News from BG: April 13, 2016

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council Committee of the Whole will meet April 18 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St, to review a report from Poggemeyer Design Group on the feasibility of a City Hall and green space coexisting on the space at Wooster/Church Street.  City Council will conduct its regularly scheduled business meeting at 7:00 pm.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission will meet April 19 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.

Parks and Recreation Focus Group

The next Parks and Recreation Focus Group will meet April 20 at 7:00 pm in the Community Center, 1245 W. Newton Rd.  The topic of discussion will be “Fitness, Aquatics and Events.”  As a reminder, each meeting will focus on a specific topic.  If you are unable to make the meeting that interests you, please send your comments to Dr. Shannon Orr at skorr@bgsu.edu.

Infrastructure Project Update – waterline and paving

Manville/Third/Clough Waterline Project – B. Hillz Excavating has completed the installation of the water main on Manville, Third and Clough Street and they have begun the process of connecting customers to the new line.  When they have completed the service connections, they will be repairing/replacing curbs and sidewalks within the project limits.

Paving – Preliminary concrete work began this week on Charles, S. Prospect, and Clough, which should be complete by Friday, April 15.  Milling and paving is scheduled to begin next Monday, April 18, on Newton, Van Camp, and S. Prospect.

For more information visit the City’s website or call the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.

2016 Tree Planting

Each year the City of Bowling Green plants new trees to ensure the urban forest remains healthy and safe.  In 2016, a total of 230 trees will be planted city-wide.  This includes 103 trees that will be planted on the campus of BGSU.  The trees being planted this spring at BGSU are a part of a $44,000 Emerald Ash Borer Grant awarded to the City.

To complete this work, the City has contracted with North Branch Nursery.  Work began this week and will likely continue through the fall.

Human Relations Commission Awards Honor Roll

The Human Relations Commission and Mayor Richard Edwards will present the Honor Roll award to the Bowling Green Middle School Builder’s Club at the City Council meeting on April 18.

The Builder’s Club is a service organization for middle school students and is a part of the Kiwanis group of service organizations.  The 25 member club meets monthly and has developed projects to help the Bowling Green area community.  The members of Builder’s Club volunteer their time inside and outside the school day.  Recent activities include a food drive for the local food pantry, a sock drive for Hannah’s socks, and a Valentine’s Day candy gram fundraiser for the animal shelter.  They have also participated in Kiwanis activities by helping with pancake breakfasts, marching in the Bowling Green holiday parade, and serving as bell ringers for the Salvation Army.   Builder’s Club is led by student officers Nico Calderon, Haili Bradley, and Makayla Dingledine and is advised by BGMS teachers Laura Johns and Rob Morgan, as well as Cathy Wenig, the Kiwanis liaison for Builder’s Club.