News from BG: January 10, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet January 16 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet January 16 at 6:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the City Administrative Services Building (304 N. Church St).
  • City Council is scheduled to meet January 16 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute – January 12

On Friday, January 12 at 1:00 pm, a tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at the Performing Arts Center located at the Bowling Green High School, 530 W. Poe Rd.

The tribute is sponsored by the City of Bowling Green Human Relations Commission and will feature keynote speaker and Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Harold Brown, as well as Dr. Marsha Bordner.  Drs. Brown and Bordner’s presentation is titled – “Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman”.  Musical selections will be performed by the BGHS Madrigals along with Sheila Brown and Kingdom M’Powerment Praise Team.

Also at the event, the Human Relations Commission will present the annual Drum Major for Peace Award, named in honor of Dr. King.

Delayed Refuse/Recycling Collection – week of Jan. 15

In observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on January 15.  As a result, refuse and recycling collection will be delayed one day all week.  Normal Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, normal Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday, and so on.

Questions about this schedule may be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Residents Asked To Help Keep Roads Passable

In anticipation of additional snow along with freezing rain/ice and wind forecasted this weekend, residents can assist in keeping roads passable by moving parked vehicles from streets and planning ahead for visitors over the weekend.  Keeping streets free and clear of parked vehicles is a tremendous help in the snow removal process, allowing the entire street to be cleared and treated.  This request is being made in preparation of additional snow and decreasing temperatures creating potentially unsafe conditions that may require the declaration of a snow emergency.  Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and park their vehicles off the street.

If two inches of snow is received, a snow emergency may be declared, implementing parking restrictions.  As a reminder, if a snow emergency is declared between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, vehicles must be removed from snow streets within 2 hours of the declaration.  If a snow emergency is declared after 9:00 pm, vehicles must be removed by 9:00 am the following morning.

Residents are encouraged to monitor the City’s website, local news, or sign up for the eNews or the snow emergency text notification.  As a reminder, the eNews sign up is located from the City’s homepage.  The snow emergency text notification sign up is as easy as texting “follow bgsnowemergency” to 40404.