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Notes for Neighbors: Right Tree Class Cancelled, Still One Last Training Available for SNAP, More

Bowling Green Neighborhoods

"THE RIGHT TREE" CLASS CANCELLED

The City of Bowling Green's Landscape Division"The Right Tree" class originally planned for tonight has been cancelled, due to lack of registrants. Watch Community Education's website at www.commed.us for future offerings of this and other landscape classes.


"ALL ABOUT SNAP" TRAINING WILL BE LAST OPPORTUNITY TO FULFILL TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR THIS YEAR'S SNAP GRANT CYCLE

The City of Bowling Green is offering one last training opportunity to fulfill the training requirement for SNAP Grant eligibility for this year's grant cycle. Neighborhood Services will present "All About SNAP" on Thursday, June 13 at 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Conference Room, 225 E. 3rd Avenue. Participation in a qualifying training session is required for application to the Select Neighborhood Action Program (SNAP). This session will cover all the basics of planning, funding and implementing a SNAP Grant project in your neighborhood. Applications for SNAP are due no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, July 1, 2013. Updated guidelines and the new application packet are all available for download on the City's website at http://www.bgky.org/neighborhoods/nhgrants.php#snapforms.

BGCAN LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE FOR NEIGHBORHOODS, SEEKS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

Bowling Green Coalition of Active Neighborhoods (BGCAN) has launched a new website, featuring new message boards (forums) and a Projects/Issues pages detailing upcoming projects or concerns based on geography. Check it out today at www.bgcan.org . Also, if your group would like to have its own forum on the page, please contact karen.foley@bgky.org Users can post documents, including by-laws, restrictive covenants, maps, photos, and so on to the page. The page also features articles from national publications that may be of interest to neighbors across the country. Meanwhile, the BGCAN Board continues to seek volunteers to join the board. Each year, part of the members roll off to allow new members to come on the board. To be eligible to serve, you need only to attend BGCAN, be 18 years of age, and have a desire to volunteer and work to make Bowling Green neighborhoods the best they can be. The Board helps to plan 3 Rallies a year, provides guidance to the Neighborhood Services Office, reminds neighborhood leaders of upcoming events, and occasionally takes on other special projects. If you are interested in serving, please contact karen.foley@bgky.org or call 393-3674.

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE AVAILABLE

The City of Bowling Green is now offering a text messaging service to residents who want to receive text messages about various City services. Text the words "join golf" to the number 270-681-3828 and receive messages about daily golf specials at the City's golf courses and pro shop, or text "join info" to get text message updates on general information. If you'd just like info on Bowling Green neighborhoods, then text "join bgcan" to the same number.


DOES YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE A WEBSITE OR FACEBOOK PAGE?

If your neighborhood hosts a neighborhood website or a Facebook page, please notify Neighborhood Services by email at karen.foley@bgky.org so we can direct traffic to your site from our new BGCAN pagE. While you're at it, take time to Register Your Neighborhood and verify contact information for your group, as well as streets included in your boundaries.


BOOK YOUR SUMMER STROLL

Summer Strolls won't start until June, but it's a good idea to reserve your neighborhood's spot early! Summer Strolls are held at the invitation of neighbors and take place the Monday nights preceding the Board of Commissioners' regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, beginning in June. Summer Strolls are a great way to get neighbors together and to showcase your neighborhood's opportunities and concerns in an informal way to our elected officials and City staff.


USE THE CITY'S ONLINE REQUEST/COMPLAINT FORM

You'll want to bookmark this great tool for filing service requests online: https://esuites.bgky.org/eSuite.RequestForAction/

By using this online form, you'll be able to use a tracking number code to follow the progress of your request for service or code enforcement case. Be sure to follow directions on the page, to put in minimum information (say, street number and first few letters of street name) and allow for the form to offer you options from a pull-down menu. And be sure to keep your tracking number!




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To view all events listed on the City Calendar, visit the calendar online:
http://www.bgky.org/calendar/


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A LOOK AHEAD

Summer Strolls start Monday, June 3. Don't miss your chance to host your elected officials, neighbors, and City staff for a walk in your neighborhood!


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