- Ordinance 385-20 which would approve $300,000 for three years to Enterprise Fleet Management for leasing of patrol vehicles for the Toledo Police Department. The agreement would extend an existing contract with Enterprise for vehicle and equipment replacement.
- Ordinance 396-20 which would require all residential rental properties in the city to be registered with the Department of Neighborhoods and the Lucas County Auditor’s Office. The ordinance also specifies that registration must occur for residential rental properties that are required to be certified as lead-safe. The deadline for registration would be June 30, 2021.
- Ordinance 411-20 which would authorize applying to the Ohio Water Development Authority for $23 million to complete the second phase of upgrades for the High Service Pump Station at the Collins Park Water Treatment Plant. The second phase of the project includes refurbishment and replacement of pumps, piping, valves, and building structure to extend the life of the station.
- Ordinance 412-20 which would approve $1 million for equipment and construction services related to the dewatering system rebuild project at the Water Reclamation Plant. The project includes improvements for the facility’s system which prepares waste sludge for disposal in accordance with Ohio EPA requirements. The ordinance would also approve $564,900 to Alpha Laval for rebuild of belt filter presses as part of the project.
- Three ordinances that would accept grants for improvement of Campbell Street between Pulaski Street and Hoag Street to accommodate Brenntag North America’s plan to redevelop a former industrial building into a new distribution facility. Ordinance 413-20 would accept $230,000 from the Ohio Development Services Agency, Ordinance 414-20 would accept $150,000 from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), and Ordinance 415-20 would accept $200,000 from both ODOT and the Lucas County Transportation Improvement District. The total cost of the project is estimated at $921,802 with the city’s portion being $341,802. According to the city, the company will invest $15 million to redevelop the site and will create 45 new jobs.
- Ordinance 417-20 which would approve a 100 percent, 15 year Enterprise Zone property tax exemption for Secor Senior Lofts, LLC which is proposing to construct a 55,767 square foot senior assisted-living facility on a 2.6-acre parcel located at 3839 Secor Road. The exemption would be for the increase in the assessed valuation after the project is complete. According to the city, the company will invest $13 million to construct the project and create 2 new jobs.
Council is also expected to give first reading to Ordinance 418-20 which would approve a letter of intent with Palmer Energy Company, Inc. for management of a request for proposals process for construction of a local solar array. The ordinance would also approve a power purchase agreement with the to-be-selected entity. The project is in conjunction with neighboring communities participating in the Northwest Ohio Aggregation Coalition to incorporate solar power in each community’s energy portfolio.
The public may watch the Council meeting online by visiting https://toledo.legistar.com and scrolling down to the October 20 city council 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.