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Notes for Neighbors: February 2013 April 15, 2013

Hello, Neighbors!


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, which we hope to roll out later this spring. 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.

TAKE YOUR TURN: KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking for your input on the transportation plans for our state! Complete this quick online survey and give your input: http://transportation.ky.gov/pages/yourturn.aspx

BOWLING GREEN'S SHAKE RAG NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE SPOTLIGHT

KET's Kentucky Life will feature Bowling Green's historic Shake Rag neighborhood in their next episode, to be shown this Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. Like Kentucky Life-KET on Facebook and get a preview of this important African-American community of Bowling Green.

TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE NOW 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.

CODE ENFORCEMENT CHAPTER 27 REWRITE PLANNED

Are you interested in property maintenance on Bowling Green's neighborhoods? Would you like to serve on a citizen committee or just provide suggestions for this important rewrite of Bowling Green's Code of Ordinances? Contact Neighborhood Services at karen.foley@bgky.org and ask to be added for consideration on the committee or to make your suggestion known to the committee for their review.

BOOK YOUR SUMMER STROLL EARLY

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!

A LOOK AHEAD

Mark your calendar now for the Bowling Green Coalition of Active Neighborhoods (BGCAN) Spring Rally of the Neighborhoods: Monday, April 29 at 6:00 p.m. at BG Parks & Recreation's Large Community Room.