The Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Commission will not be meet in February, since there are no requests to review.
The Land Use Plan for Wood County is in the process of being updated. Please consider attending the Public Kick-Off meeting on February 10 at 5:30 p.m.
Planning Commission and City Council held a public hearing on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Wood County District Public Library. The Green Space Task Force Report was presented, along with public comments and questions. Click here to review the meeting Minutes. Additionally, Council (at their meeting on 1-19-2016) decided to have a feasibility study done on the site by a design firm as a response to public feedback and questions about the site being able to accommodate the potential for a green space and city building. Council felt this could be done fairly quickly as a reasonable response to concerns.
Congratulations to the City of Bowling Green for winning the 2015 APA Ohio Planning Award for under the category Comprehensive Planning – Small Jurisdiction! Click here for more information.
The City sponsored a public educational workshop titled “We have a plan, now what? ” On Saturday, September 19, 2015 at the Wood County Public Library. Kirby Date, a community planner, reviewed best land use practices and potential ordinance revisions that will facilitate implementation of the Future Land Use Plan. Please click here to view the presentation by Ms. Date. Also, click here to view the brief review and update of the Land Use Plan that was presented prior to introducing Ms. Date. For additional information about the Ohio Balanced Growth Program, you can view the .
Residents are reminded of the requirement to keep sidewalks clear of ice and snow, according to Section 98.06 of the Codified Ordinances. Owners may be subject to shoveling by the city at the owner’s cost and a citation.
Click on the link to view the City of Bowling Green’s 2011 Exterior Housing Evaluation Survey. A map of the neighborhood sections is accessible by clicking here. The Wood County Health Department conducts this survey every 5 years, with the next survey commencing in spring of 2016. Please call the Planning office at (419) 354-6218 or the Wood County Health Department at (419) 352-8402 for any concerns regarding sanitation or health-related issues for a structure or property (such as litter removal, unsafe structures, peeling paint, etc.). Click here to review the health department complaint procedure.
The City Planning Department is charged with the responsibility of carrying out the City’s planning function including the preparation and updating of the City’s Comprehensive Master Plan. The Department also administers some Ordinances implementing the adopted Plan.
These implementation mechanisms include The Access Management Policies and Guidelines, the Subdivision Regulations, and the Zoning Code. Additionally, the Department has oversight of the contract with the Wood County Health Department for the Housing Code.
There are two (2) documents that pertain to all residents, both owners and renters, that you should familiarize yourself with. They are the City Snow Removal Brochure and an informational letter regarding the posting of addresses on your home or apartment as well as places of business. For helpful information regarding landlord/tenant rights and obligations refer to this link to the Ohio State Bar Association:www.ohiobar.org/ForPublic/Resources/LawFactsPamphlets/Pages/LawFactsPamphlet-11.aspx
The Department can be reached, by telephone, at 419-354-6218. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
For information regarding Building Inspection:
www.bgcourt.org or call 419.352.5263
For information regarding underground utility location:
www.oups.org or call 1.800.362.2764