It is hard to believe that we are starting the second quarter of 2018! I hope you enjoy all that spring has to offer, including our beautiful parks and many miles of trails that are ideal for walking, running, and cycling.
Street improvements are now underway, including East ‘A’ Street from Oak Street to North Illinois. Preparations are in progress for the West Main Streetscape from 6th Street to 12th Street during 2018 and from 12th Street to 17th Street during 2019. This project will include sewer separation, new sidewalks, curbs, streetlamps, and a new street, following all ADA necessary improvements.
The long-awaited grand opening celebration at Hofbräuhaus St. Louis - Belleville is scheduled for April 18, 2018! This exciting destination restaurant will be a great catalyst for much more development across from our National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows.
I am excited to support and say thanks to those organizing “Keep Belleville Beautiful”, the city-wide litter pick up event on Saturday, April 28th from 9:00 a.m. - Noon. We ask everyone to help pick up litter and work to keep our city clean for our residents and our visitors!
Some of our city’s greatest events take place in the spring and early summer. Please join us for our 17th Annual Nationally Ranked Art on the Square that will take place on May 18th, 19th, and 20th.
I sincerely thank all our city staff and all our faithful city volunteers for everything you do. Thank you for the support you provide to our local businesses, churches, schools, organizations, and events. It is that support and commitment that makes us a strong Community of Character.