Council is also expected to vote on the following ordinances:
- Ordinance 160-20 which would approve a three-year contract for up to $470,000 annually with Woodlawn Cemetery and Arboretum for the operation of the five city-owned cemeteries. The contract would be based on a July 1, 2020 start date and include an option for a three-year renewal.
- Ordinance 166-20 which would approve a moratorium through 2020 on issuing permits for “small box discount stores” along Dorr Street between Collingwood Boulevard and Parkside Boulevard. The stores are defined as those with a floor area of less than 15,000 square feet and do not sell pharmaceuticals, gasoline or diesel, specialty foods, or use at least 15 percent of space for sale of fresh foods and vegetables. The purpose of the moratorium would be to allow for the study of the impacts of small box discount stores on public health and safety.
Council is expected to give first reading to Ordinance 165-20 which would consent to adding Lucas County as a member community of TARTA and replace TARTA’s two property tax levies with a 0.50 percent sales tax. Legislative approval by all TARTA member communities is necessary in order to place an issue on the November 3 ballot. The other TARTA member communities are Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Rossford, Sylvania, Sylvania Township and Waterville.
Due to technical difficulties, this meeting could not take place at its regular time on May 19 and will instead be held on Wednesday, May 20 at 5:00 p.m. The public may watch the meeting online by visiting https://toledo.legistar.com and scrolling down to the May 20 meeting and clicking on “in progress”.
As Manager for Local Government Advocacy, Tim Schneider advocates for local policies and laws that safeguard and foster a pro-business environment in the Toledo Region. Tim has more than 10 years of legislative and public policy experience with the local, state and federal levels of government.