Message From the Mayor
Dear Citizens of Belleview,
I hope everyone remains safe during this spike in the pandemic. The city encourages everyone to continue to practice social distancing and other safety protocol. Our parks, facilities, and offices remain open, with the exception of Cherokee Park. However, we will not be holding any events, for the time being. We continue to waive late fees and are not shutting off anyone’s water, but please call 352-245-7021 to request a payment plan, if you are behind on your water bill.
Please keep an eye on your mailbox for a postcard from the city. We are conducting a survey regarding garbage pick-up. Our new company, Florida Express, is currently picking up your household trash once a week. However, we have had some requests to return to twice a week pick-up. This would result in an approximately $5.00 increase to your utility bill each month. Therefore, we are surveying the citizens to see how everyone feels, before we make any further decisions. The postcard will contain instructions for responding to the survey. Speaking of surveys, if you have not responded to the US Census that was sent out in March, please do so as soon as possible. Your response will help our community!
In other exciting news, Advent Health will be building an emergency room in Belleview, on the corner of Highway 441 and 301, across from the Dunkin Donuts. This will be very beneficial to our citizens, as we will no longer have to drive out of Belleview to have our emergency medical needs met. Our community center should be finished soon, as well. Additionally, Publix will soon begin demolition of the old K-Mart building, so they can build their new store, and there will soon be a new bank at the Los Chiles location. A brand new restaurant has opened at the old Cal’s Place, and a Mexican grocery and café will be opening at the old Rainbow Bible and Book Store. It’s very exciting to continue to see positive growth in our city, in spite of the economic downtown!
If you are interested in getting more involved in the city, the Mayor’s seat, as well as two Commission seats, are up for election. All three of us are planning to run again, because we love serving our little city and all of our friendly citizens, but all citizens are welcome to run, if you meet the qualifications. Please contact the City Clerk at 352-233-2109 for more information.
Please join us for our next regular city commission meeting, either by phone or in person, to be held on Tuesday, July 21st, at 6:00 PM at Belleview City Hall.
Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski