- Replacing the September 2017 deadline to comply with the law with a three-tier phase-in process. The top tier of census tracts deemed most hazardous would have to comply by June 30, 2018, the second tier by June 30, 2019, and the third tier by June 30, 2020.
- Clarifying that Section 8 properties do not need a dust wipe test and owners do not need to pay the filing fee to the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department.
- Creation of a Hardship Extension Program whereby owners can apply for additional time to bring properties into compliance under certain terms and conditions after a failed inspection.
- Clarifying that failed inspection reports must be submitted to the Health Department with the deadline being no later than 30 days after the report is provided to the property owner.
- Removing the requirement of tracking tenant information.
- Allowing inspectors to perform initial consultations to property owners before performing the actual inspection.
Other legislation expected to be voted on by Council include:
- Ordinance 151-17 which would authorize $35,000 for a professional services contract with SAFEbuilt headquartered in Loveland, Colorado. The services will be provided on a temporary basis while the Division of Building Inspection addresses filling positions for Chief Building Official and Plans Examiner.
- Ordinance 161-17 authorizing the expenditure of $7,487,714 in grant proceeds from the Ohio Department of Transportation for multiple construction projects including:
- $1,050,000 for resurfacing of Erie Street between Lafayette Street and Cherry Street, and Michigan Street between Madison Avenue and Cherry Street.
- $1,075,500 for resurfacing of Summit Street between Monroe Street and Lafayette Street, and Monroe Street between Collingwood Boulevard and Lafayette Street.
- $460,000 for resurfacing of Summit Street between Monroe Street and Lagrange Street.
- $420,000 for resurfacing of Navarre Avenue between Willard Street and the city limits.
- $1,046,000 for reconstruction of the intersection of Talmadge Road and Central Avenue.
- $849,600 for resurfacing of Central Avenue between Manchester Boulevard and Densmore Drive.
- $400,000 for resurfacing of Ottawa River Road between Suder Avenue and 290th Street.
- $610,364 for streetscape improvements along Summit Street from Lagrange Street to Chestnut Street.
- $450,800 for the Overland Bike Trail project.
- $427,200 for resurfacing of the Chessie Circle Trail Connector between Bancroft Street and Douglas Road.
- $698,250 for the Overland Bike Trail Parks Connector
- Ordinance 145-17 which would approve the reappointment of James Mossing to the Board of Zoning Appeals. The term would expire in December 2021.
Ordinances 146-17, 148-17 and 149-17 regarding wage-theft will likely be referred to the Finance and Budget Oversight Committee. Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. Respectively, the ordinances would:
- Establish a minimum penalty of $250 and a maximum penalty of $1,000, and between three days and six months in jail, for wage theft violations. Violators would be liable for the total compensation owed to the employee plus two times that cost.
- Prevent the issuance of business licenses to employers convicted or found liable of violating wage-theft laws; and
- Prohibit award of a contract in excess of $10,000 to employers who have been convicted or found liable of violating wage theft laws.
Ordinance 147-17 will also likely be referred to the Committee. The ordinance would require certain notices and postings of wage related information, maintaining of payroll records, and establishing a civil complaint procedure for wage theft to be investigated and enforced.
All Council meetings are held in Council Chambers on the first floor of One Government Center, located on Jackson Boulevard in downtown Toledo.