Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Practicing Proper Bicycle Safety

Summer is fast approaching and as we begin to take part in our favorite summertime activities we need to take a minute to think safety. Begin this summer by being a safety “role model” for all around you.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide properly-fitted helmets can reduce the risk of head injuries by at least 45 percent – yet less than half of children 14 and under usually wear a bike helmet. Here are some of the ways to reduce the risk of injury and death while biking.

1.   Make sure your bike is properly fitted and in good working condition. A spring tune up is always a good idea.

2.   Wear a properly fit helmet on EVERY ride (this includes skating and scooting). Wearing a properly fitted helmet is your insurance policy protecting you from a potentially disabling or fatal traumatic brain injury.  Use the following checklist to ensure a proper fit:
a.       EYES check: Position the helmet on your head. Look up and you should see the bottom rim of the helmet. The rim should be one to two finger-widths above the eyebrows.
b.      EARS check: Make sure the straps of the helmet form a "V" under your ears when buckled. The strap should be snug but comfortable.
c.       MOUTH check: Open your mouth as wide as you can. Do you feel the helmet hug your head? If not, tighten those straps and make sure the buckle is flat against your skin.

3.   Make yourself visible. Fluorescent colors and reflectors make you more visible to motorists. If you are riding at night, ALWAYS remember a light.

4.   Follow the rules of the road. Because your bike has wheels, you follow the same rules as a car does. Ride with traffic and obey the rules as if you were a car. Parents, ride with your children until you feel comfortable they can maneuver through traffic on their own. Test their skills by taking them out for a road test.

5.   Stay focused and alert to your surroundings. Make certain that you see motorists and they see you. Eye contact is key to safety!

6.   Enjoy the ride! Biking is an excellent form of exercise for the whole family.

Watch the following video on how to ensure a proper fit.
Make it a safe day!

TVs, Computers & Electronics Disposal

Beginning January 1, 2010, Wisconsin ACT 50 required manufacturers to collect and recycle certain electronics, including TVs, computers and printers. The law banned landfill disposal for electronics beginning September 1, 2010. TVs, computers, computer accessories, cell phones and other electronics contain harmful materials including lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, other heavy metals and chemical flame retardants.  Electronics recycling protects against environmental issues and salvages reusable materials including plastics, glass, metals and circuit boards reducing the need for virgin materials in new electronics. For more information on ACT 50, including a complete list of electronic items affected please see the WI DNR website.

All electronic material is accepted at the Brown County Hazardous Material Recovery facility.  A fee of $0.25/lb fee is charged from Brown ​County residents. This material includes...
  • TVs
  • Computers
  • Computer accessories
  • Cell phones
  • All other electronic material that contains harmful material including lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium, other heavy metals and chemical flame retardants.
A list of additional registered electronics collectors can be found on the WDNR website. ATTENTION - If two people are required to lift a television into your car, they will require your help to unload it when it is brought to the facility.

Residential Hazardous Material Recovery - Hours & Location
2561 S. Broadway | Green Bay, WI 54304
Residential Drop Off Hours
Thursday: noon - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Monday, February 27, 2017

Summer Seasonal Jobs Posted for the Village of Bellevue

Bellevue is the place to be this summer, and if you are looking for a summer job we may have just the right fit for you!  Our summer seasonal jobs are posted and we are now accepting applications for interns, Parks and Public Works maintenance staff and many recreation positions.  So if you or someone you know is looking for a fun and rewarding summer job, please check out our job postings at on our website

Work in Tax Incremental Finance District #2 Starts

Last year, the Village of Bellevue started work on creating the second Tax Incremental Finance District in the community.  The hope is to spur additional economic growth in the area around Eaton Road, Ontario Road and Huron Road.  Permits were issued for the first part driving project which will include 64 units of higher end apartments.  Still yet to come is an assisted living facility and approximately 38 single-family lots.  This initial project will only cover a portion of the 216 acres of undeveloped land within the boundaries.  The Village looks to be a partner to assist in spurring growth and development in this key strategic area.

To learn more about the Tax Incremental Finance District, please visit the following page on the Village of Bellevue website.





Easter Egg Bonanza Set For 2017

The Bellevue Easter Egg Bonanza is a free event for children ages 2-8 who live in Bellevue. Children will get the opportunity to hunt for eggs, meet the Easter Bunny, color eggs, make an Easter craft and win prizes!  Pre-registration is required. 

 
Reminder: This is an outdoor event, please dress for the weather!

When:  Saturday, April 8
Location:  Josten Park
Fee:  FREE!

