recycling the week beginning September 2nd through September 6th (due to the Labor Day Holiday). Harter’s will then pick up recycling again the week of September 15th to September 19th.  Please visit the Village website for past update information and the updated calendar. 

Additional questions can be emailed to Garbage.Recycling@villageofbellevue.org  or call 468-5225 and ask for Victoria.







Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Bellevue Fire Upcoming Fundraisers

Bellevue Fire will be teaming up with some local businesses to raise money for some good causes this month. On August 14th they will be at Festival Foods on Steffens Court for the MDA fill the boot fundraiser. All funds will benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Bellevue Fire will also be teaming up with BMO Harris bank on Limekiln Road on August 21st for their annual cookout. BMO Harris donates funds raised to the Bellevue Firefighters Association. Bellevue Firefighters Association assists in purchasing equipment for the fire department as well as fire prevention throughout the village. Thank you to all who help with these great fundraisers!


Monday, August 4, 2014

2014 Village of Bellevue Citizens Academy, Final Call for Students

The goals of the academy are to provide an educational experience for participants at the same time offering an opportunity for residents and business owners to ask questions and to present their ideas. For many participants this opportunity will lead to an increase in community involvement and volunteerism.

Participants will attend one evening per night over a period of six weeks. Sessions will last approximately an hour and a half. Village staff will facilitate the sessions and provide in depth information on administration, law enforcement, fire protection, public works, budget/finance, community development and leisure services.  There are no tests; past members have felt that they are the ones testing the presenters. The academy is no cost to participants due to the generous donation received from the Guyette Family who have supported the academy since its inception.

Those who complete the six week program will have their achievement acknowledged by receiving their certificate of completion at a graduation ceremony held during a Village Board meeting on October 8, 2014. The Village understands this is a time commitment and if there is a significant reason for missing one or two sessions we are happy to still accept you as a student.

Class Dates: Thursday, August 21; Tuesday, August 26; Thursday, September 11; Thursday, September 18; Thursday, September 25; Tuesday, September 30; and Wednesday, October 8 graduation at the Village Board Meeting

All classes start at 6:00 p.m.  Graduation will be held at 6:30 p.m.  Classes are held at the Village Hall/Public Safety Building at 3100 Eaton Road.

Village residency is required and registration is completed on-line through the Village Online Recreation Registration program or in-person at the Village Office (2828 Allouez Ave.)

Friday, August 1, 2014

Welcome to Bellevue Pamphlet

Are you new to the Village of Bellevue? Are you interested in moving to Bellevue? Maybe you just want to learn more about the basics of Village operations.  The "Welcome to Bellevue" pamphlet is for you.  This recently created pamphlet was specifically designed to address the most common questions about being a resident in the Village of Bellevue.  Every municipality is unique and provides services in a different way which can often make it challenging for new or prospective residents to learn about their new community.  The Village of Bellevue website is always the best resource for more extensive information, but this new pamphlet will help those looking for the basics.  The Welcome to Bellevue pamphlet is available on the front page of the Village website (within the intro paragraph) and hard copies are available at the Village Office, 2828 Allouez Ave.