Message From the Mayor
Dear Citizens of Belleview,
I hope each and every one of you is doing well during these trying times. I know that this has been a difficult few weeks for all of us. At the City of Belleview, our upmost concern is for your health, safety, and welfare, and we are acting accordingly. Currently, our lobbies at both city hall and the public works department are closed to the public. You can continue to conduct necessary business by either visiting www.belleviewfl.org or by calling 352-245-7021. We have suspended disconnections, fees, and penalties for non-payment of utility bills for the months of March and April. The Belleview Sports Complex has been closed until further notice, as well as the Fred King Park. The playground, the public restrooms, and the splash park at Lake Lillian are also closed. However, the walking trails at Lake Lillian are still open, and you may fish at the lake, provided that you practice social distancing.
All city events have been postponed, as well as any other events requiring a city permit. We hope to get everything rescheduled as quickly as possible, once this issue has passed us by. We encourage everyone to self-quarantine as much as possible, in order to stop the spread of the Corona Virus. The more quickly that we can stop this virus from spreading, the more quickly we can get back to normal. I realize that many of you are experiencing devastating economic impacts from this public health emergency. Please visit www.marioncountyfl.org for an extensive list of resources, as well as updated information on the impact of the virus in Marion County. Please be patient and kind to those around you. This is a difficult time for all of us.
In other news, please remember to fill out your U.S. Census. You should have received your card in the mail last week. You can complete the census online, in less than 10 minutes. This is very important for our community, as the census numbers dictate the amount of federal funding allotted for our community, as well as the number of Congressional districts that are allowed in our area.
Please continue to visit www.belleviewfl.org, and monitor our Facebook page, for the latest pertinent information on this crisis. Information about our next regularly scheduled commission meeting, currently slated to be held on Tuesday, April 7th at 6:00 PM, will be forthcoming.
Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski