Toledo City Council Meeting
August 9, 2011
In attendance: Councilmen Waniewski, Ludeman, Craig, Sarantou, Steel, Collins, Copeland, Martinez, McNamara, Councilwomen Brown, Webb, Hicks-Hudson, Deputy Mayor Cruthers.
The next two items I wasn't present for, but I'll note.
Item 371 – Approve settlement of alleged ULP charge and outstanding grievances with Teamsters Local – passed – Waniewski – no, rest yes.
Item 372 Reject Fact-finder report for 8 supervisors of Toledo Municipal Clerk of Court – tabled.
Item 349 – Lease-purchase 555 N. Expressway Dr. to replace Albion St. Municipal Garage, $26,143 per month, 15 years – Sarantou – Herwat said this would be around 3.1 – 3.2 Mil – when is the building purchase? Rep. From Water Dept. - This will be bought in 12 – 18 months – buy out at any time – 10K of the monthly payment to go toward the principal. Amend – roll call – passed – all voting yes. Webb – Good Luck (to the Administration). Cruthers – Thank you. Webb – bad reputation – rats and holes in the ceiling. Brown – took her Son out there – bad.
Item 373 – Resolution – Support 5 Toledo branches of U. S. Post Offices scheduled to be closed – adopted – all voting yes. Brown – everyone behind it. Webb – District 2 shutting down two branches – further danger for neighborhoods – I've been accused of having a narrow minded focus – organize Community wide – determent to my community. Hicks-Hudson – need additional information to keep open. Ludeman – I'm told I'm a dinosaur – I like to get a stamp and send my bills through the mail, instead of paying them online.
Item 374 – Contribution for 2011 to Toledo Sister Cities International, $25,000 General Fund – passed – Waniewski – no, rest yes.
Item 387 – Appropriation for demolition/removal of abandoned/blighted houses, 2 years, $650,000 CIP Fund – Craig – demolition of abandoned/blighted homes – expedite. 20 – 30K have left City – improve condition of neighborhoods – shot in the arm – immediate conditions. McNamara – abandoned/blighted houses bad – promised Ludeman what priorities are – Columbia Gas – extra money for equipment . Waniewski – CIP meeting next Wednesday – Capital Commons meeting Thursday. Cruthers – lot of bad names – think we are coming out of it. Capital Commons – jobs – talk about this ordinance. Martinez – agrees with previous statements from Cruthers. Ludeman – discussion on landbanking, hearing on the 18th . Craig – huge need for Economic Development – 15,000 people were tax payers - we lost their taxes – look at people that left the City – won't solve the problem, but it helps – this City won't survive with out neighborhoods. Waniewski – I hope you were talking about District 5, also. Maintain the people that are here. Amended - roll call – passed – all voting yes. Refer to Neighborhoods, CD & Health Committee.
Item 375 – Approve 2011 – 2015 CIP Plan, appropriate and authorize remaining 2011 CIP projects, $15,774,589 – refer to HR & Finance Committee.
Item 376 – Appropriation for equipment and professional services for ICT, $355,507 CIP Fund – passed – all voting yes.
Item 377 - Appropriation for expansion of VIOP phone system, various locations, $100,000 CIP Fund - refer to HR & Finance Committee.
Item 378 – Contract with Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group (DPSG) for vending services, accept $1,500+, Recreation Trust – passed – all voting yes.
Item 379 – Amend Ordinance 88-11 regarding U.S. EPA Brownfield Revolving Loan, $1,500,000 Grants – passed – all voting yes.
Item 380 – Dedicate City-owned land as public right-of-way at sw corner East Broadway & Starr – passed – all voting yes.
Item 381 – Repeal Ordinance 574-07 for sale of 616 East Broadway to Marvin Dabish, $32,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 382 – Sale of parking lot at 128 Platt St. to Weber block, LLC, $20,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 383 – Proceed with energy improvements to City buildings/facilities, authorize assessments, 15 years, $2,755,452 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 384 – Appropriation for mowers, trucks, and speed loader for Parks & Forestry, $418,800 Capital Replacement Fund – passed – all voting yes.
Item – 385 – Purchase security system from Guardian Burglar Alarm for Water Distribution . Erie, $13,915 Water – passed – all voting yes. Cruthers – small expenditure will expand our water distribution – 4 pumps shut off this weekend – cooling water malfunction – we had back up – seal failure – we called on our skilled tradesmen – manual restart plant – the 9% - thank you – should help with delayed maintenance. The situation was avoided - could have been a boil advisory for 1 year till system was back – this was on a Friday evening – thanks to everyone as issues arise. Ludeman – please give us a call about the situation. Cruthers – we will do that in the future. Collins – under pressure on the Administration – could have been devastating – what are we doing? Rep. From Water Dept. - plan up and running. Collins – lesson to be learned – trouble shooting. Rep. From Water Dept. - we've have been working on the plan for six months. Collins – great job. Copeland – what did I learn – you can't put a price on it. Rep. From Water Dept. - this is just an overview.
Item 386 – Continue agreement with UT for Pavement management Information System (PMIS), $71,904 SCM&R – passed – all voting yes.
Sarantou – Reading of the City Journal, those excused. Wishing friend's a Happy 70th Anniversary (not there for the wedding).
Waniewski – Representative from Columbia Gas at a meeting – get all the details in my news letter (email).
Webb – Thursday the 11th, Circus at Friendship Park.
Collins – February 2010 LCIC – Doller-Jarvis – 200K spent – how successful? Blarney – Irish Fest – Friday.
Ludeman – email – designate someone to get it done – I was a judge at “Ribs on the River”, winner was from Swanton.
Brown – District 1 – recycling/dump – Saturday 1:00 – corner of Oben (?) and Bancroft.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Sherry's rough notes from last night's Toledo City Council meeting: