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City committee meets – Discusses lake improvements

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

The City of Bowling Green’s general committee gathered for a regular meeting Monday evening at City Hall to hear reports from local offices. Among the details discussed was that of improvements to the city lakes and aesthetics of city properties.

All committee members as well as officials from local agencies were present, except for Ed Lawson, for the meeting.

Bo Stinnett from Alliance Water Resources was the first to report, noting they had received the easement for storm drains at Hansen and Martin Streets and hoped to move forward soon. He also said the well pump at the city lakes had been repaired and tested. Committee member Mark Bair requested a roadway up the side of one of the lakes, to which Stinnett countered the steep grade of the area. BGPD Chief Don Wickenhauser confirmed the area is still patrolled.

City Building Official Mel Orf reported all is well. He said they had received building reports for two homes in Abby Estates, south of Bowling Green, and noted that one home is in the progress of being built and two more will be constructed in the near future. Kenda Flynn asked for updates regarding homes in her ward that had been damaged by fire. Orf said one home’s cleanup was due July 2 and the other will start this week.

Wickenhauser reported the police department will be on patrol July 4 to maintain control over the fireworks situation. He noted that it is illegal to possess and discharge fireworks within city limits.

BGFD Chief Don Nacke commented that everything within his department is going well. Kim Luebrecht requested an update on the new fire truck’s ISO rating. Stinnett and City Administrator Dan Lang agreed to check on this request.

Lang said in his reports that he received drafts for the community videos Monday and invited the committee members to review before leaving the meeting.

Kay Reading asked Orf about a house on Locust Street that has “junk” inside a fenced area on the property. Orf responded the property has to be cleaned July 2. Bair noted the ditches and grass issues near Ed Lucas’ property had been resolved to his satisfaction.