News from BG: October 25, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet November 1 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet November 3 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.

Trick or Treat – October 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:

  • Wooster Street: work has commenced to install 4 pedestrian crossings along East Wooster St.  Two of the pedestrian crossings will be traditional crosswalks with refuge islands – located just east of the Manville/Wooster intersection and the other just west of the Falcon Health Center.  Two of the pedestrian crossings will include pedestrian hybrid beacons – located across from McFall (just east of Troup St.) and at the Stroh Center.  Underground infrastructure is being installed currently along with markings and signage.  The pedestrian hybrid beacon signals will be installed in early 2018.
  • Manville/Troup Waterline: the southern Manville portion of this project, from Third to Napoleon, is nearing completion.  Service line connections within the northern section of Manville, from Wooster to Clough, remains.  Trenching of bedrock and waterline installation within the 100 and 200 blocks of Troup will continue this week.  As noted in the August 23rd eNews, the waterline replacement will impact service lines and as a result, a local boil advisory will occur.  Traffic in the area will also be affected.  Due to unforeseen conditions, the project has taken longer than planned as as such, the contractor has asked for an extension to finish the project.  The project completion date is anticipated to be in December, 2017.

The schedule associate with each project is dependent upon weather and progress of work.  Call the Engineering Division with questions – 419-352-6227.

Leaf Collection – Begins Nov. 6

The fall leaf collection is scheduled to begin on November 6.  Collection will begin in Ward 3, and work sequentially through the City (Ward 4, Ward 1, Ward 2).  For more information about the Leaf Collection Program, please visit the City’s website or call the Public Works Department at 419-354-6227.