Message From the Mayor
Dear Citizens of Belleview,
The City of Belleview recently enacted an ordinance regulating internet cafes in the city. This ordinance requires an application fee of $500.00 in order to locate in the city, and it requires a $25.00 per machine yearly fee, as well. Internet cafes are not allowed within 1000 feet of churches, schools, and daycares, and may not be within 500 feet of each other. Alcohol is also prohibited on the premises of internet cafes, and their hours are regulated to 8:00 AM through 2:00 AM. Internet cafes must also have a security guard on the premises during operating hours. Our police department has had numerous complaints and law enforcement issues related to internet cafes; therefore, the city is taking measures to keep all of our citizens safe, while still allowing for free enterprise within our city limits.
In other news, our city staff is hard at work trying to improve our parks. We are applying for several grants designed to make our parks both better and healthier. We are hoping to procure a grant in order to put new playground equipment at Lake Lillian. We are seeking funding to put a walking path at Cherokee Park, and we are hoping to attain a grant in order to implement some new health initiatives for our citizens. We are also getting close to the holidays, so you will soon be seeing our public works employee hard at work hanging Christmas lights! Also, don’t forget to sign up for the Shop with a Cop 5k, to be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 8:00 AM. You can sign up by going to runsignup.com.
The City of Belleview is currently hiring for several positions. We are hiring a police officer and a reserve police officer. Please go to www.belleviewfl.org for more information. We also recently swore in three new police officers in the past month. Congratulations to Officers Freeman, Hewitt, and Bryner!
Also, I am happy to announce that WaWa has initiated the permit process with the city, so we should be seeing construction beginning on this new store very soon!
Please join us for our next regular city commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 6:00 in the commission room at Belleview City Hall. I hope everyone is enjoying our new electronic sign!
Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski