Message From the Mayor
Dear Citizens of Belleview,
I am excited to introduce the Economic Development Council’s Family Movie Night. The EDC will be holding the first movie night on Saturday, June 16th. It will take place at Lake Lillian, behind the Splash Park. The event will begin at 5:00 PM with food trucks, fun, and entertainment, with the family movie beginning at 8:00 PM. So bring your chairs and blankets, and be ready for a fun-filled family outing right here in beautiful Belleview!
I am happy to announce that renovations at City Hall are now complete. We held a ribbon cutting on May 29th, with both our commission, the Marion County Commission, Senator Dennis Baxley, Representative Stan McClain, Cindy Brown from Congressman Webster’s office, and members of the public in attendance. This was a nice event, followed by a joint City of Belleview/Marion County Commission meeting. The two commissions discussed a number of items, including road maintenance issues, a new radio tower being constructed on Baseline Road, and the Belleview Sports Complex. The Sports Complex will be getting new bathrooms at the soccer fields this summer, and the county plans to build a monument near the little league concession stand, designed to honor all of those who have worked so hard for our children over the years.
In other news, the police department construction project is well underway. We hope to see its completion by late July/early August. The new police department will be nearly double in size, and it will boast a large community room for public use, upon request and approval. In the meantime, our police department employees are housed at City Hall. The phone number, 245-7044, has not changed.
Don’t forget to bring the kids and grandkids out to the splash park this summer! This is a great way for the kids to cool off on these hot summer days. The splash park is located in the Lake Lillian Park, near the water tower. It is free of charge. The city is also planning other improvements at Lake Lillian, as well, such as a new community center, improved walkways, and more lighting.
In other city news, we are currently seeking bids for our median improvement project. We will be planting Florida friendly flora within our grass medians throughout the city, in order to improve the aesthetics of our community. We will also be requiring the owners of the WAWA project to leave their construction site in a visually pleasing manner, while awaiting construction to begin sometime next year.
Please join us for our next regular City Commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, June 19th at 6:00 PM at Belleview City Hall.
Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski