April message from Mayor Riehl

Ed RiehlHello to all. Well spring is slow in getting here. We have had a few warm sunny days, but have yet to string a lot more of them together. The trees have started blooming and the grass is beginning to green up. Our Public Services Department has been hard at work trying to clean up after the cold winter months and recent storms. Please be careful in areas at the Bellevue Beach Park until the park is brought back into shape.

April is National Physical Wellness Month, so with those warmer temperatures just around the corner I encourage everyone to get out and walk, run, and exercise not only this month but for life. April is a great time to begin volunteering with National Volunteer Week on April 10 through 16. The Bellevue Neighborhood Association’s annual membership drive will be kicking off soon. Look for your membership application on your door in the coming weeks. Please consider signing up and volunteering your time to this wonderful organization and the many others here in town that all make Bellevue great!

With the growing season almost upon use please take a few moments to remember a few simple steps this year. First, if you see high grass or weeds don’t hesitate to call the city offices or use our online feedback method as well to report an issue. Second, please take time to sweep up your grass and weed clippings instead of blowing them into the street. Those clippings end up in the storm water system and wreaks havoc on our aging pipes. Better yet, compost them for a greener Bellevue. Speaking of being green, don’t forget Earth Day will occur on April 22, 2016. Let’s all do our part for a greener and sustainable environment. Please remember to carry doggy waste bags and clean up after your four legged friend’s as you walk around town — it is the law!

Our annual Clean Up Bellevue and the Shred It days are quickly approaching. The shredder truck will be in the front of the city building on Saturday April 16, 2016 from 9am to 12 pm. Bring your unwanted paper documents down to have them shredded; keeping your personal information private. As part of our Clean Up, dumpsters will be available for Bellevue residents to use during the week of April 18 through 24 on Van Voast Ave. behind the city building. Should you any items too large for the dumpster or have no way to transport them, curb side pickup can be done that week by calling 859-261-0260 and city crews will swing by and make a pick up. Sorry, we cannot accept any liquids or paint.

Bellevue and Dayton will be featured in Beyond the Curb on April 24 from 10 am until 4 pm. This event sponsored by our partners at The Catalytic Fund will bring over 700 people from all over the tristate for this year’s urban living tour. This event showcases all the wonderful things that are happening in the urban core from places to call home to all the fun and exciting places to visit in both cities. It truly is an honor to be hosting this event in Bellevue. Go to for more details and to purchase tickets. If you are interested I volunteering for the event, please call 431-8866.

Shop Bellevue! Events are heating up like the weather. Please come down to Fairfield Avenue and shop local and keep those economic dollars here at home. All the businesses have great events planned throughout the year. Invest in Bellevue and enjoy what we have by shopping and eating IN VUE!!!

With the warmer weather just around the corner, outdoor project planning season is here! Don’t forget to call city staff for assistance with planning and to see if a building or COA permit are needed to complete your project successfully. We will be glad to help so please call 859-431-8888 or stop by with any questions you may have. Enjoy your spring season, happy Mother’s Day, and I hope to see many of you out on the street this spring, exercising, or volunteering to help keep Bellevue the great place we all know and love.





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