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General committee meets – City hopes to raise IOS score

Posted on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm

The Bowling Green general committee gathered Monday night for their regular monthly meeting. Board members heard city reports and discussed a pending IOS rating, which could result in lower home owner costs.

Acting president Kenda Flynn called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m. All members were present.

Members were presented reports from Alliance Water Resource’s Bo Stinnett and city Building Official and Code Enforcement (BICE) Mel Orf. A brief discussed ensued regarding city dumpsters during Orf’s presentation.

Derick Beanland, Bowling Green’s park and recreation director, presented his report, adding that there will be up to six recreational activities sponsored by the city this winter.

BGPD Chief Dave Oney reported that his group received a lot of prescriptions during their recent drive to dispose of unused and unwanted medications. Board member Kay Reading asked about residents bringing more as they find them; Oney noted that there should be another drive in the late winter or early spring.

There were no questions or discussion during BGFD Chief Don Nacke’s report.

City Administrator Dan Lang mentioned the IOS inspection will be ongoing. Stinnett added the group will be returning to Bowling Green this week to do additional hydrant inspections, as the grade is dependent on a city’s ability to fight fires, their available equipment, water pressure and available water quantities.

Two sewer abatements, one for Joann Sharp in the amount of $22.73 and another for Allen Huff in the amount of $40.77, were approved unanimously and will be taken to the full board.

Mayor Jim Moore added there are new city traffic maps available, which detail the amount of traffic on given roads throughout Bowling Green.

Be there no more discussion or visitors, the meeting was adjourned to executive session at 5:42 p.m.