News from BG: March 20, 2019

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet March 25 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Parks and Recreation Board is scheduled to meet March 26 at 7:00 pm in the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

March Mayhem Run – March 23

As part of the Run Toledo marathon training program, the “March Mayhem” run is scheduled to take place in Bowling Green on March 23.  The run will begin at 8:30 am from the BGSU Field House off of Mercer Road.  Mercer Road along with Poe Road, from Mercer to Dunbridge, will be closed to traffic from 8:00 am until noon. It is anticipated that there will be nearly 500 participants.

On The Move – Transportation Needs Survey

The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments (TMACOG) is looking for feedback about your transportation needs.  According to TMACOG’s website, “On the Move: 2045 Transportation Plan – Update 2020″ is the update of the Toledo region’s long-range transportation plan. This plan is the prioritized list of projects, initiatives, and policies that will guide transportation investments in the Toledo metropolitan area (Lucas and Wood counties in Ohio, and southern Monroe County in Michigan).”

Visit the On The Move website for detailed information.  Please follow the direct link to the On The Move survey if you’re interested in participating!

BG Electric Division Recognized For Reliable Service

Bowling Green Electric Division has received national recognition for achieving exceptional electric reliability in 2018. The recognition comes from the American Public Power Association (, a trade group that represents more than 2,000 not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities.

The Association helps members track power outage and restoration data through its subscription-based eReliability Tracker service and then compares the data to national statistics tracked by the U.S. Energy Information Administration for all types of electric utilities.

“This recognition demonstrates public power’s exceptional reliability,” said the Association’s Senior Vice President of Engineering Services Michael Hyland.

Community-owned electric utilities have a strong track record of reliability, said Hyland. Nationwide, the average public power customer has their lights out for less than half the time, compared to other types of utilities.

“We are proud to receive this recognition. It is a testament to the hard work of all our staff to ensure that the lights stay on for all our customers,” said Brian O’Connell, Utilities Director, Bowling Green Municipal Utilities.

Bowling Green electric has a 99.995% on time percentage – meaning, the electrical system is on 99% of the time.