by Jennifer Sierra
It was a busy night at the May 2016 Bellevue City Council meeting. The city named an official city flower, honored businesses that have provided 50 years or more of service to the community and discussed waste management contracts.
The city of Bellevue honored companies that have been in business for 50 years of more. Representatives from Bellevue Vets, Cleves and Lonnemann Jewelers, Dobbling Funeral Home, Schneider’s Ice Cream, Bellevue Family Dentistry, Pilot Lumber, Bellewood Lanes, Sharp Technologies, Desmond Insurance, Crawford Insurance, Pasquale’s and Gravett’s Garage received plaques from the city.
The city approved the street closure at the 400 block of Foote on June 11th for the 11th annual Bellevue Block Party. Harry Caebolt announced there would be games and prizes as well as music at the street party which will be between 2:00 and 10 PM. Casebolt added, “People can come to the street party and then head down to the park for the live music at Beach Park for the Summer Concert series.”
The Mercy Health Mammography Van will be available on June 1st from 7:30 AM – 10:00 AM at The Callahan Community Center. Please call 513-686-3300 to make your appointment.
Bellevue named the Forget-me-not as the official city flower.
The city council is weighing their options on the bids that came in for waste management. Bellevue teamed up with several other cities in Northern Kentucky such as Dayton, to get bids from local waste management companies. City Administrator Keith Spoelker presented the bid comparison to council. All council members but one stated they would like recycling totes to be an option and not mandatory to citizens since the cost is more to participate in the recycling program. City Council member Matt Olliges disagreed with his fellow council members stating, “The difference between adding the recycling toter and not having it equates to $.15 a day. Up on our board it says that we are preparing for the future. At $.15 a day we could really prepare for the future by helping to save the Earth.” Olliges also pointed out that the city residents could save money further by not getting the recycling totes through the waste management companies and instead purchasing them through local hardware stores.
The Board of Adjustments will meet Tuesday, May 31st at 7:00 PM at the Calllahan Center. Bellevue is also looking into making their legislation more clear regarding the operation of AirBnB‘s and Bed and Breakfasts within the city limits.