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March Message from Bellevue Mayor Riehl

Mayor Ed Riehl

Mayor Ed Riehl

Hello to all. It’s hard to believe that the month of March is already here and there’s so much to cover this month. We still have a few more weeks of Old Man Winter left before the first day of spring arrives. As I write this another winter storm is giving us another round of rain and snow. Daylight savings time has happened and the daylight hours will be getting longer for all to enjoy with warmer temperatures will follow.

Hats off again to our Public Service Department for doing an excellent job with snow removal this winter season. Our streets are always the best in the region during snow events. I know all the guys take great pride in this most important task. Hopefully soon we can trade the snow plows for rakes and shovels to begin work in our parks.

Mark your calendar for the annual Fairfield Mile. This years the race will take place on March 21, 2015 starting at 9:00 a.m. Again starting at Frisch’s on Riviera to east on Route 8 to south on Van Voast Ave. to the finish line. An awards ceremony will take place following the race at the Callahan Community Center behind the city building. Once again I would like to thank the Mayer’s for putting this event together for the 19th year. All money raised will help sponsor coaches and athletes to attend FCA camp this summer. Another significant event is hosted by the Friends of Bellevue to raise funds for technology needs at our schools. This year the event will be a B&B Riverboat cruise on April 26 from 11 am to 3 pm featuring sponsorships for high school students in addition to the fundraiser and socializing. It’s a great event for a great cause.

Looking ahead to April, the annual Bellevue spring cleanup week will take place from April 6 – 13. Dumpsters again will be located on at the Callahan Center that week for collection of all your spring cleaning items. No paint will be taken, but tires will be ok for drop off alongside the dumpster. And a “shred it” event will take place on Saturday April 4 from 10 to 1pm in front of the City Building. You can bring unneeded documents to be shredded on the spot right in front of you to help you keep your confidential information confidential.

Bellevue Renaissance is partnering with the NKADD for a scavenger hunt on Saturday, March 21 from 11 to 3 in partnership with the This event is hosted by Northern Kentucky Elder Maltreatment Alliance (EMA) and the Alliance’s program SARAH (Shelter, Advocating, Removing and Housing) for a fun day of eating and shopping while raising awareness and funds for elder abuse.  Shop Bellevue! – Working 9 to 5, a fashion show event, will be the first Friday in April for some great spring deals. Come down and visit all our wonderful businesses on Fairfield Ave. There is always something new and excited happening as the spring shopping season comes around. Shop local and keeps those dollars here in our local economy.

The majority of our homeowners live in older or historic homes. There’s an event for all of you that is free including lunch, the NKY Restoration Weekend on Saturday, March 21 from 9 am to 4 pm at Gateway College’s urban campus. There’s a broad range of sessions to assist you with rehabbing and maintenance of your home. Register for this free event at www.NKYRestoration.com. Architects, planners and realtors check out the CEUs offered on Friday at Baker Hunt.

With the warmer days just ahead, we will be looking at our home for that spring spruce up. I am sure the winter has taken its toll on a few things on our historic homes and repairs are in order soon. Please do a spring walk around inspection of your home and check for any needed maintenance. Some improvement may need a permit issued and homes located in the historic district may need a C.O.A to be issued. Please don’t hesitate to call in any problem properties or area in your neighborhood that may need city staff to look into. Please call anytime at 859-431-8888 and will be more than glad to assist you in any way possible.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day and Happy Easter!

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