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Village of Bellevue

Established in 1833

SERVICES

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Village Hall

Village Manager - Clerk

Nicole Roberts - (269) 763-9571
E-Mail - manager@bellevuemi.net

The Village Manager is appointed by the Council to be the chief administrative officer of the Village. The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Village, including personnel management, budgeting, and oversight of the various departments. The Manager makes recommendations to Council for improvements to the Village, and attends all council meetings with a right to participate but not vote.

Assistant Village Manager - Treasurer

Michelle Pennington - (269) 763-9571
 
The Assistant Village Manager/Treasurer is responsible for the financial administration of the Village. She collects taxes, keeps records of all revenue and expenditures, and invests extra funds. The Assistant Village Manager/Treasurer also assists the Village Manager in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget and the day-to-day operations of the Village.

Village Zoning Administrator

Nicole Roberts - (269) 763-9571
 
The Zoning Administrator oversees the zoning and planning activities in the Village. He issues zoning compliance permits and enforces ordinances. The Zoning Administrator assists the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals to carry out their duties.

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Department of Public Works

Department of Public Works Supervisor

Dave Burkett - (269) 763-3036

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining our roads, sidewalks and drains, including construction activities and snow removal. They maintain and landscape the parks and downtown area. They are also responsible for solid waste collection and leaf pickup. This department ensures that the Village has safe and clean drinking water and also oversee the maintenance and construction of the delivery and collection systems.

Public Works Equipment Operator/Maintenance

Mark Bassett - (269)763-3036

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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Interim Superintendent

Ford Hamman - (269) 763-3370

This department ensures that all waste water is collected and treated in an environmentally safe manner. The department also manages the waste water plant and three Village owned lift stations.

Wastewater Superintendent In Training 

Darren Smith - (269)763-3370

Wastewater Treatment Operator

Rick Gardner - (269)763-3370

 

SERVICES

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Village Hall

Village Manager - Clerk

Nicole Roberts - (269) 763-9571
E-Mail - manager@bellevuemi.net

The Village Manager is appointed by the Council to be the chief administrative officer of the Village. The Manager is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Village, including personnel management, budgeting, and oversight of the various departments. The Manager makes recommendations to Council for improvements to the Village, and attends all council meetings with a right to participate but not vote.

Assistant Village Manager - Treasurer

Michelle Pennington - (269) 763-9571
 
The Assistant Village Manager/Treasurer is responsible for the financial administration of the Village. She collects taxes, keeps records of all revenue and expenditures, and invests extra funds. The Assistant Village Manager/Treasurer also assists the Village Manager in the preparation and monitoring of the annual budget and the day-to-day operations of the Village.

Village Zoning Administrator

Nicole Roberts - (269) 763-9571
 
The Zoning Administrator oversees the zoning and planning activities in the Village. He issues zoning compliance permits and enforces ordinances. The Zoning Administrator assists the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals to carry out their duties.

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Department of Public Works

Department of Public Works Superintendent

Dave Burkett - (269) 763-3036

The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining our roads, sidewalks and drains, including construction activities and snow removal. They maintain and landscape the parks and downtown area. They are also responsible for solid waste collection and leaf pickup. This department ensures that the Village has safe and clean drinking water and also oversee the maintenance and construction of the delivery and collection systems.

Public Works Equipment Operator/Maintenance

Mark Bassett - (269)763-3036

Lucas McConnell - (269)763-3036

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Wastewater Treatment

Wastewater Interim Superintendent

Ford Hamman - (269) 763-3370

This department ensures that all waste water is collected and treated in an environmentally safe manner. The department also manages the waste water plant and three Village owned lift stations.

Wastewater Superintendent In Training 

Darren Smith - (269)763-3370

Wastewater Treatment Operator

Rick Gardner - (269)763-3370

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Bellevue Police Department

Chief of Police

Timothy Griffin - (269)763-9429

 

The Bellevue Police Department serves the Village's law enforcement and public safety needs. It consists of two full time officers and four part time officers. The department serves the Village solely and is dedicated to providing a community friendly police department. The Eaton County Sheriff Department and Michigan State Troopers also provide police protection and services to residents within the Bellevue community.

