News from BG: November 29, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet December 1 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • City Council is scheduled to meet December 4 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet December 5 at 7:00 pm in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

Mayor Edwards Announces Free Parking During Holidays

Mayor Edwards has declared that there will be no charge to park within City parking lots during the month of December.  All other parking regulations will be in effect.

The free parking will not include the on-street meters in front of the Wood County Courthouse on Court Street, between North Summit and North Prospect, or the meters in the County Parking Lot.

Although the charge for parking will be removed during December in designated spaces, all other parking restrictions, such as the two-hour parking limit, parking in handicapped spaces, prohibition of on-street parking in the downtown from 3:00 – 5:00 am, and other regulations will continue to apply and will be enforced.

The Mayor encourages businesses, proprietors, and persons working in the downtown to share rides and park in long-term spaces to allow parking turnover for those shopping and/or dining in the downtown.

Scholarships available to local high school seniors

Local graduating seniors are eligible to apply for $2,500 one-time American Municipal Power (AMP) scholarships through Bowling Green Municipal Utilities.

Scholarship materials have been distributed to Bowling Green High School and Otsego High School.  Scholarship applications must be submitted to Bowling Green Municipal Utilities no later than December 6, 2017.

Check out the rest of this news release on the City’s website.

Know Your Town

The City is excited to announce a partnership with the Sentinel-Tribune to produce educational videos aimed at helping residents better understand city operations, why certain rules are in place, and to give an overall better understanding of the services offered.  These videos are titled – Know Your Town, and may be found on the City’s homepage (in the top right corner) and on the Sentinel-Tribune’s website.

The first video is about leaf collection.  Follow our “roving reporter” Sam, as he gets the ins and outs about this program.  Check it out!

City Geographic Information System Work

The City of Bowling Green has contracted with GIS Landmark to conduct an inventory of City-owned utilities (Electric). Residents should be aware that GIS Landmark employees will be working around city equipment and should remain within the City right-of-way or Easements.  Those conducting the inventory will carry equipment that includes a handheld data collector.   Work hours may, at times, exceed standard business hours with evening work concluding no later than 8:00 pm.

All employees carry photo identification.

The purpose of this inventory is to verify ownership of pole attachments.  Questions should be directed to Jason Heyman at 419-354-6227.