Friday, November 23, 2012

Toledo City Council Meeting - Nov. 20, 2012

Notes from Sherry:

In attendance: Councilmen Ludeman, McNamara, Craig, Waniewski, Steel, Copeland, Martinez, Collins, Sarantou, Riley, Councilwomen Webb, Hicks-Hudson, Deputy Mayor Herwat.

Item 525 – Resolution – Recognize Carol Van Sickle – adopted – all voting yes.

Item 534 – Resolution – Recognize Harold Mosely – adopted – all voting yes. (Everyone had something good to say about him – except Steve Steel.

Item 535 – Resolution – Recognize Books 4 Buddies – adopted – all voting yes.

Item 438 – State of former Facility & Fleet Operations building on Albion St. to American Steel Products, 6 months, $1
* Ludeman – another entity interested tn that facility – the City spent a lot of money maintaining it (the building).
* Martinez – he won't support this – giving away too much. Hicks-Hudson – feels the same as Martinez – Real Estate Department opposed lost transfer of property – she is against the way it has been conducted.
* Craig – it is going to cost money to get the building ready – will save the City $200k for taking this building – good deal – vote for this.
* Copeland – doesn't understand not creating jobs – revenue coming into the City – should support – should support.
Amended, passed – Martinez, Hicks-Hudson, no – rest yes.

Item 536 – Appointment – Neighborhood Block Watch – confirmed – all voting yes.

Item 537 – Appointments – Toledo Youth Commission – confirmed – all voting yes. Hicks-Hudson – Dante (one of the appointees from District 4) young person here to see how government works.

Item 538 – Permission to Five Points Association for holiday decorations along Sylvania Ave., Jackman to Lewis – passed – all voting yes. Webb – thanks to Councilman Riley, it has been in construction for so long.

Item 539 – Accept contribution from LMHA for one-half salary & benefits for 6 officers & vehicles, $257,536 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 540 – Accept Ohio HIDTA grant for police overtime, equipment & vehicles for drug trafficking, $189,170 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 541 – Accept CJCC VAWA grant for Police for Domestic Violence Unit, $311,610 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 542 – Accept U.S. Marshals Service grant for Police for No. Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force, $16,000 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 543 – Accept DOJ grant for Police for one-half cost of ballistic vests, $10,129 – passed – all voting yes.

Item 544 – Purchase 15-passenger used van for Police, $29,000 General Fund and LETF – 1st Reading. Ludeman - 1st Reading on this – are we OK with PAL van, wise expenditure?

Item 545 – Agree with ECDI for technical & financial assistance to small businesses, 6 months, $125,000 CDBG EDL - 1st Reading. Martinez – Nov. 28th, at 1 PM, advising on HUD policy – have to have less than 100 employees – Mom & Pop shops – redirect money – not new – please come to Committee Meeting.

Item 546 – Accept ODOD grant for Regional Composting Facility, $100,000; local match $70,000 SCM&R Fund – passed – all voting yes.

Item 547 – Purchase mowers, tractors, chipper, Hi-Rangers, truck, speed loader for Parks & Forestry , $775,500 CRpl (Capital Replacement) – passed Martinez – no, rest yes.

Item 548 - Vacate alleys bounded by Madison, 18th, Laburnum & 20th for Signature Park (Approved by Plan Commission Nov. 2011 6 – 0) – passed – all voting yes.

Item 549 – Zone change at 342 Avondale Ave. for LMHA (Approved by Plan Commission 6 – 0) – passed – all voting yes.

Item 550 – Planned Unit Development for 207 dwelling units at 392 Nebraska Ave. for LMHA (Approved by Plan Commission 4 - 0) – passed – all voting yes.

Item 551 – Zone change at 914 W. Laskey Rd. (Approved by Plan Commission 6 – 0) - passed – all voting yes.

Item 552 – SUP for used auto sales lot at 914 W. Laskey Rd. (Approved by Plan Commission6 – 0) – passed – all voting yes.

Item 553 – SUP for expansion of existing school at 1 Maritime Plaza for Maritime Academy (Approved by Plan Commission6 – 0) – passed – all voting yes.

Item 554 – SUP for student residence hall at 1715 S. Reynolds Rd. for MVCDS (Approved by Plan Commission 6 – 0) – passed – all voting yes. Ludeman – toured Maumee Country Day School – solid anchor in the Community – investments that families have made. Webb – WGTE had a documentary about that school.

Last Call:

Webb – One reference – what do you do about coyotes in North Toledo? Quite a population in back yards.

Collins – Emailed a problem to the Administration, answer by 15th? Herwat – Your answer has been emailed to you. Collins – Thank you. Go Rockets! Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Copeland – Have a great Thanksgiving.

Hicks-Hudson – We like coyotes in District 4, they go after other rodents. Next Thursday Budget Meeting.

Ludeman – Go Bucks! Have a good Thanksgiving.

Martinez – Make sure investments for mowers etc. show up next year. CDBG cut – what will be the final plan – make sure you know – have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sarantou – Homeless Shelters haven't received money yet. Scheduled hearing – timely response from Citizens – Mr. Kaufman – thank him for jobs.

Steel – Bancroft/Franklin carry out – how was it approved?

Waniewski – Dave Welch from the DPU – best interest of the City, great crew.

Herwat – Jenny went to Madison, WI – she is not staying there.

McNamara – Cincinnati – 93% liked their water – Monday, Dec. 3rd. EPA issues with water treatment at Collins Park – Happy Thanksgiving – Go Blue!

They went into Executive Session, coming back to dismiss, no vote.


James said...

Coyotes in Toledo? Where? I've seen deer in the Phillips-Detroit avenue area, and also along Manhattan and Windermere. No coyotes.

Maggie Thurber said...

well, they are making a comeback...Sam and I saw one on the side of 280 between Bay Park and was waiting to cross the road (insert joke here).

I've not seen any or heard of them in the Point, but they could easily come across from Grassy Island or from the wooded areas just across the state line in Erie.

I thought the strange thing was how Paula Hicks-Hudson likes coyotes in the central city because they take care of rats. Rats in the central city - hoodathunkit?

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