Wednesday, November 26, 2014

2015 summer summer camp counselors positions

Village is looking for a summer camp counselors for the 2015 summer. Please apply with the Village of Bellevue by: March 27, 2015.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Camp Counselor is responsible for planning and coordinating daily recreational activities for program participants. The Counselor is responsible for providing a safe, fun and comfortable atmosphere for all, while instilling the six pillars of character and incorporating the benefits based program model.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Plans, organizes, leads and supervises activities performed d each day.
• Checks facilities and play areas on a daily basis for unsafe situations.
• Reports all significant events, problems, issues or occurrences to immediate supervisor.
• Observes and follows safety rules at all times.
• Develops positive relationships with program participants, their families and the general public.
• Reports to work on time each day and remains at the site until closing, unless otherwise directed by supervisor.
• Assures the safe keeping of all equipment.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
• Ability to work with school age children.
• Ability to participate in a variety of activities
• Ability to lead – good leadership qualities
• Ability to assist children when needed – good physical condition
• Ability to interact with parents/guardians when necessary

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING
• High school diploma or equivalent.
• Prior experience in programming activities for children preferred.
• Current CPR, First Aid and AED certification or must be able to obtain certifications.
Other Requirements
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• A commitment to working with school age children in a recreational setting, as well as the ability to work with diverse populations is required.
• Must have transportation to and from work site.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
• Position is performed outdoors. Must be able to work outdoors up to eight (8) hours a day.
• Position includes physical activity as needed to assist children and/or respond to incidents.

CAMP SEASON
• Camp runs from mid-June through late August
• Time commitment:  Up to 40 hours each week

For additional information or to apply visit the Village website at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/government/administration-finance/human-resources/job-opportunities.html

Summer Camp Registration Starts for Residents on February 9th

Our AWARD winning  Summer Day Camp will be back for its 5th year!

Register beginning Feb 9th and SAVE $$$ with our early bird discount!

Summer Camp will again be held at two convenient locations:

Josten Park: 2280 Town Hall Road
DeBroux Park: 2900 Brighton Place

WHY CHOOSE SUMMER CAMP?

Our Summer Camps share one primary goal, getting kids active, outdoors!  Our Summer Camp program is a LICENSED DAY CAMP through the State of Wisconsin. All of our camp counselors are at least 18 years of age, undergo a criminal background check, are certified in First Aid and CPR and receive extensive pre-camp training.

Your 6 to 12 year old can comfortably spend the whole day away from home.  Your child should enjoy being around many other children in an outdoor environment.

Summer Camp operates nine weekly action packed camps throughout the summer for children ages 6 to 12 years of age.  Physical activity, self-esteem, social interaction and skill building are all part of the youth Summer Camp experience. 

Camp Counselors will also incorporate the Six Pillars of Character (Trustworthiness,  Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring & Citizenship) as part of the experience.

Please visit the Village’s website to download the parent handbook for more details at:

www.villageofbellevue.org/camp 

Parent handbooks can also be picked up at the Village Offices or online after January 26th.

CAMP REGISTRATION
All camp REGISTRATION forms are required and must be submitted at the time of registration. Forms are online at www.VillageofBellevue.org/Camp or at the Village Offices, 2828 Allouez Avenue. 
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT!
Register for camp between Feb 9-28
Receive 10% off on all camp related fees!
Residents Starting Feb 9
Non-Residents Starting Feb 16

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Newly Approved Items for Recycling

The Tri-County (Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago Counties) Single Stream Recycling Facility has now expanded its processing capabilities to add new plastic materials. This expansion was made possible by the regional growth of the facility; from accepting approximately 52,000 tons of recyclables in in 2011 to over 82,000 tons in 2013. Bellevue residents provided 1,223 tons in 2011 and 1,185 tons in 2013 of recyclables to the Tri-County totals. With that growth in Tri-County totals, more efficient use of the original capital investment and greater economies of scale, investment in additional equipment for added materials was possible. The new equipment was installed just in time for the holiday recycling season.

New Items to be recycled:
  • Cartons (Milk, Juice, Soup, Wine, etc.)
  • Dairy Containers (yogurt, sour cream, margarine, cottage cheese, etc.)
  • Produce, bakery and deli containers (berry, donut, potatoes salad, etc.)
  • Lids from above containers
Please don’t forget the original recyclable items:
  • Newspapers, inserts, magazines, junk mail and catalogs
  • Cardboard and paperboard packaging
  • Office, writing, school paper and envelopes
  • Phonebooks, other soft and hard cover books
  • Paper bags, towel/toilet paper cores, paper egg cartons
  • Shredded paper in a paper bag, stapled shut
  • Glass food and beverage bottles and jars (all colors)
  • Aluminum, steel, tin, bi-metal bottles and cans (empty aerosol cans)
  • Plastic beverage and household bottles and jugs
These items can be placed in the provided Harter’s recycling carts loosely; bags can severely damage the sorting equipment and should not be used. Don’t forget to empty and rinse your containers.

