News from BG: October 4, 2016

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tonight, October 4, at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet October 6 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.
  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet October 9 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet October 11 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

West Wooster Tree work

The City of Bowling Green has contracted with Nelson Tree Service to conduct tree work along West Wooster St – from Buttonwood to Haskins on the south side of the road, and from Haskins to Stonegate Blvd on the north side of the road.  The work is necessary for electrical line clearance.

The project is scheduled to occur October 10-12, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, and will start on the south side section first – from Buttonwood to Haskins.  This schedule is dependent upon weather and progress of work.

During this work, traffic will be restricted to one lane within the specific work zone.  Flaggers and signs will be present to alert motorists.

Questions about this work may be directed to the City Arborist, Grant Jones, at 419-353-4101.

BGSU Homecoming Parade – October 13

In conjunction with the Bowling Green State University 2017 Homecoming parade on Friday, October 13, temporary road closures and other traffic restrictions will occur.

The parade will begin at 5:30 pm on Friday, October 13 on South Grove Street and proceed to the east along Wooster Street, ending at Mercer. Below are the traffic impacts on parade day:

  • South Grove: between Washington and Wooster, will be closed to through traffic from 4:00 pm until all parade units have joined the route.  This area will be staging for the parade.  Residents in the closure area will have access via Washington.  Temporary no parking will be imposed from noon – 6:00 pm between Washington and West Wooster.
  • North Grove: temporary no parking will be imposed from noon – 6:00 pm between Clay and West Wooster.
  • Clay: temporary no parking will be imposed from noon – 6:00 pm between N. Grove and N. Main.
  • Buttonwood: temporary no parking will be imposed from noon – 6:00 pm from north of 145 Buttonwood to West Wooster Street.  Posted signs will indicate the parking restrictions.
  • Former school administration site: No parking noon – 6:00 pm.
  • Wooster: between Grove and Mercer, will be closed for approximately 1 hour to 90 minutes as the parade progresses to the east.  The road closure will be “rolling” meaning, for example, that Wooster at Main will be closed at 5:30 pm but will reopen once the entire parade has passed.  Wooster, closer to campus, will close later than 5:30 pm with the closure times dependent on the pace of the parade.
  • Streets that intersect with Wooster will be closed at the point where they intersect with Wooster.  Access to businesses will be maintained but not via Wooster Street entrances.  Side streets should be utilized.
  • Mercer: between Ridge and East Wooster, will be closed once the parade approaches the area for units to travel onto Alumni Drive.

Traffic delays are expected.

Sharrows – What Are These

Bowling Green has a tradition of being a bicycle friendly community.  In 2013, BG was officially named a “Cyclist Friendly Community” by the Ohio Bicycle Federation, and in 2016, the City partnered with a bicycling advocacy group called “Yay Bikes!” to learn more about bicycle safety education and engineering.  Yay Bikes emphasizes the “6 E” principles to promote expanded, safe cycling – education, engineering, enforcement, equity, enthusiasm, and engagement.

With the completion of the Conneaut Avenue and Fairview Avenue paving project, residents might be wondering what the new graphics of a bicyclist are and why the City added them to the road.

Check out the rest of this story on the City’s website!

Tree Commission class – October 14

The Bowling Green Tree Commission will host a class on the topic “Could my tree fail?” on Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 9:00 -10:00 am at Carter Park. The event is FREE to the public. Participants will meet near the picnic shelters and discuss tree risk. Those attending will learn some of the signs that a tree in their backyard has a greater potential of failing.

Please contact the City of Bowling Green Arborist at or 419.353.4101 if you have any questions.