News from BG: May 31, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet June 2 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • City Council Committee-of-the-Whole is scheduled to meet June 5 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.  The purpose of the meeting is to continue examining general fund revenue options.  City Council’s regularly scheduled business meeting will begin at 7:00 pm.
  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet June 7 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Conneaut Ave. Water Main – The “Why” Behind The Work

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.

Check out the rest of this news release on the City’s website.  A public meeting has been scheduled to answer questions and to show a mockup waterline with saddle on June 8, from 4:00 – 6:00 pm in the Banquet Room of the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.

Lunch in the Park – June 2

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation, along with title sponsor, First Federal Bank, and lunch sponsor, Bowling Green Community Foundation, will be hosting the season’s first Lunch in the Park on Friday, June 2nd.  Lunch from South Side 6 will be available for purchase from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at City Park’s Martin and Kiwanis Shelters.  There will also be a live performance by Tim Tegge throughout the lunch.

For questions or more information call (419) 354-6223.  Visit the Parks webpage for a complete schedule.