Committee sets agenda to address east siders PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 20 July 2013 08:33
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Several recommendations have been adopted by the Community Improvement Committee of Bowling Green City Council to address concerns of east side residents.
Committee members indicated these ideas would not require any council action and likely little expenditure of city funds.
The CIC also decided not to hold any further meetings on east side issues until after an Aug. 20 trip to Oxford, home of Miami University, to study related issues and historical preservation efforts.
At the top of the recommendation list are:
• Establishment of an ongoing neighborhood cleanup campaign that would involve Bowling Green State University students with the help of the Undergraduate Student Government and the East Side Neighborhood Association.
• A voluntary renter orientation program. Landlords would be encouraged to provide this orientation and tenants encouraged to attend. First Ward Council Member Daniel Gordon said college communities in Canada and England have established such programs.
• Hiring of student interns. The CIC asked administrators to canvas city departments to identify needs.
Other ideas include establishment of a town-gown commission, which may require legislation, establishment of a committee to work on a city effort to become a Certified Local Government in the Ohio Historical Society's Preservation program, additional green space, creation of neighborhood preservation zones, rental licensing and inspections, fostering home ownership, especially among new faculty and staff members.
 

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