News from BG: December 12, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council is scheduled to meet December 17 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet December 18 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
    Snow Regulations Reminder

Snow Regulations Reminder

The City of Bowling Green reminds residents of snow streets and the clearing of sidewalks following a snowfall.

Several streets are designated “snow streets” throughout the city, and during a snow emergency, parking restrictions along these streets are implemented.  Snow streets are marked with blue and white signs.  A snow emergency within the City may be declared if 2 inches of snow accumulates.  If a snow emergency is declared between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, vehicles parked on a snow street must be removed within two hours of the declaration.  If a snow emergency is declared overnight, vehicles must be removed by 9:00 am.  Vehicles parked in violation of snow regulations are subject to being towed at the owner’s expense and a citation may be issued.  Even if you don’t live on a snow street, it is very helpful to remove vehicles from the street whenever possible.  Doing so will expedite the removal of snow along the roads.  Designated streets and other winter regulations are posted to the City’s homepage.

Property owners in Bowling Green are required to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow within twenty-four hours after snowfall stops.  Failure to clear walks may result in the issuance of a citation or in the City ordering the sidewalks to be cleared by a contractor with all costs billed to the property owner.  Details on requirements and procedures for the clearing of sidewalks are outlined in Section 98.06 of the City’s Codified Ordinances or the Public Works Division webpage.

Citizens and snow plow contractors should not shovel, plow, or blow snow onto the City streets when clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways.  This can create an unsafe condition on the street and cause delays in the process of street clearing.

Questions about these regulations may be directed to the Public Works Department at 419-354-6227.

Tree Commission Photo Contest

The inaugural Tree Commission photo contest has come to a close and the winners have been announced.  Congratulations go out to: Rob Holley – Winter; Mary Hinkelman – Spring; Brian Bushong – Summer; Nancy Wenning – Fall.  Visit the City’s Facebook page to view these photos!

The Tree Commission plans to have this contest again in 2019, so keep taking those photos! Check back to the Arborist’s webpage in early 2019 for details!