Message From the Mayor

Dear Citizens of Belleview,

I hope everyone had a beautiful holiday season, and I wish everyone a very happy New Year! I was very pleased with our Christmas lights this year, both at Lake Lillian and along our major thoroughfares. Our public works department really outdid themselves this year, and I am proud to have these hardworking gentlemen as City of Belleview employees!


I am also very excited about the many improvements at Lake Lillian park. Our murals on the new community center turned out even better than expected. Each is unique and meaningful to our little city with small town charm. If you haven’t had an opportunity to see these beautiful works of art, please visit Lake Lillian soon. They are located on the walls of the community center, which is next to the splash park.


Speaking of the community center, we are in the process of planning the soft opening, which will take place on February 16th. After this date, the community center will be available for weekend rentals. Please contact Mariah Moody at 352-233-2109 for more information.


The grand opening of the community center is slated to take place on Saturday, April 2nd. We will begin the day with the annual fishing derby for children. This event is open to children up to age 15 and will feature prizes in several categories. The tournament begins promptly at 9:00 am and ends at 12 noon. The awards ceremony will take place at the community center, in front of the fish mural, followed by a free cookout, sponsored by the Belleview Police Department. Please contact Mariah Moody at 352-233-2109 for more information.


Once the community center is open full time, the city will be hosting several city-run events for our citizens. Some tentative ideas include reading and crafts for children, community luncheons, and activities for senior citizens. We can’t wait to start utilizing this beautiful new building!


Please join us for our monthly Foodie Fest, to be held this Friday, January 28th, beginning at 5:00 pm. We will have a variety of food trucks, free face painting and bounce houses, rock painting, and a live DJ. I hope to see you all there!


In other news, we have two new businesses in the City of Belleview: MiAmor Scents, Inc, located at 4849 SE 110th Street and Village RV, located at 12101 S. US Hwy 441. Construction is underway at our newest housing development, Autumn Glen, located on SE 110th Street. Construction will begin soon on Bennah Oaks, another new housing development, located on HWY 484, by the library. Also, plans are in the works for a new storage facility, as well as a tire store, to be located on the corner of US HWY 441 and SE 102nd Place.


Please feel free to drop by my office during my open office hours, each Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. I am located in the Belleview Police Department. Please join us for our next regular City of Belleview Commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, February 1st at 6:00 pm, at Belleview City Hall.


Sincerely,

Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski (352-400-1729)