News from BG: October 24, 2018

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet November 2 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.

BGPD Hosts Drug Take Back Day – Oct. 27

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is October 27, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  A drop off is located at the Bowling Green Police Division, 175 West Wooster Street.  The PD can accept: prescriptions, over the counter pills, vitamins, patches and pet medicine. The PD can not accept: needles and sharps, liquids, mercury (thermometers), chemotherapy/radioactive substances, oxygen containers, pressurized containers/inhalers and illicit drugs.

CSX Rail Crossing Work – Gypsy Lane Road

CSX Railroad has notified the City of rail crossing work scheduled on Gypsy Lane Road.  As a result of this work, the rail crossing will be closed from October 26 through November 2.

CSX has indicated that the dates are dependent upon weather and progress of work.

Trick or Treat – Oct. 31

“Trick or Treat” night will be held on October 31 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm in Bowling Green.  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.

Construction Update:

  • I-75/Wooster: ODOT has scheduled a couple of closures in conjunction with this project.  The 181 Exit or I-75 southbound ramp to Wooster St. will be closed Oct. 22 – Nov. 5.  An overnight bridge deck closure is scheduled to occur October 24, beginning at 10:00 pm.  It will reopen by 5:00 am on October 25.
  • Conneaut Ave. Sanitary Sewer Project: work is progressing with the last part of the sewer line installation along Conneaut Ave.  This portion being the deep gravity sewer, which involves significant excavation including trenching through bedrock. To date, the contractor has installed 3,300 feet of force main sewer line and 520 feet of gravity sewer.  Roughly 300 feet of gravity sewer line remains to be installed.  It is anticipated that this portion of the project will be complete in November.  Once the sewer work is complete, the remaining portion of Conneaut that was not paved last year will be paved.
  • Rosalind/Dunbar Sewer: the sewer line replacement along Rosalind and Donbar continues.  Nearly 200 feet of sewer line has been installed.  Work has been slowed due to some unexpected difficulties and conditions – shallow bedrock and deteriorated conditions of existing facilities that were not a part of the project. It is anticipated this work will be complete in mid-December with paving and concrete work to follow.

Oak Grove Cemetery – Grave Decoration Reminder

In preparation for the winter season, the Cemetery Maintenance Crew will be removing all decorations. The exception would be winter grave blankets that have previously been placed on graves. The Director of Public Works requests that all other decorations be removed from Oak Grove Cemetery prior to Monday, November 5, 2018.

It is suggested that anyone wishing to retain the wreaths or decorations other than blankets, remove them prior to November 5, 2018.