The Tri-County Recycling Facility welcomes tours of the Facility and encourages groups ranging from children to senior citizens to come and learn more about the recycling program. Please visit the What Can I Recycle? page for more recycling information.

Recycle More, Landfill Less, Happy Recycling!!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

 Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us here at the Village of Bellevue, we would like to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving Holiday.  As a reminder, there will be no Village Board meeting held on the 26th of November due to the holiday and Village Offices will be closed on the 27th and 28th.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Public Safety Crossing Guard Opening

The Village of Bellevue has a public safety crossing guard position open. Click on the following link for additional details: http://villageofbellevue.org/government/administration-finance/human-resources/job-opportunities.html

Taking Registrations for the upcoming Ski/Snowboard Trip

SKI BRULE, Iron River, MI

Enjoy the winter season with the  entire family and join us for a day of  skiing at Ski Brule.

Fee includes coach bus transportation, lift ticket, and rentals. Bring additional spending money if you wish to buy lunch or to browse the gift shops or buy dinner on the way home.

Children 17 and under must register with a participating adult.

Course:           #8901.115
Time:              6:30 am – 7:45 pm
Date:               January 24, 2015
Fee:                 $32 Bus Only Children 9 & Under
                        (Children 9 & Under receive free lift ticket)
                        $51 Bus & Rental Children 9 & Under
                        $63 Bus & Lift Ticket
                        $73 Bus, Lift Ticket & Rental
                        (skis, snowboards, or snow skates)

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Recycling Holiday Lights

Do you remember when one burned-out light bulb rendered an entire string of lights virtually useless? Thankfully, that frustration has been remedied by light manufacturers, and burned-out bulbs are now easily identified and replaced.  Yet Americans still waste several million pounds of lights each year.

The value of worn-out strings of lights and extension cords is gaining recognition. There is growing interest in the possibility of recycling them, rather than throwing them in the landfill.  In a landfill, lights can pose a threat to wildlife and can take 100 to 1,000 years to decompose. More and more people want to know where they can donate or recycle their lights and cords.

If you would like to donate your lights, the Green Bay Habitat for Humanity ReStore collects old lights. Call them at (920) 338-1650 or visit www.restoregb.org.

Many local scrap metal businesses collect strings of lights and cords year-round.  Some hardware stores and local home improvement stores also offer recycling drop-off or trade in programs over the holidays. Check with your local store for details.

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Genuine Thank You

Village staff would like to take the opportunity to say a HUGE Thank You to the Bellevue Business and Professional Association (BBPA) for their generous donation of $1,000 to the Village of Bellevue.  The donation will be used to hire an intern to assist the Economic Development Division in expanding our Business Retention and Expansion program, scheduling retention visits, compiling data, and updating the BBPA website with current information.
 
"A Healthy Economy and Development" is one of the 5 strategic areas within the Village of Bellevue 2015-2019 Strategic Plan, with an emphasis on the Business Retention and Expansion visits being a priority in 2015.  This donation will be a significant help in achieving this goal in the upcoming year.
 
Thank you again.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Village President Beyl Announces Final Term

At the November 12, 2014 Village Board meeting, Village President Craig Beyl announced that this would be his final term serving the Village of Bellevue.  President Beyl stated, “After 15 years in office, I will not be seeking reelection. I feel it is time for a new leader to become the new visionary for Bellevue.  They can lead the Village in the direction that will keep Bellevue a Great Place to Grow”.

The 2015 Spring Election for the Village of Bellevue Village Board will include the position of Village President as well as two Village Trustee positions.  Any candidates interested in seeking a Village office may contact the Village Clerk, Karen Simons for further information or visit the State Government Accountability Board (GAB) website.  Paperwork necessary for a candidate to be placed on the ballot must be received by the Clerk’s Office by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.  A Spring Primary would be held on February 17, 2015, if necessary, with the Spring Election to be held on April 7, 2015.

Village Board Adopts 2015 Budget & Accepts GFOA Award Recognition

The Village Board completed a public hearing and adopted the 2015 Budget for the Village of Bellevue on November 12.

The adopted 2015 Budget includes a 0% tax rate change from the 2014 Budget.  The tax rate for the Village will therefore remain at $2.78 (per $1,000 of assessed value).  The Village’s total assessed value, not including new value added within TIF #1, increased by $13,448,476 from the previous year.  This 1.1% increase in value allowed the Village to increase its total levy by $51,041 while maintaining a tax rate with no change.

