Bellevue’s Administration team includes staff hired by the City Council to enact and enforce the community’s vision, work plan, and ordinances. From managing city technology and software to implementing the annual budget, as well as ensuring a healthy corps of businesses remain successful in town, the city’s administrative staff are the day-to-day managers appointed by Council to ensure smooth municipal operations.
To contact City Administrator Frank Warnock or Marketing & Communications Director Melissa Morandi, please visit this page to call or email.
City Clerk & Treasurer
As one of the oldest functions of municipal government, Bellevue’s Office of City Clerk and Treasurer performs myriad duties essential to the city’s basic operations on a daily basis. Staff in this office are residents’ first resource for any general questions; the City Clerk and Treasurer collects all taxes, fees, and licenses, performs archival duties for all city records, and serves as lead liaison to communicate with residents and businesses.
Additionally, the City Clerk is custodian of record for the city’s elected Council, recording all Council minutes and other reports, as well as ensuring that any legislation adopted by Council is disseminated, organized, and preserved.
To contact staff in the City Clerk and Treasurer’s office, please visit this page.
Mary H. Scott
City Clerk and Treasurer
Mary Scott has served as Bellevue’s City Clerk and Treasurer since 1991. She has worked for the city since 1979 in several roles, including Assistant Recreation Director, Deputy Clerk, and Assistant Clerk. As City Clerk, Mary is the chief historian for Bellevue, serving as custodian of all municipal records and records keeper for the Bellevue City Council. She also spends much of her time communicating important information to residents, including helping organize and spread the word about municipal events. As Bellevue’s Treasurer, Mary collects all municipal taxes, fees, business licenses, permits, etc. She and her staff also handle invoicing and accounts payable and receivable.
Lois M. McBee
Assistant City Clerk
Since 1999, Lois McBee has worked with the City of Bellevue as Assistant City Clerk. Lois’ chief role is to serve Bellevue’s residents, handling all aspects of customer service. Further, she works closely with the City Clerk and Treasurer on treasury functions such as invoicing, tax collection, licensing, and accounts payable and receivable.
Christi A. Schehr
Deputy City Clerk
Christi Schehr is Bellevue’s Deputy City Clerk and has served in this role since 2000. Christi focuses her time on customer service and is the first voice many Bellevue residents hear when they call the city. While she also assists the City Clerk with treasury functions, Christi remains responsible for records control, data entry, and communication of important ordinances, information, and events to the Bellevue community.
Animal Control Officer
Terri Baker, pictured above with her children and pets, serves with the Northern Kentucky Animal Control. In this capacity, she assists the Bellevue Police Department and the City of Bellevue, at-large, as animal control officer. Her deep love of animals has proven to be an asset in her job, as well as beneficial to residents of Bellevue.
Because pets play such a significant role in many of our daily lives, Terri has provided some important information on this page to keep the community informed about relevant laws, ordinances, and good practices as they relate to our animals.
Laws and Information Pertaining to Dogs
I would like to update everyone on some new and old laws, as they pertain to our dogs. Responsible pet ownership is not always easy. Laws are changing, and more stringent laws pass elected boards often. Also, after much effort, we have a felony animal cruelty law here in Kentucky. “I didn’t know” is not an excuse. Ignorance of the law does not make you innocent. So, if you are a pet owner, take a moment to brush up on state statutes, county laws, and local ordinances. Below are only a few of the most common laws I enforce every day.
Important state laws include the following:
- All dogs must have a rabies vaccination and wear their tag. A licensed veterinarian must give this vaccine. (No do-it-yourself vaccine!)
- Female dogs must be confined while in heat. Female dog owners are liable for territorial males becoming aggressive and wandering. A spayed female will never go to court for this violation—another good reason to spay your dog!
- Dogs running at-large from sunset to sunrise are in violation of state statute. Kentucky Revised Statutes allow police or animal control to kill such dogs. However, I feel court, fines, and altering are much more practical.
- All dogs must have adequate space, food, water, and vet care. If you can not afford to supply all of these, do you and your dog a favor and get rid of him or her. It is also illegal to beat, mutilate, torture, or kill a dog.
Some Campbell County laws to be aware of include these:
- All dogs must have a county tag. This tag is only $5 and can be purchased at the shelter (859-635-2819) or the Fiscal Court building on Monmouth Street in Newport. You must show proof of rabies vaccination.
- All dogs that are housed outside for any period of time need adequate shelter. The definition of an adequate shelter requires a floor, roof, and sides. A plastic swimming pool turned upside down or “under the porch” are not adequate shelters.
- Dogs must be restrained while riding in the back of a pickup truck. For me, this was common sense, but now it is finally the law here. Isn’t any unsecured cargo dangerous in traffic?
- A dangerous dog that acts aggressive or has bitten before has special requirements. Homeowners insurance may even cancel you or your landlord for harboring such a dog.
- If you feed a stray dog for three days or more, it is yours. You assume responsibility when you feed it; do not call animal control to pick it up.
- Any stray dog must be held for five days only before becoming property of the shelter.
City ordinances vary. Bellevue’s laws include some of the following:
- When walking your dog, on leash of course, you must pick up any stool left by your dog. This is not just a sanitary issue but a neighborly, respectful thing to do. Also do not forget your own yard. Be sanitary and scoop your yard regularly.
- Excessive barking is a nuisance at any hour—day or night. This is another great reason not to leave your dog out all day while you work. Your bored, unattended, and lonely dog can become a neighbor’s worst nightmare. My hope is that they like you and hate to complain, but your dog might be driving them crazy.