Police Officer

Luke Wilcutt - (269)763-9429

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Bellevue Fire Department 

 

Chief

Mark Jordan - (269)763-3262

Bellevue Fire Control Board

 

The Bellevue Fire Department evolved from a Village owned and operated department, formed in 1882, to a community fire department that serves the surrounding townships as well. This transformation began in 1934 when the fire department was instructed to begin responding to fire alarms outside the Village limits. The transformation was completed in 1955 when Assyria Township, Bellevue Township, Convis Township, and the Village of Bellevue entered into an agreement to join together to organize the fire department into what it closely resembles today. A fire control board that consists of members from these three townships and the Village now operates the fire department.

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ABOUT

On your first drive through Bellevue you will probably be struck by the wonderful old homes and the excellent care they receive. A car show, antique tractor show and Sandhill Crane festival are a few of the events that add to the quality of life in Bellevue.  The historic lime kiln on the edge of town speaks of the long lime production heritage here.  The lime processed in Bellevue, Michigan was used in the construction of the capitol building in Lansing.

 
 

Community

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Parks & Recreation - Bellevue, Michigan

The Village of Bellevue has two parks, in addition to the recreational facilities available at the schools. Washington Park and Jefferson Park are within walking distance of the Village's downtown district and are used by Village and non-Village residents alike.

 

Washington Park

The Village's one and a half acre downtown park, is where community celebrations such as the Annual Bellevue Car & Truck Show take place. It also is a favorite gathering spot for family gatherings and picnics in the summer months. The park has a large pavilion with picnic tables, a playground with swings, slides, a whirly and other equipment, and a canopy of trees that provide relief from the hot summer sun. The park is also home to several memorials that honor and remember past residents of the community.

 

Jefferson Park

A two acre park, located one block east of N. Main St. The park along with the Village water tower and iron removal plant take up a village block. This park is home to the Village's basketball courts and soon to be the home of our new skate park. The park is a hot spot for the youth in the community and pick up games of basketball are easy to come by during the summer months.

The Historic Gothic Mill

Just a block east of Village Hall this historic mill is perched on the river.  The Bellevue Gothic Mill was built in 1854. It is 45 feet long and 35 feet wide. The basement walls are field stone, 19 feet high and 3 feet thick. The timbers that form the frame are mortis and tenon and are as large as 14"x14". Hiram Overshire took over the mill in 1873. He replaced the old worn stone millstones with steel roller mills. He added a waterwheel and two forty-three horsepower turbines. By 1929 the mill was producing up to sixty barrels of flour per day and by 1949 was the only mill for 50 miles around. The mill finally ceased operations in 1958 and began to deteriorate for the next twenty years. The mill was registered as a State and National Historic Site in 1970.

Then in 1977, William Stockhausen, and his wife Carole Jean Stockhausen, purchased the old mill and began restorations. Within 5 years they had finished the exterior and had the turbines producing power again. By 2016, the mill was nearly completely restored. The turbines in the basement are producing enough electricity to require selling the excess. The interior of the mill has been transformed into beautiful living quarters.

The Bellevue Gothic Mill is now open for tours during some festivals throughout the year. There is no need to wait, however, there is a virtual tour online at YouTube. Historic Mill Video

Dyer Limestone Kiln

Located just west of the Village Limits on Sand Rd. is one of three historic structures in Bellevue in a small road side park.

The park contains the remains of the third successful lime kiln to be operated in this area. The first was built west of the Dyer location along the Canadian National Railroad tracks by a Mr. Holden.  A second was built east of this location on the same land that would later be used by Michigan Alkali and others in the processing of limestone. Of the three, the Dyer Kiln is the best preserved and the only site accessible by road. The Dyer Kiln was built in approximately 1880 and ran until 1899.

The records do show a kiln somewhat north of the Dyer location that predated all three mentioned above, but it was unsuccessful and nothing remains of it. It is only worth mentioning because during construction, a man only remembered as Mr. Baker was killed by a cave-in while (while digging the foundation). His death and subsequent burial brought about the realization of a need for a cemetery for the community.

Kheene Environmental Area

The park was dedicated in September 1978. It was named in memory of Edward Keehne. The walkway, beginning at the west edge of the Village limits off the "Old Bellevue Road", winds over land, wooden walks and bridges through what was once Bellevue's mining industry.

The park can be entered from the east side as well.

 

CONTACT

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Village Hall

201 N. Main St.

Bellevue, MI 49021

 

manager@bellevuemi.net

Tel: 269-763-9571

Fax: 269-763-9998

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