News from BG: January 18, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet January 24 at 7:00 pm at the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

Community Housing Impact and Preservation Program (CHIP)

Last Spring, Mayor Edwards requested that the Wood County Commissioners include Bowling Green under the County’s CHIP application for Planning Year (PY) 2016.  This request was approved, and as a result Bowling Green will now be served under Wood County’s latest round of CHIP funding.

Wood County was recently notified that $800,000 has been awarded for the PY 2016!  This is great news for persons with low to moderate incomes needing to rehabilitate or purchase a home in Bowling Green.

For more information, visit the City’s website or call the Grants Administration office at 419-354-6203.

Celebrating 5 Years at the Stroh Center!

Come celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Stroh Center this weekend!  On Saturday, January 21, the BGSU Women’s Basketball team will play Ball State at 12:00 pm and the Men’s Basketball team plays Ball State at 2:30 pm.  During halftime of the Men’s game, a proclamation will be presented by Mayor Edwards commemorating the event along with other special guests of BGSU.

For tickets call 1-877-247-8842 or visit the BGSU Athletics webpage.

Brown Bag Music Series and Lunch

Ready to jazz up your Friday lunch break?  Bring your lunch and enjoy the musical performances by students and faculty from the College of Musical Arts at BGSU!  The first Brown Bag lunch is scheduled on January 20 at 11:45, with the performance beginning at 12:15 pm in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

The January 20 performance will be “A Musical Theatre Extravaganza”.  Desserts and drinks will be available for purchase.  Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 419-354-6223 for questions, or visit the Parks webpage.

Columbia Gas of Ohio – South Summit Gas Improvements

Columbia Gas of Ohio has started to replace two natural gas lines in the 2nd Ward.  The two affected streets are South Summit, beginning just south of Lehman to East Wooster, and Gould, from Railroad to S. Enterprise.  The City will work with the contractor to ensure normal refuse and recycling collection occurs.  Residents in these areas are asked to be mindful of placing refuse and recycling containers at the curb by 7:00 am for pick-up as these areas will be collected first during that Wednesday pick-up during the project.

Throughout this work, temporary parking restrictions and intersection closures will occur.  The work is expected to last through the end of January.

More information about this work may be found on Columbia Gas’ website or by calling 419-539-6206.  Call Public Works at 419-354-6227 for questions about refuse/recycling collection.