News from BG: February 7, 2019

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet February 11 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet February 13 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

BG Winterfest 2019

In conjunction with BG Winterfest on February 8-10, minor traffic impacts will likely occur.  On February 9, beginning approximately at 10:00 am, Clough Street between South Main and the entrance to City Parking Lot 2 will be closed to traffic.  This closure will last until approximately 11:00 pm.  Access to Lot 2 will remain.  On-street parking on Clough St, from Main to Lot 2, will be prohibited during the closure.

Also part of the event is a carriage ride.  The route for the carriage is as follows – pick-up and drop-off at the Four Corners Center (130 S. Main St.), the carriage will proceed south on Main St, east on Washington St, north on Church St, east on Court St, and south again on Main St to the Four Corners Center.

Construction Update – Main St. Utility Project

Construction crews began the next phase of the downtown utility improvements on February 4.  This week’s work will focus on Main St, between Ordway and Washington.  Traffic will be maintained on Main Street but will be diverted to the west side of the street, so crews can perform the tie-in to the existing water line.  After this work is complete, installation of the new water line will begin at Ordway Ave. and continue north on Main Street through the Lehman Ave. intersection

Once the water line tie-in is complete, crews plan to install two crossovers (from the east side of Main to the west side).  It is anticipated that this work will occur on or near February 11 and is scheduled to take place overnight to minimize traffic issues.  One lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction on Main Street during the crossover installation.  However, Ordway Ave. and Lehman Ave. will be closed during this time.  After the crossover piping is installed, the new water line will continue on the west side of Main Street and all traffic will be diverted to the east side of the street.  Please be mindful of intermittent lane closures and changes as this work progresses.

As released this past December, the construction within the downtown area will continue into much of 2019.  This work includes replacing and repairing the water and sewer lines on Main Street from Oak Street to Ordway Ave and Wooster Street from Church Street to Prospect Street.  The utility portion of this project is anticipated to last through the spring.  Once complete, a contractor will repave the downtown area.

The schedule outlined above is dependent on weather conditions and progress of work.

Questions about this may be directed to the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.

BGPD To Provide Liquor Establishment Employee Training

The Bowling Green Police Division will be providing Liquor Establish Employee Training (LEET) on Wednesday February 13, 2019. The training will run from 5:00-7:00 PM and will focus on civil liability, Ohio and Bowling Green liquor laws and fake ID recognition.

Employees and management staff of local businesses (bars and retail outlets) that sell alcoholic beverages are encouraged to attend. This training will take place at the Bowling Green Police Division’s Training Room at 175 W. Wooster St.

Pre-registration is highly preferred as space is limited. Participants are encouraged to register via the Bowling Green Police Division website’s LEET Registration page.

The session is free and certificates will be presented to attendees.

Please contact Detective Scott Frank at (419) 352-1131 or for answers to questions related to this event.

2019 State of the City Address

The 2019 State of the City Address is scheduled to take place Tuesday, February 19 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 and BGSU President Dr. Rodney Rogers.

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