From the Desk of the Mayor, March 20th

March 21, 2017

Dear Citizens of Belleview,

The city of Belleview’s public works department recently presented the “State of the Infrastructure” to the city commission and to the public. We learned that the city currently maintains almost 30 miles of roads, many of which will be resurfaced and/or restriped in the upcoming year. The city also maintains 29 drainage retention areas, 32 acres of city parks, and an additional 90 acres of other city grounds, including the cemetery, well sites, city hall, and police department.

While the city of Belleview is comprised of approximately 3.3 square miles, our utility service area actually covers 27 square miles, extending north, south, east, and west into unincorporated Marion County. We own six wells, only two of which are in operation. The city also has two hydro-pneumatic tanks and one elevated water storage tank and maintains 63 miles of water mains. We also have 466 fire hydrants, as well as 4000 water meters. In addition, the city maintains 955 sewer manholes, 50 miles of sewer gravity mains, and 39 sewer pump stations. The capacity of our wastewater treatment plant is .76 million gallons per day, and we are currently close to 50 percent capacity. The city of Belleview presently provides re-use water to the Baseline Golf Course, as well as to Spruce Creek Country Club. The public works department currently has 16 full time employees.

In other news, please join the city of Belleview for our 3rd Annual Fishing Derby for children. This will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 9 -12. Children may register on the day of the event, beginning at 8:30 AM. Prizes will be awarded in several categories, and the Belleview Police Department will be providing free hotdogs, hamburgers, drinks, and chips to the community at large.

Please don’t forget to download the new city mobile app. This is available in both the Apple and Google play stores. This app provides quick links to report problems, pay bills, view events, and more!

Please join us for our next city commission meeting, to be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

Sincerely,

Mayor Christine K. Dobkowski