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Notes for Neighbors: August 2013

Bowling Green Neighborhoods

CELEBRATE SAFE COMMUNITIES, GET A FREE EVENT KIT

The City of Bowling Green's Neighborhood Services Division will again offer a free special event kit to neighborhood organizations and other groups of neighbors who host a neighborhood event in October, as part of Bowling Green's Celebrate Safe Communities Month. To qualify for the event, your neighborhood must be located within the city limits of Bowling Green, and your event MUST be registered with finalized dates/times no later than September 13, so get your plans locked in early! Register online or download an event registration form here: http://www.bgky.org/neighborhoods/watch.php Event kits include balloons, Neighborhood Watch information, Celebrate Safe Communities promotional items, and a VISA gift card (amounts vary, based on number of households included). Check out the web link or email karen.foley@bgky.org for more information.


MOBILE FARMER'S MARKET TO BE DOWNTOWN NEXT WEEK

Community Farmers Market will launch their Downtown Mobile Market next Wednesday, August 14 at the Barren River District Health Department from 10-2. There will be cooking demonstrations, live music and lots of local food. Several farms and food vendors will be there with fruits, vegetables, meat, eggs, fresh bread, granola and ice cream.

Those participating in WIC Farmers Market Vouchers, Senior Nutrition Vouchers and SNAP-EBT Benefits will be able to participate in Double Dollars, receiving $40 in exchange for just $20 in program benefits.

BGCAN'S NEW WEBSITE FOR NEIGHBORHOODS OFFERS ONLINE MESSAGE FORUMS, PLACE TO ARCHIVE NEIGHBORHOOD DOCUMENTS ONLINE

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.

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.


SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION: RESIDENTIAL SPEED LIMIT IS 25

Now that both Bowling Green Independent Schools and Warren County Schools are both back in session, you will be seeing a lot more traffic in the neighborhoods! Please remember that the City of Bowling Green has a blanket speed limit ordinance, which means that unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on residential streets is 25 miles per hour.


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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