Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Notes from Sherry:
Toledo City Council Meeting
August 14, 2012
In attendance: Councilmen Ludeman, McNamara, Sarantou, Collins, Martinez, Copeland, Waniewski, Riley, Craig, Steel, Councilwomen Webb, Hicks-Hudson, Deputy Mayor Herwat.
Item 407 – Appointments – Youth Commission – confirmed – all voting yes.
Item 411 – Resolution – Recognize Greg Holewinski on retirement from Friendship Park Community Center – adopted – all voting yes.
Item 429 – Accept COPS Hiring Program grant for Police, 15 officers, 3 of 4 years, military service, $1,875,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 422 – Appropriation for water and sewer lines for Standart Lofts, $156,996 Water & Sewer 2% Funds – passed – all voting yes. Ludeman – good discussion on this – thanks to all concerned. Martinez – echoes what Ludeman says.
Item 382 – Various adjustments to 2012 Operating Budget All Funds
* Herwat – amended – removes Lucas County Jail and City Council Allocations – change (mentions various numbers and accounts).
* Waniewski - $251,000 to GF from CIP – wants to know if it is (his cuts) taken care of in the Administration's amendment.
* Herwat – yes.
* Waniewski – presents his amendment (cuts not obviously in there) $189,000 from Human Resources Modernization – this year's Police Class cut out, along with Youth Program.
* Greycheck (city staff member) – if $88,000 is taken out, we will not have a police class or hires.
* Waniewski – trying to reduce transfer from to CIP.
* Steel – this amendment takes out $189,000 out of budget, leaving $89,000.
* Greycheck - $10,000 more taken out. Anything taken out will impede the class.
* Steel – we weren't told that.
* Greycheck – lost manager in the Fire Department.
* Steel – when was the last class?
* Greycheck – two years ago.
* Chief Santiago – EMS support partially with the County and Owens College.
* Collins – very concerned at accepting 1.9 mil grant – we can't hire in January – need new list – tied up in Federal Court - $500,000 for his end of the bargain (whose?) - not enough Police Officers – test in June – have the tools through this Administration, to not end up in Federal Court – to not have a Police class is determental to this community – we cannot afford this – no list – 40 people should be hitting the streets.
* Ludeman – agrees with Collins – heard the dialog – plenty of time to disagree with the amendment – conflict able – moving ahead.
* Sarantou – can you give us a ball park figure (to Chief)? Chief Santiago – Can't say.
* Sarantou – this spent some time in Human Resources – pay a heavy price – shouldn't cut the budgets – end up in Federal Court.
* Greycheck – we work under those decrees – nearly a quarter of the staff eligible to retire – we need to plan. Copeland – I'm surprised with the money – do my colleges watch the news - we debate about safety issues – put criminals in jail (references the two young children at Moody Manor) – let the Police do their job.
* Hicks-Hudson – break down of this department - such a lag time – I applaud her and her staff's efforts – I thought Committee Meetings were for discussion of these things – slow down the safety force.
* Herwat – what would it take to get the classes done?
* Greycheck – plenty of money.
* Steel – every dime for Police Class – most concieve I heard this.
* Waniewski – don't want to see two different budgets.
Vote on Waniewski amendment – yes, agree – no, you don't agree. Waniewski – yes, rest no. Motion failed.
Should vote on Administration's amendment? No – Steel, Sarantou, Waniewski, Martinez. Yes – Webb, Craig, Collins, Copeland, Hicks-Hudson, Riley, Ludeman, McNamara.
Vote – passed. Steel, Waniewski, Martinez – no. Riley, Craig, Ludeman, McNamara, Sarantou, Hicks-Hudson, Collins, Copeland, Webb – yes.
Item 404 – SUP for auto salvage operation at 4011 South Ave. - passed – Riley – no, rest yes.
Item 408 – Resolution – Accept petition for ESID for Port Authority, Maritime Plaza & 3 garages, $2, 301,000, 13 years – adopted – all; voting yes.
Item 409 – Determining to proceed with ESID for Port Authority, Maritime Plaza & 3 garages, $2,301,000, 13 years – passed – all voting yes.
