On Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 5:00 PM the Belleview Police Department cooked a scrumptious meal of hot dogs and hamburgers, with chips and a drink for anyone that was hungry at the Belleview Community Center at 5615 SE 110th Place in Belleview.
Immediately following the free meal was the City Commission Workshop at 6:00 PM, hosted by the City of Belleview to focus on the vision and future of our city.
The Visioning Meeting was open to the public and was very informative. The Belleview City Commissioners and the City of Belleview staff members were on hand to answer questions and discuss any possible future plans to keep the City of Belleview safe, clean, beautiful and accessible. Some plans that were discussed include:
• Overall beautification of Belleview
• “Welcome to Belleview” signs on the north and south end of town.
• Contacting the old Publix location to check on existing lease, the city would like to see it become something functional.
• Uniformity in quality of appearance and signage in new business.
• The City of Belleview talked about a bike trail project in the works that will connect to the Santo’s Bike Trail. The City of Belleview is planning a Bike Washing Station along the trail.
• There were several scenarios that were discussed concerning the Public Works Complex on Hwy 484 and the City Hall property on Hwy 441. City Commissioner Michael J. Goldman gave an interesting vision of Belleview’s future that included selling the City Hall property and moving all government building to the Public Works Complex on Hwy 484, then developing the City Hall property into a Downtown area.
• The City of Belleview is interested in looking in to affordable and subsidized housing.
• The City of Belleview will look for area to increase coverage on some homes.
• Belleview City Commissioner Ray Dwyer suggested the Belleview Police Department develope a Homeless Officer Liaison, so that officer can work with the homeless and property owners where the homeless congregate to assist in alleviating the homeless population.
• The idea of Adopt A Road was discussed, where local organization would volunteer to maintain a road.
• The City of Belleview agreed that emphasis should be on Lake Lillian and Cherokee Park.
• Public Swimming pool could be an option in years to come but it is not affordable at this time.
• City Commissioner, Robert “Bo” Smith brought up the idea of a skate park.
• Bob Titterington, PE, advised he will start a sidewalk plan.
• The City of Belleview will have a Multiuse Trail in approximately 3 years.
Dixyn And Her Hero, Her Dad
Officer Eaglen, with the Belleview Police Department, gives his daughter Dixyn, 6, a bag of her favorite chips, as the BPD sponsored a meal for everyone that came by the Belleview Community Center on Wednesday, October 4. Immediately following the free meal was a Visioning Workshop, to focus on the vision and future of our city.
Ready To Serve Up Some Good Food
Lt. Bryan of the Belleview Police Department was at the Belleview Community Center at 5615 SE 110th Place in Belleview on Wednesday, October 4. The meal was free to anyone interested and it was immediately before the City Commission Workshop.