News from BG: March 15, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council Committee of the Whole is scheduled to meet March 20 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the Exterior Housing Survey from the Wood County Health District.  City Council will meet at 7:00 pm for its regularly scheduled meeting.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet March 21 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet March 21 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Swallow Your Pride! – St. Patrick’s Day

Safe Communities of Wood County is once again providing FREE rides to those who need one on St. Patrick’s Day.  This service is funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Ohio Department of Public Safety.  Beginning at 6:00 pm on March 17 till 2:00 am on March 18, if you find yourself unable to drive, call 419-823-7765!  This is FREE and you can get a safe ride home from anywhere in Bowling Green.

Questions about this program may be directed to Sandy Weichman, Safe Communities Coordinator, at 419-372-9353 or sweichm@bgsu.edu.

Large Item Collection – Week of March 20

The spring large item collection will begin March 20.  To ensure collection, all items must be placed curbside no later than 7:00 am on Monday, March 20.  As a reminder, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners will NOT be picked up by the City.  Mattresses and box springs may be picked up for an additional fee.  Collection is independent of normal refuse collection.  Once crews have completed pick up on a street, they will not return as part of normal large item pick up.

Questions should be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.  Visit the City’s website for details.

Quarterly Spotlight – Grants Administration

The City of Bowling Green’s Grants Administration office marked yet another successful year in 2016. During Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) FY 2015 (September 1, 2015-August 31, 2016), the City utilized over $245,000 in funding to carry out various activities directed at improving the quality of lives for persons with low and moderate incomes.  In FY 2015, Fair Housing education and outreach was undertaken, 17 housing repair projects were completed, 84 elderly and disabled adults were granted half-price transit fares and 129 persons, who were homeless, received transitional housing as a result of CDBG-funded programming.

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