- Ordinance 341-18 which would approve $74,200 for the second phase of the Nutrient Sources and Amounts Assessment Plan being conducted in partnership with the Lucas County Commissioners and the Lucas County Sustainability Commission. The plan is aimed at mapping nutrient sources potentially contributing to harmful algal blooms in the western Lake Erie basin.
- Ordinance 345-18 which would authorize $230,000 from the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) fund for the reconfiguration of the traffic signals on Huron Street between Adams Street and Cherry Street to accommodate a two-way traffic pattern. The funding was included in the 2018 CIP budget already approved by City Council.
- Resolution 347-18 which would vacate Riverside Drive between Morrison Drive and the National Museum of the Great Lakes in East Toledo for use by Metroparks Toledo as part of the master plan for redevelopment of the Marina District.
Votes are also expected on several land use related measures recently approved by Council’s Zoning and Planning Committee including the following:
- Ordinances 348-18 and 349-18 which would respectively approve Edgebrook Development Company’s requests for a zone change and an amendment to an existing planned unit development for a multi-family unit development on a four acre site at 2757 Gardengate Place.
- Ordinance 350-18 which would approve Maumee River Estates, LLC’s and Knight Insurance’s request for a zone change to facilitate building renovation and expansion on a 0.38 acre site located at 614 and 618 Washington Street and 14 North Erie Street.
- Ordinance 353-18 which would require special use permits and establish definitions and parking requirements for Sweepstake Terminal Cafes. The ordinance would also establish a 2,000 foot spacing requirement between such businesses, and a 1,000 foot requirement between schools, parks, libraries, day care centers, or other sites used by minors.
After delaying a vote at a previous session, Council is also likely to vote on a series of ordinances levying special assessments for various public service expenses in 2017. These include $17,753,811 for various street services, $3,454,543 for city-wide street lighting, $249,868 for downtown street lighting, $4,008,107 for tree maintenance, and $11,473 for noxious weeds on vacant properties.
Council could also vote on collective bargaining agreements reached with Toledo Firefighters Local 92 and AFSCME Local 2058. The contract terms with the firefighters include base pay increases of 1.5 percent for 2018, 2.5 percent for 2019, and 3 percent for 2020. The agreement with AFSCME Local 2058 includes base pay increases of 1.5 percent for 2019, 2.5 percent for 2020, and 3 percent for 2021.
All Council meetings 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.