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Belleview Department Heads Present Updates

By Bryce Abshier – Contact

At a recent Belleview City Commission meeting, city directors shared packets with updates on their particular departments. Among the updates were:

Development Services

Shawna Chancey, Development Services Director, shared a packet with information on the new residential and commercial happenings across town. Included in the residential developments were:

“Kreb’s Corner (off C25) – 18 Units – Subdivision infrastructure complete. No permits submitted. Exterior sidewalk has not been constructed. Autumn Glen Phase 1 – 164 Units – 23 homes under construction. 45 homes and the model home have been issued a CO. There are currently 6 new permits ready to issue, pending payment. Bennah Oaks (HWY 484) – 419 Units – Phase 1 Final Plat & Developer Agreement recorded. SFR applications for 29 lots ready to be issued, pending payment. Autumn Glen Phase 2 – 143 Units – Developer Agreement and Preliminary Plat approved by Commission 2/21/23. Bellehaven Master Plan – 1024 Units – Approved without exceptions by Commission on 1/17/23.”

Quick math would indicate over 1,600 new residential units are planned for Belleview amongst all of the new developments.

Included in Chancey’s updates on commercial happenings across town were:

“Mavis Tires & Brakes – Opened for business under Temporary CO 4/8/23. Some additional site improvements are needed in order to get Final CO. Tidal Wave Car Wash – Permit issued 3/1/23. Construction has begun and building plan revisions have been submitted. Take 5 Oil – Building permit issued 5/22/23. Elliano’s Coffee – Building permit issued 5/31/23. Nash Plumbing & Mechanical – Building plans approved by Building Official and MCFR. Addressing is being withheld by 911 Management until road is platted. Gary Yeoman’s Ford Expansion – Construction of car wash and shop expansion is ongoing. Brightside Storage (Next to Mavis) – Plans approved; waiting on GC assignment and fees. Project on hold per developer. Sentry Storage Expansion – Construction is complete. Waiting for As-Builts & Site Inspection. My Carwash – Nearing completion. Final trades, life safety & site inspections still pending. Marion Pumper Septage Treatment Facility – Pending final elevation certificate, As-builts and site inspection. North Point Storage (across from Mojo’s) – 2 Warehouse buildings – Permits renewed on 2/8/23. Framing inspections completed 5/4/23. Belleview Mi Pueblo – Connection to City water and sewer complete. GC has withdrawn from project – Still in need of Site Plan and additional permitting. Vinmar Motel – Annexation/CPA complete. Utility plan approved; have not connected to W/S yet.”

Highlighted in the development updates were eight new businesses that now call Belleview home. These include RJ’s Plaza LLC (formerly Plaza Lunch) at 10705 S US Hwy 441, Color Your World Lawn & Garden Center LLC at 6040 SE Agnew Rd., True Vine Deliverance Center Church at 12075 SE Hwy 484, Violet Flame Lounge at 10934 S US Hwy 441 Unit I, Favor It Thrift Shoppe at 5931 SE Hames Rd., E&J Empire Upholstery LLC at 11793 S US Hwy 441, VIP Lash & Beauty Lounge LLC at 4849 SE 110th St. #51, and D’Khlo Nails LLC at 4849 SE 110th St. #51.

May 2023 Financial Report

Marge Strausbaugh, Finance Director for the City of Belleview, presented a May 2023 Financial Report. In a year-over-year comparison with May of 2022, the city has $3,180,874 more cash in bank accounts than they did at the same time last year. The total amount in all bank accounts for May 31, 2023 was $16,868,995 compared to $13,688,121  on May 31, 2022.