Pre-registration is required.
3 Time spots are available:  9:00am, 10:15am, 11:30am

Register online at www.villageofbellevue.org
Sponsored By: Dan VanAdestine, American Family Insurance Agent

Friday, February 24, 2017

Local Brownie Scouts Tour Fire Department, Earn Badges

On Monday, February 20th the local Brownie Scouts from Saint Bernard Church stopped by the Bellevue Fire-Rescue Department. The group toured the station and also met with fireman who were training that night. After meeting with fireman they gathered in the training room and learned first aid skills, taught to them by Fire Officer Glen Unsinn. Officer Unsinn taught the girls various skills such as bleeding control, treating Bee stings, and what to do if someone falls and hurts their arm or leg. These were all skills the girls needed to learn in order to receive their first aid badge. Officer Unsinn said that all of the girls did an excellent job learning the skills needed to acquire their first aid badge.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Brown County Park Department Passes Online Sales


https://www.park.reservation.co.brown.wi.us/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/wbsplash.html?wbp=1The Brown County Park Department has partnered with Plug'n Pay and US Bank for credit card processing for Brown County Park passes and reservations.


A variety of passes are now available for purchase online through their new system including annual and daily passes.

Slow Down To Get Around

The solid waste industry is on the list of the top five most dangerous jobs behind logging workers, fishers, aircraft pilots and flight engineers. Those who are at the highest risk in the solid waste industry are refuse and recycling collectors.

In July 2013, Governor Walker passed Wisconsin Act 39 Slow Down to Get Around to encourage cautious driving near sanitation trucks. Unfortunately, this has done little to make the job safer. The Slow Down To Get Around law is not widely known in Wisconsin even though it passed almost four years ago.

In 2016, there were four fatalities in Wisconsin in the solid waste industry. There are several ways to help protect refuse and recycling collectors, they include; slowing down and being very cautious when moving around a sanitation truck, placing your bins in the appropriate spot so they do not have to get out to collect or move your bin, and sharing information about this law with everyone.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Final Registration for Bellevue Citizen's Academy Starting March 9


Final request for participants in the FREE Village of Bellevue Citizens Academy. 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 Village operations and your local government. The Village understands this is a time commitment and if there is a reason for missing one or two sessions we are happy to still accept you as a student.

Class Dates: Thursday, March 9; Thursday, March 16; Thursday, March 30; Thursday, April 6; Thursday, April 13; Thursday, April 20; and Wednesday, April 26 graduation at the Village Board Meeting

All classes start at 6:00 p.m.  Graduation night will be held at 5:30 p.m.  Classes are held at the Village Hall/Public Safety Building at 3100 Eaton Road and one class will be held at the Village Public Works Building at 2828 Allouez Ave.

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.). Any questions can be directed to Village Administrator, Angela Gorall. Join us, get involved, and learn about your local government.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spring Primary Election: February 21

The Spring Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, February 21

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Village polling locations.  For more information, please contact the Village Clerk at 468-5225 or visit My Vote Wisconsin.

Laura Mossakowski Named Bellevue Citizen of the Year by BBPA

The Bellevue Business and Professional Association (BBPA) awarded its 2016 Citizen of the Year Award to Laura Mossakowski for her dedication to community involvement and her contributions to the development of the soon to be opened dog park in Bellevue. Pictured are Steve Mastalir presenting the award to Laura, along with her husband Pete.


This is the 30th year of BBPA presenting this award. BBPA was started in 1972. Initially it was an avenue for local business owners to gather, get to know one another, share concerns and keep up-to-date with new developments in the area.

Today it is their goal to keep the Village of Bellevue strong by encouraging members and the local community to use the services offered by BBPA members. By doing so, they help strengthen the profitability of members, the community and make Bellevue an attractive area for new business.  BBPA is also responsible for the new publication Bellevue Beat.

Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Brown County Homebuilders Spring Showcase of Homes

The 2017 Brown County Homebuilders Spring Showcase of Homes will be held March 4th & 5th and March 9th through the 12th. Two of this years entries are located in the Village of Bellevue within the Bedford Heights Subdivision.



  • House 41 - Meacham Development, Inc. 2768 Creekwood Circle, Bellevue, 54311
  • House 42 - Gmack Development, Inc. 2830 Creekwood Circle, Bellevue, 54311


  • For more information on tickets and the event, please visit the following website:


    Family Sledding Night, Friday, February 17--CANCELLED


    Sadly, due to the warm weather we are having, there is no snow remaining on the Josten Park Sledding hill and we have cancelled the Family Sledding Night scheduled for this Friday, February 17th.  We hope to have more conducive weather next year and will plan to hold this event again in 2018.  Thank you.