May message from Bellevue, Kentucky Mayor Riehl

Mayor Ed Riehl

Mayor Ed Riehl

Hello to all. I hope you are enjoying this wonderful spring weather we are experiencing. The grass has come to life and so have our garden parks around town. Once again the Bellevue Neighborhood Association has done a wonderful job with getting the town to look colorful and spring like. A great new addition to our streetscape along Fairfield Avenue this year are the hanging baskets hanging from the street light poles. I can’t wait to see them grow and blossom as the growing season moves along. Take time to enjoy the beauty of it all.

May is National Preservation Month, so as you walk around town take in the historic architecture we have been able to preserve in our two historic districts. This is part of the character that makes Bellevue a great place. Please remember if you are planning any projects to your home, take time to check on applying for the proper permits like the certificate of appropriateness if your property is in the historic district. Also make sure that any contractors you use has an occupational license to perform any work in the City of Bellevue.

May kicks off the event season in Bellevue. First up we with celebrate Mother’s Day and say thanks to all the great Mothers in our lives. Next up with be the annual Memorial Day Parade on May 25 starting in Dayton at 10:30 a.m. June will start our concerts in the park and movie night season. June 13 will feature Gamut on stage and later on June 26 the movie Goonies will be on the big screen. Looking ahead to July, on the 11th the Beach Park comes alive for a car show cruise in from 4 to 7 p.m. Then, Blue Honey takes the stage from 7 to 10 p.m. Followed up with a Fireworks show on the water at 10 p.m.

On April 26 the Friends of Bellevue took to the water on B.B. Riverboats to hold their annual FUNdraiser including the scholarship awards lunch cruise. The weather was perfect, the crowd was large, and so was the amount for the book scholarships handed out that day. Congratulations to all the deserving winners from Bellevue High School. This year each recipient received 2,500 dollars towards their future. The biggest amount ever given in the history of this event. A big thanks to all the F.O.B members who worked hard and made this a great day.

With the growing season in full swing please remember that after maintaining your yard and cutting the grass, take time to sweep up your grass clippings and not sweep or blow them into the street gutter. These will end up in our storm water system and cause a problems on our streets. As we all get out and enjoy the warmer days and nights please keep in mind it is the law to clean up after your four-legged friends. You must have a bag with you to clean up after your pets. Free bag stations are located in many areas around town so please put them to good use if you have run out of bags.

Please take time this month to reflect on all those who have served and those who continue to serve our country in the Armed Services around the world. Honor and remember all the men and women who stepped up to the challenge and defended our freedom. Enjoy your Memorial Day with friends and family.


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