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The City of Bellevue is sponsoring a hiring event at the Callahan Center for Staff Management /SMX. SMX is currently working with Amazon in Hebron to fill full-time and part time shifts. Details are listed below.
As announced in the January Council Meeting, the City of Bellevue is forming 6 committees designed to focus public policy development in Bellevue. The City recognizes that there is a great deal of expertise and experience in our community and we wish to tap these resources to assist in developing public policy for the City. The City is seeking applicants for citizen members for each of the newly formed committees. The emphasis of the committee structure is focused policy guidance while keeping bureaucratic trappings to a minimum. Most committees will meet on an ad hoc basis. Once workloads and issues are established, there may be the need for set meetings for some of the committees. These committees and their missions are described below.
To participate, please fill out the Citizen Committee Application form located HERE by February 28, 2014. The application asks for community involvement experience, educational background, work experience and other relevant information. Feel free to use additional pages if necessary. Completed forms can be emailed to Keith.Spoelker @bellevueky.org, dropped off at the City Building, or mailed to the City Building at 616 Poplar Street, Bellevue KY, 41073. Please leave questions or comments in the message field below.
Two members of Council have been appointed by the Mayor to each committee. The Mayor and City Administrator are defacto members of each committee. Additional resources, including citizen representation, will be determined by the Mayor in conjunction with the council members appointed to the committee.
Purpose: to advise the Mayor and staff on policy development regarding commercial and economic development issues.
Council Members: Ryan Salzman, Matt Olliges
Purpose: to advise the Mayor and staff on policy development on issues regarding the public safety of residents of City of Bellevue residents, including police and fire issues
Council Members: Rodney Poynter, Dave Slater
Purpose: to advise the Mayor and staff on policy development regarding issues of Education and Quality of Life matters that affect the City of Bellevue
Council Members: Melissa Tatum, Ryan Salzman
Purpose: to advise the Mayor and staff on policy development regarding issues relating to the overall governance and financial health of the City
Council Members: Matt Olliges, Steve Guidugli
Purpose: to advise the Mayor and staff on policy development related to residential housing issues in the City of Bellevue
Council Members: Steve Guidugli, Melissa Tatum
Purpose: to advise the Mayor and staff on policy development on issues related to public infrastructure, public works, and transportation issues in the City of Bellevue
Council Members: Dave Slater, Rodney Poynter
Trash and Recycling Pickup scheduled for Thursday will be picked up a day later on Friday. Normal schedule will resume on Friday.
The Northern Kentucky Water District has informed the City that they plan to complete repairs on a water main break in alley. They will be pouring concrete at or near 433 Hazen. This will mean that folks will not be able to use Hazen as a drive thru street for about 2 days, but residents should still be able park/access parking pads.
On October 14th, the Bellevue Neighborhood Association hosted a Meet the Candidates Night where candidates for Mayor, Council and School Board responded to questions submitted by residents of Bellevue. The event was recorded by Campbell County Media Central.
To watch the event, CLICK HERE
Have questions about the Budget? Curious why certain expenditures are budgeted? Or just want to learn more about how the City’s current budget is developed and used to manage the delivery of City services? I’ll be answering your questions about the City of Bellevue All-Funds Budget and providing answers to those questions. Post your questions in the comments section of this post. All questions received in this forum before September 24th will be addressed. If you have follow-up questions or want to discuss your questions further, you’re invited to attend a “Budget Open House” on October 1st from 6-8pm in the Callahan Center where we can discuss the budget further.
To facilitate the discussion, a summary copy of the budget is provided HERE.
For those wanting to look at the entire detailed budget, it is located HERE .
Property Tax is a tax levied on real property (land, buildings, and related improvements) and tangible property (business equipment and inventories) in the City of Bellevue. The rate for each is set by Council and tax bills based on the new rates are mailed in mid-October and are due by November 30th. The rate is determined by a specific formula using assessment data from the Campbell County Property Valuation Office and calculated by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District.
This year, the City of Bellevue is seeking to increase the revenue received from real and tangible property taxes by 4% as allowed by law (HB44). The tax rate will increase from .290 to 306 per $1,000 on all Real Property. If the new rates are enacted, revenue to the city will increase approximately $45,000 for the fiscal year 2014-15. This revenue will be used to offset the increasing costs of providing municipal services (Police, Fire, EMT, Snow Removal, etc) to Bellevue residents. It is important to know how this rate is calculated and the impact of the assessed value of our community is. Expressed a different way, the tax rates are the ratio of the amount the City is requesting divided by the total assessed value of the City.
|Numerator||Real Property Tax Revenue||
|Denominator||Total Taxable Real Property||
The State of Kentucky limits the amount of revenue that a City can receive from property tax assessments. Like other Cities, the City of Bellevue can only increase its property tax revenue by 4% without a voter referendum. It is the City’s intent to increase its property tax revenue by 4% for the 2014-15 Fiscal Year and has followed the State of Kentucky defined procedure for the increase. In some conversations, this is known as “taking the 4%” It is important to note that this doesn’t necessarily translate to a 4% increase to all tax payers in the City on a year to year basis for reasons due to increases and decreases in the denominator of our equation.
