- Ordinance 186-19 which would authorize $3,543,000 in remaining Capital Improvement Program funding for additional 2019 capital projects. Of the funding, $435,405 comes from dollars remaining from recently closed-out capital projects. Additional projects funded would include $1.7 million for residential roadways, $1 million for software licensing compliance, $450,000 for financial and human resources systems upgrading, $35,000 for a new van to support overweight vehicle enforcement, $283,000 for fire services equipment, and $75,000 for evaluation of the downtown seawall along the Maumee River.
- Resolution 192-19 which would recognize April 2019 as Second Chance Month in Toledo and the commitment of local agencies in providing opportunities to formerly incarcerated individuals. The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce recently launched Toledo REDI, or Re-Entry Development Initiative, in response to employers’ need of more employees in a tight labor market.
- Two ordinances regarding regulations for courtesy benches at bus stops. Ordinance 195-19 would allow the city to contract for the installation and service of the benches. It would also allow sharing of advertising revenue between the vendor and city, increase the permit fee per bench from $20 to $25, expand the allowable size of benches, and set requirements for quality of bench construction. Ordinance 196-19 would approve a contract with FUEL Martin Outdoor, LLC to install and service new benches, as well as trash receptacles, at bus stop locations citywide, and to install and service trash and recycling receptacles throughout downtown.
- Ordinance 200-19 which would approve a $10,000 contribution to TARTA as part of a community effort to temporarily restore paratransit services on weekends and holidays amid recent reductions to transit service due to budget shortfalls.
Council is expected to give first reading to two ordinances related to the planned I-475 at Dorr Street interchange project. Ordinance 208-19 would grant to ODOT city-owned property at 6300 Dorr Street, known as Cuba-Saturn Park, for temporary and dedicated right of way. Ordinance 209-19 would approve accepting right of way in the vicinity from ODOT to the city also to facilitate the project. The interchange project is a transportation priority of the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.
First reading is also likely on Ordinance 210-19 which would approve $150,000 for the second year of an operation and maintenance agreement with Gotcha Bikes, LLC for the city’s Bike Sharing Program which began last year.
Also, Council’s Committee of the Whole will hold a hearing on May 7 at 4:00 p.m. to discuss Ordinance 173-19 titled the Pay Equity Act.
All Council meetings, including committee hearings, are held in Council Chambers on the first floor of One Government Center, located on Jackson Boulevard in downtown Toledo.
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.