News from BG: November 7, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet November 13 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.

Veterans Day Observance

In observance of Veterans Day, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on Monday, November 12.  As a result, refuse and recycling collection will be delayed one day all next week.  Normal Monday collection will occur on Tuesday, normal Tuesday collection will occur on Wednesday, and so on.

Leaf Collection – Begins Nov. 13

As a reminder, curbside leaf collection will begin in Bowling Green on Tuesday, November 13.  Residents who receive City-provided refuse/recycling service are eligible for the leaf pick-up.

The City of Bowling Green leaf pickup crew will begin working in Ward 3.  When pickup in Ward 3 is completed, the crew will then move through Ward 4, Ward 1 and then Ward 2.  Several passes of the City will be made. An announcement will be made prior to the final pass through the City.

Questions regarding this work may be directed to Public Work Division at 419-354-6227.  Check out the rest of this news release on the City’s website!

Tree Lighting Ceremony – November 16

The annual tree lighting ceremony is scheduled to occur on November 16 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 17

In conjunction with the Bowling Green Holiday Parade on Saturday, November 17, several Bowling Green streets will be closed and on-street parking will be prohibited in many downtown locations.  The parade is scheduled to begin at approximately 9:50 am, with the first parade float reaching Main and Wooster at approximately 10:00 am.  This year’s parade will be aired on Channel 11 – WTOL.

Main Street, from Poe Road to Napoleon Road, and Wooster Street, from Prospect Street and Church Street, will be closed from 9:30 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 9:30 am.  In addition, side streets between Poe and Ridge will be utilized for parade preparations from approximately 8:00 am until 11:00 am.  During this period of time, access to these side streets will be limited to local use.

A truck detour route will be posted.

Parking during the parade will be prohibited on Main Street between Poe and Napoleon. Vehicles are to be removed from Main Street prior to 3:00 am on Saturday, November 18.  Any vehicle parked on Main Street after 3:00 am will be towed at the owner’s expense.

On-street parking will also be prohibited in the following locations:

  • Dixie Avenue between South Main and Kenwood
  • South Church Street between Sand Ridge and Pearl
  • Clay Street between North Church and North Grove
  • North Grove between Wooster and Poe

Parking will be reinstated on Main Street and other locations after the parade “clean-up”.  All roads impacted by these closures will reopen as soon as possible upon completion of the parade.

For more information about this year’s parade, visit the Chamber of Commerce website at