News from BG: September 7, 2016

Upcoming Public Meetings:

  • Planning Commission is scheduled to meet tonight, September 7, at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber, 304 N. Church St.
  • Board of Public Utilities is scheduled to meet September 12 at 5:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • City-University Relations Commission is scheduled to meet September 13 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.
  • Board of Zoning Appeals is scheduled to meet September 14 at 7:00 pm in Council Chamber.

Large Item Pick-Up – Beginning 9/12

Large item pick-up is scheduled to begin 9/12.  Items must be placed curbside by 7:00 am to ensure pick-up.  Pick-up will occur by ward, starting in Ward 1 and will proceed sequentially through each ward thereafter.  Once crews have made their way down a street, they will not return.  Large item pick-up is independent of normal refuse/recycling pick-up, and will not follow the normal collection day/route.

This collection is conducted to pick-up furniture, appliances, and similar household items which are too heavy, or of such composition or configuration, that they cannot be handled by the refuse truck.  Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers WILL NOT be picked up.  Mattresses/box springs will be collected for a fee of $25.00 for the first mattress or box spring and $15.00 per mattress or box spring thereafter up to a total of 3.  The fee must be paid prior to collection at the Public Works Department, 304 N. Church St.  Please note that mattress/box spring collection is provided anytime of the year.

Call 419-354-6227 or visit the Special Collection webpage for questions.

Black Swamp Arts Festival – 9/9, 9/10, and 9/11

In conjunction with the annual Black Swamp Arts Festival scheduled for September 9, 10, and 11, certain street closures and parking restrictions will be imposed in downtown Bowling Green.

Beginning at 6:00 am on Thursday, September 8, the eastern portion of City Parking Lot 2 will be closed.  The entire lot will be closed beginning Friday, September 9 at 6:00 am.

At 3:00 am on Saturday, September 10, on-street parking will be prohibited in the following locations: Main Street between Clay and Pearl; Prospect between East Wooster and Clough; Clay between Main and Grove; and Clough between Main and S. Prospect.  Any vehicle parked in these restricted areas after 3:00 am on Saturday will be towed at the owner’s expense.

At 4:00 am on Saturday, September 10, Main Street, between Clay and Pearl, will be closed to vehicular traffic.  While Main Street is closed, no through traffic will be permitted on Oak, Court, Clough and Washington Streets.  Wooster Street will remain open for east and westbound traffic throughout the festival.

During the Main Street closing, detour routes for local and truck traffic will be posted.

Throughout the event, shuttle buses will pick up visitors at the Bowling Green High School, Wood County Fairgrounds, Meijer, and Bowling Green State University.  The buses will drop visitors off downtown at the Frontier Communications building as well as the Bowling Green Police Division.

All streets will reopen and parking will be reinstated on Sunday evening.

Lot 2 Kiosks

The parking kiosk system in City Parking Lot 2 has been fully installed.  Beginning on September 12, 2016, visitors of Lot 2 will be required to begin to pay for 2-hour or 10-hour parking at one of the 3 kiosks within this parking lot.  Previously enforced parking rules will continue including the prohibition to backing into or pulling through parking spaces.

As a reminder, visitors will be required to enter their license plate number at the kiosk so the vehicle can be associated with the payment.

BGSU Football

BGSU is honoring current members of the armed forces as well as veterans this Saturday, September 10, at the BGSU football game.  The game is Military Appreciation Day, and current members of the armed services and veterans will receive free admission and their guests will be able to purchase a ticket for a reduced price.

On September 17, the BGSU football team is hosting Middle Tennessee at noon. Simply entering the promotion code “community” during the purchase from the BGSU website will allow the buyer to take advantage of tickets at the discounted rate of $8 for as many tickets as they would like to purchase.

Cheer on your Falcons to victory over North Dakota and Middle Tennessee!

Community Action Plan

Information regarding the Community Action Plan, which will advance goals from the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update by identifying city-wide neighborhood improvements.  The Community Action Plan Facebook page is now online.  Like the page and stay up-to-date on ways in which you can get involved and stay informed!

Call the Planning Department at 419-354-6218 or visit the Community Action Plan webpage for questions.