New Year, New City Commission

By: Ryan Dearbone Email
By: Ryan Dearbone Email

The new Bowling Green City Commission met for the first time in the new year.

The commission began the meeting by welcoming in new commissioners Joe Denning and Bruce Wilkerson.

The commission then got down to business as the commissioners were appointed to positions on different county-supported and county-affiliated programs.

The commission passed a proposal to issue Lifeskills $5,750,000 in bonds to in order for the non-profit organization to build its new headquarters on Lovers Lane.

The most discussion of the night stemmed from a resolution by commissioner Brian Strow that asked the city commission to urge the county to combine the recycling and household garbage trucks in order to save money and pollution from greenhouse gases.

According to Strow Bowling Green residents spend $2 a month on recycling per household, which equals up to $2.5 million dollars a year.

Strow also said by combining the services into one, residents would pay lower costs and less travel by the trucks would mean fewer greenhouse emissions.

Denning said he didn't think it was the right solution, and it wasn't the place of the city to write a resolution asking the county to take the action, since the county is in control of trash pickup. Wilkerson echoed the sentiments of Denning and the resolution was ultimately defeated 3 to 2.

To see which boards the City Commissioners will be serving on this year click here.

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