Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Toledo City Council Meeting November 15, 2011

Notes from Sherry:

In attendance: Councilwomen Webb, Brown, Hicks-Hudson, Councilmen Steel, Martinez, Craig, Waniewski, Ludeman, Collins, McNamara, Sarantou, Copeland, Deputy Mayor Herwat. (Mayor Bell was there)

Item 514 – Appointment – Old West End Historic District Commission – confirmed – all voting yes.

Item 515 – Appointments – Toledo-Lucas County Civic Center Mall Oversight Commission – confirmed – all voting yes.

Item 516 – Appointment – Advisory Audit Committee – confirmed – all voting yes.

Item 517 – Resolution – Committing Council Members increased monthly deduction for health care, 2012 – 2014 – adopted – all voting yes.

Item 518 – Resolution – Local Landmark Designation for Fiberglas Tower (Tower on the Maumee) to Plan Commission – adopted – all voting yes.

Item 519 – Amend TMC Part 5, General Offenses, to raise misdemeanor theft/arson offenses from $500 to $1,000 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 520 – Continuing support of application to HUD for Section 108 loan for Berdan Building, $10.25M – Martinez – proposed amendment – takes away 9/30 deadline – won't affect project. McNamara – doesn't understand it. Martinez – loan will be agreed upon from Columbus – Administration – took out date – doesn't want the same thing that happened to the Glass Tower (sunset clause). This amendment will give it a sunset clause. Adam Loux – eliminate any doubt – could be argued at the application process. Martinez – definitive sunset clause. McNamara – was there something wrong with what was proposed? Adam Loux – no deadline. Ludeman – don't want to “muddy the waters” on this project – don't want to do anything to jeopardize this project. Webb – This is a confusing issue. Cruthers – Agrees with an end clause. Webb – this will slow down project. Hicks-Hudson – clarification. Adam Loux – was this satisfied with a sunset provision? - no challenge from HUD – this will nail it. Steel – confused – clarification. Adam Loux – doesn't agree with Martinez. McNamara – created an Amendment with all the points in it – date of 9/29/12 as a sunset. Cruthers – we have a deadline of 9/30/11 for HUD application – can't accept deadline for Amendment – HUD loan is already done – we put them in (dates) – could cause problems. Copeland – this will hold things up (He is hard to understand. SZ) Martinez – disagree with the date – need accountability. Herwat – move forward. - vote for 520-11 amended. Collins – changing times (dates) won't change the Amendment – we don't control HUD. Martinez – reiterates his Amendment. Roll call (Martinez Amendment) no – Waniewski, Craig, Ludeman, Brown, Sarantou, Hicks-Hudson, Steel, Collins, Copeland, Webb. Yes – McNamara, Martinez – motion failed. Vote (for 520 as written) passed – yes – Craig, Ludeman, Brown, Sarantou, Hicks-Hudson, Steel, Collins, Copeland, Webb – no – Waniewski, McNamara, Martinez.

Item 521 – Expenditure to LMHA for $12.1M Collingwood Green Phase I project, 65 units, $1,300,000 HOME – passed – all voting yes.

Item 522 – Appropriation to LISC for assistant capacity building & quality of life plans for non-profits, $125,000 CDBG – passed – all voting yes.

Item 523 – MOU with Lucas County for Joint Recyclable Material Recovery Facility at 1011 Matzinger Road – passed – all voting yes.

Item 524 – Accept ODOT grant for sidewalks along east side of Reynolds, Heatherdowns to Glendale, $117,392 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 525 – Additional appropriation for sewer separation project at Collins Park Water Treatment, $29,626 Water Imp – passed – all voting yes.

Item 526 – Accept Ohio EPA grant for environmental insurance policy for Westside Rail Corridor, $12,600 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 527 – Agreement with Lucas County and ODOT on rehabbing Perrysburg-Holland Bridge over Swan Creek – passed – all voting yes.

Last Call:

Webb – Two pieces of legislation – 1) response from the Youth Commission – Steel to look at recreation (BCSN) – look to the future 2) no liaison (Youth Commission) – let us know whom the liaison is (Mayor) – looked at budget – this will take a hit. Thank you to District 6.

Collins – Congrats to Brown's replacement (Tyrone Riley in the room). Martinez proposed a retreat for Council – reduction of money – Maumee Bay State Park – Friday night through weekend.

Copeland – Congrats to Brown's replacement.

Ludeman – Economic Committee to meet tomorrow at 2 PM. Congrats to all who ran, and Brown's replacement.

Martinez – Congrats to everyone – he became engaged this past weekend (after 8 years) – October 12, 2012 wedding.

McNamara – Congrats to Mr. Martinez.

Sarantou – Congrats to all – Thursday, 1:30 PM, Finance Committee to meet. There should be meetings with the citizens for the budget – taxpayers need to have their say.

Steel – Congrats to everyone.

Waniewski – need to look at hole on Cheltam/Orchard.

Herwat – budget is online

Brown – Do you all really know what you are doing?

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