Notes from Sherry - she has some comments and they are bolded. Additionally, the TARTA appointment was William Thomas, Executive Director of the Downtown Toledo Improvement District/COO of Downtown Toledo Development Corp. The Port Authority appointment was Sharon Speyer, President of the Northwest Ohio Region for Huntington National Bank.
In attendance: Councilwomen Webb, Hicks-Hudson, Councilmen Ludeman, Martinez, McNamara, Copeland, Sarantou, Collins, Riley, Craig, Steel, Waniewski, woman sitting in for Mayor (?), later replaced by Deputy Mayor Herwat.
Item 134 – Appointment – Director of Inspection – Hold until May 8th.
Item 185 – Appointment – TARTA – confirmed – all voting yes.
Item 186 – Appointment – Toledo – Lucas County Port Authority – confirmed – all voting yes.
Item 188 – Resolution – Recognize Stan Stachak – adopted – all voting yes.
Item 187 – Resolution – Recognize Makala White, Statewide Poetry Outloud Winner – adopted – all voting yes.
Item 215 – Zone change at 1420 Starr Ave. - passed – all voting yes.
Item 216 – Zone change at 1422-1426 Starr Ave. - passed – all voting yes.
Item 189 – Resolution – Support Workers' Memorial Day – adopted – all voting yes.
Item 190 – Resolution – Support UFCW Local 75 at American Red Cross Blood Services – Webb – I see that the workers are here (all dressed the same) - this was discussed at Agenda Review – I've passed out a paper with stronger language for the bill – we have gone to the table in good faith – this is unfair labor practice – this is the same Council that had a Resolution against SB 5 – allow your conscious to be your guide – this is for all those people that pay taxes. (Why is Council getting involved in a private business? We don't work for a Union, but we pay taxes. She has a wrong attitude towards people, especially those who don't work for a Union. Remember, she represents all of the people that live in District 6, not just the ones who work for a Union. SZ) passed – Ludeman, Waniewski – no, rest yes.
Item 214 – SUP for greenhouse at 4747 Hill Ave. - passed – all voting yes.
Item 217 – Zone change at 1042 Woodville Rd. - passed – all voting yes.
Item 218 Amend SUP for 24-hour operation of convenience store at 2953-2963 Tremainsville (PC Disapproved) – Waniewski – I'm going to support this – Planning Commission disapproved – don't like the compliance – fuel store needs to be open 24-hours, a couple of stores around it are open 24-hours. Webb – this same gas station (name) is not open 24-hours in her district – abuts neighborhood – gang members from Asbury Park hanging around – denied permit – she will be voting no. Steel – What is the reaction from the neighbors? Waniewski – They're OK, nobody seems to mind. Passed – Webb, McNamara, Copeland – no, rest yes.
Item 191 – Accept additional State grant for Misdemeanant Intensive Supervision (MIS) for Municipal Court, $20,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 192 – Sale of 20' strip of real property at 11013 Airport Highway to Days Inn at Airport, $6,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 193 – Accept HUD grants, 38th Yr CDBG $6,839,464, 21st Yr HOME $1,682,898, 26th Yr ESG $610,343 – Martinez – First step to accepting – I'll have the final draft this weekend. McNamara - to have it reworked – get with Martinez. Steel – same concerns. Collins – the policy for Bethany House through the Department of Neighborhoods – applied in good faith. Martinez – answers by this Friday. Steel – what about the homeless fund? passed – all voting yes.
Item 194 – Amend TMC Sec. 965.10(5) to shorten No-Wake Zone from MLK Bridge to High Level Bridge – passed – all voting yes.
Item 195 – Authorize contract for auctioneer services and hold auctions to sell surplus vehicles and equipment – passed – all voting yes.
Item 196 – Establish and enforce Berkey Fixed Rate for existing water consumers in the Village of Berkey – to Utilities Committee, meeting on 4/30 at 4 PM.