Total Taxable property or property value is derived from several different sources:
Less Homestead/Disability Exemptions
Less Fully Exempted
Less Other Adjustments
|Public Service Assessment (CSX, Duke, etc)||
PVA Assessment This dollar amount represents the Certified Real Estate assessment presented to the City by the Campbell County Property Valuation Office. It represents the total value of both commercial and residential real estate in Bellevue. This value fluctuates based on the PVA’s 4 year assessment cycle, property sale amount, owner requested reductions, and new real estate investment.
Homestead/Disability Exemptions (HEX/DEX) The PVA office provides two exemptions to assist elderly and disabled homeowners. The value of both exemptions is $36,000 and is subtracted from the assessed value of real property. For example, if property had an assessed value of $106,000. After the HEX/DEX exemption is applied, the property tax is assessed on $70,000.
Fully Exempted Government Owned Properties, Schools, Church/Religious property and Public Charities are all considered Fully Exempted.
Other Adjustments Other adjustments represent Tax Exonerations and Moratoriums granted in accordance to state constitution. The assessed value is frozen at a particular value for five years. At the conclusion of the five years, the property is assessed at its full value.
Public Service Companies Assessment Both Duke Energy and CSX property holdings are included in the assessment.
These five figures combined form the Total Taxable Real Property for the City of Bellevue.
It is important to note that the City of Bellevue has always “taken the 4%” revenue and reinvested the tax proceeds into the community in the form of better roads/streets, safer communities, promoting additional real estate development/improvements, and developing a sustainable community. These efforts, coupled with individual resident efforts of maintaining and improving their own properties have paid off. Since 2001, the assessed value of the City of Bellevue has nearly doubled. Please refer to Chart One – Bellevue Real Property Tax Rate – 2001 to Proposed 2014. This doubling of the tax rate ratio’s denominator has a stabilizing effect on the City’s Property Tax Rate.
While the City has consistently increased its revenue 4% annually, it has historically spread this revenue across an increasing assessed value. The result is a stable tax rate. As the chart indicates, the lowest tax rate was .00232 per $1000 in 2008 and the highest was .00307 per $1,000 in 2003. In 2014-15, a resident with a $100,000 home in Bellevue will pay $306 in property taxes. This is an increase of about $16 over last year’s assessment of $290. The City continues to look for opportunity to increase the value of our community though reinvestment of the tax revenue provided by the property tax rate.
The complete document with data charts can be found HERE
For those of you coming to Bellevue to enjoy Riverfest please take note of this important safety message.
The No Tailgating Ban will be strictly enforced, simple put their will be no tailgating permitted on any public right of way, city owned property including parks or privately owned property within the Riverfest Event Area. Once you park you will not be permitted to consume alcohol or grill out at your vehicle. Open alcohol containers in a public location is a violation of state law and violators will be dealt with appropriately.
Do not follow the direction of your GPS because many streets in Bellevue, Newport and Covington will have changed from their regular traffic flow patterns to accommodate the increased traffic. Follow the signs or directions given by our officers or VIPS.
The ramp leading to north bound I 471 will not open until the pedestrian traffic has cleared out of the event area. Expect to wait 30 minutes after the fireworks end before traffic is allowed to move west on Fairfield Ave. The southbound ramp will not open until all the shuttle buses have departed Cowens Drive, which should be 45 minutes after the fireworks end. Memorial Parkway Ramps will not close and it is suggested that you use those ramps. Please remember everyone did not arrive in town at the same time so everyone can not expect to leave at the same time. Exiting Bellevue to the south is your best option.
All parking regulation will be enforced throughout the city and those violators blocking the roadway or parked in a prohibited location will be towed. Premium paid parking will be available on the lot of The Party Source after 3:00 PM.
A Mobile Command Center will be located in The Party Source lot next to the New Riff Distillery should you need a police officer.
We have worked hard preparing for this event insuring that everyone stays safe and has a good time while in Bellevue. We ask that you respect our city and our resident’s property while here and invite you to return for one of our own, City of Bellevue Events in the near future.
A complete list of closures can be found here
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