Thursday, December 31, 2015

Christmas Tree Pick-Up in January

Christmas tree pick-up occurs during the month of January on Mondays. Wreaths or trees with plastic bags, stands, decorations or lights will not be picked up. Trees that are frozen into snow banks or buried in snow will be left until the spring brush pick-up.  Please monitor the weather to follow these rules and allow for an efficient collection by our Public Works Department.

Fire Hydrant Snow Removal

Snowfall, combined with the snow plowed from roadways, often bury fire hydrants under a large amount 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. In a fire, time is critical and every second counts. The extra minutes that a firefighter spends digging out a hydrant can make a big difference in how quickly a fire can be extinguished and damage limited.

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. Do not stand in the street and be careful not to slip and fall out into the roadway.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Last Delivery of Paper Newsletter



This winter edition of the Bellevue Focus will be the final delivery of a printed Village newsletter to our residents. Why the change? The Village will be completing a website upgrade and redesign in 2016 making it more user friendly and convenient to find all the key information our residents need. While this change won’t happen immediately in 2016, we’re confident our new website and our other communication tools, particularly our E-Newsletter, will keep you informed and better serve our residents versus the cost required in mailing a printed version. Our new website will also have greater mobile capabilities make it easier to use from a cell phone or tablet device.

We encourage all resident and business owners of the Village to sign up for the weekly E-Newsletter to stay informed on everything Bellevue. As a current E-News subscriber, you are already aware that our E-News includes notices about key services, but also updates on new development, recreation events and programs, Village Board activities and much more.

We welcome resident feedback on all our communication tools including the website, Facebook, Twitter, Blog, E-Newsletter and others about how we can keep you up to date and informed about your Village and the services we provide.


Village Offices Closed December 31 & January 1


Friday, December 18, 2015

Seasonal Trailer Parking Reminder

As the calendar has changed into December, this is a reminder that all boats and recreational campers/motorhomes should not be parked in a driveway in front or on the side of the house per the Village Ordinance.  They must be either parked in an enclosed structure or placed within the rear yard at least 5' from the property line.  Village inspectors will be sending out notification letters to those properties in noncompliance with the code.
 
Trailers such as snowmobile trailers and utility trailers are now permitted to be parked in the driveway in front of the house or on the side of the house on a hard surface.
 
If you have any questions, please contact the Village of Bellevue Planning and Zoning Department.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Notice of New Rate - Customers of Sewer Utility

This is to give notice that the Bellevue Village Board has authorized a restructuring of its present volume rates for sewer customers.  New rates will go into effect on January 1, 2016.

Volume Charges:
  • Residential: $5.54 (current rate) to $5.65/1,000 gallons
  • Commercial: $5.54 (current rate) to $5.65/1,000 gallons
  • Industrial: $5.54 (current rate) to $5.65/1,000 gallons
  • Restaurant: $6.54 (current rate) to $6.65/1,000 gallons

If you have any questions about the new rates, contact the Village at 468-5225.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Job Posting - Fire Department Executive Assistant

The Village of Bellevue has a new position opening, Fire Department Executive Assistant (part-time position). The Fire Executive Assistant will be working directly with the Fire Chief on shift and paid on call scheduling,  prepare payroll for accounting submittal, support human resource functions, provide meeting coordination, and assist the Fire Chief in special projects and research to meet day to day operational needs.The position is 20 hours per week. Please see the Village website for a complete job description.

Qualified persons should submit a cover letter, resume and at least three professional references to employment@villageofbellevue.org or mail to Village of Bellevue, Attn: Human Resources 2828 Allouez Ave., Green Bay, WI 54311. Position open until filled, first review of applications will be January 18, 2016. EOE.

Property Tax Bills & Payment Information

Property Tax bills will be arriving soon to property owners from the Brown County Treasurers Office.  

For additional land record and tax information please go to the Brown County website and click on Property Search in the Quick Links section.

For in person property tax payments you can go to Brown County directly or visit one of the many tax collection locations. There are two available collection locations in Bellevue as shown below.  Payments can also be made on-line with Brown County.

Community First Credit Union                                         Denmark State Bank
3282 Eaton Rd.                                                           2646 Noel Drive
Bellevue, WI 54311                                                         Bellevue, WI 54311
Monday to Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm                             Monday to Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00pm
Saturday 8:00am - Noon                                                        Friday 8:30am - 6:00pm

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Retiring Fire Chief & Assistant Fire Chief Recognized by Village Board

At the Village Board meeting on December 9th, Village President Steve Soukup recognized the upcoming retirement of Fire Chief Brad Muller (12/31/15) and recently retired Assistant Fire Chief Dave Seidl (12/1/15) on behalf of the Village Board.  Both are retiring after more than 60 years of combined service to the Town and Village of Bellevue.

Fire Chief, Brad Muller
Assistant Fire Chief, Dave Seidl 


Bellevue Dog Park Master Plan Approved


The Bellevue Dog Park Committee has been hard at work to make the Laura and Peter Mossakowski Family Dog Park in Bellevue a reality. The master plan for the park was approved by the Village Park Commission in November and was recently approved by the Village Board on December 9. The master plan provides details on the layout and facilities for the park, including many that are well beyond the area marked specifically for the dog park.

The Bellevue Dog Park still needs additional donations to make it the wonderful park they have planned. Donations are accepted at all times through the Bellevue Dog Park webpage.  Laura & Peter Mossakowski Family Dog Park, LTD is a 501(c)3 charity.


Fill the Cruiser December 23

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Village of Bellevue Awarded an Urban Forestry Grant for 2016

The Village of Bellevue is excited to be one of the 36 communities, groups and non-profits that will be receiving an Urban Forestry Grant in 2016 from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Monies from the grant will be used to further EAB education, awareness, and preparedness, continue our Adopt-A-Tree program for treatment of ash trees in the Village right-of-way, and purchase
additional trees for current Village trees identified as needing removal or next to existing ash trees to start growing a next canopy to eventually replace the ash trees when they become infected with EAB.
For the full press release please follow this link:  http://dnr.wi.gov/news/weekly/article/?id=3479