News from BG: June 14, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council Committee-of-the-Whole is scheduled to meet June 19 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St. The purpose of the meeting is to continue to discuss general fund revenue options.  City Council’s regularly scheduled business meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet June 20 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet June 20 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bowling Green Housing Agency Board of Trustees is scheduled to meet June 21 at 3:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Napoleon Road Resurfacing

The City of Bowling Green has contracted with The Shelly Company to resurface Napoleon Road, from South Main Street to South College Avenue, beginning June 19.  This work is expected to last roughly one month – weather and progress of work dependent.  The Shelly Company is planning to work Monday – Saturday, from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. During this project, access will be maintained to all properties and businesses.   Contact the Engineering Division 419-354-6227 for additional information or with any questions.

Events in City Park

  • Lunch in the Park: the lunch in the park continues this Friday, June 16th! Lunch will be available for purchase from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  This week’s lunch will be provided by SamB’s, with music by Chris Buzzeli. Join title sponsor First Federal Bank for a fun lunch in beautiful City Park!
  • Concert in the Park: the summer concert series begins this Sunday, June 18th! The performance by the Jeff Tucker Band, A Variety of Rock, Pop, Country, and Jazz, will begin at 7:00 pm from the stage at Needle Hall.  Come and enjoy a FREE performance!

Human Relations Commission to present Honor Roll Award

The Human Relations Commission will be presenting the Honor Roll Award to the Brown Bag Food Project during the June 19th meeting of City Council.  The Brown Bag Food Project works to end food insecurity in our community.  Nearly 15% of Wood County residents do not have a reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. The Brown Bag Project began four years ago when Amy Holland noticed that co-workers did not always have a meal at break time. She started making brown bag meals and passing them around. Soon others joined in, and more meals were distributed. Today 300 persons a month receive food from an active 401(c)3 organization with a permanent location, a board of directors, an online presence, and a role in community events.   The Brown Bag Food Project does a variety of fundraisers to help raise the necessary resources to provide meals.  Donations can also be given online at BrownBagFoodProject.org. Walmart is a generous supporter, and as a non-profit, the Brown Bag Food Project is eligible for free food from the Seagate Food Bank. Volunteers are an essential part of the organization: some are doing BGSU service hours, some are doing court-ordered service, and some are walk-ins looking to help.