- 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.
- Ordinances 427-20, 429-20, and 430-20 which, respectively, would confirm Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz’s nomination of Ebonie Jackson for re-appointment to the Tax Appeal Board of Review, Brian McMahon for appointment to the Toledo Express Airport Joint Economic Development District Board, and Amr Elaskary to the Toledo-Lucas County Board of Health.
- Resolution 431-20 which would urge Congress to enact H.R. 6422, the National Infrastructure Bank Act of 2020. The legislation would create a government-owned lending institution aimed at providing $4 trillion to finance national infrastructure projects.
- Ordinance 440-20 which would declare it necessary to construct storm and water infrastructure to facilitate residential and retail development associated with the planned Colony project near ProMedica Toledo Hospital. Properties to be assessed for the improvements in the vicinity are those that will be specifically benefited by them.
- Ordinance 442-20 which would approve $100,000 from the Triad Business Park property sale to assist with payment for evaluating the condition and marketability of the Spitzer and Nicholas buildings located in downtown Toledo. The City has been working with the Lucas County Land Bank, ConnecToledo, and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority to stabilize and return the Spitzer and Nicholas buildings back to productive use.
Council is expected to give first reading to Ordinance 434-20 which would approve the continued operation of the Adams Street Outdoor Refreshment Area. The creation of the district was initially approved by Toledo City Council in December 2015. State law requires the legislative authority of a municipality to approve the continued operation of such districts every five years.
The public may watch the Council meeting online by visiting https://toledo.legistar.com and scrolling down to the November 4 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.