News from BG: April 25, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Charter Review Committee is scheduled to meet April 26 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet May 2 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet May 4 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.

State of the City Address

The 2018 State of the City Address is scheduled to take place Tuesday, May 1 from the Wood County District Public Library.  Doors will open at 7:30 am and the program will begin at 8:00 am.  This year’s address will feature remarks by Mayor Richard Edwards, Council President Mike Aspacher, Bowling Green Municipal Court Judge Mark Reddin, and Municipal Administrator Lori Tretter.

Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP with the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce at 419-353-7945.

Tree Commission Photo Contest

The Tree Commission is kicking off its inaugural photo contest.  The Commission wants to raise awareness of Bowling Green’s Urban Forest that is found both on public and private property.  Throughout 2018, interested citizens are asked to submit photos highlighting trees in three seasons of the year: spring, summer, and fall.

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

Bicycle SpokesPerson of the Year

The Bicycle Safety Commission is sponsoring the 8th annual Bicycle Spokesperson of the Year award. Nomination forms for this annual award are now available at the City Administration Building, Community Center, Simpson Building and the City’s website. Any Bowling Green citizen can be nominated who exemplifies the spirit of bicycling through involvement in biking, bike safety or bike-related activities.

Nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, May 1.  For questions or more information call the Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department at (419) 354-6225.

BG Utilities Ranked 7th for Solar Project

The City of Bowling Green Municipal Utilities has been named as one of a select group of utilities that connected the most solar or the most storage to the grid in 2017, earning it a spot on the annual Top 10 utility industry lists compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

In survey results released April 25, Bowling Green ranked No. 7 on the Utility Solar list, with 938.3 watts-per-customer installed in 2017.  The 2018 listings are the 1st time Bowling Green has made SEPA’s Top 10.

Awards are given in four categories: Top 10 utilities for most new solar megawatts and most new watts per customer, and Top 10 utilities for most new storage megawatts and most watts per customer. The Top 10 winners in all categories were recognized at the organization’s flagship utility event, the SEPA Utility Conference, this year being held in Rancho Mirage.

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