News from BG: June 7, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tonight, June 7, at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet June 12 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Conneaut Water Main Line – public forum

A public forum has been scheduled on June 8 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Banquet Room of the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Avenue for residents.  A mockup waterline with saddle will be there for residents to view and staff will be present to answer questions about this work and the paving work that will follow.

As the Conneaut Avenue water main replacement project comes to an end, residents likely are asking themselves – “What took so long?” and “Why did the City do this?”  These are logical questions and frustrations about this project are understandable.

Why did the water main line have to be replaced?

The old water main on Conneaut was installed in the 1970’s.  The original service connections used to tap the water main and provide water to the homes were made of cast iron.  The cast iron material was found to be deteriorating due to corrosive soils.  Crews first attempted to maintain the existing water main and replace the service connections.  Due to the age and condition of the water main pipe, fixing the service connections proved impossible.  Re-paving of Conneaut Avenue is planned to occur in 2017 and because of the on-going problems with the service connections, finding a long term solution to the service line connections made the most sense – this led to the only remaining option which was to replace the water main.  The City did not want to repave the road knowing the old water service connections would need to be addressed in the next few years and damage the new pavement.

A full copy of this news release may be found on the City’s website.

Events in City Park

  • Lunch in the Park: the lunch in the park continues this Friday, June 9th! Lunch will be available for purchase from 11:30 am – 1:00 pm.  This week’s lunch will be provided by Panera, with music by Rag Time Rick and Banjo Betsy. Join title sponsor First Federal Bank and lunch sponsor the United Way in Wood County for a fun lunch in beautiful City Park!
  • Concert in the Park: the summer concert series begins this Sunday, June 11th! The performance by the Bowling Green Area Bands will begin at 7:00 pm from the stage at Needle Hall.  Come and enjoy a FREE performance!

North Prospect work

The Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division will be closing North Prospect, from Leroy to Reed, beginning June 8 – June 14.  The closure will occur daily from 7:00 am – 4:00 pm.  This work is required for the installation of a manhole.

Questions about this work may be directed to the Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection Division at 419-354-6277.

Napoleon Road Resurfacing

The City of Bowling Green has contracted with The Shelly Company to resurface Napoleon Road, from South Main Street to South College Avenue, beginning June 19.  This work is expected to last roughly one month – weather and progress of work dependent.  The Shelly Company is planning to work Monday – Saturday, from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. During this project, access will be maintained to all properties and businesses.

Contact the Engineering Division 419-354-6227 for additional information or with any questions.