News from BG: January 13, 2021
Human Relations Commission - MLK Jr. Tribute
The annual Human Relations Commission tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr. will be held virtually this year. This year's program will feature keynote speaker Jennifer McCary, who is the Chief Diversity and Belonging Officer at Bowling Green State University. The HRC will also present the Drum Major for Peace Award. The Drum Major for Peace Award is given to a citizen of BG who has made significant efforts to further the betterment of human relations by actively promoting justice, peace, and respect, and who exemplifies Dr. King’s character and values of courage, truth, compassion, dignity, humility, and service.
Delayed Refuse/Recycling
Collection - Week of Jan. 18

In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on Monday, January 18.

As a result, refuse and recycling collection will be 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.
2021 Construction Projects
What Can Be Expected

There are numerous construction projects planned to occur in 2021.

The following is a brief summary of some of the major projects being developed.

South Church St:
  • Repaving from Pearl to Sand Ridge
  • New ADA ramps
  • New 5 foot sidewalks
  • New curbs

East Wooster St:
  • Repaving from Campbell Hill to the CSX Railroad tracks
  • New ADA ramps

West Wooster St:
  • Underground utility work
  • Grove to Haskins (with some work occurring north of Wooster Street).
  • Work is in anticipation of paving Wooster and Haskins in 2022.

The City's capital projects map is a good way to stay up-to-date on these projects. The map may be accessed by clicking the link below, or by visiting the City's website, www.bgohio.org.
Recycling Reminders
What's Allowed & Not
 
Bags and/or bagged recyclables are NOT permitted in the blue curbside recycling containers.

Bagged recycling has negative impacts on the recycling process as a whole:
 
  • Much of the sorting is done by hand so employees are not able to open bagged materials on the line. In most cases, bagged material is thrown away in fear it is garbage. 
  • Plastic bags, hoses, clothing and other like material can become tangled in machinery causing expensive downtime and repairs.
  • Bagged items may result in the City receiving fines and/or load rejections by the recycling processor, jeopardizing the City’s recycling program. 

Collecting recycling in a bag? Empty contents loose in the cart. Your attention to this matter can help us maintain our successful recycling program in our community.  We thank you!


SNOW STREETS & SNOW EMERGENCIES
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 violation of snow regulations are subject to towing at the owner's expense and/or a citation.....MORE

SNOW EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

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LOCAL NEWS SOURCES
COVID-19 Vaccines:
  • Based on the amount of COVID-19 vaccine we have received so far, Tier 1A vaccinations may continue for a number of weeks.
  • Wood County Health Department will continue to administer every dose of vaccine we receive each week.
  • We are prepared to vaccinate Tier 1B, and we will begin as soon as we have vaccine for members of this population.

Schools:
  • The State of Ohio has provided an updated policy on quarantine due to COVID-19 exposures in K-12 classrooms or required school transportation.
  • Based on a preliminary evaluation by the State of Ohio, schools can now choose to allow close contacts who were exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the classroom or on school transportation to attend in-person classes if certain conditions are met. All other close contacts may NOT attend school.  
  • Eligible close contacts must follow normal quarantine guidelines outside of the classroom/school transportation. They are NOT permitted to participate in sports or other extracurricular activities outside a classroom environment until after the 14-day quarantine period has been completed.
  • Additional details on this policy can be found HERE