News from BG: November 15, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • City Council is scheduled to meet November 20 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet November 21 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet November 21 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Leaf Collection – Update

Public Works leaf collection crews have made their first pass through Ward 3 and are currently working through Ward 4.  They will be moving into Wards 1 and 2 next week.  Crews will continue to work through the city sequentially by ward.

Questions about Leaf Collection may be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 17

The annual tree lighting ceremony is scheduled to occur on November 17 at roughly 7:00 pm from the front lawn of the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.  In conjunction with this event, West Court Street, between Main and City Parking Lot 4, will be closed between 6:00 – 7:00 pm.  Access to parking lots will be maintained throughout the street closure.  On-street parking restrictions will be imposed on North Main Street between Oak and Court Streets and on Oak Street.

Questions about the ceremony may be directed to Downtown BG at 419-354-4332.

Holiday Parade – November 18

In conjunction with the Bowling Green Holiday Parade scheduled for 10:00 am on Saturday, November 18, several Bowling Green streets will be closed and on-street parking will be prohibited in many downtown locations.

Main Street will be closed between Poe and Napoleon Roads from 9:45 am on Saturday until the end of the parade.  This closure will also impact traffic flow on streets that intersect with Main Street between Poe and Napoleon.  These side streets will also close at approximately 9:45 am.  In addition, side streets between Poe and Ridge will be utilized for parade preparations from approximately 8:30 am until 11:00 am.  During this period of time, access to these side streets will be limited to local use.

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Refuse/Recycling – Thursday, November 23

In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, no refuse/recycling will occur on November 23.  Thursday’s refuse/recycling collection will occur on Wednesday, November 22.  All non-24 hour facilities will be closed November 23 and 24.

BBB News Alert – Tearful Consumers Lose Thousands to Old Scams

My grandson called me from Mexico. He was in a jail and needed money. He was counting on me to help and begged me not to call his parents…so I sent him money. Then I found out he was never in Mexico. I feel so foolish. I haven’t told anyone.”

This was what our Nancy H. learned when she did a speech to a senior citizens group. BBB folks speak to numerous senior centers, church groups and service clubs. We hear stories like this, despite the fact that BBB does MULTIPLE warnings on “The Grandma Scam” on TV, radio and in the newspapers.

Oh. How much money did the lady send to her grandson in Mexico? $ 60,000! (Yes, $60,000!)

Check out the rest of the BBB News Alert on the City’s website!