News from BG: September 9, 2020
Good luck this year, Bobcats! Check out the helpful links below to get more information about the plans for on-line learning for the start of the school year and answers to frequently asked questions:
The window to schedule a September Brush Collection will be open from September 1 to September 14. Residents may GO ONLINE to register their address for this month’s collection!

Residents may also call 419-354-6227 to be added to the list of locations where crews will stop.

Collection is scheduled to begin on September 21. Those who do not register by September 14 will NOT be included on the collection route!

For collection guidelines, click HERE.
In order to protect the health of all Ohio citizens, and in accordance with the executive orders issued by the Governor of the State of Ohio and the Director of the Ohio Department of Health, the City of Bowling Green with assistance from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) invites you to a virtual public meeting to present information regarding a proposed project at the intersection of Wooster Street (State Route 64) and Campbell Hill Road/Alumni Drive in the City of Bowling Green. The meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM with a project presentation at 4:00 PM. Click on the "Virtual Public Meeting Press Release" link below for more information.

Stay up-to-date with this project and others by clicking the PROJECTS button below.
Natives Plants & Stormwater
Utility Insert

September's Utility Insert will focus on the benefits to landscaping with native plants.

Lawn and garden activities can contaminate stormwater with pesticide, soil, and fertilizer runoff. Proper landscape management effectively reduces water use and contaminants that pollute our streams and eventually travel to Lake Erie. Through careful planning and design, environmentally-friendly landscape management can protect the environment with use of practical turf areas and mulches, appropriate plant
selection, efficient water use, and maintenance....MORE
2020 Census:
Nonresponse Follow-up

It's not too late to respond to the 2020 Census. Households can respond by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding ONLINE, or by phone at 844-330-2020. Those who respond will not need to be visited to obtain their census response.  

Census Takers in Your Neighborhoods
Nonresponse Follow-up began in Wood County on August 9 and will continue through September 30, 2020. Census Takers go door to door to obtain census data from households who have not responded....MORE
Refuse/Recycling Delay
Week of September 7th

In observance of the Labor Day holiday, all non-24 hour City facilities will be closed on Monday, September 7th, and 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 may be directed to Public Works.
Refuse & Recycling Container Address Labels
The Public Works Department has resumed the work of placing address labels on all refuse and recycling containers that are picked up by the City. Crews have completed the majority of Wards 1 & 2 and have begun Wards 3 & 4. City employees will be applying labels on containers placed at the curb on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday’s collection route.

Residents, whose scheduled collection day is on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday, are asked to help in this effort by placing containers – full or empty – at the curb on their regular collection day. Containers should not be pulled back to the house until 4:00 PM that day. This will help crews move through streets efficiently, missing as few addresses as possible. This work will be ongoing over the next several months and...MORE
Ohio Public Health Advisory System
The Public Health Advisory Alert System is a color-coded system designed to supplement existing statewide orders through a data-driven framework to assess the degree of the virus’ spread and to engage and empower individuals, businesses, communities, local governments, and others in their response and actions.

The system consists of four levels that provide Ohioans with guidance as to the severity of the problem in the counties in which they live. The levels are determined by seven data indicators that identify the risk level for each county and a corresponding color code to represent that risk level.
Use. Trusted. Sources.
Don’t believe every rumor you see online. Remember to use trusted sources.
Follow the links below for reliable and up to date information:

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.