Laws and Information Pertaining to Cats
In an attempt to eliminate euthanasia in our county we have a new program that allows Spayed/neutered and vaccinated cats to roam. This program is call The Community Cat diversion program. It began in 2016. Click this link for information. http://www.campbellcountyky.org/images/stories/AnimalShelter/TNR%20Brochure.pdf
Please contact me if you have stray cats in you area that need to be trapped and spayed/neutered and vaccinated. If your own cat needs it I can also assist you in finding the most economical solution to get it done.
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Dogs & Cats: UCAN 2830 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Oh 45225, 513-721-PETS97387) www.ucancincinnati.org
Cats Only: OAR 5619 Orlando Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45227 513-871-0185 www.ohioalleycat.org
From maintaining Bellevue’s parks to repairing potholes and City-owned streets and roads, the Public Services Department provides critical, day-to-day work to residents. As one of the most visible departments in our municipal government, the hard-working crew of the Bellevue Public Services team ensures that the City’s infrastructure is well-maintained and kept in working order.
Please visit this page to call or email the members of the Public Services Department. The main phone line for Public Services is (859) 287-3535.
Assisted by laborers Chris Searcy, Dennis Trowbridge, and Dennis Watson, Rick Mallery leads the Public Services Department and responds to resident requests for service.
Bellevue Trash Service Schedule
The trash collection schedule for the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, currently stands as outlined in the table below. Here are some general important things to remember.
• Per Ordinance 2011-02-02, all upholstered furniture, mattresses, pillows, cushions, box springs, and similar items must be encapsulated in plastic before placement along the public right-of-way for disposal. The City offers plastic bags to Bellevue residents at the price of $3 each.
• Please make arrangements for large-item pickup, recycling, or leasing a toter by calling Republic Services (513) 771-4200.
• Recycling pick-up occurs on Thursdays of every other week beginning March 6, 2014. Click Here for Recycling Acceptable Items. If not on the list they go into our landfills. To set up recycling you will need to call Republic Services (513-771-4200).
• All trash containers must have lids and are to be removed after trash collection.
• Trash cans should be placed for collection by 6pm the evening before the scheduled pickup day.
Beginning October 14, 2019 the trash route will be changed. Click Here to check your new pickup day. If you have any questions give us a call at (859) 431-8888.
Zoning & Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement Officer
Tom McDaniel has been Bellevue’s Code Enforcement Officer since May 2019. Tom, who served in law enforcement for 22 years, was a Blue Ash Ohio Officer and Detective from 1975 to 1985; and served as Chief of the Harrison Ohio Police Department from 1985 to 1990. After retiring from law enforcement Tom worked as a code enforcement officer for the City of Covington for 4 years. While quality customer service to the residents of Bellevue remains paramount to Tom, he handles all code enforcement issues within Bellevue’s limits.
Code Enforcement Board
The Bellevue Code Enforcement Board is established under city ordinances 35.90 through 35.104. The Board meets regularly on the 4th Thursday of the month. An additional hearing date can be set if the need arises.
The Code Enforcement Board hears evidence of code violations after a citation has been issued and the property owner contests the citation in writing or fails to pay the minimum fine.
- The usual sequence for code enforcement is that a code violation is reported to the Code Enforcement Officer or an official witnesses a code violation.
- The Code Enforcement Officer conducts an onsite inspection to determine if a code violation exists. If the violation does exist the official issues a Notice of Violation (NOV) with information for the property owner to abate the violation and provides a specific time frame to complete the abatement.
- The official re-inspects the property after the time frame has expired. If the violation(s) still exists the official will issue a citation. The citation provides information for the property owner to contest the violations in front of the Code Enforcement Board or to pay a minimum fine.
- A letter is sent to those property owners put on the Code Enforcement Board’s docket detailing the place, date and time of the hearing.
- If the property owner fails to pay the minimum fine or contest the citation the case is then presented to the Code Enforcement Board for their final order.
- The Code Enforcement Board’s findings are sent by US Mail to the applicable property owner after the hearing.
- The Code Enforcement Board’s finding become final after a statutory time limit.
- The failure to pay the fine accessed by the Code Enforcement Board will result in a lien being placed against the property.
- For a current list of Active Bellevue Property liens, click HERE.
Form-Based Code Info
In March of 2011 the City implemented a form-based code in several areas of the city. These areas are represented as “T” zones on the Zoning Map. The regulations for the form-based code can be found Here. Below are some of the studies and documents that were developed during the city’s public input sessions on the code. Please note that any maps presented in the following documents do not reflect the current zoning of property. Illustrations are for planning and discussion purposes only.
Bellevue Zoning Ordinance
Bellevue Comprehensive Plan
The City is currently in the process of updating its Comprehensive Plan. Check this page for new documents as they are released pertaining to the new plan. To download a copy of the existing 2008 Comprehensive Plan, Click Here. The tables associated with the Comprehensive Plan of 2008 can be downloaded Here.
This page is the most up-to-date resource on all vacancies for employment with any department in the City of Bellevue, Kentucky, municipal government. Please check back often or bookmark this page to learn about new opportunities. The general government and police employment applications are standard and are always available as PDFs at the bottom of this page.
The City of Bellevue, Kentucky, is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.
The city of Bellevue is now accepting applications for the position of POPS certified officer. Click Here for more details.