Wednesday, January 27, 2016

WI Department of Revenue Updated Property Owners Guide

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has released an updated 2016 Guide for Property Owners.  The Village often refers our residents to this user friendly guide to assist in answering basic questions about the property tax and assessment process.  This updated guide as well as other guides for property owners is available from the WDOR website, under Property Owner Guides.

Friday, January 22, 2016

New Plan Commission Meeting Start Time

The Village of Bellevue has changed the starting time for the Plan Commission Meetings from 7:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  All meetings of the Plan Commission will begin at 6:00 PM moving forward while still being held on the third Tuesday of every month at 3100 Eaton Road.
 
In addition, the Tuesday, February 16th scheduled Plan Commission Meeting will be moved to Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 PM due to 3100 Eaton Road being used as a poll location for the Spring Primary Election.
 
Please refer to the meeting schedule on the front page of the Village of Bellevue website for meeting dates and times as well as any changes. 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Construction Begins on Bellevue Commons

Construction has begun on the Bellevue Commons project located at the northeast corner of Brown County Highway GV (Monroe Road) and Costco Way.  The approximately 12,000 square foot retail multi-tenant building will be just one of many developments getting underway in the first part of 2016. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Christmas Tree Collection

On Mondays during the month of January residents can leave their Christmas trees by the road and the Village Public Works Department will collect it and take it to be recycled.  Collection may not occur on a Monday, as staff attend to other priorities such as plowing road, fixing water leaks, and maintaining vehicles.  It is the intent to have all trees picked up by January 31, so please have your tree out there by that date.

Wreaths, trees with plastic bags, stands, wires or lights will not be collected. Frocked trees cannot be recycled due to the chemicals used in the process and will not be picked up.  Trees and wreaths that are frozen into the snow banks will be left until the spring brush collection.  If you miss the January pick up, contact the Village Offices to see if the compost site is accessible to the public for drop off.


Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Contacting the Village 24/7

We understand that there are often times when our residents and customers would like to contact us about an issue, concern or maybe even a compliment and the Village Office may be closed. In addition, often times our residents don’t know where to start or who to contact by phone or simply prefer to use e-mail only to provide us correspondence. If you have ever found yourself in this situation here are some options for you to consider for the future if you want to contact the Village or need to do so after hours.

CONNECT Section of the Village Website
At the bottom of the current Village website there is a section called “CONNECT”.  Links are provided for the Village Board of Trustees as well as Village staff.  E-mails and phone numbers are also provided.  If you’re not sure who to contact you can start with the Receptionist or a Department Director and they will direct your e-mail to the appropriate staff.

Village Action Request System
Also available through the Village website is the Action Request System.  On the top right side of the website, under “Action Center” there is a link for the Action Request System.  Messages and requests can be provided directly through the website and are automatically directed to the appropriate Village staff.  Again, if you’re not sure what department to select, Administrative Services can be selected and your message will be forwarded as necessary.  This 24/7 system currently receives limited use, but is a great way to provide any communication to the Village.

Village Social Networking
The Village uses a variety of social networking tools including Facebook, Twitter, Blog and E-News.  Village staff works to provide key updates, special notices, etc. using these tools to keep our residents informed.  Please consider signing up to use one of these tools, as they may help to answer your questions or concerns prior to even needing to contact the Village. Any direct requests or questions on Village services are best requested by phone or e-mail, not through Village social media tools.

Emergency Contacts
The Village does also have systems and staff in place to provide emergency or after hour’s services from our departments as necessary.  Any urgent issues are best communicated by phone by calling the Village Office at 468-5225; follow the prompts as necessary to leave a message if after hours.  For all emergencies dial 911.

Please note that references to the specific sections of the Village website may be different when viewing on a phone or mobile device.

Monday, January 11, 2016

SPRING GENERAL ELECTION

The Spring General Election will be held on April 5, 2016.  The following candidate’s names will appear on the ballot for the Village of Bellevue:

BELLEVUE VILLAGE TRUSTEE
(Vote for Not More Than Two)
Thomas M. Katers
David D. Daul

MUNICIPAL JUDGE
(Vote for One)
Ron Metzler

For more information on elections, please contact the Village Clerk at 468-5225.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Village Hires New Recreation Supervisor - Adam Waszak


The Parks & Leisure Services Department is excited to announce the new Recreation Supervisor, Adam Waszak.  Adam started with the Village in May 2015 as the Recreation Intern for the summer. Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay in May 2015 with a major in Public Administration with emphasis in Political Science and Environmental Policy and Planning.  After his internship with the Village, Adam also worked as a Public Works Seasonal Laborer until December 2015. Adam interned with the Village of Ledgeview and also worked in parks and recreation working for the McHenry Parks and Recreation Department by coordinating and executing community events and programs.

While Adam was working for the Village he has garnered a great relationship with some of the seniors through Senior Bingo and other events, as well as the seasonal recreation staff by working closely with them during the summer of 2015. Adam has also worked closely with many Village employees while working with the Public Works Department.  

As the Recreation Supervisor, Adam will oversee the planning, organization and coordination of the year-round community recreational programs, activities and events for all ages. Adam will also be supervising the part-time recreational seasonal/temporary staff and volunteers.  

Adam is a Chicago-area native and is an avid Chicago sports enthusiast. Adam enjoys golfing and volunteering when he is not working. Welcome to the Village of Bellevue Adam!