Message From the Mayor
Dear Citizens of Belleview,
Please join the City of Belleview for our fourth annual fishing tournament for children. This event will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 9:00-12:00. Please arrive by 8:30 in order to register. The event is open to children ages 0-15. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Afterwards, the Belleview Police Department will provide a FREE lunch to all participants and to their families!
The City of Belleview is currently participating in the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge. We are competing against Ocala, Dunnellon, Reddick, and McIntosh. The challenge counts and averages the participants’ daily steps. The winning city will be given a celebration party for all of our participants! This is also a great way to stay healthy and fit! You can join by downloading the “Active Marion Project” app on your apple or android phone, and then choose me as your Mayor.
In other news, WaWa has broken ground on their new store, at the corner of 441 and 484. Hopefully, this project will be completed by the end of the year. Also, we have a new department store coming into town. Roses Discount Store will be moving into the old Winn Dixie location, in the K-Mart Plaza. We will also have a new Mexican Restaurant in that plaza, as well.
Construction on City Hall is almost complete. The employees, including our utility billing department, plan to move back into City Hall on April 19. Our May 1st City Commission meeting will be held at the newly renovated City Hall. The police department expansion should be completed by approximately mid-July. City Hall will also be getting a brand new LED electronic sign out front, in order to display emergency messages, as well as news and information regarding local non-profit events.
In other exciting news, the Belleview Economic Development Council is making an informational video about our city, which will be used to market Belleview to prospective businesses and residents. Also, the BEDC will be holding a summer movie series at the park, in conjunction with the monthly Foodie Fest, pending City Commission approval. This event will be free for our local families!
Please join us for our next regular City Commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, April 16 at 6:00 at the Public Works Complex on SE 55th Ave. Road, across from the Fire Station.
Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski