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Hello to all! Well the ground hog has seen his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter; as if we haven’t had enough of Old Man Winter already. This winter has been a very tuff tough one for all of us: from the bitter cold temperatures to all the snow outside. We’re all ready for an early spring. The forecast predicts more cold weather, so please take a few moments to check on your neighbors who may be shut in during these cold and snowy winter months. Since most of us are spending time at home through the cold, watching and cheering on the USA athletes competing in the Winter Olympics can fill the time for you and your family.
A big shout out to our hard-working folks in the Public Services department for continuing for keeping our streets passable throughout the many snow events this year. The large amounts of snowfall have made it a challenge. Having a large volume of snow to remove creates problems on where to place it. The process of plowing snow from the street deposits the snow to the right side of the truck along the curb, or if a car is parked, next to the car. We wish it could be avoided, but it cannot. Please be patient while we continue to work to make the streets clear.
Just a reminder that February 14 is Valentine’s Day, so don’t forget that special love in your life. Wear red this month not only for Valentine’s Day, but for National Heart Month to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease sponsored by the American Heart Association.
“Shop Bellevue!” events continue on the first Friday through the winter months. All stores are open for business so come down to Fairfield for all the fun and hot winter deals. March 5 is Ash Wednesday and will begin the Lenten season. And you know what that means: Friday night fish fries. Please take time to support one of our local charitable organizations hosting these events.
Mark your calendar for the annual Fairfield Mile Run which is set for March 22, 2014. This is a wonderful event, which brings back many familiar faces to Bellevue each year. So dust off those running shoes or walking shoes like me and come support our many Fellowship of Christian Athletes. All monies collect go towards their summer camp trip.
Bellevue shined well once again in hosting the annual Polar Bear Plunge event on February 1. This year was the biggest yet since bringing this event to Bellevue. They had over 1,000 people take the plunge and raised over $170,000 dollars this year. A special thanks to all the city employees who helped make this a great success this year.
Well hopefully spring is just around the corner, but it is never too early to start planning for all those outside home improvements project around the house. Please take a few moments to walk around your house to check for winter damage from all the ice and snow. Should you need any assistance with questions about permits or C.O.A’s please contact our staff to assist you at 859-431-8888. Please note our offices will be closed on Monday, February 17 in the observance of President’s Day. Be safe and Happy Valentine’s Day.
The City has a multitude of Commissions and Committees that oversee or review the operations of the City. On Wednesday, the City appointed 4 individuals to two boards:
Items of Interest
The complete meeting can be viewed here.
Hello and Happy New Year to all! I hope everyone had a joyful holiday season.
After we take down all the holiday decorations we can all slow down a bit from all the hustle and bustle over the past month. One thing we didn’t get this year was a Bengals post season win. Oh well spring training is just around the corner.
Well, Mother Nature has brought us a few snow events already this winter. As I write this message she is bearing down on us again with rain, snow, and bitter cold temperatures. Please be extra cautious 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. Hats off to our Public Service Department for the great job they do to keep our streets clear and safe. Please take a few moments to check on your elderly neighbors during the winter months to make sure they are safe and warm and bring your pets indoors.
Please remember during heavy snow events to remove your vehicle from the street when possible to allow crews to plow the streets safely. 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 this holiday season. The weather wasn’t as inviting as our businesses are.
But let’s not stop there. February and March shopping events are just around the corner so stop down and get some hot winter deals. We already have some new businesses to welcome to Fairfield this year.
For those of you who have not visited The Party Source lately, the expansion to the main building is opened up and the New Riff Distilling to really taking shape. The micro-brewery is making beer and the tap room, Eight Ball Brewery, is a great new attraction. I am looking forward to visiting the bourbon distillery this spring.
Now is the time to start planning those spring home improvement project. Should you have any questions about permits or COA’s please don’t hesitate to call the city staff for help at 859-431-8888.
Please take time to check out our new and improved website at www.bellevueky.org for all the latest news and events happening around town. Be safe and keep warm.
Holiday Trash Collection for Christmas and New Year Weeks:
The City of Bellevue Administrative Offices will be closed on December 24th, 25th and January 1st.
Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the new BellevueKY.org—a completely redesigned and reimagined anchor of our community’s web presence. Our Bellevue, KY, website serves as the portal for all information on or about Bellevue, and we recognized the need to make sure our web presence accurately reflects who we are as a community. As a unique and vibrant place to live, work, and play, we have been working on a new website for the last few months, striving to match who we are in person with what we look like online.
The main goal of the new website was to streamline information by making navigation for you, our user, easier. We also embarked on a journey to redesign the site’s layout to “show” the world who we are: a place of pride and energy, a welcoming community for all.
Additionally, we are taking this opportunity, while launching our new site, to enter the world of social media to better disseminate information about what’s going on in our city. Be sure to like our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter to stay abreast of all that’s going on. Our ongoing effort will be to maintain a robust web presence with our new website and social media sites to make sure that residents, business owners, and visitors have every opportunity to stay connected.
On the new website, you’ll notice many new or enhanced features. Part of the website redesign included comprehensive original photography. We wanted to make sure our website is as pleasing visually as it is to find needed information. A new community photo gallery is just the start of a central place for our community to share memories.
We also revamped our business directory. Now, you can find exactly what you need with an interactive photo directory of all Bellevue’s businesses. Further, in the way of easy navigation, you’ll notice our main menus above have been simplified. For the easiest way to get around, just click on the tab that best suits your needs—resident, business, or visitor—and you’ll find a quick listing of content that’s most relevant to you.
Cutter Solutions, LLC, a local Northern Kentucky management and communications firm, assisted us with this redevelopment effort. The firm specializes in public-sector and education management work, including how to build engagement through communication tools, like websites.
Of course, we are always open to your feedback and will be constantly working to improve the new website and keep it current. Visit our contact page to complete the community feedback form and share your thoughts with us. This is just the start of new online era for Bellevue, and we are excited to have you join us. As we preserve our community’s heritage, our online presence is just one of many ways we are advancing to a bright future.
Recently, the story of preservation in Northern Kentucky was told via a new documentary narrated by Jim Guthrie, a local architect. Supported by a grant from the Kentucky Heritage Council, the state historic preservation office, this video takes viewers on a tour of Northern Kentucky’s unique homes, businesses, and churches. Some of Bellevue’s buildings are featured alongside those in Newport and Covington. The documentary can be viewed in its entirety below. For more information about historic preservation in Bellevue, visit this page.