News from BG: January 16, 2019

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council is scheduled to meet January 22 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute – January 18

On Friday, January 18 at 1:00 pm, a tribute to Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held at the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.

The tribute is sponsored by the City of Bowling Green Human Relations Commission and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Christina Lunceford, Bowling Green State University.  Musical selections will be performed by the BGHS Madrigals along with Dr. Ed Duling, organist of First Presbyterian Church..

Also at the event, the Human Relations Commission will present the annual Drum Major for Peace Award, named in honor of Dr. King.

Delayed Refuse/Recycling Collection – week of Jan. 21

In observation of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on January 21.  As a result, refuse and recycling collection will be delayed one day all week.  Normal Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, normal Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday, and so on.

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

Residents Asked To Help Keep Roads Passable

In anticipation of additional snow tomorrow and more than 2 inches forecasted this weekend, residents are asked to assist in keeping roads passable by moving parked vehicles from streets and planning ahead.  Keeping streets free and clear of parked vehicles is a tremendous help in the snow removal process, allowing the entire street to be cleared and treated.  This request is being made in preparation of additional snow in excess of 2 inches creating potentially unsafe conditions that may require the declaration of a snow emergency.  Residents are encouraged to plan ahead and park their vehicles off the street.  The City has snow plow crews on standby.

If two inches of snow is received, a snow emergency may be declared, implementing parking restrictions.  As a reminder, if a snow emergency is declared between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 pm, vehicles must be removed from snow streets within 2 hours of the declaration.  If a snow emergency is declared after 9:00 pm, vehicles must be removed by 9:00 am the following morning.

Residents are encouraged to monitor the City’s website, local news, sign up for the eNews, or follow the City on social media such as Facebook (@cityofbg) and Twitter (@cityofbg).  As a reminder, the eNews sign up is located from the City’s homepage.