February Message from Bellevue Mayor Edward Riehl

Hello again to all. The ground hog has seen his shadow leaving us with six more weeks of winter. We are fortunate Mother Nature has been somewhat easy on us so far. Let’s hope that trend continues, but just in case don’t put that snow shovel away just yet. Please remember during snow emergencies please utilize off-street parking so our crew can clear the streets to the curb.

Just a reminder that Valentine’s Day is upon us this month on the 14th. So don’t forget the sweet heart that means so much to you. This month is “Go Red for Women”. February is American Heart Month, a movement to bring awareness about women and cardiovascular disease. Also this month the Lenten season with start with Ash Wednesday February 18, which means all the Friday night fish fries we love will kick off too.

“Shop Bellevue!” events continue during the winter months. So stop down on Fairfield Avenue for some cool winter deals and one of the hottest shopping venues in the region. On Saturday February 21 a new and exciting event will take place. The Winter Carnival along Fairfield Ave. This is a new and fun filled event for the whole family. So let get out and support all our wonderful local businesses and keep those dollars here at home.

This month city staff and council will begin the budget process for fiscal year 2015-2016. For the next three months the various department heads will be working diligently on presenting a fiscally responsible spending plan for the city. The city auditing firm has completed its review of fiscal year 2014, and will be presenting their report at the February 18th City Council meeting.

With the leaves gone and all swept up, litter has again become a problem around town. Please take a few moments to pick up any wayward trash you may encounter. Please make sure lids on your trash cans are secured tightly to prevent animals from climbing into them scattering your trash all over your neighborhood. And, make sure your trash cans are placed back into your yard in a timely manner after your collection had occurred. Attention all pet owners: please make sure you are cleaning up after our four-legged friends. It is the law to clean up after your pets and to have bags in your possession while out walking them. Please do your part and keep our town looking good.

With warmer weather just around the corner we all start thinking about those spring home improvement project. Please make sure you have all the proper permits in place prior to beginning your project. If you have any question regarding the need for a permit, guidelines, building inspection, or a C.O.A please don’t hesitate to call City Staff to help guide you through the proper process. Call 859-431-8888 and ask our helpful staff assist you. Happy Valentine’s Day and be safe for the rest of the winter season!


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    • We reach out to the Dayton Mayor every month but we have not gotten a response. We will keep trying and inviting him. We would love to have his participation as well. He may be just getting his feet wet. I am sure he has a lot on his plate just trying to get acclimated in his new role. We wish him the best and are open to him any time.

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