Item 197 – Appropriation for new roof at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, $9,200,000 Water Bond Fund - 1st Reading.
Item 198 – Appropriation for additional chlorine facility at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, $5,050,000 Water Bond - 1st Reading.
Item 199 – Appropriation to upgrade SCADA System at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, $4,958,704 Water Bond – passed – all voting yes.
Item 200 – Appropriation for vehicles & equipment at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, $400,000 Water Replacement - 1st Reading.
Item 201 – Appropriation for new boiler system piping at Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, $350,000Water Bond – passed – all voting yes.
Item 202 – Re-appropriate funds for engineering services for Collins Park Water Treatment Plant, $200,000 Water Operations – passed – all voting yes.
Item 203 – Appropriation for chemical lab testing equipment for Collins Park Water Treatment, $200,000 Water Replacement - 1st Reading.
Item 204 – Expenditure for 2 storage tanks for Water Treatment Low Service Pump Station, $35,000 Water Operations – passed – all voting yes.
Item 205 – Appropriation for 2012 Sidewalk Program , $382,630 Assessed Improvement Fund – passed – all voting yes.
Item 206 – Expenditure to ESRI for GIS software and support for Engineering Services, $142,900 Sewer Improvement & CIP – passed – all voting yes.
Item 207 – Resolution – Street Lighting – E. Pearl St. from Elm St. to Chestnut St. - adopted – all voting yes. Item 208 – Street Lighting – Ryan Rd. from Cass Rd. to Eastgate Rd. - passed – all voting yes.
Item 209 – Re-appropriate funds for for secondary tunnel pipe support for Water Reclamation, $49,582 Sewer Bond – passed – all voting yes.
Item 210 – Amend TMC Ch. 930, sewer discharge control program for Environmental Services - 1st Reading.
Item 211 – Re-appropriate 2010 Street Resurfacing CIP funds for 2012 Sidewalk Program, $229,293 CIP Fund – passed – all voting yes.
Item 212 – Establish Trust Fund to celebrate National Drinking Water Week – passed – all voting yes.
Item 213 – Agreement with Lucas County for county-wide EMS, 1 year plus renewals – Martinez – has a problem with auto renewal. Representative for EMS – re-assures him what this is going for. Martinez – repeats his prior statement – passed – all voting yes.
Item 219 – Resolution – Object to renewal of liquor permit at Big Shots, 931 W. Central Ave. - Collins – committee meeting on this yesterday – from 2009 till now, there have been 70 calls – 1 fatality – 30 arrested recently – tried to cover up the smell of marijuana – they have called, but Police Officers will not work there privately – terminate license – passed – Riley abstaining, rest yes.
Item 168 – Resolution – Levy assessments for sanitary sewer for N. Detroit Ave., Dearden Place and Birdsall Rd. - Hold till 5/8.
Item 177 – Amend Ordinance 46-12 to assign net proceeds to United North from sale of One Martime Plaza, $143,000 – Executive Session, 20 minutes – McNamara abstaining – passed – all voting yes.
Hicks-Hudson – Code 111 and 112 – look at these for next meeting. Wants to know about tree trimming and grass cutting in vacant lots.
Ludeman – Went walking for the March of Dimes along River, bring the plight of early birth into the light – great event.
Riley – Winfred Park – inform as to changes/modifications. Former TPS sites in District 1 – what has been acquired?
Sarantou – HR meeting Thursday at 1:30. Thanks all the young people that volunteered for Global Earth Day.
Steel – time line for the work on Collingwood Ave. - also for pump repairs.
Waniewski – Thanks Sarantou for attending a meeting in his area. Need to pay attention to paving on Monroe St.
Webb – Steering Committee meeting to meet Thursday at 4 PM. Collins – Return of property on Winthrop – Beverly grade school for park/green space – where is it at? Neighbors want to take the responsibility/upkeep for the park. Cruthers – will get back to you on the property.
McNamara – Committee of the Whole meeting tomorrow.