News from BG: June 13, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council Committee-of-the-Whole is scheduled to meet June 18 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss city charter amendment legislation.  A public hearing will follow at 6:45 pm to discuss ordinance 8679 which would amend the zoning map concerning 500 6th St.  City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet June 19 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet June 19 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Firefly Nights Festival – June 15

In conjunction with the June Firefly Nights Festival scheduled for June 15, certain street closures and parking restrictions will be imposed in downtown Bowling Green.

Beginning at 2:00 pm on Friday, June 15, on-street parking will be prohibited on Main Street.

At 6:00 pm on Friday, June 15, Main Street, between Court St. and Washington St., will be closed to vehicular traffic.  While Main Street is closed, no through traffic will be permitted on Clough Street.  Wooster Street will remain open for east and westbound traffic throughout the festival.

During the Main Street closing, detour routes for local and truck traffic will be posted.

All streets will reopen and parking will be reinstated on Friday following the event.

Columbia Gas update – week of June 11

Columbia Gas of Ohio provided the City with the following tentative work schedule for the week of June 11.

On Monday, June 11, Columbia Gas began work on installing the medium pressure natural gas line on Main Street, from Ridge to Court. Each day this week, the contractor plans to work from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.  During the week, the contractor will conduct two lane shifts – the beginning part of the week shifting southbound traffic into a northbound lane and the second part of the week shifting the northbound traffic into a southbound lane.  During these lane shifts, Main Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction.  On-street parking, access to side streets, and access to City Parking Lot 6 will be restricted throughout the week depending on where the contractor is working.

Questions about the Columbia Gas project should be directed to Raquel Colon, External Affairs Specialist for Columbia Gas. Ms. Colon may be reached at rcolon@nisource.com or 419-539-6206.

Lunch in the Park – June 15

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation along with title sponsor, First Federal Bank will be hosting Lunch in the Park on Friday, June 15th, 2018.  Food from Sundae Station will be available for purchase from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm at City Park’s Martin and Kiwanis Shelters.  There will be a live performance by The Gene Parker Trio throughout the lunch.

For questions or more information call 419-354-6223 or visit the Parks website.

Concert in the Park – June 17

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation along with title sponsor, B.G. Transit and supporting sponsors, BGSU Division of Student Affairs, Otterbein Portage Valley, and Edward Jones will be hosting Concert in the Park on Sunday, June 17th, 2018.  There will be a live performance by The Jeff Tucker Band beginning at 7:00 pm at the Needle Hall stage at City Park.

For questions or more information call 419-354-6223 or visit the Parks website.