An analysis between May 2022 and May 2023 included in the packet reads: “The City is maintaining cash reserves and slowly starting to increase them from the large construction projects from 2016 through 2019 and after paying off the $500,000 W/S loan and the $1.5 million dollar Police Building construction loan. This loan was paid off using the penny sales tax. The City has a priority to continue to build funds for cash reserves and reserves for emergencies. The largest gain in cash is due to water/sewer impact fees for new homes and new large commercial projects along with the 2.5 million dollars of ARPA (COVID) funds the City is holding to pay for a sewer rerate construction project that is just now beginning. Cash investment is being maintained in the bank, mainly the money market account, due to the need for liquidity between paying expenses on 10 million dollars worth of water/sewer projects and obtaining reimbursement of funds from the State for those projects.”

Belleview Police Department

Belleview Police Chief Terry Holland presented a packet outlining the May happenings of the Belleview Police Department. In the month of May, Belleview Police made seven felony arrests, 18 misdemeanor arrests, and issued 31 trespass warnings. Belleview police also issued 110 citations, and handled 16 traffic accidents.

On par with recent monthly trends, Belleview Police recorded nine Baker Acts and two Marchman Acts in May. According to Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, “Both the Baker Act and Marchman Act identify processes for those who are incapable of determining their need for treatment and present an imminent danger to self or others. The Baker Act applies to individuals incapacitated due to mental illness, whereas the Marchman Act relates to incapacity due to substance abuse”

Included in Holland’s packet was a Criminal Investigation Division report for May, 2023. The report included the following summary:

• Tampering with an Electronic Device (Closed by Arrest) – On 04/01/2023 juvenile Zayda Hope (B/F 12/14/2005), intentionally removed a court ordered electronic monitor device from her person. This offense occurred at the Hope’s residence (5318 SE 108th St). A custody order was issued for this case and on 05/03/2023, Hope was arrested by the Marion County Sheriffs Office.

• Fraudulent Use of Personal Information (Closed by Arrest) – Eryk Joshua (B/M 06/06/2004) was arrested for the listed offense under BPD case 2023030378. As a result of that investigation, additional victims were identified. An arrest warrant was obtained for this upon confirming that Joshua photographed the victim’s debit. Joshua was arrested by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on 05/17/2023.

• Sexual Battery, Interference with Custody (Closed by Arrest)- On 05/11/2023 a 16-year-old female reported that she was forced to have sexual intercourse the previous night by suspect Andrew McComas (W/M 06/17/2002). Once probable cause was established, Mccomas was taken into custody at his residence/incident location (5150 SE 112111 St Rd). A Search Warrant was executed at the residence and supporting evidence was collected. During a post-Miranda interview Mccomas admitted to having sexual contact with the victim. Mccomas denied forcing the victim to have sex, but advised he pushed the matter even after the victim told him she was not ready. Mccomas was charged with the listed offenses.

• Transmission of Information Harmful to Minors (4 counts), Use Computer to Seduce/Solicit a Child, Use of Two-Way Communication Device to Facilitate a Felony (Closed by Arrest)- During the week of May 15, 2023, the Belleview Police Department assisted the Marion County Sheriffs Office with an online investigation targeting suspects using the internet to sexually exploit children. During this operation, Kyle Hunt (W/M 08/19/2000) committed the listed offenses while communicating with Sergeant Miley, who presumed to be a 15-year-old female. Sergeant Miley obtained an arrest warrant for Hunt and he was arrested on 05/20/2023. During a post-Miranda interview with Sergeant Miley, Hunt admitted to committing the listed offenses.

• Assist Other Agency (Closed)- During the week of May 15, 2023, the Belleview Police Department assisted the Marion County Sheriffs Office with an online investigation targeting suspects using the internet to sexually exploit children. During this operation, Donald Dziadyk (W/M 08/28/1959), a convicted sexual offender, committed the offenses of Use Computer to Seduce/Solicit a Child, Use of Two-Way Communication Device to Facilitate a Felony, while communicating with Sergeant Miley, who presumed to be a 16-year-old male. MCSO Detective M. Fredette obtained an arrest warrant for Dziadyk and he was arrested on 05/20/2023.

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