January’s message from Mayor Riehl

Hello again and Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone had a joyful holiday season and spent quality time with friends and family. We can now slow down a bit from the hustle and bustle over the past months. After we pack away all of our holiday decorations of course.

Speaking of decorations, a big thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers from the Bellevue Neighborhood Association for all their hard work this year to make Bellevue beautiful. And hats off to our Public Services Department for installing all of the decoration around town. Great Job by all!!!

Well Mother Nature has not brought us any major snow events yet this winter or bitter cold temperatures, but we all know that can change in an instant. Our Public Service Department is ready to tackle the task to keep our streets clear and safe. 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. 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 to the curbs safely and effectively. 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.

Thanks to all who braved the elements in December to shop our local businesses during the shopping season, weather has been a bit challenging this year for shopping IN VUE, but let’s not stop there. February and March shopping events are just around the corner so stop down and fight off the winter blues by actively engaging in our community. Keep those dollars here in our local economy for reinvestment in Bellevue!!! Show your love of our local independent merchants by buying local.

Staff will be hard at work over the next few months planning all of our great City events for this up and coming year. February we will start the budget planning process for our next fiscal year starting July 1, 2016. Your City Council and Administration will be working hard to formulate a plan to invest your tax dollars wisely back into our community.

Now is the time to start planning those spring home improvement project. Please call us early in your planning process about permits or COA’s. Our staff is here to work with you! Please don’t hesitate to call the city staff for help at 859-431-8888.

Please take time to check out our website at for all the latest news and events happening around town. Be safe and keep warm.


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