Prior to the meeting, everyone in the Chambers had to leave. There was a bomb threat.
In attendance: Councilmen Collins, Sarantou, Martinez, Ludeman, McNamara, Copeland, Steel, Craig, Waniewski, Riley, Councilwomen Webb, Hicks-Hudson, Deputy Mayor Herwat, Mayor Bell.
Special Meeting on the 10th - (I wasn't there)
Item 16 – Accept Fact Finding Report for Toledo Fire Chief's Association (TFCA) – passed.
Item 17 – Appointment – Director of Department of Neighborhoods – Lourdes Santiago – Webb – on going investigation – Should we appoint? Premature – timing off. Nothing against Lourdes. Waniewski – tell the public that there is stability in that department. Herwat – agrees with Waniewski. Webb – thanks for your comments. Confirmed – all voting yes.
Item 18 – Appointments – City Council Committee – confirmed – all voting yes.
Item 19 – Resolution – Recognize Buckeye Cable Sports Network (BCSN) on their 8th anniversary – adopted – all voting yes.
Item 35 – SUP for fuel station for Kroger at 2555 Glendale Ave. at S. Detroit Ave. (w/o Recommendation 4 – 0) – Collins – property owners (abutting) are across the room – not against Kroger – not a win/loss – zoning issues- traffic crashes (many mentioned) – How will this be filled? - What will neighbors say? - We have 2,500 signatures against this, 490 of them are residents – these people are stake holders – vote no with me – broken window analogy, that is the first step – not no to Kroger, no to this project. No – Collins, Copeland, Hicks-Hudson, Ludeman, Martinez, Riley, Sarantou, Steel – Yes – Waniewski, Craig, McNamara, Webb. Ordinance failed.
Item 10 – Amend TMC Part 1 to transfer Division of Recreation from Neighborhoods to Department of Public Service – McNamara – needs 3 readings – Hold till January 31st.
Item 15 – (496-11) Accept JAG grant for Police for equipment for motorcycle traffic enforcement, $207,691 – passed – No – Collins, Craig, Martinez, McNamara, Riley – Yes – Waniewski, Ludeman, Hicks-Hudson, Steel, Sarantou, Copeland, Webb.
Item 20 – Contract with Kalniz, Iorio & Feldstein for legal defense for Police Officer Arrow Osborne, $13,520 General Fund – passed – all voting yes.
Item 21 – Accept FirstEnergy E.D. Grant for VM Systems Inc for electrical upgrades at 3125 Hill Ave., $25,000 – passed – all voting yes (Craig out of the room).
Item 22 – Eminent Domain – 6010 Garden Road for Perrysburg-Holland Bridge over Swan Creek, $31,878 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 23 - Eminent Domain – 2454 Knights Hill for Perrysburg-Holland Bridge over Swan Creek, $3,280 - passed – all voting yes (Craig out of the room).
Item 24 – Agreements with Ohio EPA, OWDA and Nature Conservancy for WRRSP in Oak Openings area – passed – all voting yes.
Item 25 - Agreements with Ohio EPA, OWDA & Black Swamp Conservancy for WRRSP in Maumee River Watershed – passed – all voting yes.
Item 26 – Agreement for sale of Renewable Energy Credits from Co-Generation Facility at Bay View WWTP – passed – all voting yes.
Item 27 – Expenditure for DPU 2012 membership dues to American Water Works Association, $11,191 Water Operations – passed – all voting yes.
Item 28 – Appropriation for rehab of Pump No. 3 at Heatherdowns Pumping Station, 2650 Cass Ave., $65,000 Water Replacement – passed – all voting yes. Ludeman – after 9/11, that pump needed security. Herwat – someone will get with you, to give you a verbal briefing.
Item 29 – Accept ODOT grant for various Engineering Services improvement projects City-wide, $15,817,442 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 30 – Accept OPWC grants & loans for 9 roadway projects & 4 utility projects for Engineering Services, $7,298,188 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 31 – Resolution – Application to ODOD CORF for remediation and demolition of Northtowne Square Mall, $2M – Collins - $700,000 in EPA grant? Person from Administration (did not say name) – Yes. Original grant was 1.5 Mil – 504 K added. One year to repay interest free – What happens to project? Last project (Clean OH) moved to top of list. Collins – dedicated to Northtowne? Person from Administration – Yes. Grant due 1/20 – difficult to get. Waniewski – apply now or goodbye. Person from Administration – Yes. Waniewski – go after it. Craig – more jobs to Toledo. Adopted – all voting yes.
Item 32 – Appropriation for demolition of Collingwood Manor Apartments, 2127 & 2131 Collingwood, $123,000 Grants & General Fund – passed – all voting yes.
Item 33 – Zone change at 1212 Cherry St. (Approved 5 – 0) – passed – all voting yes.
Item 34 – SUP for drug & alcohol residential facility and non residential treatment center at 1212 Cherry St. (Approved 5 – 0) – passed – all voting yes.
Item 36 – (11-11) Amend TMC to enact Sec. 127.14 to transfer NBA from Neighborhoods to Department Public Service – McNamara - motion to relieve – amend – Hold until 1/31. Steel – Why? McNamara – needs 3 readings. Martinez – supports.
Hicks-Hudson – reminder of Meeting at Kent Library, 6 PM, Budget. MLK Service at the University was very good- peace through justice.
Sarantou – MLK service was very good. Finance Meeting, Thursday, 1/19, at 1:30. Economics Professor from UT to be there.
Steel – update on web site? (to Sarantou) Yes.
Waniewski – Thanks to all for participating in the online budget meeting. Update on Lobbyist (quarterly).
Webb – Appointments to Steering Committee – not done. On 1/26 at 4:00 PM, at the YMCA on Summit/Superior – is the first unofficial meeting.
Stench of landfill – dredging has been added – lots of complaints. If it is over 45 degrees, you can smell it. Took the kids out for a walk, the smell made her ill. She made contact with Mr. Ireland – what are we going to do? Herwat – will get with you on that.
McNamara – Retreat this Saturday – talk about anything – will send draft on Friday night.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
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