News from BG: October 13, 2016

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Transportation and Safety Committee of City Council is scheduled to meet October 17 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.  Following this meeting, City Council is scheduled to meet at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Tree Commission is scheduled to meet October 18 at 4:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Bicycle Safety Commission is scheduled to meet October 18 at 6:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat on Main Street in downtown BG will take place on October 27 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm.  Businesses throughout the downtown area will be participating.  Join Downtown BG for freaky fun, frightening food, and bring your own bag for some trick or treating!

Trick or Treat night throughout the City will be held on Monday, October 31 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Citizens handing out treats should indicate participation by turning on porch lights.  Those driving during the evening of October 31 are asked to drive slowly and with caution being mindful of the large number of pedestrians that evening.

Not In Our Town Reaffirmation

NIOT BG is celebrating its 3rd anniversary and to commemorate this, both the City of Bowling Green and Bowling Green State University have events planned.  At the October 17 City Council meeting, Mayor Edwards will issue a proclamation reaffirming the necessity of the NIOT movement and asking residents of BG to join in these efforts to say no when confronted with bigotry or bias and to encourage a productive community conversation about these issues.

At noon on October 20, a Peace March is planned starting at the corner of Main Street and Wooster.  The walk will proceed along the sidewalk to the Bowen-Thompson Student Union parking lot (BGSU Lot 7 – off of Thurstin).  Join NIOT leaders as well as representatives from the City, including Mayor Edwards and Police Chief Hetrick, and BGSU!  Also on October 20, BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey will be hosting a “NIOT Reaffirmation” event at 4:00 pm in the Falcon’s Nest, located in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, focusing on the meaning of NIOT.

Tree Commission Seminar

The topic of the next Tree Commission seminar will be – “Protecting Trees During Construction.”  The seminar will occur on November 12 from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the classroom at the Simpson Building, 1291 Conneaut Ave.  The seminar will focus on how to protect trees during construction projects and how selecting building materials can help with stormwater run-off and allow air and water to reach tree roots.  For a practical exercise, attendees will create a tree protection plan.

For more information please contact BG’s Arborist, Grant Jones, at 419-353-4101 or email him at arborist@bgohio.org.