News from BG: February 17, 2021
In an emergency, every second counts. When shoveling your driveway and sidewalk please remove the snow from around the fire hydrant common to your home or property. Clearing the snow around the hydrant and shoveling a path to it from the street will give the Fire Division the access they need.

At a fire, the fire division must quickly locate and gain a water supply source from the closest fire hydrant. A fire engine carries enough water in its tank for approximately 5 1⁄2 minutes of firefighting. If a fire hydrant is buried by snow, it is difficult to find and valuable time must be spent digging it out. Remember, water is the main tool firefighters use to extinguish fires. Delays in locating and connecting to the fire hydrant could hamper fire suppression, thereby increasing the risk of injury and additional property damage.

Consider helping a friend, a neighbor with a medical condition, or a neighbor who is elderly by shoveling out the hydrant in front of their home. This act of kindness will benefit the entire neighborhood.

The City of Bowling Green Fire Division thanks you in advance for helping to keep hydrants clear of snow, which helps make our communities safer!

If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Fire Division at 419-352-3106.
Snow streets are designated throughout Bowling Green and are marked with blue and white signs. Vehicles parked on a snow street must be removed within 2 hours after a Snow Emergency is declared. If a Snow Emergency is declared overnight, vehicles must be moved by 9AM. Snow Emergencies are typically called for when the City receives 2"+ of snow. Vehicles parked in violation of snow regulations are subject to towing at the owner's expense and/or a citation.....MORE


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Difference Between City & County Snow Emergencies

**The City's Snow Emergency Declaration is NOT Connected to the Sheriff's County Snow Level Declarations**

A snow emergency in the City of Bowling Green may be declared if 2 inches of snow accumulates. This declaration results in parking restrictions being implemented on snow streets.

Within Ohio, the sheriff of a county may declare a snow emergency and temporarily close county and township roads within his/her jurisdiction for the preservation of the public peace.

LEVEL 1: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be icy. Motorists are urged to drive very cautiously.
LEVEL 2: Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Roads may also be very icy. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roads. Contact your employer to see if you should report to work. Motorists should use extreme caution.
LEVEL 3: All roadways are closed to non-emergency personnel. No one should be driving during these conditions unless it is absolutely necessary to travel or a personal emergency exists. All employees should contact their employer to see if they should report to work. Those traveling on the roads may subject themselves to arrest.
Delayed Refuse/Recycling
Collection: Week of Feb. 15

**If additional delays are needed, due to winter weather, they will be announced through the media, the City's social media, and the Recycle Coach App.**

In observance of the Presidents' Day holiday, all non-24 hour City facilities were closed on Monday, February 15.

As a result, refuse and recycling collection is delayed by one day:

Monday's route will be collected on Tuesday.

Tuesday's route will be collected on Wednesday.

Wednesday's route will be collected on Thursday.

Thursday's route will be collected on Friday.

Questions about this schedule may be directed to Public Works at 419-354-6227.

Never miss a "trash day" again! Download the Recycle Coach App to receive a custom calendar and reminder notifications for special collections.

Visit the Recycle Coach web page for more details.
Snow Clearing
Property owners in Bowling Green are required to clear their sidewalks of ice and snow within twenty-four hours after snowfall stops. Failure to clear walks may result in the issuance of a citation or in the City ordering the sidewalks to be cleared by a contractor with all costs billed to the property owner. Details on requirements and procedures for the clearing of sidewalks are outlined in Section 98.06 of the City’s Codified Ordinances or the City's Website.

Citizens and snow plow contractors should not shovel, plow, or blow snow onto the City streets when clearing snow from sidewalks and driveways. This can create an unsafe condition on the street and cause delays in the process of street clearing.


Agency: Bowling Green Police Division
Person: Civil Enforcement Technician
Phone: 419-352-1131
COVID-19 Vaccines:
  • People who are eligible to be vaccinated can sign up for an on-call list for vaccine appointments HERE.
  • This is not a waitlist; it will be used for rare occasions for last-minute vaccination.
  • Anyone on this list should continue to seek vaccination appointments.
  • We will also use this list to help determine the extent to which the 1B population has been served. People on this list will be notified of vaccine opportunities when we begin to wrap-up 1B vaccinations.

  • Starting this week, people with specific medical conditions that put them at greater risk for severe illness are eligible to be vaccinated.
  • Qualifying medical conditions can be found HERE.
  • This includes early childhood medical conditions that are carried into adulthood.

  • COVID-19 vaccines continue to be in short supply everywhere.
  • Wood County Health Department and its partners are working together to ensure that all people who are currently eligible have opportunities to be vaccinated.
  • We are committed to distributing vaccines as quickly as we receive them, and we are ready for the time when supply increases. Doses are not being stockpiled.
  • Eligible school employees will be vaccinated starting this week on Friday. Many schools will have remote learning on Friday.

  • Get contact information for vaccine providers, and what we know about how they schedule appointments, HERE.
  • To hear a recorded message about vaccine availability, call 419-352-8402, choose Option 1, then Option 3. You can also hear the message directly by calling 419-518-8023.
  • Some local providers, like Wood County Health Department, Mercy Health and Wood County Hospital, are making their appointments available starting at noon on Fridays.
  • For appointments with Wood County Hospital, call 419-728-0642 or go HERE.
  • For appointments with Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital, call 419-352-8402 and choose Option 1, or get the week’s registration link on Fridays at noon HERE.
  • For appointments with Wood County Health Department, call 419-352-8402 and choose Option 1, or use the ArmorVax app and website.