News from BG: May 2, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet May 4 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • City Council is scheduled to meet May 7 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet May 9 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

May Brush Collection

The window to schedule a May brush collection will be open from May 1 to May 14.  Residents requesting brush collection should call 419-354-6227 no later than May 14 so that they may be added to the list of locations where crews will stop.  Collection is scheduled to begin on May 21.

Brush Collection will occur during the 3rd week of April, May, September and October.  Residents simply need to call Public Works by the 2nd Monday of the respective month to schedule a brush collection.  Current restrictions for brush collection remain – such as the size of tree limbs and no yard waste (grass clippings).

Residents are encouraged to visit the City’s website for more information and details.  Information about brush collection may be found on the Public Works Division webpage or residents may call Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Arbor Day Celebration – May 4

The City of Bowling Green will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, May 4th at Kenwood Elementary, 710 Kenwood  Avenue, between 2:00 and 3:00 PM.  During the event, Mayor Edwards will be proclaiming the day as Arbor Day.  Kenwood’s fifth grade students created posters of their “Favorite Tree in Bowling Green”.  Also at the event, the Bowling Green Tree Commission will give awards to the students creating the top posters, with the winning posters being displayed.  Students will also help plant a swamp white oak tree on the school’s grounds.

Bowling Green has a history of strong commitment to its trees. The City has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation for 38 years. Additionally, BG has received the Growth Award 24 times for enhancing its tree program which is the most in Ohio.

Proposed Water Rate Increase

The Board of Public Utilities is currently considering an adjustment to water rates for all customers. The potential rate increase is the result of a cost of service study performed by a consultant that specializes in water rates.  The proposed rates will maintain our high standards for a safe and reliable drinking water resource while still being fiscally responsible.

Visit the Utilities Department webpage to see the proposed rates. Questions about this may be directed to the Utility Director’s office at 419-354-6246.