Hello again and Happy New Year to all. I hope everyone had a joyful holiday season.
After we take down all the holiday decorations we can all slow down a bit from all the hustle and bustle over the past month. One thing we didn’t get this year was a Bengals’ post season win. Oh well, spring training is just around the corner and soon the All Star Game will be upon the region.
Mother Nature has brought us a few minimal snow events already this winter and now the bitter cold temperatures have set in. Please slow down while driving in the winter weather conditions. Be aware of changing road conditions and be on the look out for road crews out salting and plowing. Hats off to our Public Service Department for the great job they do to keep our streets clear and safe. Please take a few moments to check on your elderly neighbors during the winter months to make sure they are safe and warm. Please remember that during heavy snow events to remove your vehicle from the street when possible to allow crews to plow the streets safely. Keep the alleys clear from trash cans and debris to allow them to be plowed also. This will allow trash pick up to happen on time.
With the New Year we usher in your new City Council Members you elected in November. Once again you have delivered a well-qualified and diverse group to represent you, the citizens of Bellevue. I look forward to working with them. With the New Year we say goodbye and good luck to John Yung our Zoning Administrator. He has accepted a position with the city of Yellow Springs, Ohio. John has served Bellevue well and will be missed. The search is underway now for his replacement.
Thanks to all who braved the elements in December to shop our local businesses this holiday season, But let’s not stop there. February’s First Friday Shop Bellevue! event – Red Hot – provides the usual fun along while helping raise awareness about Heart Disease since it’s National Wear Red Day, so wear your red.
A big thanks to the Bellevue Neighborhood Association and our Public Service Department for all their hard work over the Holiday Season to make Bellevue look so beautiful throughout our community. But what goes up must come down.
On January 7 myself, staff, and several residents attended the informational meeting to bring Red Bike, Cincy Bike Share, to Northern Kentucky and to Bellevue. This was a great first discussion on what we think is a great opportunity to bring new people to not only this side of the river, but to Bellevue as well. I am very excited about helping with moving this forward in the near future. A lot of hard work is ahead for this project to become a reality.
Now is the time to start planning those spring home improvement projects. Should you have any questions about permits or COA’s please don’t hesitate to call the city staff for help at 859-431-8888.
Please take time to check out our new and improved website at www.bellevueky.org for all the latest news and events happening around town. Please use our feedback form to share your ideas or to report issues. You’ll also find us on Facebook. Be safe and keep warm!
Mayor Edward Riehl