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City committee hears new roadway improvement plans

Posted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 2:40 pm

The Bowling Green general committee gathered Monday evening for its regular monthly meeting and learned of plans to improve one of Bowling Green’s main thoroughfares.

Chairman Kenda Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m. All members were present as of roll call.

In the report from Alliance’s Bo Stinnett, he mentioned that sewer smoke testing was to begin Tuesday and should last two or three days.

City BICE Mel Orf was not present. City Administrator Dan Lang fielded a question from committee member Kay Reading regarding code violations, stating the issues are usually taken care of in a timely manner and those that aren’t are taken to court.

In his report, Parks and Recreation director  Derick Beanland noted that an American flag and pole have been ordered for the City Park. He also mentioned that Saturday’s movie in the park was successful, with about 45 attendees.

Bowling Green Police Department Chief Don Nacke mentioned the hopeful implementation of a senior citizens program to allow the BGPD to more effectively respond to emergency calls.

Fire Chief Adam Mitalovich noted that July saw an increase in call volumes for his department, although a specific explanation was unclear.

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