by Bellevue Mayor Edward Riehl
Hello to all. Well the official start of summer has arrived; the annual Bellevue-Dayton Memorial Day Parade. The weather cooperated nicely, the crowds were great, and all the tributes to those who serve and have served our country were wonderful and well deserved. A big thanks to all who served on the parade committee to make this happen each year. A lot of hard work and planning goes into pulling the annual event together. I hope everyone took a few moments on Memorial Day to reflect on all who served our country in the armed force to fight for freedom around the world.
Please remember that school is out for the summer and be aware of all the 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! Celebrate Flag Day by flying the old red, white and blue on June 14. We welcome the first day of summer on June 20, although it feels like summer already by the temperature and humidity we have experienced so far this spring. Don’t forget about Father’s Day June 19.
There’s more to celebrate in June – start of our concert series at the Thomas J. Wiethorn Memorial Beach Park. The first will be on June 11 at 7 pm followed by the July 9 show with the annual fireworks display at 10 pm following the concert. Come down to the riverfront and enjoy some great family fun and good music to boot. Also our movie nights will take place on June 24 and July 22. Come down early and bring a picnic basket along to enjoy some food before the start of the movie and enjoy the wonderful view. The city wide flea/yard sale will again take place on June 18. So 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 for more information at 859-431-8888 to be listed on the map, but the fee will be waived for the event.
With the warmer weather here to stay we all want to get out and enjoy our many great neighborhood parks. Should you see any suspicious activity or have issue with anyone in the park please call Campbell Co. Emergency Dispatch at 911. Or the none-emergency number at 859-292-3622 and police will be dispatched to respond to your call. Signs are posted in the park with these numbers for easy reference.
Hats off and a big thank you to the Bellevue Neighborhood Association for all their hard work to make our parks sound clean and green. Also for the beautiful job they have been doing along our main streets with beautiful seasonal plantings. Our Public Services Department has been hard at work making sure all the playground equipment is in good working order and the parks are clean. Great job Guys.
If you are planning any summer projects around the house please don’t hesitate to call the city offices at 859-431-8888 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 859-295-3622 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!