Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Restaurant Week July 14-21

Restaurant Week is back on July 14-21, 2016.  This highly popular event keep growing and is a great way to experience local eateries.  Brought to you by the Greater Green Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Visit the Restaurant Week website for all of the details, offers and menus. No tickets or passes are required, however reservations may be recommended.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Commercial Construction in the Village

There are a number of commercial projects that are becoming more visible around the Village as we head into the summer.  A flurry of activity on construction sites is taking place around the Costco, where three new commercial buildings will be open at some point and time this year.  New businesses that plan to take up shop in this area include Starbucks, Cellcom, Great Clips, Buffalo Wild Wings, Mattress Firm, and Discount Tire.  


Elsewhere in the Village, new construction is taking place on Development Drive as well as some major alterations of some existing businesses in the community.  We expect the year to continue strong as a couple of other projects will soon submit applications for expansions as well as new construction.

Friday, June 24, 2016

FREE Yoga in the Park at Josten Park this Summer

Join the Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Evolve Yoga and Wellness for FREE Yoga in the Park at Josten Park this summer.  Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm beginning on July 13th through August 31st.  Registration is not required and the classes are open to all levels.  Please bring your own yoga mat.  Classes will be held at Josten North Open Shelter. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)

The Village's year ended 2015 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) is now available on the Village website.  The CAFR includes introductory information about the Village and its operations, a financial section including detailed audited financial statements, and a statistical section with long-term financial and other trends about the Village.  To view the 2015 CAFR visit the Budget & CIP page of the website.  Note that the document may take a moment to load due to its size.

Village Offices Closed Monday, July 4th

The Village Offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day.  Please have a happy and safe 4th of July holiday.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Outdoor Tree ID Workshop on July 13th

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a real threat to our ash trees.  A third of the Village's trees (park or right-of-way) are ash, not to mention the amount of private trees that are resident owned.  When EAB gets to Bellevue, ash tree owners will have some hard decisions to make.  As part of a grant from the WI DNR the Village is offering a FREE Tree ID workshop at the Brown County UW Extension.  Residents can go to the UW Extension Office and walk through their grounds to learn about trees that are appropriate replacements for ash trees.  The Tree ID workshop is lead by UW Extension Horticulturist, Vijai Pandian. 

Registration is required for this free event.  Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 5th.  You may register online HERE or by calling the Village offices at 468-5225.

The Tree ID workshop is Wednesday, July 13th from 6:00-7:30pm at the UW Extension Office (1150 Bellevue St.)


Classes are funded in part by an Urban Forestry Grant from the State of Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Forestry Program as authorized under S.23.097, Wisconsin Statutes and are made possible by a partnership with UW Extension.  Classes are open to residents and non-residents. 

New Phase of Bedford Heights Under Construction

Construction continues on the next phase of the Bedford Heights subdivision which is located south of Main Street in a wooded and scenic area between Klondike Road and I-43.  This next phase will add 19 new single-family residential lots on the extension of a new cul-de-sac of Rodeo Drive.  Some of the new lots will back up to a future Village Park as well as existing landscaped stormwater management ponds designed to appear like amenities.


Interest in this subdivision as well as in building new homes elsewhere in Bellevue continues to be strong.  The Village is working with developers to identify areas where new subdivisions could be constructed.  17 single-family permits have been issued so far through June this year compared to 20 in all of 2015.


Friday, June 17, 2016

Public Safety Day at KinderCare

On Monday, June 13th the Bellevue Fire Department and the Brown County Sheriff’s Office visited KinderCare for their Public Safety Day. While the weather wasn’t the greatest, the rain held off long enough for each kid to tour the fire truck and squad car. The kids were shown the different vehicles, what each vehicle carried, and what the tools are used for. The kids were even allowed to “drive” the Ladder truck! At the end each child received a fire hat and a fire department tattoo. Thank you to the KinderCare staff for hosting us and thank you to the kids for being such great listeners!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Festival Foods Contributes to Bellevue Dog Park

Laura Mossakowski, representing the Laura & Peter Mossakowski Family Dog Park, recently accepted a $15,000 donation toward the development of the dog park in the Village of Bellevue.  The check was presented by Jason Jacobs of Festival Foods.

The Festival Foods Paw Away Hunger Program has been recognized as a named sponsor of the soon-to-be constructed Phase I of the Bellevue Dog Park.

