News from BG: May 9, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet May 14 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet May 15 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet May 15 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Manville Ave. Paving

Manville Avenue, between Napoleon Rd and Wooster St, is scheduled to be repaved beginning May 21, 2018.  The contractor is expected to work Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:00 am and 7:00 pm.  Throughout the project, temporary traffic changes may occur including detours around the work zone.  Access to properties will be maintained throughout the project.

Questions about this work may be directed to the Engineering Division at 419-354-6227.

May Brush Collection

The window to schedule a May brush collection will remain open until 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.

Bowling Green Ride of Silence

The Bowling Green Ride of Silence will be held on Wednesday, May 16 beginning at City Park. Interested riders should arrive at 6:30 pm and be ready to ride by 7:00 pm.  All are welcome to join with cyclists worldwide in a free, silent bike ride honoring those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Helmets are mandatory. The ride will go no faster than 12 MPH and is approximately 8 miles long.

For questions or more information visit WeAreTraffic.org or contact Linda at lkidd56@woh.rr.com.

BG Municipal Utilities Electric Division Recognized

Bowling Green Municipal Utilities has earned a Reliable Public Power Provider (RP3)® designation from the American Public Power Association for providing reliable and safe electric service. Neil James, Manager of Distribution Operations at ‎Santee Cooper, South Carolina and chair of the Association’s RP3 Review Panel, presented the designations on April 30 during the Association’s annual Engineering & Operations Technical Conference held in Raleigh, N.C.

The RP3 designation, which lasts for three years, recognizes public power utilities that demonstrate proficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, safety, workforce development, and system improvement. Criteria include sound business practices and a utility-wide commitment to safe and reliable delivery of electricity. Bowling Green Municipal Utilities joins more than 250 public power utilities nationwide that hold the RP3 designation.

Check out the rest of this news release on the City’s website!