News from BG: October 5, 2016

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tonight, October 5, at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Human Relations Commission is scheduled to meet October 7 at 8:00 am in Council Chamber.
  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet October 10 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet October 12 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Community Action Plan – Community Meeting #2

The next Community Action Plan (CAP) Community Meeting will be held on October 11 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm in Room 228 of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on the campus of BGSU.  FREE parking is available in BGSU Lot 7 (west of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union – access from Thurstin St.).  The attached parking pass is being made available thanks to the Bowling Green State University President’s Office.  The focus of this meeting will be to create a vision for neighborhoods in Bowling Green and selecting (and possibly volunteering for) an early action project that will put the CAP into motion!

Representatives from the Community Action Plan team will also be at the Farmers Market on October 12 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm to answer questions about the planning effort, and to receive feedback on community assets, challenges, opportunities and potential early action projects. We hope to see you there!

The Bowling Green Community Action Plan will advance goals from the City’s Land Use Update (2014) by identifying neighborhood improvements with a focus on the East Side.  Visit the CAP webpage for more information and follow the CAP Facebook page!

Real Talk with Real Cops

On Friday, October 14 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in Room 206 of the Bowen-Thompson Student Union a panel discussion will occur with university and city police officers about our local policing.  This is an excellent opportunity to better understand policing, address concerns, and interact with our local police officers.

Visit the BGSU NIOT webpage for more information.

News from ODOT

Through October, US 6, between SR 25 and Dunbridge Road, is reduced to one lane in each direction.  Lane widths are restricted to 11 feet in this work zone.  Work is expected to be complete by the end of October, weather permitting.  Also through October, lane restrictions are possible on US 6, between the Wood/Henry County line and SR 235, for paving. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.

State Route 105 (East Wooster near Meijer), will be resurfaced through October, intermittent lane restrictions are possible between Dunbridge Road and SR 199.

Happy Public Power Week!

The week of October 2-8 is Public Power Week.  Did you know a properly insulated home can save up to 20 percent on heating and cooling costs? Public power week is the perfect time to start learning about and implementing more efficient energy habits and saving money doing so.  Check out the Columbia Gas Energy Audit program and save money on heating and cooling bills.  From a safety standpoint, each year, thousands of people across the U.S. are critically injured as a result of fires or electrocution from their own homes. During public power week, take some time to help improve your home safety by reviewing these tips from the Electrical Safety Foundation International: