Message From the Mayor

Dear Citizens of Belleview,

The holidays are upon us, and there is lots to do in the City of Belleview! Join us this Saturday, December 7th, from 2:00 to 6:00 pm for Light up Lake Lillian. This fun holiday event features food trucks, arts and crafts, vendors, activities for the kids, a visit from Santa Clause, and, of course, the lighting of the Christmas lights! On the following Sunday, December 15th, join us for the annual Belleview Christmas Parade. The parade begins at SE 110th street, follows Highway 441 south to SE Robinson Road, and ends at Lake Lillian. This year, the Chamber of Commerce will be holding a Winter Festival at Lake Lillian, directly following the parade.

I encourage all of you to please decorate your houses this year. Our city always looks so beautiful and festive with its Christmas attire, and the more citizens who take the time to decorate, the more lovely it looks! As we did several years ago, I will be on the look-out for the best decorated homes, and those homeowners will receive Mayoral letters of appreciation!

In other news, the city is still holding its BE FIT classes. Once a week, you can join me at Lake Lillian for the Walk with the Mayor. This is a great way to get healthy, while finding out more about this great little city!  We walk every Wednesday morning at 8:00 AM. We meet at the big pavilion at the lake. Several of our local gyms and yoga instructors are also holding free fitness classes for citizens. To find out when these classes take place, please visit www.belleviewfl.org.

Belleview’s Mary Ann Cafaro Community Garden has been a great success, thus far. All 12 of our garden beds have been rented, and all of the plants are flourishing. The first harvest is scheduled for December 14th at 10:00 am. If anyone is interested in renting a bed, please contact me at cdobkowski@belleviewfl.org for more information. We can easily build more garden beds, if need be!

Lots of other great things are happening in the city, as well! It is about ninety-nine percent certain that the empty K-Mart building will soon be redeveloped, and there are also plans in the works for the old beverage store next to Auto Zone. Rumor has it that it will be home to a new restaurant at some point in the next year or so… I will keep you posted on both of these projects, as information becomes available!

Please join us for our next regular City of Belleview commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, December 17th at 6:00 PM in Belleview City Hall.

Sincerely,

Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski

352-789-7658