News from BG: December 20, 2017

Delayed Refuse and Recycling – Week of Dec. 25

Non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on December 25.  As a result, all refuse and recycling collection will be delayed one day.  Regular Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, regular Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday, and so on.

Questions about this schedule may be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Sidewalk Reminder

As the forecast continues to look more and more like winter, more snow is not too far away.  Bowling Green residents have certain responsibilities when it comes to the clearing of sidewalks in front of their house as well as those who park on snow streets.

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 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.

Mayor Edwards names Bill Moorman as Fire Chief

Mayor Richard Edwards is pleased to announce that
Captain Bill Moorman will be the next Fire Chief of Bowling Green.

“Bill Moorman is a true professional fire official—hardworking, dedicated, and highly motivated”, Edwards said.  “Bill has proven to be an excellent leader who is thoughtful and innovative.  I am confident that under Bill’s direction, the already highly qualified and internationally accredited Bowling Green Fire Division will do great things.  He will continue the legacy of effective and efficient fire and emergency medical services this city has come to expect.  Bill, I am sure, will find new ways to improve the division.  He is someone who is tough yet personable and compassionate—putting the citizens of Bowling Green first.”

Captain Moorman has worked for the Bowling Green Fire Division since 1994 when he was hired as a firefighter/paramedic.  He was promoted to lieutenant in 1999 and captain in 2014.

Moorman holds numerous certifications including paramedic, fire safety instructor, advanced arson and explosive investigator, dive rescue, and ice rescue technician among others.

Outside the Fire Division, Bill has served in leadership roles with the Boy Scouts of America for 10 years, has volunteered as a mentor for regional CPR competitions, and is a Leadership BG graduate.  He and his wife Cari have five children.