2016 Tax Filing Forms are Available on the Tax Link


June 26, 2017 Planning Commission
7:00 p.m. Village Hall


July 6th, 2017 Council Meeting
5:30 p.m. Bellville Police Department

July 10th 2017 Cemetery Board
7:00 p.m. Village Hall

July 18th, 2017 Council Meeting
5:30 p.m. Bellville Police Department

July 24th, 2017 Planning Commission
7:00 p.m. Village Hall

Saturday July 22, 2017
Public Announcements

Bellville Village Bandstand

Historic ornate Bellville Bandstand decorates the center of the Village of Bellville after 134 years.  According to an article published in the Richland Star, September 11, 1879, Mr. Knodle had just moved to Bellville in January from Illinois, to be the new Bellville Band Director.  Mr. Knodle, was the first to suggest a bandstand.

By June many people were in favor of the Bandstand,and  on July 23, 1879,the Town Council gave permission for the bandstand to be built on the Village Square.  Local merchants contributed materials and funds. Local craftsman named Moody, Fisher, Zent and a score of others went to work under the management of architect David Lash.   He was influenced in his design by the “gazebo’s” in the back yards of the wealthy industrialist living on Millionaire’s Row which is Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.  It was said that his “Italianate” composite, that is with us today, was unequaled in detail and craftsmanship.

In September of 1879, over 2000 people gathered to dedicate this Bandstand, that continues to be the symbol of this beautiful Village.  Since that fall day in 1879, the people of this community have gathered at this ornate structure to celebrate our Liberty, to listen to concerts, to recognize the Bellville Fair winners, and to welcome home our  veterans who preserved our liberties.  Hundreds of weddings have taken place within this structure.

    The Bellville Bandstand has been refurbished many times during its long history most recently in 2009 when the villagers of Bellville and citizens of Jefferson Township, visitors and surrounding communities raised $49,000 to restore the Village icon.


Memorial Paver Project

Become a part of Bellville's honored history. Personalize a paver with a memorial to someone gone, in honor of someone living, in recognition of someone's past, of your family or a phrase of your choice. 

The existing asphalt pation in front of the bandstand is being replaced with a paver patio which will more reflect the age and era in which the bandstand was originally built.

Proceeds from the sale of these pafters are three-fold:

To help restore the Bellville bandstand to its former beautiful self.

To help pay for the new paver patio.

To help restore the downtown park to more represent its age and beauty.

The pavers are sold in two sizes:

  • 4"X8" which will allow up to three lines of print - 14 characters per line including spaces
  • 8"X8" which will allow up to six lines of print - 14 characters per line including spaces
    • ((the above are normal sizes)

The cost for the pavers is as follows:

  • 4"X8" = $  50 each
  • 8"X8" = $100 each

Liberty Festival


Bellville, OH. - - Teri L. Brenkus, Mayor reminded the public that this years Liberty Day Festival will be on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.  

            The Festival will begin with a Parade, starting at the American Legion at 11:00 a.m. marching south on Main Street to Stoodt’s Market, turn west and then north on Bell Street, east on Church St. to Bellville’s Bandstand.  Those wishing to participate and are not already signed up should contact Craig Smith at 419-631-3743 or fill out a form at Bellville Village Hall.  Participants should meet at the corner of Bell and Ogle Street at 10:00 a.m. and check in with Liberty Day Staff upstairs at the American Legion.  Those wishing to witness the parade should line Main Street, Bell Street or Church Street before the 11:00 a.m. step off.  



Memorial Paver Patio Project Form