Message From the Mayor

Dear Citizens of Belleview,

Please join the City of Belleview for our monthly food truck event and art walk around the lake. The next food truck event will take place on Friday, June 28th from 5:00 to 9:00 PM, at Lake Lillian. There will be a variety of food trucks, fun, free activities for the kids, our Splash Park, and a very special patriotic parade for the kids to take part in. Please call Mariah Moody at 352-245-7021 to register your child for the parade. In addition, please be advised that anyone may fish at our lake. It is stocked with both bass and catfish. Fishing licenses are necessary for those that are required by law to have them. We are also excited to announce that the city will be beginning construction on our new playground any day now. The playground will be located near the splash park.

In other events, the Belleview South Marion Chamber of Commerce will be holding their 1st annual summer celebration at Lake Lillian on July 13th, from 4:00 to 9:00 PM. The event will feature a craft fair, business vendors, food trucks, and a kid zone. Alcohol will also be served.

In other exciting news, our new WaWa is coming along quite nicely. It is tentatively scheduled to be completed sometime in the month of August. The city also recently annexed in several parcels of property on south Hwy 441. These parcels will be zoned for business.

The city is also busy replacing all of our customers’ water meters. Our current meters had become outdated, and in some cases, were not functioning properly. The city has been replacing these meters over the past several weeks. In the event that you find anything unusual on your water bill, please contact city hall at 352-245-7021. Please understand that the new meters will be measuring your water usage more precisely, which may result in a slight variation from your normal water bill.

The city is also excited to announce that both our local softball league and little league baseball league will be hosting their state tournaments right here in Belleview this year. Marion County has made a number of improvements to our park over the past several years, bringing the facility up to the standards necessary to host these types of events. The little league tournament will take place from July 4th through the 8th, and the softball tournament will take place from July 11th through the 14th. These tournaments will bring quite a bit of revenue to our local business owners and will provide a fun day out for those of you who enjoy a good ball game!

Please join us for our next regular City Commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, June 18th, at 6:00 pm, at Belleview City Hall.

Sincerely,

Christine K. Dobkowski

352-789-7658