News from BG: November 1, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet November 3 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.
  • City Council is scheduled to meet November 6 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Leaf Collection – begins November 6

Curbside leaf collection will begin on Monday, November 6.  Residents who receive City-provided refuse/recycling service are eligible for the leaf pick-up.  Collection will begin in Ward 3, and then move through the city sequentially (Ward 4, 1, and 2).  Leaf collection is independent of refuse/recycling services, and collection may not occur on regular refuse/recycling collection days. Leaves should be placed loose (not in bags) at the curb.  Do not place branches in with leaves as they will not be collected.  Do not rake leaves into the street, which can create a safety issue.  Placing leaves in the street is a violation of the City’s Storm Water Management Policy and during periods of rain, leaves in the street are more prone to block the drainage system causing flooding and other concerns. Bowling Green residents may also take leaves to the drop-off site located behind the Public Works garage on Tarragon Drive (off East Poe).  Note that brush and branches are not accepted at the drop-off site. For more information about the Leaf Collection program, please visit the City’s website or call Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Oak Grove Cemetery

In preparation for the winter season, the Public Works Director requests that decorations be removed from Oak Grove Cemetery prior to Monday, November 6.  The exception to this would be winter grave blankets that have already been placed on graves.  Anyone wishing to retain the wreaths or decorations other than blankets, must remove them prior to November 6. Questions about this may be directed to the Public Works Department at 419-354-6227.

Not In Our Town Peace March – November 3

The City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University will hold a Peace March Nov. 3 as part of Not In Our Town (NIOT), a campaign to stop hate and build safe, inclusive environments.   The march is part of Build Our Best BG Month, which runs all of November.   Everyone is welcome to join BGSU faculty, staff and students; community members; and BSGU and community civic leaders as they show their solidarity and joint commitment to inclusion, diversity and making the campus and city a safe and welcoming place for all.   The march will begin at noon right before the corner of Main and Wooster streets. It will continue east on Wooster to Thurstin then north to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union parking lot, concluding at the Union Oval.   Pledge cards will be available at the union so that attendees can take the NIOT pledge, which says that the signer will provide a safe and inclusive environment for friends and neighbors; commit to end hate and intolerance; not tolerate acts of discrimination; lead and live through example; and take a stand against hateful actions. Attendees can also sign banners in support of the initiative.   The City of Bowling Green and BGSU formally launched the NOIT initiative in April 2013 to affirm their commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion and to embrace and celebrate diversity.