Message From the Mayor
Dear Citizens of Belleview,
I hope each and every one of you has a very happy Easter Holiday. Please don’t forget to attend our 5th Annual Fishing Tournament for kids. This event will be held on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 – 12:00 at beautiful Lake Lillian. It is open to children ages 15 and younger. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. The Belleview Police Department will be offering a free lunch to anyone who would like to attend, after the tournament is over. You can register for the tournament on the day of the event, beginning at 8:30 am.
Speaking of Lake Lillian, the commission recently approved several agreements to begin the design portion of improvements to the park. We will be re-vamping our electricity and adding event pedestals. We will also be adding paved parking near the splash park, in anticipation of the completion of our new community center. In addition, the city is building a new playground near the splash park. This project will be completed this year. Be on the lookout for new exercise equipment around the walking path, as well!
In other news, the city has agreed to accept a grant from FDOT in order to beautify our medians. We will be planting flowers and trees in the medians on both the north and the south side of town. This will be a wonderful addition to our beautiful little city!
The city is also going to be putting our garbage service out to bid. We currently use Waste Pro to pick up the residential garbage. The contract expires at the end of this year, so we will be re-bidding this service. The commission had also entertained procuring an exclusive hauler for commercial garbage as well, but ultimately decided to leave that service as is. Currently, businesses in the city are required to hire their own garbage hauler to pick up their trash. This allows for more competitive pricing. These companies then remit a franchise fee to the city.
Please join us for our next regular city commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, April 16th, at 6:00 pm, at Belleview City Hall.
Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski