News from BG: April 12, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet tonight, April 12, at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • City Council is scheduled to meet April 17 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet April 18 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet April 18 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Court Street Connects Festival – April 22

Mark your calendars!  The Court Street Connects Festival is scheduled for April 22nd.  The festival will be located along the 200 block of Court Street (in front of the Wood County Courthouse) and will feature a temporary bike lane along Court Street to Thurstin, music, food, and other fun activities for people of all ages.

In conjunction with the festival, temporary parking restrictions will be implemented along Court Street in order to accommodate the temporary bike lane.  No parking signs will be posted along the southern portion of the 300 and 400 block of Court Street and the parking meters will be bagged for no parking along the southern portion of the 200 block of Court Street from April 17 – 30.

Check out the Community Action Plan webpage or the festival Facebook page for details, or call the Planning Department at 419-354-6218.

City Tree Tags

The City of Bowling Green Tree Commission is hanging tree tags around town to show the environmental benefits City trees provide in a year. Tags will be displayed for two weeks between April 17 and May 1 which overlaps with both Earth Day and Arbor Day.

Benefits of trees can easily be listed, but until recently it has been difficult to actually put dollar values on these benefits. Tag values were calculated using the MyTree app which estimates benefits of individual trees. The stormwater avoidance provides the largest value as falling rain collects on leaves and bark until it evaporates rather than running off and entering storm drains.

Visit the City’s website for more information and to see an example!