News from BG: March 29, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Finance Committee of City Council is scheduled to meet April 3 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Chruch St.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss revenue options of the City’s general fund. City Council’s regularly scheduled business meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet April 7 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.

Pinwheel Event in BG – April 4th

The City of Bowling Green and the Wood County Department of Job and Family Services (JFS) will hold a ceremony on April 4 at the Wooster Green (corner of West Wooster and Church St) beginning at 10:00 am to bring awareness to child abuse and neglect cases.

JFS staff annually raises awareness of child abuse and neglect by displaying pinwheels which represent reports of abuse and neglect and serves as a visual reminder to residents and families to prevent child abuse and neglect.  For the first time, JFS has partnered with communities in Wood County to make similar displays on a local level.

This event is free and open to the public.  Mayor Edwards will present a proclamation to the JFS staff as well as brief remarks from Dave Wigent, Director of the Wood County JFS.

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Mapping

The City of Bowling Green Geographic Information System (GIS) staff will soon be utilizing an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) to assist with preparing for infrastructure projects such as water line replacements, road repaving projects, and more.  The UAS that will be utilized is a Dji Phantom 4 Pro, which is approximately 6 inches tall with a wing span of 12 inches.

A typical flight will last up to 30 minutes with the UAS mapping images captured at an altitude of 20–100 feet depending on conditions.  The UAS will fly the designated route at a speed of approximately 15-20 MPH.  The UAS will solely operate over the public right-of-way, with images taken straight down.  Private property will not be mapped or flown over.  Before a flight occurs, residents along the street will be notified and the street will be temporarily closed to traffic.  The UAS will be under the direct supervision and within eyesight of a City employee who has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as a Pilot In Command.

The benefits of using this system versus traditional methods are numerous including increased efficiencies during project preparation and having the most up-to-date map of project areas.

North Prospect Sewer Line Work

The Water Distribution and Waste Water Collection Division will be closing portions of North Prospect, from Evers to Reed, during the week of April 3 in order to make necessary sewer infrastructure updates.  The work will require day closures, with the road re-opening by 4:30 pm each day.

Check out the City’s website for details.