Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sherry has been experimenting with a camera at the council meetings, so you can see and have a link to the full discussions. This is the first post to include them and while she's still working out some of the kinks, I hope you'll appreciate her efforts.
Notes from Sherry:
Toledo City Council Meeting, February 19, 2013
In attendance: Councilwomen Webb, Hicks-Hudson, Councilmen Martinez, Ludeman, Sarantou, Steel, Enright, Riley, Waniewski, McNamara, Collins, Craig, Deputy Mayor Herwat.
Here is the video of the meeting which includes discussion on all items below:
*Item 62 – Appointments – Comfort Heating, Cooling & Refrigeration Board of Control – confirmed – all voting yes.
*Item 63 – Appointments – Plumbing Board of Control – confirmed – all voting yes.
*Item 57 – Expenditures for electronic document management expansion for Dept. of ICT, $312,000 CIP – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 64 – Amend rules of Council to change name to Youth, Parks, Recreation, Comm. Relations Education Comm. - 1st Reading.
*Item 65 – Amend TMC Sec. 933.04 to establish new deposit policy for water service – to Public Utilities Committee.
*Item 66 – Resolution – Encouraging State funding for Ohio Sea Grant and Franz Theodore Stone Library – adopted – all voting yes.
*Item 67 – Amend TMC Sec. 933.02(c) to establish monthly billing for residential customers of DPU – to Public Utilities Committee.
*Item 68 – Amend TMC to create Sec. 933.12 to extend time to pay utility bill from 15 days to 30 days – to Public Utilities Committee.
*Item 69 – Amend TMC to repeal Sec. 933.07 to allow anyone to contract for utility services, not just property owners – to Public Utilities Committee.
*Item 70 – Agreement with Signature Associates for exclusive listing of 90 acres in Triad Business Park, 1 yr, 8% - passed – Martinez abstaining – rest yes.
*Item 71 – Landbanking Sale – 1623 Broadway to Western Ave. Baptist Church for rehabilitation, $150 – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 72 – Amend TMC Sec. 929.19 & 933.04 to establish new security deposit policy for Dept. of Public Utilities – to Public Futilities Committee.
*Item 73 – Contract with Arcadis for credibility study of water rates for average & poverty levels, $25,000 Utility – to Public Utilities Committee.
*Item 74 – Appropriation for 40 aluminum access hatches for basins at Water Treatment, $80,000 Water Bond – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 75 – Modify contract with Kone Inc. for additional work on freight elevator at Water Treatment, $20,000 Water Bond – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 76 – Appropriation for annual Water Main Replacement project , $3,250,000 Water Replacement Fund – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 77 – Expenditure to State of Ohio for 2013 annual regulatory fees for Bay View WWTP, $90,00 Sewer Op. - passed – all voting yes.
*Item 78 – Expenditure to Nat'l Assoc. of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for dues for Water Rec., $11,860 Swr – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 79 – Agreement with Lucas County for Gypsy Moth Suppression Program, 2 yrs, $27,000 per yr Gen Fund – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 80 – Expenditure to Lucas Soil/Water Conservation Dist. For Community wide suggestibility plan, $40,000 GF – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 81 – Resolution – Amend pension pick-up plan for 4 City Council employees, 0 pick-up – adopted – all voting yes.
*Item 82 – Additional appropriation for reconstruction of Secor Rd., Monroe to Central, 2.2M TIF & $603,000 ODOT – passed – all voting yes.
*Item 83 – SUP for addition to used auto lot at 5014 Lewis Ave. - passed – all voting yes.
*Item 84 – SUP for Type A day care at 5605 Dorr St. - passed – all voting yes.
*Item 85 – SUP to rebuild convenience store with fuel sales at 905 South Ave. - passed – all voting yes.
*Item 86 – Accept Toledo Warehouse District Plan as amendment to Toledo 20/20 Comprehensive Plan – passed – all voting yes.
Vote for Council President; Martinez, Sarantou, and Hicks-Hudson nominated. (First two rounds of votes I could not keep up – failed anyway.) Third and fourth rounds same results (each person voted the same) – failed both times. Here is who the council member voted for:
Riley – Hicks-Hudson
Waniewski – Sarantou
Martinez – Martinez
Craig – Martinez
Ludeman – Sarantou
McNamara – Martinez
Sarantou – Sarantou
Hicks-Hudson – Hicks-Hudson
Steel – Hicks-Hudson
Collins – Sarantou
Enright – Hicks-Hudson
Webb - Hicks-Hudson
Here is the video - this item begins at the 3:47 mark:
Council held a vote to adjourn. It failed. Council then took a recess for ten minutes.
Discussion upon return:
* Webb – Martinez's votes are obstructionist . Not a lot of votes for him.
* Craig – OBSTRUCTIONIST? (he's not a happy camper – never witnessed him so upset) If anyone is an obstructionist, it is the Council President resigning!
Same nominees, vote failed again.
Vote (that is the Yes and No) for meeting to adjourn – passed.
Riley – Hicks-Hudson - No
Waniewski – Sarantou - Yes
Martinez – Martinez - Yes
Craig – Martinez - Yes
Ludeman – Sarantou - Yes
McNamara – Martinez - Yes
Sarantou – Sarantou - Yes
Hicks-Hudson – Hicks-Hudson - No
Steel – Hicks-Hudson - No
Collins – Sarantou - Yes
Enright – Hicks-Hudson - No
Webb - Hicks-Hudson – No
McNamara remains an at-large Councilman. Since council failed to elect a new president, Enright becomes “President Pro-tem” for the interim.