Item 410 – Levying assessments for ESID for Port Authority, Maritime Plaza & 3 garages, $2,301,000, 13 years – passed – all voting yes.
Item 412 – Resolution - Support and encourage City to become a member of Strive Cradle to Career Network – Webb – wants United Way to tell her perspective – same practices in Cincinnati and other big Cities. United Way Rep. - this will take care of kids from cradle to work force – help achieve goals. Webb – real move for these efforts. Passed – all voting yes. (Did not like the sound of this. SZ)
Item 413 – Amend HUD Section 108 Loan Program Policy to include downtown and industrial sites – Martinez – supports this for future projects. Copeland – future projects? Martinez – open this up for job creation – Lieniencey in projects. Webb – does this pertain to the Towers on the Maumee? Martinez – that would not fall into this – this is made from HUD and the Port Authority – need to occupy buildings to get facts going. Passed – all voting yes.
Item 414 – Renew agreement with Pharmacy Data management for pharmacy benefit management services – passed – all voting yes.
Item 415 – Amend TMC 1905.04, taxation of gambling & other winnings earned within the city by non-residents – passed – all voting yes. Sarantou – H.B. 386 passed in June – City to collect taxes from winnings – 84% of the winners are non-residents.
Item 416 – Re-issue Notes – 2012 and before Sidewalk Programs, $795,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 417 - Re-issue Notes – 2005 SB&H vehicles and equipment, $430,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 418 - Re-issue Notes – 2005 Parks vehicles and equipment, $90,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 419 - Re-issue Notes – 2011 CIP Program, $3,135,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 420 – Issue notes – Energy conversation at various City buildings, $655,000 – passed – all voting yes.
Item 421 – Accept Hazardous Materials Response Vehicle from Lucas County EMA for Fire & Rescue Operations – passed – all voting yes.
Item 423 – Sale of NSP model home at 808 & 810 Dryden Dr. - passed – all voting yes.
Item 424 - Sale of NSP model home at 204 Richards – passed – all voting yes.
Item 425 - Sale of NSP model home at 4126 Ruskin Dr. - passed – all voting yes.
Item 426 - Sale of NSP model home at 3523 Whitegate – passed – all voting yes.
Item 427 – Appropriation for regional water feasibility study with Lucas County and TMACOG, $50,000 Water Operations – passed – all voting yes.
Item 428 – Appropriation for Silver Creek Imps, Detroit & Alexis, $1,010,000 Storm Water & $200,000 OPWC grant – passed – all voting yes.
Item 430 – Vacate alley bounded by Page, Peck, Walnut & Cherry (Approved 6 – 0) – passed – all voting yes.
Steel – Ayre Kynard – Silver Medal in London – congratulations – Parade 10:30 AM on Saturday.
Waniewski – Post Flag at Secor/Kenwood – ragged – needs to be looked at.
Collins – Ayre Kynard – Silver Medal in London – congratulations – to Moody Manor – not acceptable – responsible party to supply information – bring individuals to justice.
Copeland – Reiterates what Mr. Collins says about Moody Manor – keep family in your prayers – doesn't understand it – hope it doesn't happen anywhere else.
Hicks-Hudson – Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM, District 4 Dump Day at Cherry/Bancroft – speed limit on Dorr St – meetings with Chief Diggs – (talks about Moody Manor) we provide lip service – keep them safe - Greenbelt Parkway too – maintain facilities – strengthen the residents (prayers) – anyone with ideas to come forth – some of this separation of Church and State issues.
Ludeman – next Tuesday at 4 PM, dedicate Bay View Park – youngest Granddaughter to be baptized this weekend - 37th Anniversary next week.
Martinez – this week is the Birmingham Festival.
Riley - Ayre Kynard – Silver Medal in London – congratulations – City to do a better job of protecting people in Public Housing.
Herwat – emails from Jen Sorgenfrei about Ayre Kynard – Silver Medal in London – congratulations - Parade 10:30 AM on Saturday.
McNamara – Toledo Pledge – gambling addiction – United Way stands on this issue - (proceeds to give signs).