News from BG: June 24, 2020
Pop Up COVID Testing Site: June 30th
Wood County Community Health Center and the Ohio National Guard are partnering to provide COVID-19 testing at the health center located at 1840 E. Gypsy Lane Road in Bowling Green. This will take place on Tuesday, June 30th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tests will be administered from the parking lot while you remain in your car.

Testing will be available for people of all ages, including those without symptoms. No physician order is required and there is no out of pocket cost. Test results will be available in 3-5 days. This testing is available to everyone and not restricted to Wood County residents.

Please call the health center at 419-354-9049 to pre-register and schedule an appointment. Tests are self-administered and are designed to detect active COVID-19 infection. These are not antibody tests.
#8CantWait PLUS!
Many, if not all, of the policies identified above have been in place since the Police Division became a Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) accredited law enforcement agency in 1993. Since that time, the Police Division is continually reviewing, analyzing, updating, and revising these policies based on best practices, proven techniques, revisions in the law, and community input. All of this material has been organized to easily read through each component identified as well as the applicable policies. To review, CLICK HERE

If you have not yet responded online to the 2020 Census – you have likely received the paper questionnaire in your mailbox. Please take a few minutes to fill it out and return it by mail.
Click HERE to take the 2020 Census!
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Efficiency Smart
Home Energy Challenge

Spending more time at home means using more electricity. And using more electricity means higher electric bills. Fortunately, your energy usage is within your control and there are actions you can take to reduce it. Efficiency Smart has launched the Home Energy Challenge to help you get started.

The challenge includes three steps to encourage you to investigate items in your home that use electricity, identify ways to reduce your consumption, and motivate you to become more energy efficient. In addition to any savings from using less energy, you'll be rewarded with energy-saving products for completing all three steps... MORE
NIOT Hosting Community Conversation

NIOT BG is hosting Community Conversations: Law Enforcement Policies and Practices, Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 7:00 pm. The event is a continuation in a series and will be held online. The format of the event is designed to foster understanding and provide meaningful and productive conversation.

The event will be facilitated by moderators Tonya Rider, Title IX Investigator at BGSU and Phil Stinson, Professor of Criminal Justice at BGSU, and will feature a panel of community leaders who will listen, answer questions, and lead discussion. Panel members include BGPD Chief Tony Hetrick; BGSU Safety Director Mike Campbell; Peaceful Protest Organizer Anthony King; and Peaceful Protest Organizer Atonn Smeltzer. Opening Remarks will be provided by BG Mayor Mike Aspacher, BGSU President Rodney Rogers and BGSU Provost Joe Whitehead.

Meeting Access Details Available HERE
Requirements for Swimming Pools

A zoning certificate is required to erect a swimming pool in the City. A swimming pool is defined as any structure designed to contain at least 1.5' of water, above or below grade, which is an accessory to residential uses. A temporary swimming pool has the same requirements as a permanent pool and a zoning certificate must be obtained during the first year of use.

A scale drawing, showing the lot, the location of house/structures, property lines, and the location of the proposed pool, must be included with the application. The Planning Department may have drawings on file to help with this.

Additional guidance can be found HERE
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Remember, a call center to answer questions regarding COVID-19 is now open.
The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9 a.m.-8 p.m.