News from BG: May 1, 2019

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet May 3 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Community Improvement Committee of City Council is scheduled to meet May 6 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.  The purpose of the meeting is to discuss plastic bags.  City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:00 pm.

BG Farmers Market – begins May 8

In conjunction with the Bowling Green Farmers Market, Clough Street, from just west of the entrance to City Lot 2 to Main Street, will be closed to traffic every Wednesday from 1:00 to 7:00 pm beginning May 8 until October 16.  Parking restrictions within this area will also be implemented during these closures.

Arbor Day Celebration – May 9

The City of Bowling Green will be celebrating Arbor Day on Thursday, May 9th at Conneaut Elementary, 542 Haskins Road, between 2:00 and 3:00 PM. Mayor Edwards will be proclaiming the day as Arbor Day. Conneaut’s fifth grade students created posters of their “Favorite Tree in Bowling Green.” The Bowling Green Tree Commission will give awards to the students creating the top posters and the winning posters will be displayed. Students will also help plant a tree on the school’s grounds.

Bowling Green has a history of a strong commitment to its trees. The City has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for 39 years. Additionally, BG has received the Growth Award 25 times for enhancing its tree program which is the most in Ohio.

Questions about this may be directed to Grant Jones at 419-353-4101.

Electric Division work

The Electric Division is in the process of conducting maintenance on transformers in the Stone Ridge neighborhood.  The transformers are located in backyards throughout the neighborhood.  Residents are reminded that landscaping planted within 6 feet of the transformer could inhibit crews from gaining access and should be avoided. In most cases, crews will gain access to the transformers from the golf course side and may not have to enter upon individual properties.  If access from individual properties is needed, property owners will be notified before.

Questions about this work may be directed to the Electric Division at 419-354-6260 or the Utility Director’s Office at 419-354-6246.