To learn more about the park and additional donations that are needed, please visit the Dog Park website.  Congratulations to the dedicated volunteers working towards development of this new facility and thank you to Festival Foods for your generous contribution to our community.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Free Family Yoga in the Park--Saturday, June 18th

Join Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry and Evolve Yoga and Wellness to our FREE Family Yoga in the Park on Saturday, June 18th from 10:00-11:00am.  The class will be held at Josten North Open Shelter.  Bring the entire family out to Josten Park for a family friendly yoga class.  The class will be tailored so that all ages and levels of experience can participate. Please bring your own yoga mat. 





The Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department and Evolve Yoga and Wellness are partnering up later this summer for free yoga in the park on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-7:00pm at Josten Park.  Classes will begin on Wednesday, July 13 and run through August 31st.  Make sure to put these dates in your calendar so you don't forget this fun and free program. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

I Recently Moved - Do I Need to Re-Register to Vote? Yes

If your address has changed, you do need to re-register to vote.  This applies even if you stayed within the same municipality.  You can find out more information by visiting the My Vote WI page.

Remember that Wisconsin law requires that you live at your current address for 28 consecutive days to be eligible to vote from your new address. If you have lived at your new address for less than 28 consecutive days before the election you are still eligible to vote from your former address.  If you have moved to Wisconsin less than 28 consecutive days before an election you may be eligible to cast a Presidential-only ballot.

Are you going to need to register? Get started at the My Vote WI page or register in person at the Village Office, 2828 Allouez Ave.  Also remember that proof of residence will be required during voter registration. Note that the next statewide election is on August 9, 2016.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Parkour! Parkour!

Parkour is coming to Bellevue!  "What's parkour?" you ask.  Parkour is a fun and exciting sport that teaches you to safely navigate your surrounding area in fun and unique ways.  Learn some of the basics for creating new paths around, over, and under all kinds of obstacles.  The Bellevue Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department is offering 2 parkour classes this summer at Josten Park.  Classes are on Wednesdays beginning June 15th.  The morning session is from 10:00-11:00am and the afternoon session is from 4:30-4:30pm.  Classes are limited to the first 10 participants and are filling up quickly!  This program is offered for youth ages 7 and up and is taught by a certified Parkour instructor. 







To register, call the Village offices at 468-5225 or register online:
10:00-11:00am class HERE 
4:30-5:30pm class HERE (only 5 spots remain as of time of publishing of this article)

Cost is $45 for Village of Bellevue residents, $56 for non-residents for 8 weeks of classes. 



Monday, June 6, 2016

Love Your Pipes Reminders from NEW Water

http://www.newwater.us/education/love-your-pipes/

Milwaukee Brewers Game Trip


Once again the Village of Bellevue is planning  a Brewer's Game trip this summer!  Join us for this year's game on Wednesday, August 24th.

 The game starts at 1:10pm, and the bus will depart from the Sam's Club Parking Lot (2470 W. Mason St.) at 9:30am and return 7:00pm.

Fee: $49/participant (Includes coach bus transportation and admission to game.
Lunch and other expenses on own.)

Register by Friday, August 12.  You can register online at:  http://apm.activecommunities.com/villageofbellevue/Activity_Search/2158

or by calling the Village offices at 468-5225

This is a very popular trip so make sure you reserve your spot early!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fire Department Completes Propane Tank Training

If you were anywhere near Fire Station #2 recently, located at 1811 Allouez Ave., you likely noticed a large fire ball. No, the station was not on fire! Members of the Bellevue, Ledgeview and De Pere Fire Departments took part in a propane emergency training. The training taught firefighters how to deal with propane leaks and fires safely and efficiently. The first part of the training was a classroom portion which covered the different ways propane is transported and what types of containers firefighters are likely to encounter based on the location of the incident. Firefighters also learned about the less common containers, how to identify these containers, and where these containers will likely be located.

After the classroom portion of the training was completed it was time for the practical hands on portion. Here, firefighters trained on techniques to fight the fire in order to make a safe approach and shut off the corresponding valves in order to stop the leak. The propane fires included grill, a forklift, a bulk tank, and propane terminal piping. Each emergency had its own unique challenges and required a great amount of teamwork and coordination. The training was a big success and a great job was done by everyone involved! We would like to extend our thanks to the Wisconsin Propane Education and Research Council (WPERC) for supplying the propane, Fire LLC and its instructors for conducting the training, and Ledgeview and De Pere Fire for participating.

Bellevue Community Picnic Sunday, June 12th

Once again the Bellevue Community Picnic is upon us. Come and enjoy great food, LIVE music, a craft show, and children's games at Josten Park on Sunday, June 12 starting at 10am- 6pm.

Sponsored by the Bellevue Lion's Club.