The presentation from the public hearing has been posted to the Budget & CIP page of the Village website in addition to already posted budget documents.  Any questions regarding the Village Budget can be directed to Angela Gorall, Village Administrator.

The Village was also recently recognized by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.  This recognition was received for the Village’s 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).  This is the second year in a row the Village has received this recognition.  Any questions regarding the CAFR can be directed to Karen Simons, Finance Director/Clerk-Treasurer.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

2015 STREET TREE PRUNING

As part of the Village’s Urban Forestry Program, the Village will be pruning & trimming street trees within the right-of-way between January & March 2015.

Per Municipal Code 8.24, the Village of Bellevue is responsible for the planting and maintenance of all street trees in the municipality. The Village has adopted a ten year urban forestry  management program to maintain  public trees; including regular  assessment of their health, safety, & condition, pruning, removal/replanting.

Scheduled tree pruning is planned for the following areas in 2015:

• West of County V and North of Allouez Avenue to Main St.

• Using the Village’s Interactive Mapping System (www.villageofbellevue.org), pruning areas will be:  Zones 1, 2, 8, 9, & 10.

The work will be performed by the Village Arborist and trained Public Works staff following ISA Standard Practices for Tree Care Operations-Pruning as identified by the Village’s Tree Ordinance and Arboricultural Specifications Manual.  Village staff will be inspecting the work to ensure that it meets specifications. 

Common reasons for pruning are to remove dead, dying or diseased branches and/or to remove crowded or rubbing limbs. Trees may be pruned to increase light and air penetration to the inside of the tree’s crown or to the landscape below.  Lastly, a tree’s crown may be raised to allow cars, school buses, garbage trucks and snow plows to operate without contacting low hanging branches; causing significant damage to the vehicle and/or tree.

The Village’s public tree population consists of more than 3,600 trees, and more than 32 different species that range in age, size and condition.  The Village has been annually awarded Tree City USA status from the Arbor Day Foundation since 2003.

If you have questions contact:
Doug Tenor, Village of Bellevue Arborist
(920) 468-5225      dougt@villageofbellevue.org
or go online at: http://www.villageofbellevue.org/trees

2015 Recycling Calendar


Monday, November 3, 2014

Winter & Spring L.I.F.E. Guide Available Online November 3rd


The Parks and Leisure Services Department will release the 2015 Winter & Spring L.I.F.E. Guide online on November 3rd. The guide features community recreation programs, special events and park facilities in Bellevue.

Copies of the guide will be directly mailed to Village residents sometime around November 15th. Programs featured in the catalog run from December 2014 until May 2015.

Registration will begin for Village residents on December 1st. Non-residents will be able to register for programs on December 15th.

For more information or to download a copy of the guide, go to: www.VillageOfBellevue.org

Hunting in the Village

If you plan on hunting in the Village, please review our Approved Hunting Map and the regulations outlined in our Municipal Card in regards discharging of weapons in the Village.

The Hunting map can be found on our website here:  Hunting Map

The regulations regarding the discharge of weapons are found in the Village of Bellevue Municipal Code, Chapter 341 Peace and Good Order Section 2 here:  Bellevue Municipal Code

Rifles are not permitted to be discharged in the Village.

Stay Safe Everyone!


Update on Recreation Vehicle/Trailer Regulations

On October 22nd, 2014, the Village Board approved changes to Zoning Ordinance Article XXVIII – Off-Street Parking Regulations. The proposed changes mainly dealt with the regulations of parking any kind of trailer (boat, jet ski, camping, utility etc.) or recreational vehicle (RV) on a property located within a residential neighborhood.

The most significant changes are as follows:
  • A cap on the number of trailers or vehicles stored outside in approved locations is two (2).
  • Extended the seasons for Summer seasonal uses and Winter seasonal use vehicles and trailers.
  • Allow winter seasonal trailers to park outside in approved locations in the driveway and side yard paved area.
  • Allowed stone/brick pavers as an acceptable side yard paved area as long as it meets setback requirements.
  • You must be the primary owner or leasor of all trailers stored on the property you reside in.

  • Please be reminded, before expanding the surface area of your driveway with additional concrete, asphalt or pavers - speak to a Village Building Inspector as a permit may be required.  Also, even if there is a sidewalk or not, no part of the vehicle/trailer shall extend into Village of Bellevue Right-of-Way.
     
    These changes went into effect NOVEMBER 1st. You can find a copy of the regulations on the front page of the Village of Bellevue website:  Ordinance

    If you have any questions, please contact the Village of Bellevue Community Development Department.