Message From the Mayor
Dear Citizens of Belleview,
Please join the City of Belleview on Friday, February 22nd from 5:00 to 9:00 PM for our monthly Foodie Fest event. This event will be held at Lake Lillian Park and will offer a variety of delicious food trucks, as well as family friendly activities. The Foodie Fest is held each month, on the fourth Friday of the month.
The American Legion Post 284 will be holding a 5k run and 1 mile fun walk on Saturday, April 6th at 8:00 AM. This event will be held at Lake Lillian and the course will wind through the streets of our beautiful city. The cost is $25.00 per person or $15.00 for City of Belleview residents. Please use code 12345 when signing up to receive this special rate. You can register by visiting www.runsignup.com/americanlegionrunforourkids. Sponsors of this race include Stan and Martha Hanson, State Representative Charlie Stone, State Representative Stan McClain, Feed the Need Marion County, and Waste Pro. All proceeds benefit the American Legion Post 284 summer sports programs.
Also, please join the City of Belleview for our annual fishing tournament for kids. This event will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 to 12:00 and will be held at Lake Lillian. The lake has been stocked with catfish and bass. The tournament is open to children up to age 15 and is free of charge. Prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. The Belleview Police Department will be furnishing a free lunch to all participants and their families after the event. If you will be fishing at the lake between now and April 13th, please utilize catch and release, so as not to deplete our supply of fish.
In other news, the city has created a quarterly newsletter, in order to help our citizens become more informed on city news and events. Please be on the lookout for this newsletter in your March utility bill. Each department will include relevant news and information about things that are happening in our city!
Also, be on the lookout for a special addition to Lake Lillian Park. We will soon be installing a flag pole at the lake, where we can fly our American Flag. Also, the city will soon begin construction on the new playground at the lake, which will be located near the Splash Park. We also have received grant money to purchase exercise equipment to place around the walking trail at the lake. In addition, this grant funding will be used to institute several health initiatives in the city, including providing participants with free activity monitors.
Please join us for our next regular City of Belleview Commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, March 5th at 6:00 PM at Belleview City Hall.
Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski