by Mayor Ed Riehl
Hello to all. The official start of summer has arrived – the annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade signaling the beginning of summer in Bellevue. The weather was a bit challenging that day, but the crowds still came out to pay tribute to those who serve our country. Please remember that school is out for the summer so there are more children and adults walking and riding bikes around Bellevue. Slow down and be on the lookout for people wanting to cross at the crosswalks and let them cross. It is the law.
June brings the start of our Second Saturday Concerts in the Park series at the Bellevue Beach Park. The first will be on June 13 at 7 PM. Followed by the July 11th show. Cruise in before 4 PM, concert starts at 7:00 PM and the fireworks display at 10 PM after the concert. Come down to our beautiful riverfront park and enjoy some great family fun and good music to boot. Mark your calendars for our movie nights taking place on June 26 and July 24. Once again this year we will be teaming up with the Bellevue Alliance who will host their monthly gathering starting at 6 pm with a grill out in the park before the 9:30 movie start. So come down and be part of the Bellevue Alliance and enjoy a great movie too. Go to the city’s web site and check out the full calendar of upcoming events around town.
The city-wide yard sale will again take place on June 20. Dust off all those gently used items and sign up to take in this year’s event and hopefully earn some extra cash along the way. Please contact the clerk’s office if you want to participate and to get placed on the map at 859-431-8888. The permit and fee is waived for this day!
With the warmer weather here to stay we all want to get out and enjoy our many great neighborhood parks. Hats off and a big thank you to thru Bellevue Neighborhood Association for all their hard work to make our parks beautiful and green. And for the incredible job they did this spring and summer throughout the city and along Fairfield Ave. Take some time to look up on Fairfield Ave. and check out their new hanging baskets they have added this year. What a great new look. And, they continue to expand with new pots and planters popping up all over town.
With the growing season in full swing please keep up on the grass cutting and yard work around your home. And don’t forget to check the alleys behind your home for some needed weeding and cleaning over the summer. With those hot and humid summer days coming, please take time to check on the elderly in your neighborhood and be safe in the heat yourself.
If you are planning any summer projects around the house don’t hesitate to call the city offices for assistance with planning for the needs of permits, inspections, or a certificate of appropriateness should you be in one of our historic districts. Please report any suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the police department at 859-292-3622 or 911 if needed. You can be their eyes and ears on many occasions so please don’t hesitate to call. Enjoy your summer and have a great 4th of July holiday!