- Ordinance 396-19 which would approve the city’s request for a zone change to limited industrial for the site of the former Southwyck Mall at 2040 South Reynolds Road. The city intends to market the property for wholesale storage and distribution facility use.
- Ordinance 397-19 which would approve Torrey Hill Apartment’s request for a zone change to mixed commercial and residential for the site of the former Continental Baking Company facility at 1119 North Summit Street. The change would facilitate redevelopment of the property as apartments and commercial space.
Council is expected to give first reading to two ordinances regarding lead-safe housing. Council’s Finance & Debt Oversight Committee and Neighborhoods, Community Development & Health Committee will hold a joint hearing on the topic on August 21 at 1:30 p.m., which will likely include discussion on both measures:
- Ordinance 381-19 which would repeal the city’s lead-safe housing law and enact a new law. The new law would designate the city’s Department of Neighborhoods & Business Development, instead of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, as the agency implementing and enforcing the program. It would also expand residential rental properties included in enforcement to those with one or more units, instead of only those with up to four units.
- Ordinance 382-19 which would approve $75,000 to create the position of Assistant City Auditor to support the lead-safe program. The position would be responsible for seeking and monitoring grants to provide funding for a “lead conference”, lead test kits, education, and marketing.
- Decreasing traffic enforcement camera revenue by $2 million due to “revenue trends”.
- Increasing monthly recycling expenses by $1.3 million due to increased costs.
- Decreasing workers’ compensation expenditures by $3.9 million due to state rebates.
- Increasing state fuel tax revenue by $2.5 million due to the recent increase in the tax.
- Eliminating the budgeted $3,537,000 transfer from the capital improvement program budget to the general fund budget.
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.