News from BG: September 6, 2017

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tonight, September 6, at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet September 13 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Black Swamp Arts Festival

In conjunction with the annual Black Swamp Arts Festival scheduled for September 8, 9, and 10, certain street closures and parking restrictions will be imposed in downtown Bowling Green beginning 6:00 am on September 7.

Check out the entire news release on the City’s website!

City Park Veterans Memorial Re-dedication – September 11

The Veterans Memorial in the entrance of City Park will be re-dedicated on September 11.  The ceremony will begin at 11:00 am.  The Veterans Memorial was originally dedicated on Decoration Day (now Memorial Day), May 31, 1931.  Veterans from the Civil War, Spanish American War, and the World War (now referred to as World War I) participated in the dedication.  The memorial was refurbished in 2016, which is prompting this re-dedication.

Large Item Collection – Begins September 11

A large item pick-up, to collect items which are too heavy or of such composition or configuration that they cannot be placed in the regular weekly refuse collection containers, will be held during the week of September 11.

All items should be placed curbside by 7:00 am on Monday, September 11 to ensure pick-up. Items may be placed curbside no earlier than 5:00 pm on Sunday, September 10.

Check out the rest of this news release for more information!

Community Action Plan Open House – September 12

The community is invited to view the Community Action Plan draft document on September 12 in the Atrium of the Wood County District Public Library, 251 N. Main St.  The public is welcome anytime between 5:00 – 7:00 pm.

Tree Seminar – “Selecting the Right Tree at the Nursery”

The Bowling Green Tree Commission will be hosting a class on “Selecting the Right Tree at the Nursery” on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9:00 – 11:00 am at Simpson Garden Park, 1291 Conneaut Ave. The event is FREE to the public.

The class will be held in the classroom and outside. Fall is an excellent time for planting trees and attendees will learn what to look for when selecting a tree at the nursery or garden center to ensure their tree has the proper structure necessary for a long life.

Please contact the Bowling Green Arborist at or 419-353-4101 for questions.